THIS GUY is reporting that Testors is quitting the “Model Master” business after years of being abused by fat old men on Hyperscale.
So… in a future where gangs of roving scavengers assault women with impunity and don’t keep their impunities clean or anything, I will have to make-do with some other paint.
Now, I have a large collection of “ammonia paint.” Revell is bringing their excellent paint to the USA but it’s not exactly the same kind of paint as ammonia paint. If you recall, ammonia paints are MM Acryl (soon to be assaulted with Testor’s filthy impunity) Badger Modelflex and Xtracrylix.
I don’t really “do” Xtracrylix because, being glossy, it’s well, glossy. So that leaves Badger Modelflex as my drug of choice for the time being, if worst comes to worst. You see, I need paint that can be mixed with the ammonia paint I already have–that’s simple logic. It also feels very nostalgic because I remember when we used to have to translate Floquil’s Railroad language into airplane talk. “Pullman Green” was RAF Dark Green– and any other dark green. Groovy!
I could just switch on over to Tamiya acrylic. I already know and love this paint and even though it is difficult to use that’s not a problem for me as I am hightly effin’ skilled, y’all. Deal with it.
(Hey! Whaddaya know! Hip hop culture came in handy!)?
I could switch over to Revell. They only thing I dislike about Revell’s paint is EVERYTHING except the paint itself. The marketing, the color selection, the packaging all suck.
Or, for even worse packaging, I could switch on over to something really esoteric like Hataka Blue.
My man Owen does a fine job demonstrating how to brush this paint.
So, that’s the latest casualty of the fatal combination of worldwide pandemic and paint spraying. I’m a bit sad about this, but since I was already cutting my moorings and heading out to sea, it’s not really such a bad thing. The simple fact is that where I live, the rack of Model Master Acrylic will be on display for as long as I’m likely to live, and then some.