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Date: 06/13/13 08:36
Testors Paint Update
Author: UPJeff

Just received this note.

Some good news from Testors!

There will be 16 colors moving over to the Model Master Acrylic line from Polly Scale. They will be color matched to the Polly Scale line, but not guaranteed to be exact matches, as the formulations are different. They will be in 1/2 ounce bottles and retail for $3.69. They are all flat colors. Currently scheduled for a September delivery.

704 – 4873 Reefer White
704 – 4874 Aged White
704 – 4875 Aged Concrete
704 – 4876 Concrete
704 – 4877 Earth
704 – 4878 Depot Buff
704 – 4879 Reefer Yellow
704 – 4880 Caboose Red
704 – 4881 Boxcar Red
704 – 4882 Oxide Red
704 – 4883 Signal Green
704 – 4884 Roof Brown
704 – 4885 Railroad Tie Brown
704 – 4886 Reefer Gray
704 – 4887 Grimy Black
704 – 4888 Engine Black

Jeff Smith
Lakewood, CA
RailMaster Hobbies



Date: 06/13/13 08:54
Re: Testors Paint Update
Author: Bscale316

So the world isn't ending after all. LOL.
But it will be convenient to have those colors, and the Testors Acryl airbrushes just fine.
Bill in Ft Worth



Date: 06/13/13 10:48
Re: Testors Paint Update
Author: sphauler

This is good news, thanks Jeff!



Date: 06/13/13 11:39
Re: Testors Paint Update
Author: Notch16

That's a really fine list of the core colors that would have been most greatly missed. I'm pleased to see this.

Seems Testor's is on the ball after all. We should have a new forum: Rush to Judgment. But then traffic on all the rest of the forums would fall down to near zero. :-)

~ BZ



Date: 06/13/13 11:47
Re: Testors Paint Update
Author: Columbusrrfan

Notch16 Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> That's a really fine list of the core colors that
> would have been most greatly missed. I'm pleased
> to see this.
>
> Seems Testor's is on the ball after all. We should
> have a new forum: Rush to Judgment. But then
> traffic on all the rest of the forums would fall
> down to near zero. :-)
>
> ~ BZ

Not so sure about that. Initially Testors had NO plans to transport any of the discontinued colors into any other line of paint. They received a very large amount of negative feedback about their move to discontinue Floquil and Polly Scale. Perhaps all that push back convinced them to move these core colors over. If they are serious about this they should move the same colors over to the Model Master line for those of us who prefer solvent based paints.
Jack Mougin



Date: 06/13/13 16:42
Re: Testors Paint Update
Author: gdparson

Do you guys realize how easy it is to get to some of the earthy colours using tubes so acrylic? It may not be 100 percent but it is so easy.
Dave



Date: 06/13/13 20:11
Re: Testors Paint Update
Author: K3HX

Just getting back into RR modeling.

Are there other sources for model RR paint?

For those of us on a budget, paying nearly $950 a gallon for paint seems
a bit much.

Advice, counsel sought.

Be Well,

Tim Colbert K3HX



Date: 06/13/13 20:38
Re: Testors Paint Update
Author: Afbombers

badger modelflex isnt too bad if you are willing to have patience. Over a decade since I used it, mostly because polyscale was avail locally but its decent



Date: 06/14/13 08:51
Re: Testors Paint Update
Author: BaylorMax

Microscale has published a list of alternatives: http://www.microscale.com/ResourceCntr_Floquil.html

The sky is not falling, after all.



Date: 06/14/13 10:29
Re: Testors Paint Update
Author: binder001

It's nice to see that Testors will have some of the common "generic" colors available. I think it's because of the buzz around the various modelers forums.



Date: 06/14/13 15:14
Re: Testors Paint Update
Author: grahamline

Those are also colors applicable to a wide range of modeling projects. Unlike CNW Zito shades and other railroad-specific mixes.



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