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No more Floquil and Polyscale paints

Post by torikoos » Fri May 31, 2013 12:09 pm

Guys, get your orders in,or look for alternatives, not good news I'm afraid...

http://www.the-gauge.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=6741

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Dear Valued Partner,

I am writing to inform you about changes that are taking place at the
Testor Corporation. For over 80 years, we have provided premium paints and
finishing systems to the craft and hobby industry. Today, we announced that
we are transforming our business in order to more effectively address the
changing needs of our consumers and their interests.

We've made the decision to exit the following businesses within the Testor
Brand family - Pactra, Floquil, Polyscale, and ColorArtz. This will
enable the Testor Corporation to return to our foundation of success -
providing premium, innovative product that inspires creativity. We will
continue to accept orders and ship product for a limited time based on
available quantities.

Going forward, the following brands will be critical to our success and
development - Testor, Model Master, and Aztek. These brands will be
infused with marketing support, innovation and operational efficiencies.

In support of this, we have announced a consolidation of operations at our
Rockford facilities. Over the next several months we will provide updates
critical to your order and delivery needs as well as product availability.
We assure you there will be no disruption to service during this transition.

Our commitment to the Testor brand has never been stronger. By implementing
these changes, and the ability to leverage all of Rust-Oleum's world class
services, we are more strongly poised to take your business to the next
level through product and merchandising innovations, and increased customer
intimacy. Please contact me or your sales manager directly with any
questions.

We appreciate your business!

Best Regards,

Kristin J. Schiro
Director of Sales & Marketing

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Re: No more Floquil and Polyscale paints

Post by torikoos » Mon Jun 10, 2013 8:39 pm

Hi Martin,

thanks for that link. I also just happen to stumble across the same link on another forum, looks there's some hope. I've just received another batch of Polyscale paints so I have enough to keep me going for a little while, but I think after that I will give Valejo and Modelmaster a try.
I've also seen mentions of Trucolor paints, from Arizona, but I'm not sure if these will become available in the UK easily.
Paints and solvents are always tricky to get shipped etc, but I'm hoping the UK retailers that are currently stocking Polyscale and floquil etc, will be able to switch to a decent alternative.

Fingers crossed.

Koos
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Re: No more Floquil and Polyscale paints

Post by mec_alf » Sat Nov 08, 2014 3:39 pm

There's a useful website that will compare the colours on an (uploaded) image to offer a selection of alternative. You can find it here:

http://scalemodeldb.com/paint

I've tried it for an EsPee GP40 that I saw at Truckee and it offered a series of choices for both the grey and the scarlet.
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