Modeling Products

Reviews of general scale modeling products such as paint, glue, etc.

Ammo by Mig Jimenez Shaders

Published: June 24th, 2020     
Ammo by Mig Jimenez Shaders
Reviewed by: Tim Wilding - IPMS# 47420

Ammo has released a new line of 20 paint effects colors in 10 ml bottles. I am reviewing four of these colors: #0863 Light Green 0864 Light Olive Drab, 0865 Military Green and 0866 Dark Green. These are the four green tones that they offer, along with blues, greys and earth tones. Here is what Ammo's website says about this new product:

"The AMMO SHADERS are a new type of product designed to create a variety of effects on all types of models in a simple and fast way. The transparent and ultra-fine paint allows all skill level of modelers to apply stunningly realistic effects that seemed impossible before.

From fading effects to wear and tear, shadows and highlights, altering the colors to different hues, this new range can even be applied to effect base colors like a filter. The SHADERS range give your model a dynamic and interesting finish in just minutes, making these colors perfect for modelers new to the hobby. The all new characteristics allow modelers to create effects that until now could only be achieved using more complex techniques such as glazes, washes, or filters.

Tru-Color Paints for Eduard P-400

Published: June 14th, 2020     
Tru-Color Paints for Eduard P-400
Reviewed by: Pablo Bauleo - IPMS# 46363
Company: Tru-Color Paint

I have heard of Tru-Color Paints probably 18 month ago by now and since then I had the chance to review a few different colors and coats from them. They have an extensive line of railroad and car paints and they are continuously expanding their military line (aircraft, naval, armor).

This time, thanks to the kind support of Tru Paint to IPMS/USA I was able to use them for the review of an Eduard P-400 Profipack (model kit review elsewhere in this website). As I was doing a review of paints, I decided to go for a P-400 which was assembled from parts of different airplanes and sported a mix of USAAF and RAF colors.

This is not a specific set for the P-400 (Tru-Colors has a few packs of paints). It was more like I was able to "make my own" set of paints. Below is the list of paints I used in this review:

Marsden Matting Artillery Base

Published: June 10th, 2020     
Marsden Matting Artillery Base
Reviewed by: Ben Morton - IPMS# 47301
Scale: 1:35
Company: Tiger Werke

Kit Made For: Suitable for WWII to Vietnam eras

"Resin accessories for the scale modeling enthusiast". That is the tag line from Tiger Werke's website. Tiger Werke is a 'new to me' manufacturer of resin accessories primarily geared toward the armor modeler in all of us. Although I should mention that Tiger Werke has been around since 2014 and has recently been acquired by Phil Cavender

With apologies to Phil (et al), I stole this next bit from their website. Under this new ownership, they have the exclusive right to manufacture and distribute Tiger Werke's complete line of 1/35th scale resin items. Included in Tiger Werke's line are paved and cobblestone street sections, building fronts, roadside shrines, fountains, and AFV Wedgies.

Additional items also include the manufacturer of various stowage and accessory sets for Allied, German and British vehicles. With the purchase of Tiger Werke, several items not previously distributed will be made available.

Mission Models Paint - Color Change

Published: May 23rd, 2020     
Mission Models Paint - Color Change
Reviewed by: Pablo Bauleo - IPMS# 46363
Company: Mission Models

Several of my modeling friends have been using Mission Model Paints and telling really good things about them. When I had the chance to review some of them I jump on that opportunity.

Before I go into the particular details of these color change colors, I wanted to mention a few things about the Mission Models Paints:

The very first thing you notice is the volume you get in each bottle: 1 fluid oz. That would keep you painting for a while. You might worry about the fact that the paint might go bad before you are out of it, but don't worry. Based on the chemistry of it, it is shelf stable. I don't know if after 5 or 10 years it will still be as good as pristine, but it should last you a long, long time.

Another thing to highlight is that each bottle has a "mixing ball" inside. I'm not sure if it is truly a ball, but you can shake that bottle and the little "rattle" will help you mix the paint thoroughly.

The Mission Models Paint website has an extensive section on "FAQ" and "Tips". I would recommend you read it before you use this paints. As they say there "...we are teaching you new tricks".

Mission Models Paint - Extra Dark Sea Grey

Published: May 22nd, 2020     
Mission Models Paint - Extra Dark Sea Grey
Reviewed by: Pablo Bauleo - IPMS# 46363
Company: Mission Models

Several of my modeling friends have been using Mission Model Paints and telling really good things about them. When I had the chance to review some of them I jump on that opportunity.

The very first thing you notice is the volume you get in each bottle: 1 fluid oz. That would keep you painting for a while. You might worry about the fact that the paint might go bad before you are out of it, but don't worry. Based on the chemistry of it, it is shelf stable. I don't know if after 5 or 10 years it will still be as good as pristine, but it should last you a long, long time.

Another thing to highlight is that each bottle has a "mixing ball" inside. I'm not sure if it is truly a ball, but you can shake that bottle and the little "rattle" will help you mix the paint thoroughly.

The Mission Models Paint website has an extensive section on "FAQ" and "Tips". I would recommend you read it before you use this paints. As they say there "...we are teaching you new tricks".

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