Miscellaneous

Reviews of products for scale miscellaneous models.

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 by Mig Jimenez Catalogue 2017

Published: March 27th, 2018     
Ammo by Mig Jimenez Catalogue 2017
Reviewed by: Tim Wilding, IPMS# 47420
Company: AMMO

This is Ammo by Mig Jimenez's 2017 product catalog (or catalogue in British English since this is translated from Spanish to this). This publication is large, 132 pages of glossy, colorful pages. It starts with a one-page introduction directly from Mig Jimenez. He writes a paragraph that I really think sums up modeling progression:

"The difference between an average modeler and an excellent modeler is not based on the tools used by each of them, not is it based on the airbrush, paints, or models that they purchase. What really makes a modeler different from the others is their "experience". The experience is not limited to models but includes all things in life. Experience makes us evolve, improve, move forward, discover new worlds, and take aim at new targets. In short, our experiences make us better in all aspects of life. Everything a modeler needs to make better models can be discovered through experience. Unfortunately for modelers, experience is always linked to time and time is the most limited resource in our lives."

Faded - The Weathering Magazine Issue #21

Published: March 27th, 2018     
Faded - The Weathering Magazine Issue #21
Author: Various
Reviewed by: Tim Wilding, IPMS# 47420
Company: AMMO

Faded is number 21 in the Weathering Magazine series published by Ammo by Mig Jimenez. They take one topic, in this case faded vehicles, and created nine articles to help the read improve their skill on this topic. There are 70 pages for these nine articles including many high gloss photos. The wide range of subjects should appeal to most modelers. There are three tank articles, a farm tractor, a submarine, a Star Wars A-wind fighter, a car, a railroad tanker car and a Messerschmitt BF109 airplane. One article of an Aussie M1 tank is a work in progress from the magazine before this one, the "Camouflage" issue. Most of the articles use only Ammo by Mig products, but a few use Tamiya paints too. The magazine is in the larger, A4 European style, since it is published in Spain. Since the articles appear to be written by Spanish authors and then translated into British English, some spelling is different than American English.

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."

Hitachi Vibratory Combined Roller ZC50C-5

Published: March 23rd, 2018     
Hitachi Vibratory Combined Roller ZC50C-5
Reviewed by: Allan Murrell, IPMS# 49715
Scale: 1:35
Company: Hasegawa USA (Hobbico)

This is a new tooled kit first issued in 2017. It is an excellent kit in the Hasegawa range and is very easy to build as long as you watch the instruction details carefully.

In the box is:

  • 2 x orange sprues
  • 1 clear sprue
  • 1 light grey sprue
  • 3 x dark grey sprues
  • 1 length of hose
  • 1 decal sheet
  • 4 x poly caps
  • 1 instruction booklet

The sprues are extremely well molded with no flash and great detail. The parts are all molded in the correct colors so if the build is done well there is no need to do much painting.

Construction

Stage 1 Assembly begins with the front section of the articulated body. There are a few places you have to be careful to correct assembly the parts. Be very careful to place the decal on part B4, ensure you install part number E-4 to ensure contact with the Roller when it is installed later. Also ensure the correct assembly of parts B13, B14 and B12 as these can be reversed easily. I also have a little trouble with the gaps and alignment of A12.