I have a really basic question regarding paints please.
Growing up 60 years ago , the only paint available for cheap in hobby stores and dime stores was Testor's Enamel Model Paint. It was a universal type of product, used on model cars, model trains, and model airplanes. It came in sets. They even sold it at the 7-11 stores, next to the little model kits display.
After a very long absence, I am now back in trains, and am surprised to find that this product has virtually disappeared from all retailers shelves, at least in my city. (I found some listed on the internet, but almost all of it is in sets, for $25 plus shipping, containing several colors that I have no interest in.)
We have a Michaels here, and I thought for sure that would carry separate bottles of it. But they don't. Instead, they have all sorts of "acrylic" paint, in manufacturer names that I have never heard of.
Is it OK to use "acrylic" paint on the trains? Is it as good as Testor's enamel? Scratchbuilder seems to like it. (The old Testor's paint never faded or flaked off of plastic. Once it was painted on, it was there to stay. It was even waterproof._)
Can anybody give me a recommended brand name at Michaels to buy?