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Hataka BS113 Modern RN Fleet Air Arm Paint Set Vol.1

Hataka Modern RN Fleet Air Arm Paint Set Vol.1 First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of First Look July 2021 Manufacturer Hataka
Subject Modern RN Fleet Air Arm Paint Set Vol.1 Product Number BS113
Pros Ready for airbrush and paint brush right out of the bottle Cons Nothing noted
Skill Level Basic MSRP (Euro) 16,97€

First Look

Hataka from Poland has released a new paint set which provides the essential colors for Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm aircraft used on their fixed-wing aircraft since 1945. This six-bottle set provides the essential colors to replicate many of the FAA schemes. This set is released in the Blue Line which is a thicker acrylic designed for brush painting though it can be thinned for airbrushing. The Red Line will eventually have this set and the red line is pre-thinned for use directly in an airbrush. For those who prefer lacquers, the Orange Line has the same paint sets which are lacquer-based.

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

  • B140 BS Extra Dark Sea Gray (BSC:381C:640)
  • B026 BS Sky
  • B322 RAF Anti-Flash White
  • B141 BS Medium Sea Gray (BSC:381C:637)
  • B142 Camouflage (Barley) Gray (BSC:381C:626)
  • B144 BS Dark Sea Gray (BSC:381C:638)

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.

Each Hataka paint bottle includes a mixing ball which helps to stir the paint back into its intended color after sitting for a period of time. That turns out to be an important feature for paints in these small 17ml bottles as some competitors do not have any way to mix their colors without dismantling the bottle. This feature is also important as Hataka has a solid reputation for producing accurate colors.

My sincere thanks to Hataka Hobby for this review sample!