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Back to the hobby, with bad news

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  • Member since
    November 2020
Back to the hobby, with bad news
Posted by DarthPariah on Friday, November 13, 2020 2:03 PM

I am getting back to the hobby, after three years since my wife passed and three years of taking care of her.

Yesterday my lady and I went to Rider's Hobby Shop in Flint, Michigan.

I bought the Hasegawa 1/72 F9F Panther.  I thought that a simple model with a simple scheme that I could "wet my feet" with again with my Paasche single action A/B, plus I really like the overall Dark Sea Blue.

However, there was a sign up saying that Rustoleum was no longer producing Model Master paints!  I did buy a couple of bottles of MM Acryl DSB.

The lady behind the counter said a lot of their customers were angry about that.

Wow, where to go now?  I have used those paints for decades!

Who else makes DSB, ADC Grey, etc?

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  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 7:48 PM

Welcome to the Forums! Glad to have you with us.

Check the "Painting" section of these Forums. The members there have loads of info about all types of paints and are ready to help you.

Hope that this helps.

Jim Captain

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Posted by Eaglecash867 on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 8:03 PM

MRP makes a lot of the FS colors now.

Dark Sea Blue-FS15042 is sold under their part number MRP-A072

Out of luck on ADC Gray-FS16473 it looks like from them.  They have a few "aircraft gray" colors though, so you could probably color match it with a little clever work with a photo editor program.

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  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 11:26 PM

There are other paint lines out there, old and new, to pick up the slack. Humbrol, Vallejo, Mission Models, Mig, AK, and Gunze all come to mind for companies that do FS matched colors. Tamiya paints are good, but not FS matched. You have to mix those to get the proper shades. If you’re gonna use Model Master acrylics, make sure to use a good primer, not their acrylic one, in order to get proper adhesion to the plastic.

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  • Member since
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  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 2:13 AM

Hi Darth. Welcome to the forums. As has already been said there are lots of other options. Check out the paint forum for more info.

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  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Saturday, November 21, 2020 9:57 AM

Welcome to the Forums!





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    March 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Saturday, November 21, 2020 2:18 PM


Pretty old news you will probably find some recent threads on that.

Look at Mission Models,Tamiya,Vallejo.I like and use them.

Others have mentioned AK,Hataka,I have not tried.

Also familiarize yourself with the diffrent forum sections.

  • Member since
    November 2020
Posted by DarthPariah on Saturday, February 20, 2021 4:45 PM
Thanks all for the advice. And I learnt my lesson about properly priming MM Acryl. In future I will probably use rattle can grey of some sort to prime.

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