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WWII Ammunition Colors
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Posted: Saturday, August 22, 2015 - 07:31 PM UTC
Coloring up some AMMO! Todd Michalak takes a new acrylic set of paints, WWII Ammunition Colors from AMMO of Mig Jimenez, for a little test drive.

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Posted: Saturday, August 22, 2015 - 11:07 PM UTC
The copper, brass and steel look the dogs doughnuts.
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Posted: Saturday, August 22, 2015 - 11:12 PM UTC

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Coloring up some AMMO! Todd Michalak takes a new acrylic set of paints, WWII Ammunition Colors from AMMO of Mig Jimenez, for a little test drive.

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The question for me is, does the brass have any visible graininess when applied? Any metallic paint will look fine from a few feet away, but hobby metallics (with the exception of buffable paints made for aircraft models), often have coarsely ground metallic pigments which never look right when painted on a small object like a 1/35th scale shell casing. Up until now, the best choice for brass wasn't hobby paint at all, but gold printer's ink. So, in extreme close-up, how does this paint look?
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Posted: Saturday, August 22, 2015 - 11:52 PM UTC
Good question Gerald. Acrylics have always been notoriously grainy in effect. Most of this comes from the metallic flecks don't break down as they do with the powerful solvents in buffable paints, inks, lacquers and enamels in general. There is a minute amount of as seen in the close up pictures in the review. To reduce this further, thinning the paint more and lightly applying several built up layers will reduce this even more. Acrylics have come a long way from the "sparkly magic" paints we have come to know. Certainly they are an advancement in the hobby for those of us looking to break away from the harmful effects of the solvent based offerings.
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Posted: Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 02:36 AM UTC
What would the metallic colors look like sprayed over a glossy black base la Alclad?
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Posted: Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 03:33 AM UTC
Hi Ivan, I would assume there would be more luster to he metallic finishes as the gloss black base is what drives the shine of Alclad somewhat. I don't have any Alclad Gloss base on hand at the moment or I would give it a shot!