Paint Sets and Paint Thinner

Published: July 31st, 2015     
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UK Aircraft Colors
Reviewed by: 
Mike Van Schoonhoven, IPMS# 41627
Company: AMMO by Mig Jimenez
Price: $15.00
Product / Stock #: A.MIG-7203, A.MIG-7201, A.MIG-2000

If you have been involved in modeling for the past ten years there is a good chance that you are familiar with the name Mig Jimenez. If you are not familiar with Mig, he is a Spanish modeler that has really came to the forefront of modeling techniques. Along with the techniques MIg has created a system of washes, filters, pigments and now paints. He also has several great modeling books out as well.

UK Aircraft colors from the 50's to present: This set is comprised of four 17ml bottles with dropper top. The four colors included in this set are as follows FS 36118 Medium Gunship Gray, FS 26173 (BS 638), FS 34079 (BS 641) and FS 36314 (BS 626). I used a single action siphon feed airbrush to apply them to an unprimed plastic card stock. I thinned the paint using the MIG Acrylic thinner at a ratio of about two parts paint to one thinner. Had no issues spraying through the airbrush and it sprayed out in a nice light coat. Took a few layers to build up a solid color.

US NAVY COLORS from 80's to present : This set is also comprised of four 17ml bottles with dropper top. The four colors are as follows FS 36375 Light Compass Ghost Gray, FS 36495 Light Gray, FS 36320 Dark Compass Ghost Gray and FS 35237 Gray Blue. For this set I used a double action gravity feed airbrush and applied to unprimed plastic card stock. Again thinned with the MIG Acrylic thinner but used about a 3 to 1 paint to thinner ratio. These paints again sprayed beautifully and went down in nice thin coats.

ACRYLIC THINNER: The thinner comes in a 60ml bottle with a dropper top. This is the proper thinner to use with the above paints.

My overall impression of these paints is very favorable. They are easy to use, spray beautifully and clean up with ease. I like them so much I went and purchased another set at the IPMS Nationals. I highly recommend them.

I want to thank Ammo of Mig and IPMS/USA for allowing me the opportunity to review this product. 

  • Acrylic thinner
    Acrylic thinner
  • UK Aircraft colors 1
    UK Aircraft colors 1
  • UK Aircraft colors 2
    UK Aircraft colors 2
  • UK Aircraft colors
    UK Aircraft colors
  • US Navy Colors 1
    US Navy Colors 1
  • US Navy Colors 2
    US Navy Colors 2
  • US Navy Colors 2
    US Navy Colors 2

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