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Model Master Paints Discontinued

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  • Member since
    July 2003
Posted by disastermaster on Sunday, June 7, 2020 9:42 AM

I still have a lot of the "large bottle" Tamiya paint from 1988 and I still use them.

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    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Sunday, June 7, 2020 10:46 AM

I could go back and say I really miss Polly S and Floquil water based "Aged Concrete", "Steam Power Black", "Engine Black" etc. But I am adaptable. 

I just started using Stynlrez primer and early indications are pretty positive. So it's all just an adventure.

I am down to my last few bottles of MM Haze Gray...

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  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: Dayton, Ohio USA
Posted by minitanker on Monday, June 29, 2020 9:01 PM

I am a hairy stick painter & Polly S was always my favorite. Have used & still do use some select Testors & Floquil enamels. MM acrylic used to be good, but declined of late. Am trying out Vallejo acrylics now. They don't seem to cover very well. PaulE

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 12:48 PM

The feeling I am getting is that the title of this thread is true.  I see no sign that it is.  I believe instead that a big retail chain has in some way beginning to support it heavily, and I see new products coming out, some old ones dropped. It looks like the Model Master line has been continued, though maybe with a somewhat changed emphasis.


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  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: Central Florida
Posted by RSchnell on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 4:21 PM

What makes you think that Don? I haven't seen any indications of that here in central FL. the local Hobby Lobby Model Master racks are dusty & lots of empty holes. 

I have no LHS close by to check either but I suspect the normal ones I visit out of town are the same way. 

  • Member since
    August 2014
  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 4:26 PM

The 3 shops that we have, all have empty rails and have been told it's going away.

All are out of the most popular colors and not able to restock.


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