Ammo by Mig Jimenez Modern US Army Colors Paint First Look
|Date of Review||August 2016||Manufacturer||Ammo by Mig Jimenez|
|Subject||Modern US Army Colors||Product Number||7159|
|Pros||Very useful new colors||Cons||Nothing noted|
|Skill Level||Basic||MSRP (Euro)||13.80€|
Ammo by Mig Jimenez is family of paints and weathering products designed to take your models to the next step. Master modeler Mig Jimenez helped to launch another paint line by developing and teaching modelers how to make achieve great results with those products. A few years ago, he created his own company and developed a new series of products to tackle areas overlooked by other paint companies.
In this release, they have created a useful set of colors for US Army modelers. This set consists of six 17ml bottles of acrylic paints which include:
- A.Mig-025 Desert Sand
- A.Mig-046 Matt Black
- A.Mig-081 US Olive Drab
- A.Mig-082 US APC Interior Green
- A.Mig-084 NATO Green
- A.Mig-085 NATO Brown
This set is supposed to cover US Army camouflage between the 1950s and today, but it misses the disco era of MERDC camouflage. Even so, this set provides the standard Olive Drab from World War II into Korea, the interior green common in M113 (and other) APCs, the Green/Black/Brown of the still current NATO tricolor camouflage, the Desert Tan worn by military vehicles in the sand box(es) and the NATO Green (FS 34094) doubles as the interior color of utility vehicles like the Humvee as well as the overall color on all-green vehicles like the later-production Humvees.
These paints can be applied by airbrush or standard brush and each bottle includes a metal ball inside to help mix the colors before application. This combination of colors replicate the tri-color camouflage as well as the overall green vehicles seen in the Chinese army. Give them a try!
My sincere thanks to Ammo by Mig Jimenez for this review samples!