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10 hours ago, Fishwelding said:

Suspicious that Testors is not long for this world, I'm dutifully trying out a dozen brands of what I call the "millennial paints:" these brands that appeared sometime in the 1990s or later.  (This is versus the ancient labels: Testors, Humbrol, Tamiya, and Gunze.)  I can't help but think that Vallejo might be one of those very few brands or product lines that reached optionitis, or peak options.  There's literally so many different colors and chemicals in so many labels (formulae?) and sets that a consumer gets exhausted and perhaps a little hesitant trying to figure out what to buy.  People might end up going with a competitor simply because they have to know and think less to do it.  

 

If you read the Hobbico bankruptcy filing, Testors is one of the top 30 creditors owed money. Could be enough to put the nail in their coffin. 

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11 hours ago, Fishwelding said:

Suspicious that Testors is not long for this world, I'm dutifully trying out a dozen brands of what I call the "millennial paints:" these brands that appeared sometime in the 1990s or later.  (This is versus the ancient labels: Testors, Humbrol, Tamiya, and Gunze.)  I can't help but think that Vallejo might be one of those very few brands or product lines that reached optionitis, or peak options.  There's literally so many different colors and chemicals in so many labels (formulae?) and sets that a consumer gets exhausted and perhaps a little hesitant trying to figure out what to buy.  People might end up going with a competitor simply because they have to know and think less to do it.  

I assume this is testing as to which is best in regards to graffiti on a certain Moai.............

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12 hours ago, RCAFFAN said:

I assume this is testing as to which is best in regards to graffiti on a certain Moai.............

 

I'm a little amused that the hobby paint products, broadly defined, are starting to look suspiciously like the cosmetics industry (examples from Tamiya and Ammo of Mig) For a long time we've been stealing cosmetics tools, but now I wonder if the companies are really the same behind the scenes.   

 

But I'm reasonably certain that our stuff isn't nearly as toxic as cosmetics, though.  My wife opens a bottle of nail polish, and the whole room smells like genetic damage.  

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Honestly, I'm the last guy to think chewy sweetarts sounds like a good idea.  But these things are terrifyingly good.  I'm glad I'm essentially without any official or professional authority, because I could potentially be bribed with these.  

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