It may be old school but at Bowfell Models we are fans of the classic Humbrol enamel range of paints.
It's what I used when I was the cool kid building models, because we all know the kids in school that built models were the cool kids...right?
We know we are not the only fans of enamel paint as a few our customers agree with us. Now unfortunately the powers that be at Humbrol have decided to put a temporary stop to their enamel paint range.
I put my deer stalker hat on, got my giant magnifying glass out and did a little investigating. The word on the street is they are changing the formula and replacing a certain chemical.
I assume the chemical was bad for the environment and not to us. If Humbrol enamel paint could effect us, then all the modellers I have met over the years would have shown signs. When was the last time you met a model builder that seemed a bit mad... oh wait.
I am sure sitting for long hours hunched over plastic, glue and drying paint has not effected us.
For now though it does mean we can not re-stock our enamel paints. So you can still buy enamels from us but we have no idea when we can replace our missing colours.
As soon as the Humbrol boffins finish their experiments, we will pounce and get some enamel colour back into your lives.
We now sell Tamiya Acrylics. So if you decide to give Acrylic a go while you wait for the enamels to return, I can highly recommend Tamiya Acrylic Paints.
As soon as we know more about the Enamels we will update this post.
A long overdue update to this blog entry. I will be totally honest with you, the Humbrol paints came back onto the market a while ago and I forgot to update this blog.
As you are all aware Humbrol enamel paint is back on sale. Their chemistry boffins have played with the formula and the new paint is now available.
The issue was to do with a chemical they used being reclassified. This meant they could no longer sell this chemical to the public.
I have been told the chemical in question was not good for the environment. I am pretty sure it did not cause us modellers any harm, although I did forget to update this blog.
Nah I am sure it doesn't effect memory. Any way I have been told the chemical in question was not good for the enviroment. I am pretty sure it did not cause us modellers any harm.
Another Small Update
Don't want to keep adding to this all the time so just letting you know some colours appear to have been discontinued. Read more in a new Blog here