Monday, October 12, 2015

A short review of a new paint line: Ammo of Mig Jimenez

After the summer holidays, I am back to painting and gaming.  The last two weekends were filled with gaming.  Two games of Bolt Action and I do like the game.  Here is a little eye candy from the first game.
OK, onto the meat of this post. 

I have taken up modeling after a thirty or forty year hiatus.  I bought an Italeri Ferdinand.
It is completely put together now, bogies and all.  I just have to detail and paint the tracks   I was trying to decide what color to paint the tracks and I came across this set of paints. I was familiar with the line after watching a couple of YouTube videos by Genesis-Models.

This set of paints were made by a Ammo of Mig Jimenez owned by Mig Jimenez.   He has owned two other companies previously to this one.  The first one is called Mig Productions and the 2nd one is called AK Interactive.  The first company makes pigments and washes.  The 2nd company makes paints, weathering products, pigments and a whole host of other products.  I am not going to go into all the details of why he no longer owns these two companies, it is way too long of story that I am not going to get into.  I am only going to review Ammo of Mig products in this article, specifically the Tires and Track set. 

Onto the review.  I am going to weather this Ferdinand pretty heavily and I wanted to have rusty tracks.  I came across the a fore mentioned product and one of the colors was rusty tracks.  I thought it would be perfect and I am quite pleased at how they turned out.
I have to put a wash on them, but I wanted to show you all what the paint looks like in a virgin state, so to speak.  In the videos by Genesis-Models he speaks of orange peel if one applies too heavy a coat.  I did try to apply it a little heavier and I did not get the orange peel effect.  It went on smooth with an air brush with about a 60% paint to 40% thinner ratio.  Another great feature of these paints is that all the dark colors have a ball bearing in them.  It is so much easier to mix up then Vallejo paints.
 Ammo of Mig produces all kinds of paint sets and here are a few.

Always trying to find that correct color for Israeli Air Force colors that are not enamel?  Not any more you are not.

 They also make sets for wargamers.

I think these are a fine addition to the paint market and I know that I will be buying more of these paints in the future. 

Thanks for reading.