Ammo-Mig Metallic Acrylic Colors
A series of metallic acrylic colors has been released by Ammo-Mig:
Polished Metal – A.Mig-192
Titanium – A.Mig-193
Matt Aluminum – A.Mig-194
Silver – A.Mig-195
Warhead Metallic Blue – A.Mig-196
Brass – A.Mig-197
Gold – A.Mig-198
Copper – A.Mig-199
These paints are advertised for both airbrush and brush use and come in the now ubiquitous 17 ml dropper bottle. The paint has only a mild, non-offensive odor.
The bottle recommends using Ammo-Mig’s own acrylic thinner, A.Mig-2000. It also says to let the paint dry for one day. Heed this advice. I painted the landing gear oleos of an aircraft model with the silver color and made the mistake of touching it after a few hours. It was still quite wet.
These paints need some vigorous shaking to get them well-mixed. Each bottle contains a stainless steel ball to help agitate the paint. If the paint has been sitting for awhile, it may take a moment before you hear the ball rattling around inside the bottle.
To test the paints, I sprayed each color in a two inch square onto a white board. All the colors were sprayed through an Iwata airbrush with a .3mm nozzle. No thinner was needed and no tip drying was noted. These metallic colors have a lot of richness and depth to them. I did find only a subtle difference between the Brass and Gold colors. After spraying each color, I found the airbrush cleaned-up easily with Windex, lacquer thinner, or Ammo-Mig’s own Cleaner.
In the past, I’ve avoided spraying acrylic metallic colors, as I’ve always found them to be too grainy in their finish. Subsequently, Alclad became my go-to metallic paint. However, these colors have none of the graininess associated with other acrylic metallics.
These paints are a game changer for me and the way I look at acrylic metallic colors. They will definitely be in my paint arsenal in the future.
My sincere thanks to
for the review sample.
Reviewed by Mark Glidden, SoCal AMPS
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