Last Sunday 01-29-2023, I ordered model paint & supplies from Micro-Mark.
In order to minimize sub-freezing temperature exposure, I paid extra for UPS Next Day Air shipping.
The order was shipped on Monday 01-30-2023.
The order arrived at 9:50am on Tuesday 01-31-2023.
The paints & other products felt like room temperature. The paints & other solutions were in unfrozen free-flowing liquid phase. The cleaner, thinner, & flow improver solutions were clear with no clouding.
I have not yet started using them, but plan to by the end of February.
Based on the physical examination of the products, they appear to have not experienced any significant impact from the winter temperature exposure.
I ordered the following:
Vallejo Plastic Putty (1 tube)
MicroLux RR Tie Brown (1 bottle)
MicroLux Roof Brown (2 bottles)
Vallejo Airbrush Flow Improver (1 bottle)
Vallejo Airbrush Thinner (1 bottle)
Vallejo Airbrush Cleaner (2 bottles)
MicrMark Mask-It-Easy (1 bottle)
Artist Brush Stand (made of aluminum)
I don't have an airbrush & have no plans to buy one.
I plan to apply my paints with bristle brushes.
I bought the Airbrush Thinner, Cleaner, & Flow Improver based on the recommendations of Joe Fugate in his pdf document "Model Railroad Hobbyist's Guide to Acrylic Painting" from MRH (Model Railroad Hobbyist).
I plan to mix the MicroLux RR Tie Brown & Roof Brown paints in a 1:2 ratio to paint the sides of the rails of my Ross sectional track.
This mix formula was mentioned by @Milwaukee Road Dave in an OGR post from 2016. MR Dave used Testor's Model Master acrylic paints, which were the same as the former Polly Scale versions (but are now unavailable at stores). I have seen & admire MR Dave's modeling skills & RR modules.
MicrMark's MicroLux RR paints are made by Vallejo and are matched to the former Polly Scale / Model Master RR colors.
I will update this thread after I use the paints.