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Ammo of Mig Jimenez

How to Paint 1:72 Military Vehicles Book Review

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review August 2016 Title How to Paint 1:72 Military Vehicles
Author Multiple Publisher Ammo of Mig Jimenez
Published 2016 ISBN 978-84-945130-6-0
Format 112 pages, softbound MSRP (Euro) 16,50€

Review

We've seen some impressive titles from this publisher to show modelers how to use the family of Ammo by Mig Jimenez products and step-by-step tutorials on how to achieve the spectacular effects featured in these titles. Until now, those titles focused on models produced in larger scales but here is one for the 1/72 scale armor modelers. Same products and similar techniques, but how to achieve the worn-out look with more subtlety.

Among the subjects featured in this latest weathering tutorial:

  • 1/72 Scrapyard T-72A
  • 1/72 Panzer IV
  • 1/72 BMD-2
  • 1/72 M1A1(HA)
  • 1/72 Tiger I - Kursk
  • 1/72 Scud TEL
  • 1/72 E-75
  • 1/72 T-34/85

Each of these builds is performed by a different author/modeler so you benefit from a variety of techniques presented in this title. I was a bit horrified to read the author's approach to painting the T-34/85 was to thin his acrylics with Vodka. I'm not sure if that qualifies as alcohol abuse, but I'd rather use my Isopropyl Alcohol as thinner and drink the Vodka instead! As I said - different techniques.

What is consistent with all of these builds and these series of titles for that matter, they are all high quality work and presented in the same way that can help you sharpen your own skills. Several builds used a new product called Masking Putty and were able to achieve some nice camouflage patterns with the material.

If you're looking for a good reference for painting and weathering your own 1/72 scale armor force, you'll want to add this title to your bench library. This will be of special interest for wargamers who want their armor to look outstanding on the playing field!

My sincere thanks to Ammo of Mig Jimenez for this review copy!

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