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Posted by sgtmick64 on Friday, October 27, 2017 1:58 PM

I have been out of the business for 10 years and i am looking to start again. There are no hooby shops in my area. What are the best and cheapest online stores to purchase model master paints?

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Posted by Marcus McBean on Friday, October 27, 2017 2:15 PM

Mega-Hobby has a large selection.  I was going to mention Amazon, but I believe Mega-Hobby sells as a third party through Amazon.  You can also go to Model Master webpage and make a purchase there. 

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Posted by ManCityFan on Friday, October 27, 2017 2:27 PM

Ditto  You can also check out Scalehobbyist and Sprue Brothers.  I am not entirely sure they carry Model Master paints, but I am pretty sure they do.  All good companies with fast shipping.

Dwayne or Dman or just D.  All comments are welcome on my builds. 

 

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Friday, October 27, 2017 3:15 PM

Amazon charges too much for kits and supplies.

Good sites to shop:

Scalehobbyist

Sprue Brothers

Squadron

MegaHobby

Hobbylinc

eBay

You just have to shop around and compare prices to find the best deals.

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Saturday, October 28, 2017 9:21 AM

Isn't this the same question as "Where Do You Buy Online?"

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by sgtmick64 on Saturday, October 28, 2017 9:27 AM

Scalehobbyist has the best prices for model master paints. What are some other paints that perform well?

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Posted by ManCityFan on Saturday, October 28, 2017 11:32 AM

sgtmick64

Scalehobbyist has the best prices for model master paints. What are some other paints that perform well?

 

Tamiya acrylics are liked by many for airbrushing.  Not so much for using a brush.  I am no expert, but I like Tamiya paints.  

Mission Models paint is a new product that has had favorable reviews, and having used it myself, I concur.  Very nice product.  You absolutely need to use their thinner, and you can use a polyeurethane additive they sell.  Their website advises how to mix them.

 

Dwayne or Dman or just D.  All comments are welcome on my builds. 

 

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Saturday, October 28, 2017 2:23 PM

ManCityFan

 

 
sgtmick64

Scalehobbyist has the best prices for model master paints. What are some other paints that perform well?

 

 

 

Tamiya acrylics are liked by many for airbrushing.  Not so much for using a brush.  I am no expert, but I like Tamiya paints.  

 

Mission Models paint is a new product that has had favorable reviews, and having used it myself, I concur.  Very nice product.  You absolutely need to use their thinner, and you can use a polyeurethane additive they sell.  Their website advises how to mix them.

 

 

 

Tamiya paints are great for airbrushing, however they don’t have a wide variety of colors as Testors Model Master, Lifecolor, and others brands. I’ve never had issues handbrushing Tamiya acrylics but maybe it’s me.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Saturday, October 28, 2017 3:18 PM

The Testors Military enamel line is being dropped and an acrylic line is to take over as I have read. I for one dont like using the Testors Acryl line mainly cause I have problems using them in all my airb brushes. I have experimented with Vallejo Air and Tamiya Acrylics and they seem to work very well.

Humbrol is another enamel paint worth mentioning and will probably go back to them once the MM enamel military colors are gone.

As far as an online shop for paint, several great ones have been mentioned. To offset the shipping cost try to order several bottles.

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Saturday, October 28, 2017 5:51 PM

Hmmm... funny... everytime someone says they have problems with MM acrylics, it seems like I’m the only one that has zero issues with their acrylic lines. Maybe it’s because I know how to eyeball the thinner/paint ratio or the region I live in. Maybe it’s hard for those whole airbrush exclusively with enamels. I don’t know. As I’ve said before, MM Acrylics are a whole different animal to work with. Not all acrylics are the same.

I do respect those who hate their acrylic lines.

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