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Remover Sponges – Round, Teardrop & Wedged Drop

Ammo by Mig Jiménez

 

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This new product from Ammo is a repurposing of a make-up sponge to use in our hobby, which is something that happens a lot to modellers and modelling.  They are made from shaped foam, and can be machine-washed if you pop them into a mesh bag, which is another tip from those wot wear make-up.

 

Removing what?  Removing a number of things, such as washes that have been applied and the excess needs removal after a suitable drying period.  The different shapes are there to allow you to choose the most suitable one for the size and shape of the area you need to work on, and the big round one can be torn or cut along the pre-cut wedge shapes, giving you some nice points to work with as well as flat or curved sides.  You can also cut them in any way you feel would work to give you the best results.  As well as washes, they can be used to tone down, move around or soften pigment applications where the fixer used has been non-permanent.  You can also dip them in pigment to apply it to the model, so the uses are many, and no doubt someone will come up with more tricks as time goes by.

 

The softness of the foam will allow them to conform to the surface, removing all but the pigment or wash in the crevices and recessed lines thanks to the absorbency of the foam.  If you swipe along the line of flight for an aircraft, or gravity for an AFV, the resultant streaks can represent rain marks or the effect of dirt being pushed along at several hundred miles an hour over time.

 

Sure, they’re make-up sponges, and you can get them for a similar price at a make-up store, but now you can also go into a model shop without any embarrassment if you’re bothered about that sort of thing.  You can tack some on to an order online in this Covid-19 lockdown affected world, and they’re guaranteed not to add much weight to your parcel.  Very useful if you're just a couple of quid away from free shipping :wicked:

 

Wedged Drop Sponge (A.MIG-8560)

 

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A pointed tip, and a flat bottom.  Sounds horrible!

 

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Round Sponge (A.MIG-8561)

 

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Useful for large areas, or if cut apart, has flat, curved and sharp surfaces available.

 

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Teardrop Sponge (A.MIG-8562)

 

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Great for flat or less curved surfaces, and for padding at pigment you want to adjust.

 

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Conclusion

I’ve not done much if any modelling this year, so I’ve not tested them myself, but I have seen them used in a video that I now cannot find (typical!), and it was almost miraculous to watch, cleaning the excess wash off effortlessly, and softening a pigment application.  When I finally get to the stage where I need to clean off a wash or adjust a pigment application, I’ll be sure to use them.

 

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As my youngest daughter is a cosmetic specialist/beautician at the Boutique of a local pharmacy, of a national chain, I can get quality makeup items at her employee discount price. There are also good quality items at most department stores. Just go look in the beauty/makeup section. If looking there creeps you out, get a female family member/friend to do it for you.

 

 

 

Chris

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5 hours ago, spruecutter96 said:

What's the stigma about a man perusing the make-up department? This ain't the 1890's, folks!

 

Chris. 

 

Just thought I'd add that, just in case there are some old-style macho-men left out there.

 

 

 

Chris

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No worries, Sah! I am very much in touch with my feminine side (just tend to switch right off when it's talking, though). 

 

Chris. 

Edited by spruecutter96
Correcting a typo.
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