Ammo by Mig Jimenez Medium Density Mud Splashes Review
|Date of Review||December 2015||Manufacturer||Ammo by Mig Jimenez|
|Subject||Medium Density Mud Splashes||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. 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.
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-1750 Dry Earth
- A.Mig-1751 Dry Steppe
- A.Mig-1752 Loose Ground
- A.Mig-1753 Turned Dirt
- A.Mig-1754 Damp Earth
- A.Mig-1755 Wet Ground
I applied one of these Splashes colors on a test subject after cleaning my airbrush from using the Mud textures. 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. So did the Mud colors. 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!