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Hataka AS16 Early WW2 French Air Force

Hataka Early WW2 French Air Force Paint Set First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of First Look April 2015 Manufacturer Hataka
Subject Early WW2 French Air Force Product Number AS16
Pros Ready for airbrush and paint brush right out of the bottle Cons See text
Skill Level Basic MSRP (USD) $24.99

First Look

Hataka from Poland continues to release a rapidly growing line of color-matched acrylic paints to fill the voids in color coverage for scale modelers. In this set, we have six new colors that replicate the camouflage colors used by the French Air Force during the early days of World War II.

Hataka AS16 Early WW2 French Air Force

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

  • A079 Brun Fonce
  • A080 Vert
  • A081 Terre de Sienne
  • A082 Gris Bleu Fond
  • A083 Gris Bleu Clair
  • A084 Kaki Français

One problem came with this particular set - while there were six bottles in the package, it was missing Brun Fonce and as you can see in the image above, it had two bottles of Vert instead. I haven't seen this sort of packaging error before from Hataka but I have alerted them of this glitch.

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 for this review sample!