Mig AMMO Plastic Cements – Extra Thin Red Magma and Blue Night Cement Review

Mig Ammo Plastic Cements

These cements are new extra thin cements with the same viscosity as the older Mig Ammo extra thin cement but include formulated colour inside them either red for the Mig Ammo Red Magma cement and blue for the Mig Ammo Blue Night plastic cement variant.

All Mig AMMO Plastic Cements come in glass jars with a thin brush applicator attached to the lid for precise use of the plastic cement the images show how .

The extra thin plastic cements dry incredibly quickly so can be applied differently to how more viscous, slower dry plastic cements are applied via using the brush onto the join surface before fitting the two pieces together.

The extra-thin plastic cements are used by dry fitting two pieces added of a plastic kit together and applying the cements to the joint, the problem that these new products are attempting to address is that extra thin cement is a clear liquid and may be difficult to see during and after the application the new red and blue plastic cements make it easier to see where it has been applied making so an excess amount isn’t applied and more precise sanding can be done afterwards.

We tried out the new products on a Bolt Action Bren carrier undercarriage in our experience these aren’t the best kits but should be able to display the product perfectly well although due to bolt action kits being quite simple the cements won’t truly shine here like they would on more complex models where being able to see where the product has been applied is more important. Here with this model I have filed the join as well as possible so no sprue remnants will mess with the glue application.

Due to the simplicity of the join I attempted to only use a capillary cement join for these attachments and the product worked quite well here.

Each colour is designed for different colours of plastic we have a light grey plastic here I believe the night blue contrasts better, but on a green or beige plastic the red magma stands out quite well too the images below will hopefully show what I mean but It’s probably down to personal preference.

The undercarriage above shows the join between the two parts you can see what the result is with each plastic cement after the formula has cured for 10 minutes but before sanding, I was quite messy with application due to me being quite shaky but even with that the capillary action clearly causes the cement down into the dry joint. The remaining colour that can be seen hasn’t affected the surface of the model but could use a little sanding from a very fine sanding stick.

These corner segments have undergone a little sand after curing the blue one was a lot smoother afterward but I may have gone too far with the sanding on the right image overall I think the coloured formulae helped a lot with being more precise during the construction process.

To wrap this post up here are my opinions on the positives and negatives of these new extra thin plastic cements

The Positives Are:

  • The colouring allows for less waste due to not going over the same area twice compared to the clear alternative.
  • When cured you can easily see areas that may need sanding.
  • Capillary action allows for faster construction of parts that fit very easily.

The Negatives Are:

  • If you were planning on using the sprue colour and not painting the product this would make the product look worse.
  • If you can see the extra thin cements easily enough then this product is most likely an unobtrusive but useless upgrade.
  • All the bottles are round. The AK Interactive plastic cements are in square bottles which are less prone to being knocked over.

Mig Ammo glues and cements are found in the store here.

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