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Uniform Filter Set
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Posted: Saturday, March 07, 2015 - 09:16 AM UTC
Rick Cooper takes a look at the ''Uniform Filter Set'' from AK Interactive. Rick has given this product an outing on a couple of 1/35th scale figures to see just how it performs.



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durruti16
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Posted: Saturday, March 07, 2015 - 08:01 PM UTC
I don't understand where is the added value, I see nothing you can't easily do as well with any thinned enamel or glaze medium for acrylics...
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Posted: Saturday, March 07, 2015 - 08:32 PM UTC
I was also looking at this during the edit and I see this product appealing to new modellers who are not comfortable with mixing their own washes. I suppose the other benefit is that you have a product on hand that will consistently perform and result in a uniform finish.
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Posted: Saturday, March 07, 2015 - 08:53 PM UTC
Not confortable in mixing colors ? I think that if you can paint a figure, it's hard that you are not comfotable in mixing colors... Ok, business is business, but there are limits to what makes sense put on the market...
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Posted: Saturday, March 07, 2015 - 08:56 PM UTC
I am actually of the understanding that these are not enamels and are in fact inks which is the reason they do not smell like your typical enamels nor do you have to shake them and they don't settle in the bottle...
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Posted: Saturday, March 07, 2015 - 09:27 PM UTC
Oh and I did buy them and I like them...Very nice extremely matte finish to them too
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Posted: Saturday, March 07, 2015 - 09:31 PM UTC
Mike perhaps you could add your thoughts on this product. I can understand the comment that Luca has made and I agree a little with his assessment of the product. I am however always open to having my opinion changed.
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Posted: Sunday, March 08, 2015 - 03:26 AM UTC
Mike,
You may well be correct about them as inks rather than enamels, the only info that I could find called them enamels but inks makes perfect sense. They do tell you to shake thoroughly however.
Luca,
I understand your skepticism; but for the new figure modeller, or the guy who just wants to add a figure for scale reference and wants a little something more for the finish this works well. It's easy, never too much or too little in your mix. I don't think this would appeal to an advanced figure modeller, only beginners and intermediate skill levels.

Cheers,
Rick