Modeling Products

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

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".

Earth Red Brown Paint

Published: May 17th, 2020     
Earth Red Brown Paint
Reviewed by: Bob LaBouy - IPMS# 3064
Scale: NA
Company: Mission Models

Introduction

There is a wealth of information on the web regarding the various colors commonly used by the US Army (and Marine Corps) in the US Mobility Equipment Research & Design Command, commonly known as MERDEC camouflage patterns. I recommend these basic URL's for your research. I have also attached two images of vehicles painted in MERDEC schemes to better illustrate these camouflage patterns.

Fine Scale Modeler article and attached comments:

http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/modeling_subjects/f/3/t/111719.aspx

Great color examples of many types of vehicles displaying MERDEC camo patterns:

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:MERDC_camouflage_pattern

Richly illustrated article on the Armorama site at:

Mission Models Pearl Paint Colors

Published: May 7th, 2020     
Reviewed by: Bill O'Malley - IPMS# 46473
Company: Mission Models

Mission Models Paints Pearl Colors

Mission Model Paints has released some beautiful new Pearl colors to their excellent line of acrylic paints. The Pearl colors have a translucent pearl-like depth and luster. MMP has also issued iridescent color paints that seem to change color when seen from different angles.

The Pearl paints are like Mission Models other water-based acrylics that are odorless, fast drying, don't clog airbrush tips, and produce a smooth, durable finish. Information on Mission Model Paints is available on their website. Click here for a full IPMS review of Mission Model Paints.

Colors included with this review sample:

Mig Ammo Desert and Arid Battlefields Super Pack

Published: May 7th, 2020     
Mig Ammo Desert and Arid Battlefields Super Pack
Reviewed by: Peter Bucher - IPMS# 50232
Scale: NA

This kit is a super pack containing all the needed items to weather a vehicle of any type in a Desert or Arid battlefield. The box is small and packs a lot of items in such a small space. When I opened the box, I was very please at all the items I found inside here is a comprehensive list of what's included inside the box.

  • A.MIG-0105 WASHABLE DUST (RAL 8000)
  • A.MIG-0106 WASHABLE SAND (RAL 8020)
  • A.MIG-1258 STREAKING DUST
  • A.MIG-1401 LIGHT DUST
  • A.MIG-1700 DRY LIGHT SOIL
  • A.MIG-1701 THICK SOIL
  • A.MIG-1750 DRY EARTH
  • A.MIG-1751 DRY STEPPE
  • A.MIG-3002 LIGHT DUST
  • A.MIG-3012 SAND
  • A.MIG-3523 DUSTY EARTH

With all these Mig products that are included, you can create any type of desert weathering effect you want. Many effects can be added to your model including dust, earth, sand, rain marks, dry mud, splashes, all kind of dust effects and spots, there is even sand colored paint to apply that is washable and can be partially removed to produce all kinds of interesting worn effects.

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