We are now working to complete another 12 paints in the RLM series. For our train modeling friends we are working on matching some of the Floquil colors (about 30 in all right now). The paints will not be xylene based as the Floquil paints were instead they will be the same alkyd oil enamel we use with the rest of our paints. Look for these paints to be released early 2019.
-After the introduction of the Floquil matching paints and the RLMs our focus will go back to the WWII naval paints, finishing with the German and Japanese Navies. We are hoping to finish these paints by the summer of 2019.
We are very pleased and honored to announce that we are supplying paints for BlueJacket Shipcrafters Inc in Searsport, Maine. BlueJacket has for over a century provided some of the highest quality ship models of all makes and types. To be supplying the paint for Nic and his craftsmen is a real treat for us and we encourage all ship builders to checkout the BlueJacket's website at www.bluejacketinc.com
NEW CAPS!!! We have changed our caps due to several factors, not least of which was that many people hate the old tin cap for getting stuck with paint, not sealing very well, and losing its gasket to easily. Our new Phenolic Poly-cone Bottle Caps are superior in every way, and we are hoping to bring back the multiple year shelf life oil enamels used to enjoy.
SERIES 1 IS COMPLETE!- Series 1, FS # matching paints are complete. 90 different hues from Federal Standard 595 B and C. We will be adding 8 more paints that comprise enamel metal paints (Gold, Silver, Brass, Aluminum) and finish the series with Coast Guard colors, and skin tone.
SERIES 2 IS UNDERWAY!- Series 2, WWII paints are in full development mode. We have 20 hues from the US Navy and the Royal Navy, and have started on the US Army. This series will include many of the RLM colors, along with colors from the Imperial Japanese Air and Naval forces, British Army and Air, along with Italian and Russian forces. This series will be rather large, right now we are expecting a full 150 paint hues.
Sourcing a manufacturer for our paint racks has been a losing battle, so we are going to produce our own wooden racks! We will be open to selling entire racks to hobby shops at a discounted price once these racks are complete. The signage and paint labels for the racks have been sourced locally in Bangor Maine.
We have had success with our gloss, flat, matte and semi gloss coats. Once ready we will be selling these in 2oz bottles already mixed and ready for your air brush. Our topcoats are a polyurethane base, then we adjust the heat of the mixture to give a good dry time and a great flat finish but without drying in the air brush.