US Navy Camouflage Colors

Reviewed November 2015
by Timothy Dike
AK Interactive has been producing tutorials and weathering accessories for modelers for quite some time.  They recently expanded their line with this set of U.S. Navy World War Two camouflage acrylic colors.

The set includes six of the most commonly used camouflage colors.  They are:

  • AK-5001 Deck Blue 20B.
  • AK-5002 Haze Gray 5H.
  • AK-5003 Ocean Gray 5O.
  • AK-5004 Navy Blue 5N.
  • AK-5005 Sea Blue 5S.
  • AK-5006 Light Gray 5L.
The colors appear to match my old Snyder and Short paint chips adjusted slightly for scale affect.
The colors can be hand brushed or airbrushed and appear to use finely ground pigment that should help eliminate airbrush clogging.  Cleanup is rather simple with plain tap water. The colors come in easy pour bottles that are ideal for controlling how much paint you use.
I'm very pleased to see AK Interactive offering these acrylic colors.  I'm not a big fan of enamels due to the fumes and cleanup required.  These colors are ready to use right out of the bottle.  The easy pour tip allows you to apply a drop or two to the color cup on your airbrush for those small projects without a big hassle.

This is set #AK5000 Naval Paint Sets, Real Color Sets with a list price of 13,20 € or about 14.50 US at today's exchange rate.