I am returning to the hobby after a 22 year hiatus. Actually, my airbrush had a conflict of interest and we parted ways, but she has returned... the airbrush, that is. She said I used and abused her, made her do all the work.
When I was building, 99% of everything I built was painted in Polly S acrylics with some oil washes, Future, and Alcad where needed. Never painted with Model Masters and other paints, as I didn't have good luck with them. Back then, Vallejo was just a start-up. Mr. Color was used by some but was hard to get. Tamiya is Tamiya, but color matching to RAL and FS #'s darn near impossible. Great paint, tho',
Well, fast-forward to today. Testors bought Polly S and Polly Scale, and then I hear that they folded. Needless to say, Polly S is no more. Shame, that.
Now, we have Tamiya still, and still doesn't really match anything. Mr. Color, Vallejo, and a new kid on the block, Mission Models.
Paint has gotten 'spensive! Wow - $$$
I've read comments across the web - "Mr Color is the greatest!" "No, you idiot, Vallejo is the cat's meow!" "Fuggeddaboudit, use MM and you'll never use anything else."
I'm so confused.
Without the hyperbole, please advise - Mr Color, Vallejo, or Mission Models? What'cha think? I need to know where I should focus my $.
Thanks in advance!
BTW, I just discovered this might be in the wrong forum...