Looking through the reviews on the IPMS USA website, I saw several about “AMMO by Mig Jimenez” Acrylic Paints and all agreed with my own assessment of this product. Rather than rehashing those reviews, suffice it to say, these are high quality paints, come in a wide assortment of colors, provide excellent coverage, are relatively easy to use either with an airbrush or brush, and are easy to clean up afterwards.
To complement their “Modern Luftwaffe Vol.1” AIR SET which provides colors for the Luftwaffe’s green and black camouflaged aircraft, AMMO released another set for the gray camouflaged aircraft. This AIR SET, “Modern Luftwaffe Vol.2” provides the gray shades of paint used on the Mig-29, F-4F, and Typhoon II.
From viewing internet photos (very unscientific, I know), I think these colors can also be used on the Luftwaffe’s Airbus A310, Airbus A400, and Tornado IDS.
The colors in this set are:
- A.Mig-0203 FS36375 Light Compass Ghost Grey
- A.Mig-0208 FS36320 Dark Compass Ghost Gray
- A.Mig-0210 FS35237 Gray Blue
- A.Mig-0235 RAL 7012 Dark Grey (also used as AMT-12)
I sprayed them onto white plastic spoons which had not been primed. Using a 2:1 paint to thinner ratio, I airbrushed the spoons at 25 psi. As I try to do with most paints, I used the proprietary AMMO thinner, A.Mig-2000. They sprayed very nicely and provided thorough coverage with 3-4 light coats - I let the paint dry about 30 seconds between coats. Some modelers suggest using their double action airbrushes to just spray air on the model between coats of paint.
I have used other Ammo paints on models of a Soviet La-5 and USN F/A-18E with excellent results and expect the same from these when I build my HobbyBoss Typhoon in Luftwaffe colors. Two side notes: Ammo uses the spelling “Gray” and “Grey” interchangeably in this package, on their bottles, and on their website; next, these colors are also available in other sets, specifically AIR SET “US Navy Colors, From the 80’s to present,” and AIR SET “VVS Russian, WW II late colors.” It’s handy, however, to have these Luftwaffe colors all in one set. I heartily recommend these paints, especially to those contemplating the use of acrylic paints for the first time.
My thanks go to AMMO by Mig Jimenez for providing the review sample.
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