In-Box Review
AK pigments
AK Interactive Pigments
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by: Rick Cooper [ CLOVIS899 ]


Operating under the premise that you can never be too rich or too thin, AK interactive has released more pigment colors for the modeler, because, hey, can you really ever have too many different pigments to choose from? I didnít think so either, so AK has graced us with six new colors in their expanding line.

the new pigments

Each of the six is packaged in the standard AK 35 ml. bottle which should provide enough to last through dozens of projects. The new colors are AK-039 Black, AK-040 Light Dust, AK-041 North Africa Dust, AK-042 European Dust, AK-043 Medium Rust, and AK-044 Light Rust. Each of the colors should be useful to modelers in a variety of settings.

I had a chance to work with each of them on my recent Italian Village Diorama and was quite happy with their adherence quality. I used the different dust colors for the brickwork, ground work and paving stones, the rust colors were used on the tile roof sections, and the black was used to provide shadow.

I like the bottle packaging rather than the flip tops that some other pigments are packaged in. I feel like I have a greater level of control in opening the product, admittedly a small detail, but the devil is in the details, or so they say. I particularly liked the black pigment, it is an easy way to enhance shadows and to darken up the end of a gun barrel (even if it is non-historical it still looks cool, you know, smoking gun look and all!) If you pick up some of these Iím sure you will not be disappointed.

Available through AK interactive USA and many online shops.
Highs: Great colors, should be very useful. Generous amount of pigment at a good price.
Lows: None that I can see.
Verdict: Great new additions to the AK lineup.
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  Scale: 1:1
  Mfg. ID: AK-039, 040, 041, 042, 043, 044
  Suggested Retail: $5.95 each
  PUBLISHED: Nov 26, 2011
  NATIONALITY: United States

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About Rick Cooper (clovis899)

I have been modeling for about 30 years now. Once upon a time in another century I owned my own hobby shop; way more work than it was worth. I tip my opti-visor to those who make a real living at it. Mainly build armor these days but I keep working at figures, planes and the occasional ship.

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Thanks for the review Rick. Looks like AK is covering all the bases with a high quality product at a price that's a good value. 35ml for $5.95 is certainly a bargain.
NOV 26, 2011 - 06:30 PM

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