No doubt things have been slow at PlaneDave this year. Obviously I have no one to blame but myself. The Dave-cave is a total disaster just now as we get ready for a big basement remodel this winter. Since that includes the model shop, actually more than includes, a model shop makeover is high on the agenda; but it will be slow going, or no going, for some months yet. I do still squeeze a few minutes of modeling in on most weekends, but I expect little to actually get done for a while.
Readers may have noticed the B-29 at the top of my workbench pile. Those familiar with the vintage Monogram kit may not be surprised when I say I may have one short little feature of a completed add-in before the shop shuts down completely for a bit.
Now I have a question for my readers. Testors has discontinued the biggest part of the paint line I’ve used for many years. Basically, my entire life I’ve used Testors enamel paints. But its time for a change due to their corporate decision. So the first part of the question is, is there a brand that uses the same base and can be mixed with Testor’s? This would be by far the least traumatic fix for me! If, as I expect, the answer is no, what is a good substitute? I have some experience with Tamiya paints and use some of their special colors (clear colors, especially smoke, and metallics), so that might be the next easiest option. But their color choices always seemed overly generic to me and I’m not sure if the range is broad enough for all the many variations of greens and browns I use! Yes I’ve heard of custom mixing…
But anyway, what do you readers use? What are its limitations and strengths? What do you wish you used?
I look forward to feedback!