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Since last year I have been using and purchasing Valejo paint from my local hobby store.

I like the paint as it has a high pigment.

Now the store has decided to go with a new brand by the name of Mr. Color :huh:

This after many request from other shoppers.

When searching the web I haven't been able to find any link to the manufacturer themselves.

The store is to drop the Valejo line in favor of Mr Color, so my question is:

Does anyone have any experience of this paint? Does it hold the quality of Valejo?

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Mark,

 

Seems like it is the top-notch when it comes to paint.

 

There are two versions of the paint, one acrylic and one lacquer based.

 

This is what I found so far.

 

Gunze Sangyo Aqueous

Japan was early to adopt  acrylic paints in modelling, and Gunze Sangyo has been in the forefront of the development. Gunze Sangyo Aqueous colours are still some of the finest flowing acrylic airbrush paints available. Thinning may be accomplished with either isopropyl alcohol or Gunze thinner, both producing super-thin, smooth coats.

 

The solvent based is called Mr Color.

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Mark,

 

Seems like it is the top-notch when it comes to paint.

 

There are two versions of the paint, one acrylic and one lacquer based.

 

This is what I found so far.

 

Gunze Sangyo Aqueous

Japan was early to adopt  acrylic paints in modelling, and Gunze Sangyo has been in the forefront of the development. Gunze Sangyo Aqueous colours are still some of the finest flowing acrylic airbrush paints available. Thinning may be accomplished with either isopropyl alcohol or Gunze thinner, both producing super-thin, smooth coats.

 

The solvent based is called Mr Color.

I though the Gunze Sangyo was discontinued, or unavailable in the US?

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Spaceman Spiff,

Found another update,

The quality of the paint is the same, still manufactured in Japan but runs under the name of GSI Creos - Gunze Sangyo.

There are some companies in the US selling their products today.

The former company stopped the shipment of their product due to decrease of sale. (read Tamiya's) aggressive marketing along with Testor.

Somehow the production was directed to the European/Australian and Japanese market for a long time, but are now back in the USA.

The hobbystore chain I am referring to is HobbyTown, I don't know if it is up to each owner to decide what brands to carry but I doubt it. HobbyTown is big and has probably pulled some strings.

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