Tool Review
MIG Pigments
MIG Production Pigments; Ochre Rust, Khaki Russian Faded, Burnt Steel Blue
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by: Rick Cooper [ CLOVIS899 ]


MIG Productions just keeps pumping them out. Even though they apparently no longer have any connection with Mig Jimenez other than the name, that doesn’t seem to have slowed them down any. Actually a quick look at their website shows a bit of a lean into the fantasy/future war-type genre that has gained so much recent popularity. All I can declare is: keep it coming guys!

what you get

MIG Productions sent three new pigments for Armorama to review:

P042 Ochre Rust
P043 Kaky (sp) Russian Faded
P044 Burnt Steel Blue

Each comes in the now familiar 20ml pigment pot.

the Review

Each pot has enough pigment to last a good long time (has anyone ever actually completely emptied one of these?). I won’t bore you with a long drawn-out explanation (your welcome!) of what pigments are or how to use them, just a few quick observations:

The Khaki Russian Faded seems very coarse, with small bits of white and yellow that help to give something of an inconsistent color. This may be a benefit, as it gives a non-uniform look to the application. After all, fabrics often fade at different rates, and soldiers are issued replacement uniforms at different times.

The Burnt Steel Blue is ground to a very, very fine powder, which probably accounts for the slightly higher price.

The Ochre Rust is fairly standard as far as pigments go, but another rust shade is always welcome.

To the right you can see the results of some different applications of the pigments in question. The back end of the F-15 (heresy; an airplane!!) shows one burner can with the burnt steel applied to the right side only. This pigment would have lots of applications for the wingy set among us.

The T-60 (a 25 year old scratchbuild) shows a couple of before & after shots with the pigment applied to the front glacis plate area. The Ochre Rust was applied to a piece of tubing that will be used for an exhaust pipe later on. I don’t know that I would use this pigment alone; it may work best in combination with other shades.


Three new pigments to add to the growing stable, all with their own unique uses. They should be well-received by modelers regardless of their particular modeling interests.
Highs: 3 new pigments to play with is always a good thing. Generous-sized portions to work with in that cool little pot that is almost impossible to knock over.
Lows: No real drawbacks, they do require a fixer of some kind for added permanency.
Verdict: A fine addition to the pigments now readily available to modelers worldwide.
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  Scale: Other
  Mfg. ID: P042, P043, P044
  Suggested Retail: $5.75-$6.50
  PUBLISHED: Apr 17, 2011
  NATIONALITY: United States

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About Rick Cooper (clovis899)

I have been modeling for about 30 years now. Once upon a time in another century I owned my own hobby shop; way more work than it was worth. I tip my opti-visor to those who make a real living at it. Mainly build armor these days but I keep working at figures, planes and the occasional ship.

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Got to love the "KAKY Russian" though
APR 16, 2011 - 11:08 PM
That's what I wear to school most days, kaky pants and a dress shirt!!
APR 17, 2011 - 12:31 PM

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