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Rockshasa

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Enamel paints?
« on: August 12, 2021, 08:11:50 PM »
Hey folks,

I have been out of the model building scene for around 8 years now. I have built tons of monster models in the past. I have ALWAYS been an enamel painter. I am currently getting ready to work on some new kits. I was on another forum and someone told me you can't buy small bottles of enamel paint anymore. I was dumbfounded. I used Model Master Enamels. This person told me they don't make them anymore. Is this true???? Can someone fill me in on what's going on and what's available?

Monster Mike

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Re: Enamel paints?
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2021, 08:28:07 PM »
Testors still makes enamel paints. I just got some at Michael’s. They are discontinuing the “model master” brand line though.

Rockshasa

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Re: Enamel paints?
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2021, 08:34:15 PM »
Are they just changing the brand name or getting rid of ALL of the paints under the Model Master brand?
That would suck. I use alot of those colors.

Monster Mike

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Re: Enamel paints?
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2021, 09:06:57 PM »
Not sure if going to add a new line. If you are looking for specific colors check eBay. I’ve bought some big assorted lots for cheap in past from eBay. If you live in area where there are hobby shops or train stores, you might try them because sometimes they still have old stock.

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Re: Enamel paints?
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2021, 09:14:14 PM »
I checked testors website. Looks like they are still using model master brand name but only offering acrylic paints.

Rockshasa

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Re: Enamel paints?
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2021, 10:29:33 PM »
Wow! I can't believe this.
I have 5 kits sanded, gap-filled, and primered with enamel paint....ready to be painted WITH ENAMELS.
I don't know what I'm gonna do...

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Re: Enamel paints?
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2021, 01:33:57 PM »
It might be time for you to try acrylic paints. The problem with Testors is that Rustoleum bought Testors and is slowly discontinuing the line due to lack of sales (there aren't as many modelers as there once were). I'd suggest that you select one of your primered kits and get some of the less expensive craft paints; Americana, Delta, Folk Art etc. and give them a try. They apply like enamels, but dry more quickly and for the most part dry flat. If you like them, you can graduate to the more expensive acrylics from Tamiya or Vallejo. I don't think there will be much problem since you are an experienced painter.
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