Wehrmacht Afrika Korps Acrylic Paints Set

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February 12, 2024
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ICM is once again providing an excellent product despite soldiering on through an intense war to give modelers a unique set of paints focused on Wehrmacht Afrika Korps vehicles. This set spans the entire war and provides a useful palette of paints for armor or vehicles serving in the desert. ICM provides a diagram on the back of the package showing two vehicle profiles (corresponding to ICM kits of their s.E.Pkw Kfz.70 with Zwillingssockel 36 and Sd.Kfz.251/8 Ausf.A WWII German Ambulance) with painting colors for the featured schemes.

This particular set contains six 12ml wide mouth bottles of paint that have the same viscosity to me as Vallejo Model Color paints. I am not a huge fan of the wide mouth bottles here, as I prefer the dropper bottles that companies like Vallejo and AMMO have due to the possibility of messes when transferring from your bottle to your palette or airbrush.

The six included colors are:

  • 1059 Green Ochre
  • 1041 Buff
  • 1038 German Grey
  • 1058 Tan Earth
  • 1060 Middle Stone
  • 1061 Green Brown

The accompanying photos of the ICM WWII German mobile field kitchen AHN 'Gulaschkanone' I am close to finishing shows how well the paint airbrushes on - I used the Middle Stone shade. The coverage is quite nice with the paint being very opaque. The instructions for airbrushing speak of diluting with water or thinner 40-60%. I didn’t have any ICM specific thinner on hand (including one bottle in these sets might prove useful?), so I used the Vallejo thinner instead and it seemed to apply quite well. I used German Grey for the field kitchen as well. I have hand brushed similar sets with good effect but did not do so here, wanting to try airbrushing them instead.

Overall this is quite a handy set to have for anyone modeling Afrika Korps armor and vehicles. The paint color selection for the set seems to be appropriate for any setting in WWII North Africa. Being acrylic, cleanup is a breeze with water or alcohol for the airbrush. I look forward to similar sets from ICM in the future. My thanks to ICM and IPMS-USA for this review sample.


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