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Ammo by Mig Jimenez Heavy Mud

Ammo by Mig Jimenez Heavy Mud Review

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review December 2015 Manufacturer Ammo by Mig Jimenez
Subject Heavy Mud Product Number See below
Pros Interesting new colors/textures Cons See text
Skill Level Basic MSRP (USD) $6.50/35ml bottle


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.

If you've followed Mig's online tutorials, he had developed a way to create a solution of pigments and powders that can be brushed or airbrushed onto your model to give the appearance of wet or dried-on dirt and mud. Here is a new series from Mig which provides pre-mixed pigments and powders with varying degrees of courseness to give you that mixture straight out of the bottle.

Ammo by Mig Jimenez

There are a variety of colors available, six of which are in their latest releases. Each comes in a 35ml bottle and the latest colors include:

  • A.Mig-1700 Dry Light Soil
  • A.Mig-1701 Thick Soil
  • A.Mig-1702 Turned Earth
  • A.Mig-1703 Moist Ground
  • A.Mig-1704 Heavy Earth
  • A.Mig-1705 Wet Mud

I applied one of these Heavy Mud colors on a test subject and since I had only finished one cup of coffee at that point, I can honestly say that I didn't think this through. I've seen online that these products can be hand-brushed or airbrushed onto your model. Hand-brushing worked fine, but I tried the airbrush first and the course textures that are suspended in the colors instantly fouled my airbrush. While I was cleaning my airbrush and finishing my second cup of coffee, I remembered a demonstration video that showed that when they say this can be applied by airbrush, they mean dip a big paint brush into the mud color and blow air from your airbrush through the paintbrush to splatter the mud on your model. That works fine. Please don't put this stuff into your airbrush. When I did apply this with a wide paintbrush, I was impressed with the ease of application and pleased with the results after drying. You'll see this stuff at work very soon.

My sincere thanks to Ammo by Mig Jimenez for this review samples!


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