Today we're listing a lot of new acrylic and lacquer six-packs in the AKAN range. The new lacquer sets cover everything from Soviet Naval Aviation since 1945 to the latest VKS camouflage scheme for the Su-35S, Su-30SM, Su-27SM and Yak-130. As ever with AKAN, all colors were researched at the source, either in state archives or, for the modern aircraft, based on official Russian MoD color swatches. No other paint manufacturer undertakes this level of research of Russian aircraft schemes!
We're also listing a number of new sets for Russian aircraft in Iranian service and VVS Su-17s.
The entire order processing and mail department (me) is headed out on a business trip to California on Wednesday (4/25), returning on Saturday (4/28). This means that no orders will be packed or dispatched until the coming weekend. Sorry for this brief interruption in our service.
Some of you may have seen our MiG-23 article in the February issue of Airfix Model World in which we drew on the research already undertaken for our various MiG-23 decal sheets . If you found the article of interest, The first draft of the text was actually much longer before I edited it down for publication. The earlier draft offered a more extensive synopsis of our friend Tom's experiences as an 'Auswerter' with NVA LSK/LV MiG-23 regiment JG-9. Here's the full version of the text. You're welcome...
It's now a week since the new site went live and thus far I'm very happy with the feedback on its functionality. We are still working on a number of elements of the platform. As a priority we've made some major changes to the AKAN pages.
The old site, creaky and archaic as it was, provided a better overview of which paint was appropriate for which subject, especially within the USSR/Russia section where post-war colors do not follow a standardized nomenclature system. With this in mind we've now made the AKAN section searchable by country, with subsections for both lacquers and acrylics. By the way, the standard rule of thumb with the product codes (SKUs) is that all aqueous acrylic colors begin with a 7 and lacquers begin with a 6. Six-pack codes all begin with a 4, with acrylic six-packs starting with 47 and lacquers 46.
If after this reorganization you still can't find what you're seeking, hit the E-mail button top right and send me a message. I've now been working with AKAN's colors for over 8 years and use them myself. I like to think I've picked up a few snippets of information along the way.