Reviews of general scale modeling products such as paint, glue, etc.
Review Author
Mr. Paul Dunham
Published on
October 22, 2021
Company
AMMO by Mig Jimenez
MSRP
$16.00

Ammo By MIG’s new paint set “DAK (Africa Korps) Uniforms” includes six 17ml bottles of water-based acrylics. Each bottle has a steel ball inside to speed up the mixing of the paint when shaking the bottle. The colors included are: Dark Olive Green F-503, Pale Yellow Green F-505, Field Grey Shadow F-514, Dark Brown F-533, Italian Green Camo F-535, and Ochre Brown F-546 (photo-1). These colors are intended for painting German World War Two tropical army uniforms as worn by the Deutsches Afrikakorps (DAK). After the German surrender in North Africa these same uniforms were authorized for summer use in southern Europe, so the modeler can put these paints to use on more subjects than the label would suggest. The paints come packaged in a small paper box illustrated with a miniature of a grumpy-looking DAK officer to serve as a painting example (photo-2). The back of the box has a color key to illustrate which paints were used for each item of clothing (photo-3).

Review Author
Ben Morton
Published on
October 22, 2021
Company
Monroe Purdue Studios
Scale
1/35
MSRP
$5.00

Monroe Perdu Studios has been in existence since 2001. They specialize in both resin (notably Zimmerit sheets) and laser cut kits for diorama and architectural-subject builders. Offered in various scales, their laser cut kits provide some unique structures (chapel, farmhouse, etc.) as well as more than a few diorama accessory items (church pew, wheelbarrow, wooden scooters, etc.) that could easily find a home in your next project.

One such item is a kit of two wooden rocking horse. The laser cut parts for the two different styles of rocking horses come on a small sheet of thin cardboard.  Don't let the nature of that material put you off, the assembled 'horsies' couldn't be sturdier.

Review Author
Pablo Bauleo
Published on
September 11, 2021
Company
AMMO by Mig Jimenez
MSRP
$3.00

Ammo by Mig has released an extensive line of acrylic filters, I think there are 30 different colors in the line. This review includes the following colors

  • A.Mig-0808 Marine Blue
  • A.Mig-0811 Yellow Green
  • A.Mig-0823 Medium Brown
  • A.Mig-0824 Tan

Filters are translucent paints (highly diluted paints) that are intended to be applied over a surface -as opposed to washes that are applied on crevices or panel lines- with the intention of subtlety changing the color base and bringing color variation and depth to an otherwise ‘toy-like’ finish.

Review Author
Mike Lamm
Published on
September 10, 2021
Company
Tiger Werke
MSRP
$10.50

I can’t be the only one who has accidentally knocked over an open bottle of plastic cement while working on a model. The damage it does to your cutting matte can be pretty awful, but if it spills onto a sprue of parts or the model itself, it could downright ruin your day. Well, have no fear Tiger Werke has that issue solved, or at least has made it nearly impossible to happen again. Those fine folks have designed a resin bottle holder, for either a Tamiya or Mr. Cement bottle, to keep them upright and your cutting matts and model parts safe. The small resin block has two squares the perfect size for a variety of products, whether it’s glue or pigment or wash.

Review Author
Eric Christianson
Published on
September 10, 2021
Company
ICM
MSRP
$9.50

Prolific Ukraine-based ICM has apparently set its sights on the competitive acrylic paint market. First out of the gate is nicely packaged six-bottle paint set specifically catered to their new 1/35th scale release of a German Marder I based on the French FCM 36 chassis (see separate IPMS review here).

The box set comes with six bottles and a fold-out chart listing 77 colors and three varnishes, as well as a color swatch sheet. The chart compares the color range to the most popular current offerings, including AK Interactive, Tamiya, Humbrol, Vallejo, Gunze/Mr. Hobby, Testors/Model Master, RLM, RAL, FS, Revell, AKI Real Colors, and Citadel. The range being offered is broken into 60 basic colors, 6 clear colors, 11 metallics, plus 3 varnishes (gloss, matte, and satin).

