Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Farewell my Airfix Grey Acrylic Primer (01) it looks like the end of a beautiful relationship!

To the tune of American Pie (the Don McLean song, not the movies that is):

"I went down to the sacred store
Where I'd bought the "paint" years before
But the man there said the it wouldn't "sell"


Apparently I was the only one who liked using it :(
Gone even from the Airfix website
The HobbyCraft girl said Humbrol were cutting back on their paint range :(

4 comments:

Prufrock said...

Oh no! I feel your pain. I had a similar thing happen with my favourite local brand of flock. No one else seemed to use it, and now it's been discontinued. Can't understand why people look down their noses at the cheap and cheerful options. Is there virtue in spending twice as much or more for something similar with a particular brand name? If there is, I struggle to see it. Hope you can find a decent replacement at a decent price and with decent availability.

Cheers,
Aaron

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

I have a new "primer"system
Airfix Acrylic "White" followed with a Vallejo "wash"
But it's annoying as I don't think it is as good :(

Agreed - cheap and cheerful is 99% as effective as Top Brand!

Simon Jones said...

I have been using cheap Pound Shop sprays to prime 10mm figures. Works just as well as anything else!

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

A hunting I shall go, but isn't The Pound shop going into liquidation?