Testors has announced that it is ending its Floquil and Pollyscale lines of paints, including dozens of model-railroad specific colors. Testors will continue to take orders from retailers and ship paint for a limited time based on available quantities.
In addition to Floquil and Pollyscale, Testors is also ending its lines of Pactra and ColorArtz paints. Floquil paints are solvent-based, and Pollyscale acrylic paints are water-based.
Floquil and Pollyscale (formerly Polly S) have been a staple of the scale modeling hobby for decades; an advertisement for Floquil paint appeared in FSM's premiere issue in 1982.
Testors will continue to produce products under the Testors, Model Master, and Aztek brands. Testors told Model Railroader magazine in an email that it has no plans to move colors from the Floquil and Polly Scale lines to another line. Testors noted that colors used for weathering and scenery can be found in Testors’ CreateFX line of paints. -- Neil Besougloff, editor, Model Railroader