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Hataka AS05 Late US Navy

Hataka Late US Navy Paint Set First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of First Look February 2015 Manufacturer Hataka
Subject Late US Navy Product Number AS05
Pros Ready for airbrush and paint brush right out of the bottle Cons Nothing noted
Skill Level Basic MSRP (USD) $16.99

First Look

Here is a new paint company that recently opened their doors. Hataka from Poland has released five new paint sets, each with a different theme. In this release, we have the four standard colors used by the US Naval aviation between 1943 and 1945. This set provides some of the variations in the middle of the war including the standard Sea Blue over Intermediate Blue over White or the Dark Gull Gray over White used on some Atlantic Ocean-based aircraft. Of course late in the war, most combat aircraft had transitioned to overall Sea Blue, so that is covered here as well.

Hataka AS05 Late US Navy

This set contains four 17ml bottles of paint with a set of colors which include:

  • A043 Insignia White
  • A006 Semi-Gloss Sea Blue
  • A027 Intermediate Blue
  • A044 Dark Gull Gray

There are three factors to consider when chosing your paints: color accuracy, paint performance, and price. How do these colors look against the RLM color standards?

Color ANA Color Hataka

As previously tested, Hataka paints go on smoothly and without any problem and responds well to the homemade thinner which is similar to Tamiya acrylic thinner. The Hataka acrylics respond just as well with the Tamiya thinner and even using Windex to clean the airbrush.

My sincere thanks to Hataka Hobby and Stevens Internationalfor this review sample!