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Hataka Hobby have sent us details of their latest set in their fast-expanding range of popular acrylic paints. The pack contains 6 x17ml bottles of British Army colours for European operations in WW2.
During WW2 British Army vehicles in Europe were painted according to Army Council Instructions and Military Training Pamphlets. Generally two-greens camo (G4 over G3) and then two-browns camo (S.C.C. 1A over S.C.C. 2, result of shortage of ingredients used for green colours) were most commonly used from 1939 till 1943. In October 1943 a blue-black colour (S.C.C. 14) was approved as a main shade over S.C.C. 2. From April 1944 S.C.C. 15 became the last war-period base colour of British AFV.

HTK-AS22 contains all of the above mentioned colours, providing for the first time comprehensive and reliable range of colours for British AFV modellers.

The set contains:

HTK-A064 - Khaki Green No. 3 (G3) - No. 3 B.S.381-1939. Also known as "Service Colour". Base colour of British AFV between 1939-41. Also overall colour of some vehicles
HTK-A075 - Dark Green No. 4 (G4) - No. 4 B.S.381-1939. Used as a darker shade in disruptive patterns of British AFV between 1939-41
HTK-A076 - S.C.C. No. 2 Khaki Brown - No. 2 B.S.987C-1942. Also known as "Service Drab". Base Colour of British AFV between 1941-44 (occasionally seen till 1945)
HTK-A077 - S.C.C. No. 1A Dark Brown - No. 1A B.S.987C-1942. Used as a darker shade in disruptive patterns between 1941-43 (incl. "Mickey Mouse" pattern)
HTK-A110 - S.C.C. No. 15 Olive Drab - No. 15 B.S.987C-1942. Base colour of British AFV in Europe from April 1944 till end of WW2
HTK-A041 - Night Black - S.C.C. No. 14. Used as a darker shade in disruptive patterns between 1943-45 (firstly over S.C.C. No. 2, then S.C.C. No. 15)


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They seem to have quite a few useful sets, anybody have any experience with them? I'd like to know how they stack up against Vallejo for brush painting. Kimmo
JUL 04, 2015 - 01:33 AM
Does anybody know a UK stockist for these paints? thanks sk
JUL 04, 2015 - 05:52 AM
What version of Vallejo are we talking about here? The air ranges, model colour or game colour?
JUL 04, 2015 - 06:29 AM
Hi Kimmo I don't really do much by way of brush-painting, but you can read my overall review for Aeroscale of Hataka's first sets HERE. I brush-painted the samples and found a degree of variance in density between colours - multiple light coats giving a nice result. @ Simon - there are a growing number of UK stockists - modelhobbies.co.uk and emodels.co.uk for starters. All the best Rowan
JUL 04, 2015 - 06:37 AM
Hmm, creamy in consistency and silky sheen? Sounds similar to AK and Mig. I take it you didn't have to thin for brushing? Kimmo
JUL 04, 2015 - 07:53 AM
Thanks for that - I'll have a look-see sk
JUL 05, 2015 - 04:36 AM
Hmm, creamy in consistency and silky sheen? Sounds similar to AK and Mig. I take it you didn't have to thin for brushing? Kimmo[/quote] Hi Kimmo Actually, they defied my expectations and I found them most like Lifecolor in use. As I noted in the review, I tried a variety of thinners for airbrushing. All the best Rowan
JUL 05, 2015 - 05:11 AM
Hmm, creamy in consistency and silky sheen? Sounds similar to AK and Mig. I take it you didn't have to thin for brushing? Kimmo[/quote] Hi Kimmo Actually, they defied my expectations and I found them most like Lifecolor in use. As I noted in the review, I tried a variety of thinners for airbrushing. All the best Rowan [/quote] Just to keep the multi-quote going...cheers. Kimmo
JUL 05, 2015 - 05:54 AM
Might have to get a a set of these.
JUL 07, 2015 - 10:52 AM
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