Modeling Products

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

Oilbrushers

Published: March 29th, 2018     
Oilbrushers
Reviewed by: Tim Wilding, IPMS# 47420
Scale: NA
Company: Ammo by Mig Jimenez

Ammo by Mig Jimenez has developed a line of oil paints that are already thinned and come in a clear bottle with a brush attached to the cap. Here is their description for these oilbrusher:

Ammo Paint Brushes

Published: March 26th, 2018     
Ammo Paint Brushes
Reviewed by: Tim Wilding, IPMS# 47420
Company: Ammo by Mig Jimenez

Here is the description from Ammo's website:

"The Synthetic Brush range made of high-quality fibers, offers great spring and color carrying capacity, making them an excellent option to paint medium and large areas of our models. The ideal brush for working with military vehicles, aircraft, groundwork, and all manner of scale models. Thanks to the fine point, smaller sizes are also suitable for detail painting.

They are solvent-resistant and can be used with any paint type including acrylics, enamels, and oils. These are heavy duty brushes at a very economic price, making them a great option for all types of painting and weathering techniques and tasks. Both round and flat shapes can be used to apply washes, filters, pigments, splashes, mud, and a wide range of weathering effects."

Cyanoacrylate Glue Products

Published: March 2nd, 2018     
Cyanoacrylate Glue Products
Reviewed by: John Noack, IPMS# 3017
Scale: NA
Company: Bob Smith Industries, Incorporated

Our friends at BSI sent along a box of current and new releases across their line of CA products. Some of these may be familiar to you, others, like their new Plastic-Cure brush on product, were new to me.

Bf-109G-4 Canopy Masks

Published: January 7th, 2018     
Bf-109G-4 Canopy Masks
Reviewed by: Floyd S. Werner, Jr., IPMS# 26266
Scale: 1/48
Company: Eduard

If there is one thing I hate about modeling aircraft it is masking canopies. To me it is just a chore. I can mask an entire model multiple times but something as mundane as a canopy is a pain and time consuming. That is why I really enjoy Eduard's canopy masks.

Printed on Kabuki tape, similar to Tamiya tape, these masks are precisely cut for the Eduard Bf-109G-4 kit. They should fit the G-2/5/6 as well. The thing about these masks that is different from other masks is that the aft canopy has internal framework. Eduard gives you both the interior and exterior framework for the aft canopy. The other canopy parts are just the outside. The single page of instructions shows you which masks goes where.

Everything fit perfectly, which is what you would expect for a manufacturer who produces both the kit and the masks. Apply the masks, then paint the interior color, in this case Tamiya German Grey, and then the exterior camouflage color. Simple easy and efficient.

Real Colors Acrylic Lacquer Paints

Published: November 28th, 2017     
Real Colors Acrylic Lacquer Paints
Reviewed by: William O'Malley, IPMS# 46473
Company: AK Interactive

Real Colors are AK-Interactive's excellent new line of acrylic lacquer paints. These paints are new technically in the paint formula and new artistically with the statement on paint colors. These paint colors have been determined through scientific analysis of actual WWII paint samples to produce colors as accurate as possible. In addition to the paints, AK has published a book, Real Colors of WWII, that documents the historical research and analysis that went into determining the paint colors. The Real Colors paints and Real Colors of WWII book provide a historical benchmark of paint colors that will be a valuable resource for modelers to reproduce accurate vehicle colors. I anticipate lots of discussion about the colors presented.

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