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Hataka Hobby have sent us details of their latest set of acrylic aircraft paints. The 6-colour set covers the early years of the Israeli Air Force.
HTK-AS34 "Israeli Air Force paint set (early period)"

In the early years of independence Israeli Air Force used a variety of camouflages - the first aircraft used a scheme of unspecified green and brown colours, later supplemented by standard RAF colours used on Spitfires and natural metal finish of Mustangs and Mosquitoes. Avia S-199 was the only type painted in Reed Green.

In 1955 a new standard camouflage of Grey-Blue and Medium Brown over Silk Grey was introduced for use on all IAF aircraft except for so-called "leading fighters" that used overall aluminium (natural metal) finish instead.

HTK-AS34 contains a careful selection of colours required for modeling of Israeli planes used from 1948 till 1967. The set contains:
HTK-A170 - Reed Green - RAL6013, overall colour of Avia S-199s (Czechoslovakian copy of Bf 109G with Junkers Jumo 211 F engine) - first fighters of IAF
HTK-A171 - Grey-Blue - RAL5008, used for upper surfaces in standard camouflage of IAF used from 1955 till 1967 on all types of aircraft (excl. leading fighters)
HTK-A172 - Medium Brown - FS30215, used for upper surfaces in standard camouflage of IAF used from 1955 till 1967 on all types of aircraft (excl. leading fighters)
HTK-A173 - Silk Grey - RAL7044, used for lower surfaces in standard camouflage of IAF used from 1955 till 1967 on all types of aircraft (excl. leading fighters)
HTK-A030 - European I Grey - FS36081, used for lower surfaces in camouflage scheme of IAFs Gloster Meteor NF-13s (with standard colours on upper surfaces)
HTK-A078 - Aluminium - Standard colour of early IAF's P-51Ds and Mosquito PRs and FBs. Later overall colour of leading fighter interceptors of IAF


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Rowan, While I've not used these paints, I do know a few online friends that have, and both had major issues with thinning them for light coats, which is the current preferred air brushing method these days, to the point that they gave up on them. Joel
NOV 08, 2015 - 07:51 PM
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