Linden Hill Imports
Linden Hill Imports is proud to announce the conclusion of a strategic partnership agreement with AKAN. Linden Hill Ltd. now handles distribution of AKAN paints outside the territory of the former USSR, while AKAN becomes the exclusive distributor of Linden Hill Decals in the Russian Federation.
Thanks to the exhaustive research of the company's owner, Mr. Aleksandr Akanikhin, AKAN's paint range (both acqueous acrylic and lacquer-based) has garnered the highest praise from Russian modelers for the authenticity of its colors and ease of use. The paints are mixed in-house in AKAN's Moscow studio, according to precise specifications as laid down down by USSR/Russian state entities. All base paints are sourced from manufacturers within the EU. AKAN possesses Russia's most complete archive of military paint specs ever compiled, and even acts as consultant to the country's military, aerospace companies and museums in such matters. AKAN's research clearly debunks the western myth that the Soviet aviation industry applied whatever paint came to hand in respective factories, something we were able to learn first-hand when we visited AKAN's studio ourselves in August 2011 and 2012.
NEW AKAN ACRYLIC LACQUER PAINTS NOW AVAILABLE!
In late 2012 AKAN officially launched a new range of durable high quality acrylic lacquer paints to complement its aqueous acrylic range. This new range is now available from Linden Hill Imports. The first releases in this new range cover a number of AKAN's most popular Soviet and Russian aviation colors. The paints can be hand-brushed or sprayed through an airbrush (thin 10-15% with lacquer thinner). The new paints dry quickly with a tough semi-gloss sheen; ideal for weathering or additional washes. We are selling AKAN's own proprietary thinner (AKAN 64001), however the paints also performed well in our tests with Tamiya's lacquer thinner (#87077).
The AKAN acrylic lacquer price list can be found HERE
AKAN's aqueous acrylic paints are available individually in 15 ml. plastic bottles. AKAN's acrylic lacquer paints are available individually in 10 ml. plastic bottles.
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Coming in April 2016:
Authentic modern Ukrainian AF colors now available!
AKAN 47320 Su-25 (post-2000 overhauls)
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