Our Testors Acrylic Rack is Refilled!

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Some of you, over the last few months, have pointed out our Testors acrylic rack had begun to look a little… empty. This was a direct result of Hobbico’s demise in April — we bought our paint from them, and Horizon continually refuses to sell it by the bottle like Hobbico did, and since we don’t sell enough acrylic paint to justify stocking six of each color at the same time, the rack went without restocking for the entire summer.

Until, that is, we signed up with a new distributor. Heartland Hobby Wholesale, located in Nebraska, has plenty of general hobby products for us to order, and they sell Testors by the bottle — which means our racks are full again! We’re happy to add Heartland to our expanding roster of vendors, and if you’re a Testors acrylic fan, you should be happy too!

 

Testors Drops Pactra, Floquil, and Polyscale

In a surprise annoucment, Testors has revealed that they will be dropping Floquil, Polyscale, Pactra and ColorArtz paint lines. The Floquil and Polyscale paints are very popular among model railroaders, and are the premire train-specific paints on the market. Pactra is a huge loss for the radio control car hobbyists, for many of whom Pactra was the number one choice for polycarbonate body paint (and is the only brand of R/C car paint we've carried regularly for over 20 years).

This is a huge loss to the hobbyist world. If you have any particular feelings about this (and I'm sure many of you do), let Testors know about it at their Facebook Page or email their customer service at customerservice@testors.com.

We will continue to carry and sell all of the dropped brands until we cannot order more. What brands we pick up to replace these losses, we do not know yet. If you have a recommendation, please stop by our Facebook page and let us know. Oh, and you can read the press release after the break.

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