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HTKCS106 Hataka Hobby Orange Line Lacquer Paint Set: WW2 Italian AFVs African Campaign
HTKCS106 Hataka Hobby Orange Line Lacquer Paint Set: WW2 Italian AFVs African Campaign

MSRP $28.00
Our Price: $22.49
Savings: $5.51
Scale: Not Applicable

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Availability:: This item CANNOT be shipped by an Air Method or outside the USA
Product Code: HTKCS106XXX


The Royal Italian Army entered the WW2 with two basic painting schemes of AFVs - overall Grey-Green (first in dark, later in light version) and overall Red-Brown (Rosso Ruggine or Terracota) used mostly on Ansaldo vehicles. Both were often covered with shapes of green or red-brown. Vehicles sent to Africa were first repainted to Saharian Khaki in field conditions and later (from March 1941) factory painted in that colour. In 1943 more advanced camo schemes were introduced - disruptive shapes of Dark Grey-Green (or Dark Green for Ansaldo) and Red-Brown over Saharian Khaki base (from May 1943), followed by the new "amoeba" scheme of Red-Brown and Dark Sand-Yellow shapes over Dark Grey-Green (or Dark Green) base (final scheme, used from August 1943).

The set contains the following lacquer based paints, optimised for use with airbrush:

  • HTK-C226 ƒ?? Grigio-Verde Scuro* - Exact match with Grigio-Verde Scuro - base Italian Army colour in 1930s and again after 1943 (with disruptive shapes in various colours)
  • HTK-C170 ƒ?? Grigio-Verde Chiaro* ƒ?? Exact match with Grigio-Verde Chiaro - standard base and camouflage colour of the Italian Army (Regio Esercito) vehicles during WW2
  • HTK-C525 ƒ?? Rosso Ruggine* ƒ?? Known as Rosso Ruggine or Terracota - base colour of Ansaldo vehicles in 1930s, later used for disruptive shapes on various base colours
  • HTK-C013 ƒ?? Giallo Sabbia Scuro* ƒ?? Exact match with Giallo Sabbia Scuro - base colour of some Ansaldo vehicles in 1930s, since August 1943 used in the "amoeba" camo
  • HTK-C056 ƒ?? Verde Scuro* - Exact match with Verde Scuro - standard camouflage colour of Ansaldo, also used on AFVs returning from Africa and in "amoeba" scheme
  • HTK-C126 ƒ?? Saharian Khaki* - Exact match with Saharian Khaki - a base colour of the Italian AFVs in the "Africa Orientale Italiana" and later (since May 1943) of all vehicles

Hataka Hobby Orange Line

The range of specially formulated lacquer based paints optimised for airbrushing. The product was developed to satisfy needs of all modellers ƒ?? it is perfect for professional use (application of many semi-transparent layers, gradual building of colours / colour shading, application of very fine lines, etc.), but also very forgiving to beginners. It has significantly limited odour compared to other similar products, hence is more suitable for home use. All colours are highly pigmented and permanent.

Lacquer-based paints, produced in accordance with all appropriate EU safety standards ƒ?? highly flammable liquid and vapour, to be used in well ventilated places. Packed in 17ml bottles with dropper tip for easy application and containing a metal ball inside for easier mixing.

Usage recommendations:
ƒ?› Before using the paint mix it well by shaking the bottle (rattling of metal ball should be audible)
ƒ?› Dilute the paint in a dedicated pot (outside of airbrush) in appx. 40/60 to 60/40 thinner to paint proportion with dedicated Hataka Hobby Lacquer Thinner (HTK-XP03)
ƒ?› Pour the paint into the airbrush and paint with your favourite technique at recommended air pressures of 10-20psi
ƒ?› Each modellers has its own painting style and technique, thus experimenting to find optimal dilution ratio and air pressure is always recommended
ƒ?› The best adhesion to the plastic model is achieved on primed surfaces
ƒ?› The paint dries quickly to satin surface. Once fully dry (which can take up to 24h) the surface is waterproof and permanent
ƒ?› All colours can be mixed with one another
ƒ?› Do not mix with any water-based products!

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