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General Category => Market Place => Support Products => Topic started by: kitnut617 on November 28, 2019, 12:50:58 AM

Title: ModelMaster Paints
Post by: kitnut617 on November 28, 2019, 12:50:58 AM
I was in town yesterday for a doctor's appointment and afterwards went to the LMS to get some paint. Learnt some disturbing news about ModelMaster paints*. Talking with the shop owner, he told me that this time next year (or there abouts) what he has for the brand will be no more. He explained that ModelMaster had been bought out by a European company, who's plan was to market the brand in Europe. But it won't happen, apparently the paint doesn't meet EU health regulations and they don't plan on changing the formulas. So instead of trying to sell the brand back to a North American enterprise, they are just discontinuing the products, all of them. The LMS owner then told me Testors paints will follow suit. The owner told me he has one more large order coming in then that will be it ---

* although what I was told wasn't exactly clear if it meant all paints, or just the enamels.
Title: Re: ModelMaster Paints
Post by: Jeffry Fontaine on November 28, 2019, 01:38:29 AM

ARC has been lamenting on this issue for some time now: Home   General Discussion - NO POLITICS General Discussion  Testors is Gone - International Sales Affected (

Hopefully other affordable alternatives to the affected product line can be found and the hobby will march past this bump in the road.