MOSS AND QUAKE SCENIC PRODUCTS FROM AMMO-MIG

Modellers creating vignettes, dioramas or even small bases for figures can benefit from this new range of groundwork mediums.

MOSS AND QUAKE SCENIC PRODUCTS FROM AMMO-MIG

Spanish modelling supremo Mig Jimenez’ AMMO brand has launched new groundwork mediums aimed mainly at diorama builders. First, if you want to replicate dry, heat-cracked mud, clay and the like, the firm’s Quake Crackle Creator range is ideal. Different shades of liquid are available, in 40ml plastic bottles, along with a Crackle Base medium; presumably you can add this to any of the Quake liquids to produce more volume.

Easy method

All you do is spread your chosen Quake liquid where it’s needed, using a palette knife, and let it dry for 24 hours. The result will be a suitably authentic heat-cracked surface. For more subtle cracking, simply use less of the medium. Sample hues received by Key Model World include A.MIG-2183 Old Blacktop (to simulate cracked tarmac), A.MIG-2185 Baked Earth and A.MIG-2186 Dry Season Clay. Each bottle costs £4.94.

MOSS AND QUAKE SCENIC PRODUCTS FROM AMMO-MIG

AMMO’s Moss series is also highly useful for simulating the various shades of moss and lichen seen in both urban and rural environments. There are various shades for versatility and, essentially, it’s a dry scatter material ideal for enlivening house and boundary walls, paving, growing/fallen trees and any other surface on which these types of flora may grow. Examples are A.MIG-8821 Deep Forest, A.MIG-8822 Sea Moss, A.MIG-8823 Bracken Green, A.MIG-8826 Umber Peat and A.MIG-8827 Ochre Moss. Any of these Moss scatterings can be secured with the firm's own A.MIG-8830 Dio Glue, but we're sure standard PVA glue will also suffice. Each 35ml container costs £3.22. All are available via AMMO-MIG direct and its official stockists.