AVRO Lancaster and Others Night Bombers Air Acrylic Colours Set

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November 28, 2023
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Company: AMMO by Mig Jimenez - Website: Visit Site
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This is another paint set by the prolific Ammo by MiG concern out of Spain. I’m sure many of you already use these acrylic paints and so are familiar with their ease of use with both brush and airbrush. The featured colours in this set come in the familiar yellow-capped 17ml dropper bottles and includes colours needed for many of your favorite RAF bombers flown during World War II.

The colours have, apparently, been slightly lightened for scale effect. The names of the paints don’t match the proper British Standard names, because – as with many modern paint ranges - AMMO is trying to match the colours required with what’s in its range. In this case, I feel the Dark Green is too vivid and too light, so I added some very dark grey to darken it and flatten it down. The Dark Earth is also too dark and also too red, so I added some medium grey and a little yellow to lighten and dull the redness. It is a shame that MiG doesn’t make a set of dedicated, correct British WWII colours.

Each bottle contains a small stainless steel ball bearing to aid mixing, which is a great idea that ought to be copied by other manufacturers. The paints are water-soluble, odorless and non-toxic; they can be thinned using distilled water, but Ammo recommends using their proprietary thinner.

Colors included in this set are:

  • A.MIG-0070 - ACRYLIC COLOR Medium Brown (to represent Dark Earth)
  • A.MIG-0915 - ACRYLIC COLOR Dark Green (to represent Dark Green)
  • A.MIG-0046 - ACRYLIC COLOR Matt Black (to represent Night Black)
  • A.MIG-0219 - ACRYLIC COLOR FS-34226 (BS283) Interior Green (to represent RAF Interior Grey-Green)
  • A.MIG-0912 - ACRYLIC COLOR Red Brown Shadow (to represent exhaust staining)
  • A.MIG-0203 - ACRYLIC COLOR FS-36375 Light Compass Ghost Gray also (to represent exhaust staining)

This set is a useful one-stop for the WWII RAF enthusiast, but they will need some adjustment to make more accurate colours. However, their availability and ease of use are pluses. Many thanks to AMMO by MiG for the review sample.


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