Friday, April 12

AMMO's latest products: A new airbrush, three new publications & lots more in April/ May

Ammo has a bunch of new products available this month, their second airbrush called the "AIRVIPER" (all-caps) and four new publications sure to educate and captivate their readers - see what they are all about in our preview...

AMMO's latest products for April/ May

"AIRVIPER" AIRBRUSH (w/ 0,2 mm needle)
Price: 129,95€ 
The AIRVIPER, a new airbrush that will allow modellers to perform fine detail and precision work with ease. The 0.2mm nozzle/needle the combination makes it possible to spray extremely fine lines with complete control.
AMMO is pleased to announce a new member to the AMMO by Mig Jiménez family of modelling resources, the AIRVIPER, a new airbrush that will allow modellers to perform fine detail and precision work with ease. The 0.2mm nozzle/needle combination make it possible to spray extremely fine lines with complete control.
AMMO have taken the development of this new airbrush very seriously. The result is a versatile tool with durability to last a lifetime. It is not only tough, solid, and effective, but also lightweight providing the highest level of performance. In addition to this, AMMO also gave it an inspiring slender and aggressive look. This is how your new airbrush was born. This airbrush will allow you to work with any type of paint including acrylics, enamels, inks, watercolours, lacquers, urethane, primers, varnishes, food colouring, and cosmetics among other mediums –and apply them with unparalleled precision. AMMO recommend using with an air pressure ranging between 10-20 psi or 1-1.4 bar.
AMMO's paints are specially designed to be sprayed directly from the bottle, although for some effects or techniques add Acrylic Thinner A.MIG-2000 or Transparator A.MIG-2017 is required. AMMO of Mig Jimenez has an extensive collection of books, magazines, and other printed material available which detail exactly how to get professional results from your airbrush.

Modelling School - Railway Modelling: Painting Realistic Trains
Softcover book
148 pages in full colour
The growing desire of railway modellers to transform their electric railway models into super realistic vehicles in scale has finally found the perfect complimentary guide.
This book is designed so that you can learn how to transform the clean toy-like appearance of pre-painted commercial railway models into realistic vehicles featuring the appropriate effects of wear and tear typical of these machines as seen throughout their operational life.
AMMO will show you how to create all the possible effects that appear on both locomotives and the many different types of railway stock of all eras. You will also learn how to improve your scenery and setting with simple and effective techniques that provide a more realistic appearance.

Some of the best railway modellers in the world will show you how to apply the right products and techniques step by step, in order to achieve each effect in a fun and simple way.

No matter if you are looking to transform your entire layout into completely realistic scenes or if you only want to create a small static diorama with a train model, this is the book for you.

The Weathering Aircraft Issue 12 "Winter" 
Available in English, French and Spanish Languages 
62 pages in full colour 
In this issue, we explore the always popular subject of aircraft deployed to the harsh conditions of winter environments.

The machines used during the winter season are an excuse for modellers to depict a large number of distinctive weathering effects on their models. For this, we will use different techniques in order to represent worn paint, oxidation, wet areas, chipping, mud, grease and dirt accumulations, and the scars of operating from frozen airfields.

AMMO's contributors will teach you how to handle a wide range of products to get the most realistic and eye-catching finishes with ease. We will focus especially on white camouflage patterns applied in a haphazard and temporary fashion. On board this issue you will find aeroplanes and helicopters used from WWII to the present day, each featuring strikingly attractive winter schemes.

The Weathering Magazine Issue 26 “Modern Warfare” 
72 pages in full colour 
In this issue, AMMO wants to show you a cross-section of subjects representing modern battlefields, such as the veteran T-72 tank, the ultra-modern PUMA IFV, the M9 armoured bulldozer, the fast CB-90 assault boat and many more.

AMMO's contributors have created a series of innovative articles for you to learn from while demonstrating the techniques used to accurately and realistically represent modern combat machinery while integrating narrative elements of the environment surrounding them.

Modern vehicles present a great opportunity for the modeller thanks to the number of reference images available in colour and in a high definition format that which also includes video recordings of the vehicles in action. The knowledge and experience gained will easily translate to any other era or subject while enriching your modelling skills.

This long-awaited new issue is destined to be one of your favourite resources, where each page will be a source of inspiration for all.

WWII American E.T.O. Solution Book 
Available in English, Spanish & French languages 
SOLUTION BOOK is a simple and basic guide intended to help any modeller to easily achieve similar results to those shown in every example. It doesn´t matter if you are a novice or a more seasoned and experienced modeller, by following the steps in this guide you will be able to obtain amazing results with very little effort.

These steps have been tested on numerous models to great effect. In addition to this, the SOLUTION BOOK´s new design will allow you to follow each step in a very easy and intuitive manner without text by using a simple icon-based code that clearly shows what is to be done at each step. For example, a small clock indicates the required drying time. In this way, every modeller will easily comprehend the different processes used to create a nice scale representation of the most popular subjects in our hobby.

If you are an experienced modeller, this book will best serve you as a guide to the products required for your model as well as a quick reference of the correct order to follow during the painting and weathering process without having to question what the appropriate colours are for each effect or the best medium for each technique is.

Although this guide is intended as a standard solution for the most common problems, you can always improvise and change the order of steps or colours used, as well as add emphasis to any effect to better suit your intended goal. Here you are presented with a convenient base to begin working from and achieve quality results in very little time. We also intend for this title to serve as a springboard for you to improve along with over time to reach the next level, as well as discover and implement new tricks along the way.

US military vehicles are one of the more interesting and attractive WWII subjects for lots of modellers. American armour and soft-skinned vehicles offer almost infinite possibilities with a range of models, versions, and settings from all over the world to be depicted in scale. Europe was arguably the most extensive theatre of the war, it was here that a huge range of all types of equipment were put into service including artillery pieces, trucks, half-tracks, tanks, and auxiliary vehicles such as bulldozers and cranes. With this guide, you can paint any olive drab-coloured vehicle that operated in Europe. Although we have chosen an M4 Sherman tank as an example for this step-by-step guide, the same processes can be applied in exactly the same sequence and methods to any other US vehicle including trucks, jeeps, half-tracks, or a tank or self-propelled gun. Now you just have to grab your favourite model and start painting without further delay!

Keep in mind that all US vehicles in Europe were exposed to the same weather conditions, although some to a greater extent than others. You simply have to adjust the intensity of the weathering effects (mud, dust, dirt, oil and grease, chipping, etc.) to your subject and setting and then simply follow this easy to use guide. All the products shown are rather basic and the most adequate to recreate the effects shown. If you maintain the order of application and drying times stipulated, you will be rewarded with great results. Now buckle up and enjoy the experience of being guided by the hand of a master modeller!

AMMO SCI-FI Catalogue 
We at AMMO by Mig Jimenez love Science Fiction and Fantasy subjects. In AMMO's catalogue, you will find a wide variety of paints and weathering products specially formulated for your Science Fiction and Fantasy models available in both subject-specific sets and individual bottles and jars.

And of course, AMMO offers a selection of the best Science Fiction and Fantasy books available, each demonstrating how to paint every type of ship, vehicle, suit, craft, character and figure of this expansive genre.

But this is just the beginning, AMMO´s Sci-Fi and Fantasy catalogue will continue to grow and create along with you... to infinity and beyond!

All of these new materials and book are now available on the AMMO Website...