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Pigment Suggestions for OIF Vehicle
B2Blain
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United States
Joined: February 26, 2008
KitMaker: 39 posts
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Posted: Tuesday, December 05, 2017 - 06:45 AM GMT+7
I was looking at Mig Ammo's North African Dust or Sand. Do I need one or both? Does the fixer matter? I've seen people use water or enamel thinner.

Thanks!
sgtreef
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Oklahoma, United States
Joined: March 01, 2002
KitMaker: 5,585 posts
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Posted: Wednesday, December 06, 2017 - 12:23 AM GMT+7
Mig has had so many pigments hard to keep track really.
First there was Mig Pigments, then there were Ak interactive pigments, now Ammo from Mig.
I still have quite a few original ones.
But back to the question, yes and you can look on the web Vallejo makes some also,as I think they were the ones that made the original ones anyway, plus a tad cheaper then the others.
Never go wrong on pigments, as can also be mixed and make your own colors, if not try pastel chalks as we did back before all the pigments came about, still an option,you I bet can mix them with the bought ones and move your color anyway you see fit.

Does this help?
Cheers

Jeff
B2Blain
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United States
Joined: February 26, 2008
KitMaker: 39 posts
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Posted: Thursday, December 07, 2017 - 05:58 AM GMT+7

Quoted Text

Mig has had so many pigments hard to keep track really.
First there was Mig Pigments, then there were Ak interactive pigments, now Ammo from Mig.
I still have quite a few original ones.
But back to the question, yes and you can look on the web Vallejo makes some also,as I think they were the ones that made the original ones anyway, plus a tad cheaper then the others.
Never go wrong on pigments, as can also be mixed and make your own colors, if not try pastel chalks as we did back before all the pigments came about, still an option,you I bet can mix them with the bought ones and move your color anyway you see fit.

Does this help?
Cheers

Jeff



Thanks for the suggestion!
Vicious
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Queensland, Australia
Joined: September 04, 2015
KitMaker: 944 posts
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Posted: Thursday, December 07, 2017 - 10:45 AM GMT+7
I prefer to make my own mix of pigments, I choose 2 or 3 shades that I find right (light, medium, dark), I mix it,not too homogeneous mix so that you can still see the different shade/colors, I find it more real and it is also more interesting for those who look, then fixed the first layer with the fixer I add here and there again a bit of pigments of the same colors but individually to create more' spots of color and texture, when fixed with the fixer I move on to do some stain and shade with some pin washes
sgtreef
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Oklahoma, United States
Joined: March 01, 2002
KitMaker: 5,585 posts
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Posted: Thursday, December 07, 2017 - 12:07 PM GMT+7
But left out the fixer is permanent, but if you use mineral spirits, you can get most off , if you don't like it.
Missed that.