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Review: Testors Decal Paper

I noticed that Testors has their own brand of inkjet decal paper. Since I have been a fan of their Model Masters paints for many years, I thought I would give it a shot. A few weeks ago I ordered an assorted pack online, along with their recommended decal spray sealer, just to be safe. I finally got around to testing the paper last weekend. The results were quite disappointing. Click the title to read all about it.

Review: Paint Remover Wipes

My friend recommended I try these Scrubs Paint Remover wipes on minimate customs. I picked up a set here when I was ordering some other items. They arrived last night, and I tested them on a Samwise Gamgee mate. Click the title to read the results.

Comparing Metallic Paints

If you have ever used metallic paints on a custom, you know that it isn’t fun. They don’t play by the same rules as normal paint, and the results aren’t always what you expected. I decided to do a side-by-side comparisson of three silver paints available at my local hobby shop. From left to right in the picture above the brands are Tamiya, Citadel, and Testors. This is the “vanilla” Testors silver. They also have a silver paint in their Model Masters brand, but I have used that before and this is a rare instance where their vanilla brand is far superior to its Model Masters counterpart. I will be comparing their finish, ease of clean-up, compatability with Sharpies, and durability. Click the title to read all the juicy details.

Review: Helping Hands

I picked up this set of Helping Hands at the hobby shop the other day for $14. It features two alligator clamps and a magnifying glass, all on adjustable arms that move in any direction. The base is pretty heavy, so it won’t move around on you. The whole thing feels very solid. Click the title to read the rest of my impressions.