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Testors Acrylics
Posted by Dax-Bane on Friday, June 01, 2018 9:37 PM

Has anyone used Testors Acrylics??

I never knew they even made it.  Thought there were only enamels.  I saw some nice looking kits at a Hobby Lobby, and wondering about thier qwuality. 

Any thoughts or experience would be appreciated. 

 

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Thursday, June 07, 2018 11:16 AM

I use it and never had issues with them. Although others hate it. They've been around for a few years now. You've just got to figure out the best thinner : paint ratio that works best for you. Just so you know, I use Testor Universal Acrylic thinner (green bottle). That must be why I never had issues with them.

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Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, June 07, 2018 1:43 PM

"Acryl". I've used them and like them. I find them esp. useful for brush painting.

My only caution is that they seem to go bad pretty quickly, like within a year. But that might be storage error.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Friday, June 08, 2018 10:25 AM

I'm one of those haters. First, because they have terrible bonding qualities and will lift when masking is removed. You have to use a solvent type primer to give Acryl a bite into the surface. At least for me, it airbrushes LOUSY specially on tight small mottling. I'm an enamel user and have no issues with the MM enamel line. The few Acryl bottles I have are used as a last resort otherwise I skip them. 

Tamiya acrylics spray pretty close to enamels cause they are not true acrylics and can be thinned with LT. I also tried Vallejo Model Air which needs to be thinned even though they say it's not required. It sprays kind of ok and has a HUGE color selection.

I've heard of great things about Mission Model acrylic paints and will eventually give them a try also.

 

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Friday, June 08, 2018 10:27 AM

GMorrison

 

My only caution is that they seem to go bad pretty quickly, like within a year. But that might be storage error.

 

GM that goes for the enamels too. I have Floquil and small square  Testors enamels that are over 20 years old and they are like new. Looks like a quality control issue with the newer paints.

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Posted by Murphy's Law on Friday, June 08, 2018 12:15 PM
I too have had lifting issues, I have a few bottles but avoid using them if possible.
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Posted by laskdjn on Friday, June 08, 2018 12:16 PM

plasticjunkie

I'm one of those haters. First, because they have terrible bonding qualities and will lift when masking is removed. You have to use a solvent type primer to give Acryl a bite into the surface. At least for me, it airbrushes LOUSY specially on tight small mottling. I'm an enamel user and have no issues with the MM enamel line. The few Acryl bottles I have are used as a last resort otherwise I skip them. 

Tamiya acrylics spray pretty close to enamels cause they are not true acrylics and can be thinned with LT. I also tried Vallejo Model Air which needs to be thinned even though they say it's not required. It sprays kind of ok and has a HUGE color selection.

I've heard of great things about Mission Model acrylic paints and will eventually give them a try also.

 

 

 

Mission Models is the cat's pajamas.  Going from Vallejo Model Air to MMP gave an idea of what it's like to spray enamels though I've never done it before because of ventilation issues.

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