NATO Colors Smart Set Acrylic Paints
A new release from prolific AMMO by Mig Jimenez, is this three-color acrylic paint set labeled for the three tone NATO camouflage. The paint comes in 17ml plastic bottles, complete with a stirring ball, in a clear plastic clamshell box. While the paints can be procured individually, the three major colors are included (and most likely cheaper than buying them individually). The following paints are included:
- AMMO 0046 Matt Black
- AMMO 0084 NATO Green
- AMMO 0085 NATO Brown
I am a fan of AMMO acrylic paints and am very impressed with this paint set. While advanced modelers and painters can mix their own colors, basic modelers like myself prefer the easy off-the-shelf solution provided in this set. With the plethora of NATO vehicles wearing the NATO three tone camouflage since the 1980s, there are numerous vehicles waiting to be painted with this easy-to-use solution. The paints are also odorless and non-toxic.
Fortunately, I had a M1A1 ready for paint. These paints were flawless and sprayed well through my airbrush with a little thinner to get the right consistency. All three colors went on well and touch up with a brush was equally easy. Now, which is the next model to paint – the M1A2 Abrams, Leopard 2A4, Unimog 404, AMX-30, Mercedes Wolf? The possibilities are amazing, as is this paint set.
Profuse thanks to AMMO by Mig Jimenez (https://www.migjimenez.com/en/) and IPMS-USA for providing the review sample.
While these paints would be fine for US, German, or Dutch vehicles, they wont work on French vehicles. The French army uses different shades of Brown and Green than the rest of NATO. I’ve seen them in person in the Balkans during my time there with the US Army, and the French colors were noticeably brighter than the colors on our stuff.