AMMO Acrylic Filters
I received 6 bottles of AMMO Acrylic Filters to review, and along with those 6 bottles came a Conversion Chart and an AMMO bumpah (yes I am from Massachusetts) sticker. First I will say the conversion chart is a great tool, especially if you use different types of paints. I will explain shortly. The bumpah sticker is a great addition to my paint booth side. With that said, these were the 6 filters I received.
- A.MIG-0804 Starship Filth
- A.MIG-0810 Bright Green
- A.MIG-0814 Olive Drab
- A.MIG-0816 Sand
- A.MIG-0823 Medium Brown
- A.MIG-0824 Tan
To be honest, this is the first time I tried Acrylic Filters. I use enamel filters. Filters are used to vary the tone of the paint color. either lighten it or darken it a little bit at a time. To give you a perspective of what the filter will look like, I used a white sheet of styrene and primed it with an acrylic white primer to see how it would work with the filters. They worked perfectly, I was very impressed. This was only one coat of the filter. Unlike enamel filters you don't have as much time because the acrylic filter will dry faster. Which could be a good thing for you. Below is a photo of the filters on the white primer. The colors of the filters from left to right are; Starship Filth, Bright Green, Olive Drab, Sand, Medium Brown, and Tan. The filters will look different when used on a similar color, for example; using a tan color over a Green vehicle will lighten the green, where as if you used the Olive Drab it will darken it. When you get some of these just play around with the colors. You can even mix them together to vary the tones of the paint.
One thing I liked about the filters (it took me a few tries to figure it out), was that if you hold the bottle completely upside down (180 degrees) and squeeze, only one drop will come out at a time. This works great when you are using a palette. What you see in the palette starting on the right was my drop experiment, first one was a bit messy because I held the bottle at about 120 degrees and it drip out he side, by the fourth time I had it down pat. I applied the filters one section at a time. Once you have finished applying the filter you can spray a varnish over it to protect it.
Now about the Conversion Chart. I was building a Takom Mid M3 Lee and the Takom Color Guide called for A.MIG 035 Dark Tracks. Well I did not have that one, but when I looked at the conversion it said the equivalent for Vallejo Model Air was 71.039 Hull Red, which I had. It has worked both ways for me too. From Tamiya or Hobby Color to AMMO colors. It is a helpful tool and the best part is it is free. Every time I order from AMMO I get a chart and a Bumpah sticker. So place your order now at AMMO by Mig Jimenez - Filters for some filters and give them a try. I am sure you will like them.
I definitely recommend these filters and I will will be using them in the future.
Highly Recommended for Beginner to Advanced builders.
Thanks goes out to AMMO by Mig Jimenez for these review filters.
Reviewed by Frank Froment (Nordland AMPS)
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