AMMO BY MIG
Figures Set - Waffen SS Spring Camo
AMMO marches on, continuing it’s widening range of uniform specific paint sets. This is a useful concept as it removes any guesswork as to what colors to use for specific uniforms / camouflage schemes. Obviously, the paints are well suited for various other painting tasks as well.
This set # 7043 is assembled by AMMO to paint the distinctive looking Waffen SS Spring camouflage scheme.
What’s in the Set?
This set is made up of six different colors, all packaged in the familiar 17ml eye dropper bottles. The bottles all contain a small stainless steel mixing ball, which is good as the paints do separate between uses and will need thorough mixing as can been seen above. The colors included in this set are;
F-532 Red Brown
F-533 Dark Brown
F-534 Olive Green
F-555 Lime Green
F-556 Dark Green
F-558 Beige Pink
No instructions for use are included, other than the illustration on the back of the box that the paints are packaged in (see below).
Above - the illustration on the rear panel of the box is all the instructions provided for this set.
Testing the Paints
As I have no suitable figure to paint at the moment, I decided to test the paints on a scrap of Evergreen sheet styrene. I primed the sheet styrene with Tamiya Gray from a rattle can and applied a drop of each color to it, after shaking each color bottle to mix the paint. I than applied a few brush strokes of each color to see how it looks applied by brush.
All colors applied well with a brush, with the paint self leveling to remove brush marks pretty well. I used no thinners for this test. The paints covered quite well, with the lime green being the only color needing just a bit of extra paint for 100% coverage.
Step two of this not very technical test of this paint set was to attempt to replicate the paint scheme as seen on the box art. As noted above, no other instructions were provided in the set to show how to achieve the Waffen SS spring camo pattern. In truth, references for this pattern can easily be found elsewhere anyway.
Above - my not very well executed attempt at the Waffen SS spring camo pattern on a scrap of sheet styrene. I’m sure I could do better with a bit of practice, but this review is intended to be on the paints and not my less than stellar painting (fortunately…).
The colors were applied rather rapidly with little drying time between them, these paints dried quickly in my dehumidified basement bunker. The paints have very little to no shine to them once dry, making them perfect for use on uniforms. The interplay between the colors is visually appealing ( not something the Waffen SS would have been particularly concerned about…) and the pattern really comes to life when the lime green color is added.
This set of six colors replicates the various colors seen in this complicated camouflage scheme perfectly. The paints cover well when applied by paint brush, dry quickly and very nearly dead flat. The general high quality of AMMO by MIG paints is undisputed.
I like these uniform sets done by AMMO, they are quite useful and provide all of the colors needed to replicate the paint schemes they’re intended for. These paint sets provide high quality paints of specifically targeted colors in a convenient package, what’s not to like?
If you paint WWII German figures, this set will come in handy!
Thanks to AMMO BY MIG for the review sample
Reviewed by Chuck Aleshire, AMPS Chicagoland
AMPS 2nd Vice President, Midwest Region
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