Modeling Products

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

Leather Color Range

Published: June 23rd, 2021     
Leather Color Range
Reviewed by: Scott Hollingshead - IPMS# 34786
Scale: NA

For figure builders, or anyone who builds models that might have some leather (seat covers and the like), one of the latest releases from Ammo by Mig is a six-piece leather color range set. The colors vary from dark brown to rust ochre and should satisfy all your brown leather painting needs. The paints all have a stainless-steel mixing ball already contained in the bottles to aid in mixing, and the colors can be mixed to provide the base color, shadows, highlights, and even scratches and tears. I would highly recommend this set to any modeler looking to add some brown leather to their builds.

WWII Regia Aeronautica – Early Colors and Late Colors

Published: May 24th, 2021     
WWII Regia Aeronautica – Early Colors and Late Colors
Reviewed by: Pablo Bauleo - IPMS# 46363
Scale: NA

I have been using enamels for many years (a couple of decades) now. Enamel hobby paints are getting hard to find and there are the health considerations on enamels, so I have been exploring different acrylics options out there. I was excited to see I had the chance to review the AMMO products as my recent experiences with their products have been good.

The set A.mig - 7237, Regia Aeronautica Early Colors, includes six 17 - ml eye - dropper style containers of paint for

  • Grigio Mimetico/ FS 36293
  • Giallo Mimetico/FS33434
  • Forest Green / Verde Mimetico 3
  • Marrone Mimetico 1 / FS30118
  • Clay Brown / Bruno Mimetico
  • Medium Brown / Marrone Mimetico 53193

This can can be found on their website.

These "Early Colors" were used - among others - by the CR.42, Breda.65, Sm.79, Fiat G.50, etc.

The set A.mig - 7237, Regia Aeronautica Early Colors, includes also six 17 - ml eye - dropper style containers of paint for

Mission Models Paints New Color Releases

Published: March 21st, 2021     
Mission Models Paints New Color Releases
Reviewed by: Will Kuhrt - IPMS# 46746
Company: Mission Models

This review looks at four new releases from the Mission Models product line. They are:

  • MMP-139 RAL 7017 Dunkelbraun
  • MMP-140 RAL 7016 Anthrazitgrau
  • MMP-132 US Navy Flight Deck Blue 21
  • MMP-169 Transparent Green

Mission Models paints are a non-solvent acrylic-based paint, which are 'airbrush ready' and produce a flat finish. The product line consists of a wide array of colors, thinners, finishing coats & supplies. Since prior reviews have covered how to use Mission Models paints, I will forego repeating that.

Some features I have come to really like about Mission Models paints are: bottle contains a "rattle ball" which ensures good paint mixture; some of the bottles have a flip cap which is great for counting/measuring drops of paint you add to your pan; the website contains a very good FAQ, which offers plenty of tips for using their products.

Since these colors would be used mostly for military models (German armor, naval ships) I had to think how I should test them considering I had no naval ships or armor models in process.

Track & Wheels – Solution Set

Published: March 7th, 2021     
Track & Wheels – Solution Set
Reviewed by: Allan Murrell - IPMS# 49715

"With these colours and effects, you will be able to simulate different types of dirt accumulations on the tracks and wheels of any vehicle, from dust accumulations to clumps of sticky mud, even rust and polished metal. Included in the package is a Quick Tip guide with step-by-step colour photographs showing how to apply all of the authentic effects mentioned above.

Each reference in the Super Pack series includes the essential products needed to accurately represent the most common weathering effects used in modelling. Among these products are Oilbrushers, pigments, and enamel washes, filters and Streaking Effects required to produce authentic finishes in your models. All the colours are provided in this all-in-one option, you do not need to worry about sourcing the different products necessary for each effect individually. A great idea and solution for every enthusiast recently initiated in modelling, and wise veteran seeking the correct and accurate colours required conveniently selected and provided in a single box."

The Box contains the following:

1x quick Tips one page sheet for using the provided contains

Mud Effects Solution Set

Published: February 3rd, 2021     
Mud Effects Solution Set
Reviewed by: Phillip Cavender - IPMS# 50085

Introduction

The company website states:

"This set includes the base colors and products essential for imitating the accumulation and weathering effects produced by mud".

"With this set, you will be able to replicate different types of effects including dry mud, wet mud, and mud splashes. These sets are the perfect solution for casual modelers and those experienced enthusiasts looking for the most realistic painting options in one convenient box.