Review Author
Allan Murrell
Published on
September 4, 2021
Company
AMMO by Mig Jimenez
MSRP
$2.98

This is a review of four of the new Acrylic Filters from AMMO by MIG Jimenez.

  • A.MIG-0802 Night Black 15ml
  • A.MIG-0816 Sand 15ml
  • A.MIG-0821 Sand Grey 15ml
  • A.MIG-0828 Rust 15ml

These filters are produced using a innovative formulation, the Acrylic Filters can be reworked or eliminated simply and easily with water during the extended dry time, each filter will dry completely in 24 hours. The filters can also be applied by airbrush. The range consists of 30 colors currently. The filters can even be mixed with each another or tinted with other AMMO acrylics. The acrylic filters can be diluted and cleaned with water.

I used all the filters on some finished and in-build kits and the effects and application were awesome. The effect once applied is subtle and is very easy to use. I can see me getting a lot more of these.

Review Author
Scott Hollingshead
Published on
June 23, 2021
Company
AMMO by Mig Jimenez
Scale
NA
MSRP
$16.40

For figure builders, or anyone who builds models that might have some leather (seat covers and the like), one of the latest releases from Ammo by Mig is a six-piece leather color range set. The colors vary from dark brown to rust ochre and should satisfy all your brown leather painting needs. The paints all have a stainless-steel mixing ball already contained in the bottles to aid in mixing, and the colors can be mixed to provide the base color, shadows, highlights, and even scratches and tears. I would highly recommend this set to any modeler looking to add some brown leather to their builds.

Review Author
Pablo Bauleo
Published on
May 24, 2021
Company
AMMO by Mig Jimenez
Scale
NA
MSRP
$16.75

I have been using enamels for many years (a couple of decades) now. Enamel hobby paints are getting hard to find and there are the health considerations on enamels, so I have been exploring different acrylics options out there. I was excited to see I had the chance to review the AMMO products as my recent experiences with their products have been good.

The set A.mig - 7237, Regia Aeronautica Early Colors, includes six 17 - ml eye - dropper style containers of paint for

  • Grigio Mimetico/ FS 36293
  • Giallo Mimetico/FS33434
  • Forest Green / Verde Mimetico 3
  • Marrone Mimetico 1 / FS30118
  • Clay Brown / Bruno Mimetico
  • Medium Brown / Marrone Mimetico 53193

This can can be found on their website.

Review Author
Will Kuhrt
Published on
March 20, 2021
Company
Mission Models
MSRP
$5.75

This review looks at four new releases from the Mission Models product line. They are:

  • MMP-139 RAL 7017 Dunkelbraun
  • MMP-140 RAL 7016 Anthrazitgrau
  • MMP-132 US Navy Flight Deck Blue 21
  • MMP-169 Transparent Green

Mission Models paints are a non-solvent acrylic-based paint, which are ‘airbrush ready’ and produce a flat finish. The product line consists of a wide array of colors, thinners, finishing coats & supplies. Since prior reviews have covered how to use Mission Models paints, I will forego repeating that.

Some features I have come to really like about Mission Models paints are: bottle contains a “rattle ball” which ensures good paint mixture; some of the bottles have a flip cap which is great for counting/measuring drops of paint you add to your pan; the website contains a very good FAQ, which offers plenty of tips for using their products.

Review Author
Allan Murrell
Published on
March 7, 2021
Company
AMMO by Mig Jimenez
MSRP
$41.05

“With these colours and effects, you will be able to simulate different types of dirt accumulations on the tracks and wheels of any vehicle, from dust accumulations to clumps of sticky mud, even rust and polished metal. Included in the package is a Quick Tip guide with step-by-step colour photographs showing how to apply all of the authentic effects mentioned above.