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Goligod

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I was just wondering, I don't really see alot of you guys using Testors paints and was just wondering why? Is Testors not good quality or is it just you don't like it or what? Just wondering. [smile]
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M.Brindos

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I've been using Testors since I was a small kid. It is good paint right out of the bottle but it does seem to need special care as some of my bottles are years old. You will need to add a few drops of thinner to them every few months as they do thicken as they are exposed to air and store them cap down. I saw Ted doing that with his in a picture and wondered why, but as I have been doing it I quickly realized that it somehow preserves them better. I assume it has something to do with liquid tension keeping the cap sealed better.

As for the preference of most of the other modelers here I can not say exactly, but most of them are not from the US and Testors brand paints are not as prevalent in other countries. 

I do know one fact about Testors however and that Testors paints are not preferred by those who primarily use airbrushing on their models. They are troublesome to clean out of airbrushes and need a lot of thinning, and even then it takes a steeper learning curve to master doing so.

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Thanks for the reply Mike! I was just wondering because I seem to see Testors paints everywhere for sale but I didn't see them in many of the pictures of your man caves. 
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You obviously have not looked closely at the backgrounds in any of my pictures lol. I have one single pot of Citadel paint and the rest is Testors or my own mixes of acrylic. I do own an airbrush but I have no compressor so I don't use it.

So yeah, i know and use testors almost exclusively. But I will recommend a good supply of acrylic artists paints. You will want to learn how to use those. You can find Daler Rowney paints at Wal Mart and they are good acrylics that mix well with tap water and have a flat sheen. The Artist's Choice you will find at Michael's are okay and mix well with water also, but they have a semi gloss sheen. I use both.

You will find that you don't always need the best of the best to get good results and professional finishes. You just have to learn how best to use what is easily available. Especially since your a young modeller. You have plenty of time to figure out what works best for you.  [smile]
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Goligod

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Thanks again for the excellent advice! I will definitely look into trying some of the cheaper store bought paint. Here I was thinking that I need a professsional set of paints to make your models look good.
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