Dark Steel Pigment

Published on
February 25, 2014
Review Author(s)
Product / Stock #
AK #86
Company: AK Interactive - Website: Visit Site
Provided by: Stevens International - Website: Visit Site

AK Interactive has a selected set of pigments (sold individually) known as the “AK Pigment Colors. There are 9 colors and they are the most used pigment shades for weathering models.

You still can get some other specific shade for that special project you have in your workbench, but most of the time, those 9 colors would suffice. (You can see the full list at https://ak-interactive.com/product-category/paints/ak-weathering-paints/).

This series of colors are bottled in larger (35 ml) flip-top bottles with the expectation of being used as “regular” weathering supplies.

One of them is the “dark steel” pigment, which will find its way into many vehicles, armor, ships and aircraft workbench. It is very finely grinded and it can be applied with an old paintbrush.

You can see the effect of a light application of ‘dark steel’ to the cannon barrels of a Me-262. It just took me 30 sec to enhance the appearance of the model.

Pigments are easy to apply (and remove if you don’t like them) that even beginners can use them without a problem. Highly recommended to modelers of all skill levels.

I would like to thank Stevens International and IPMS/USA for the review sample.


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