AK Interactive US Army Soldier Uniform Colors Paint Review
|Date of Review||September 2015||Manufacturer||AK Interactive|
|Subject||US Army Soldier Uniform Colors||Product Number||AK 3070|
|Pros||Brush paint right out of the bottle||Cons||Price (see text)|
|Skill Level||Basic||MSRP (USD)||$29.99|
AK Interactive has been producing a very wide range of paints and weathering products over the last several years targeted to the armored fighting vehicle and figure modelers. Here is a revision of one of those sets with six colors targeted for lighter skin toned subjects.
This set contains six 17ml bottles of paint with a variety of uniform colors, many of which can be found on the same soldier. The colors in this set include:
- AK3071 M43 Uniform Green Olive
- AK3072 M42 Uniform Green Ochre Khaki
- AK3073 Red Brown Leather
- AK3074 US Olive Drab
- AK3075 US Field Drab
- AK3076 Canvas Tone
|Color||AKI Color||Closest Match|
|M43 Uniform Green Olive||FS 24052 Marine Green #23|
|M42 Uniform Green Ochre Khaki||FS 33440 Green Gold Stain|
|Red Brown Leather||BSC 435 Camouflage Red|
|US Olive Drab||FS 33070 Olive Drab Camo / RAL 7013|
|US Field Drab||FS 30145 Butternut Stain|
The formulation of this set is a thicker viscosity tailored for good coverage using a paint brush though it can be airbrushed, if desired, using thinner. What is nice about a set like this is that this supply will likely paint a company or more of scale soldiers before you need to think about obtaining replacements.
The MSRP in the US for this set is $29.99 or around $5.00 USD per bottle. Be aware that there are a few online retailers in the US charging $35.00 or more for this same set, so please shop around.
My sincere thanks to AK Interactive for this review sample!