Friday, November 17

New books, & paint sets & a gun for your AMMO this month in our preview...

The latest releases from the AMMO team have some new publications showing us the latest in three publications from the team at AMMO and three paint sets to match - most importantly for AMMO the launch of a new airbrush to apply all of this to our models - see them all in the AMMO preview for November...
New books, & paint sets & a gun for your AMMO this month in our preview...

Ammo's new "Aircobra" Airbrush
Reference: #AMIG8625
Price:119,95 €
The airbrush is a modeller's most trustworthy companion. We can even say that it represents our creative spirit and is a reflection of our personality. AMMO has taken every aspect into consideration when designing a new airbrush. Modelers require a design that is capable of lasting a lifetime, is durable and efficient, robust as well as light, and that guarantees maximum performance without sacrificing a stylish and refined look. The need for these essential features is the origin of your new state-of-the-art airbrush, the AIRCOBRA. This model meets each of these critical requirements, making this the perfect tool for the discerning and demanding modeller.
A refined and elegant piece of equipment with all the innovative advances of today’s airbrushes, allowing you to spray any type of paint with great control and precision. The AIRCOBRA is made in the USA with 100% American materials, like the mighty and formidable classic cars of the 1950’s and 60’s which captivated the imagination of the world. All of this in a package inspired by the aesthetics of the golden age of the 1980´s, when the word airbrush became synonymous with modernity among modellers and eventually emerged as a cultural icon of the hobby.

We believe that the airbrush works of that decade represent the spirit of what today´s modellers strive for. AMMO aspires to go back to the roots of quality as well as finish and aesthetics, of a country that has always been a leading force in the airbrush world.

It´s time to stand out, to enjoy using a solid tool designed by the best airbrush experts in the US. The AIRCOBRA, like the great cars of old, will become a classic in your hands with each new model. The first AMMO airbrush is specifically designed by modellers - for modellers. Featuring all attributes required to perform a wide range of tasks, with the precision required for modelling.
Specifications:
Gravity Feed Double Action Airbrush
0.3mm nozzle. 5 ml (1/6 oz.) paint cup
PTFE (Teflon) seals
Long life material components
Controllable Spray Pattern Range: Technical Pencil Line 0.4 mm to 4.5 cm (.015" to 1.75")
Atomization Scale: ~90 micron
Comfortable Trigger
Reversible Spear Tip Guarded Air Cap for better airbrush performing and easier cleaning while in use
EasySet Trigger Range Adjustment
Air Hose Connection Size: 1/8
Useful with any kind of paint media (Acrylics, Enamels, Lacquers, Inks, Dyes, Urethanes, etc)


Sherman: The American Miracle
Reference: #AMIG6080
Softcover.
80 pages and more than 170 Colour Profiles.
Price: 18,50 €
Sherman, the American Miracle. In this new AMMO publication, you will find all the necessary information required to paint and weather all your modelling projects involving this famous American-built tank. More than 180 colour profiles grouped by war theatres will inspire you to build subjects with the most original and appealing versions and camouflage schemes. This book shows that against conventional wisdom, not all Sherman tanks were painted green.
From colour schemes that take us to the dusty and scorching sand of the North African desert, through the European battlefields, and ending with vehicles used in the Pacific Theatre of Operations, this publication shows many original and rarely seen examples of WWII camouflage schemes.
There is an introductory chapter included that analyses the different versions of the Sherman in an easy and comprehensive manner. Also included is a section that outlines the different colours used to paint each example used by a diverse range of armies throughout the course of the war. Whether you are passionate about this famed tank or are interested in Allied vehicles in general, you cannot miss this book.



Set Sherman Tanks Vol. 1 (WWII Commonwealth)
Reference: AMIG7169
Acrylic Colours Set. 6 jars 17mL
Price: 13,80 €
Tens of thousands of this famous American tank were built during WWII. In addition to its use by US forces, the M4 Sherman also served with many Allied countries. This set includes the most common colours used to camouflage British and Commonwealth Sherman tanks. From the usual greens to the distinctive Dark Slate colour, through Light Mud, and the light tones used in North Africa and Italy. This selection of six colours has been formulated for maximum performance with both brush and airbrush. The Scale Reduction-Effect will allow us to apply the correct colour to our models. 17ml jars. Shake well before each use. Each jar includes a stainless-steel ball agitator to facilitate mixture. They are water-soluble, odourless, and non-toxic. We recommend A.MIG-2000 Acrylic Thinner for best thinning results. Dries completely in 24 hours.

