Miscellaneous

Reviews of products for scale miscellaneous models.

Ammo Varnishes

Published: April 3rd, 2018     
Ammo Varnishes
Reviewed by: Tim Wilding, IPMS# 47420
Company: Ammo by Mig Jimenez

Sealing the paint before decals and weathering a model is an important step in preventing damage the base coat. Ammo by Mig Jimenez has released a line of acrylic varnishes (finishes) that are easy to use and are nontoxic. Here is the description from their catalog:

The 101st Airborne in Normandy, June 1944

Published: March 31st, 2018     
The 101st Airborne in Normandy, June 1944
Author: Yves Buffetaut
Reviewed by: Bill O’Malley, IPMS# 46473
Company: Casemate Publishers

Summary

This book is a photo essay of the 101st Airborne in Normandy from D-Day through early July 1944. The first of Casemate's Illustrated series, the book has many black-and-white and color photographs, colored vehicle profiles, color photos of key participants, and colored maps. Written descriptions of the 101st units and movements accompany the many photos. The text is fairly brief, and is not meant to be a complete written description of the activities of the 101st. Most of the information is contained in photographs, captions, and more detailed "In profile" articles.

Ammo by Mig Jimenez One Shot Primer

Published: March 31st, 2018     
Ammo by Mig Jimenez One Shot Primer
Reviewed by: Tim Wilding, IPMS# 47420
Scale: NA
Company: AMMO

Ammo by Mig Jimenez has released a new line of primers that are formulated to be applied in one layer or "One Shot" as the bottle says. Ammo says this is formulated with a high gripping power that is self-leveling. They come in larger 60 ml bottle. It can be sanded after drying for 24 hours, does not need thinning, is non-toxic and has a no drip cap. I must not be pouring it incorrectly, because I had a lot of drips, then it splattered when I closed the lid. I wish it came in eye-dropper style bottle like their paint does. I tested the black #2023 and the grey #2024.

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."