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Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 09:36 PM UTC
Thanks to David L. Veres for details of how Testors will be showcasing their extensive range of products at Nurnberg's Toy Fair at the end of this month:
TESTOR CORPORATION To Highlight Its Leading Paints & Finishing Products At The International Toy Fair, Nürnberg, Germany, 29 Jan - 03 Feb 2014

"THE TESTOR CORPORATION, world leader in quality craft & hobby paints and finishing products since 1929, will attend the Spielwarenmesse International Toy Fair, Nürnberg, Germany, 29 Jan - 03 Feb 2014.

There’s a Testors®* finishing solution for every craft & hobby project! And TESTOR will be showcasing company products at International Hobbycraft’s display, Hall 7A, Stand B-133. In addition to world-famous Testors® adhesives and tools, products will include:

•The Innovative Aztek®* Airbrush System. One versatile Aztek® airbrush does the work of a handful of “traditional” airbrushes! With unique Aztek® Quick-Change Nozzles and Cups, you can smoothly switch colors, effortlessly change spray patterns, and easily maintain your airbrush. Impervious to solvents, just soak Aztek® accessories to clean. And options include a variety of Air Compressors, Color Cups, Bottles, Cleaning Accessories, Airbrushable Acrylic Paint and more. Rugged, maintenance-free Aztek® airbrushes from The Testor Corporation remain the world’s most user-friendly system!
•New CreateFX™* Finishing Products. The new Testors® CreateFX™ product line helps educate, inspire and drive innovation in school, club, craft and hobby projects! The awesome finishing products include enamel paints, markers, stains and texture paint aerosols – as well as 14 acrylic washes. Paint sets feature both enamel and water-reducible acrylic assortments. Great for family fun, school activities and Scouting projects!
•Testors® and ModelMaster™* Paints. Tap the world’s largest craft & hobby paint palette! Available in enamels, lacquers and non-toxic, water-reducible acrylics, Testors® lines include hundreds of authentically matched and general colors. In addition to Aztek® and CreateFX™ paints, products include trusted names like ModelMaster™, Acryl® and Metalizer™. All are superb for modelers, crafters, gamers, artists and students – experienced and novice.
•New Aztek®* Airbrushable Acrylic Paints. Excellent for craft & hobby projects, the exciting new range includes 40 opaque, transparent, fluorescent and pearlescent colors and clears. Each bottle sports a built-in agitator. The super-convenient, “flip-top” container makes paint transfers a snap. Non-toxic, easy clean up with soap & water keeps everything neat and tidy!

Reliable Testors® paints cure to hard, durable finishes on a wide variety of surfaces – including most plastics, resins, metals, wood, paper and plaster. Retailers enjoy excellent product distribution, availability and performance – and happy, loyal customers!

In addition to craft & hobby fun, Testors® products are excellent for a vast range of other activities, including:

•school and club projects,
•fine art,
•personalized décor and fashions,
•wood- & metal-working,
•automotive detail & spot repair,
•small DIY jobs, and
•household touch-ups.

For details, visit TESTOR personnel at International Hobbycraft’s display, Hall 7A, Stand B-133 – or www.Testors.com. Or contact The Testor Corporation, Rockford, IL. 61104, USA. Tel.: 1-800-435-2942. Keep up with Testors® activities by liking us on Facebook & following us on Pinterest:


Since 1929, The Testor Corporation has remained the world’s leading source for quality hobby & craft finishing products — paints, airbrushes, adhesives, brushes, tools and accessories. Quality Testors® brands include Aztek®, ModelMaster™ and CreateFX™. The trusted Testors® and ModelMaster™ names consistently rank #1 in consumer surveys."

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As the 800-pound gorilla in the room, Testors cannot be ignored so I won't say that I'll never buy any more of their stuff. However, now that Testors have finally usurped the preeminent Floquil and Polly Scale brands, Testors Corp. no longer has much that I prefer over other brands.
JAN 23, 2014 - 02:37 AM
I've been using less and less of Testor's finishing products over the years. Started off with those little bottles of enamel paint, but these days I have none in my paint rack. I've tried and tried Their Model Master acrylic paints including their primer, but they just don't have the adhesion of the Tamiya acrylics, as I just can't mask them without issues. I do use them for certain colors that I know I won't have to mask. What I do still use and dearly love is their Glosscoat and Dullcoat. I would be lost without either of them. Joel
JAN 23, 2014 - 04:04 AM
Hi Joel I can't speak for the acrylics, but I'm really pleased to see ModelMaster enamels becoming easier to obtain again in the UK. I used to really like them back in the early '90s - but then they all but disappeared over here. I notice they have them at ModelHobbies, so I'm tempted to get some with my next order. I only ever found a few bottles of Floquil and Polly Scale many, many years ago in a specialist model railway shop - fantastic paints, but they were never really distributed widely in the UK, so you never saw them in the average LHS. All the best Rowan
JAN 23, 2014 - 09:02 PM
That's because Tamiya Acrylics, aren't actually acrylics, they are an acrylic lacquer, which is basically a lacquer paint with an acrylic carrier for ease of clean up....in the end....they are just a lacquer paint masquerading as an acrylic, which is why Tamiya's Lacquer thinner actually works better with them, then their "acrylic" thinner does.
JAN 24, 2014 - 05:09 AM
Hi Scott Yes, I use cellulose thinners when airbrushing Tamiya acrylics - it thins the paint beautifully and gives a more robust finish on styrene. All the best Rowan
JAN 24, 2014 - 07:25 AM
OK, maybe I'm from the wrong side of the pond, but what is a cellulose thinner? My local Hobby Town is now carrying a line of Testors Lacquers. Anyone know anything about these? I'm wondering if it's a repackaging/rebranding of the old Floquil paints.
JAN 24, 2014 - 07:34 AM
Hi Mark I think cellulose and lacquer thinners are essentially the same thing - just the UK and US terms respectively. All the best Rowan
JAN 24, 2014 - 09:11 AM
Have to ask, don't want to come out with a fancy hat when what I needed was a hood. I'l hoping to try out the Testors silver lacquer soon. I was so disappointed when I finally managed to score a bottle of Floquil Old Silver, only to find out they'd changed the formula. It was basically a larger bottle of Testors silver.
JAN 24, 2014 - 09:24 AM

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