Includes 6 Acrylic colours:
AMIG0061 BS 381c No.61 Light Stone. Widely used from 1940 to 1943 in North Africa and Italy
AMIG0110 SCC 1 A. Camouflage colour in use during 1941-42.
AMIG0111 SCC 2. Standard base colour during the 1942-44 period. Also used in 1941
AMIG0112 SCC 15. Bronze-green colour used in monotone schemes since 1944
AMIG0113 Khaki Green No.3. A common base colour from 1939 until 1941, but also in use in 1942
AMIG0217 BS 381c No.34 Dark Slate. Used as camouflage colour from 1940 to 1943


Set Sherman Tanks Vol. 2 (WWII European Theatre of Operations)
Reference: AMIG7170
Acrylic Colours Set. 6 jars 17mL
Price: 13,80 €
Tens of thousands of this famous American tank were built during WWII. In addition to its use by US forces, the M4 Sherman also served with many Allied countries. This set includes the colours used to paint the Sherman tanks deployed by the US Army in the European Theatre of Operations. In addition to the well-known Olive Drab, we can find two washable colours to represent makeshift mud camouflages and whitewash winter patterns. This set also includes black and a sand tone used as camouflage over the Olive drab factory finish by some units in certain areas of operation. The six colours have been formulated for maximum performance with both brush and airbrush. The Scale Reduction-Effect will allow us to apply the correct colour on our models. 17ml jars. Shake well before each use. Each jar includes a stainless-steel ball agitator to facilitate mixture. They are water-soluble, odourless, and non-toxic. We recommend A.MIG-2000 Acrylic Thinner for best thinning results. Dries completely in 24 hours.

Includes 6 Acrylic colours:
AMIG0024 WASHABLE WHITE CAMO
AMIG0046 MATT BLACK
AMIG0105 WASHABLE DUST (RAL 8000)
AMIG0135 BURNT CINNAMON
AMIG0138 DESERT YELLOW
AMIG0926 OLIVE DRAB BASE


Modelling School: An Initiation to Aircraft Weathering
Reference: AMIG6030
Softcover.
240 pages.
Price: 21,95 €

AMMO by Mig Jimenez is proud to publish Jamie Haggo's first modelling book. Jamie is well known for his highly realistically weathered aircraft models and in this book, he will show in step by step detail how he achieves his results. The book covers basic building methods which will enhance the final model through cockpit painting and weathering to various base coat applications followed by loads of hints, tips and techniques on turning a clean looking model into a well-weathered piece. The final chapter describes in detail a stunning 1:32 Post-Apocalyptic OV-10 Bronco utilising all the processes described in the book in order to produce a unique looking aircraft.


The book is aimed at both new modellers and experienced modellers looking to improve or just get that kick of inspiration; there's something for everyone in the packed 240 pages.

Contents
Tools and products
Airframe preparation
Cockpits
Distressed paint camouflages and base coats
Faded markings
Metal chipping and distressed top coats
Winter chipping, whitewash
Dirty top coats
Battle damage
Final weathering; dirty, oil, smoke, muck and grime
Kittyhawk OV-10 Bronco "Death Punch"



Bare Metal Aircraft Colours
Reference: AMIG7216
Acrylic colours set. 4 jars 17mL
Price: 9,20 €
Even though metal has been present since the dawn of aviation history, its importance as a building material has changed over time. It was from WWII on that a great deal of aircraft began being left unpainted to show the metals used in their construction. At first sight, it may appear that there is just one type of metal skin, but that´s not the case. In fact, we can find a diverse range of materials and tonalities on the same subject. This versatile set comes to the rescue with accurate colours and no mixing required. Formulated for maximum performance with both brush and airbrush. Four acrylic colours in 17ml jars. Shake well before each use. Each jar includes a stainless-steel ball agitator to facilitate mixture. They are water-soluble, odourless, and non-toxic. We recommend A.MIG-2000 Acrylic Thinner for best thinning results. Dries completely in 24 hours

Included colours:
A.MIG-0045 Gun Metal
A.MIG-0192 Polished Metal
A.MIG-0194 Matt Aluminium
A.MIG-0195 Silver


Modelling Guide: How to Paint with Acrylics
Reference: AMIG6040
Softcover.
108 pages and more than 500 high-quality pictures.
Price: 15,95 €
Nowadays, water-based acrylic paints are the best option to paint our models. Thanks to their ease of use, cleaning, and mixing, water-based acrylics have become the paint of choice for modellers all over the world. Being non-toxic and odourless (unlike lacquers and enamels) they have been favoured by modellers who are forced to share their space with children, pets, and other family members. They are perfect to be used with the airbrush in enclosed spaces because they produce almost no vapours, dust, or smell whatever. Lacquers have gone out of favour among most modellers for a long time now, due to heavy restrictions in air shipping owing to their toxicity and flammability. Water-based acrylics are the paints of the present and the future, and will likely be the only paints available in model stores soon.

For these reasons, the AMMO team has produced this complete Acrylics guide containing all the tips and techniques necessary for painting all genre of models, from figures and military vehicles to dioramas and aircraft. The book not only shows how to use the paints, but also explains the proper use of auxiliary acrylic products, how to work with the airbrush, how to apply metallic colours, transparent colours and varnishes, and how to paint a model entirely with brushes. We explore the tools used as well as basic weathering techniques with non-toxic products.



If you already use AMMO acrylics, this book is the basic guide to get the most out of your paints; if you previously painted with lacquer colours, this comprehensive work will allow you to discover all the advantages and possibilities of this safe, non-toxic product, which will provide you with countless moments of enjoyment practicing your favourite hobby.

These new sets, books and airbrush are now available in the AMMO Store online