Next-gen acrylics


AK INTERACTIVE unveiled its latest acrylic products at the Nuremberg Toy Fair, with a whole new range of paints. Described as being ‘third generation’, these water-based colours are manufactured to a different formula than previous offerings from the firm, with the aim to improve compatibility with airbrushing while still offering excellent coverage when applied by brush. There will be 236 shades in total, and the initial samples have proven to be superb. Consistency is on a par with other acrylic manufacturers, but there appears to be a higher pigment content and finer texture, giving the paint an almost ‘silky’ feel and appearance, with no clumps or grit. The opacity is strong, regardless of whether brushed or sprayed, making this ideal for large or small subjects alike. Each dropper-type bottle holds 17ml, and the cross-shaped cap makes for easy removal. Visit: for more details.