ONCE UPON A TIME you bought a kit, glued it together, maybe added a touch of paint… and that was it. These days assembly is usually just the start, as many modellers now want to add a wide variety of finishes for more realism.
Mat Irvine: Enter the aftermarket suppliers of detailed painting and weathering finishes. And one of the biggest names is the Spanish company, AK Interactive, which produces realistic finishes for almost any model you care to name, such as the German tank shades (below).
The pages (below) illustrate rainmark streaking and washes for NATO vehicles.
Specific shades (below) are supplied for modelling recent military conflicts.
Two pages (below) of the many that are devoted to figure painting.
Some familiar science fiction characters are used (below) to illustrate AK Interactive True Metal finishes.
An excellent publication with full details of one of the modelling world’s widest finish ranges.
Scale book stats
Title: AK Interactive Catalogue
Extent: 224 pages, full colour throughout
Full details of the AK Interactive range are available at the specialist site Modelling Tools run by Paul Fitzmaurice.