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  • #2
    .5 cents, you got to be kidding, your the oldest in this group aren't you? lol

    I don't think we even need to make pennys any more, can't use them much now-a-days.

    I can remember when a pack of smokes were .25 cents also. Try finding that today.

    I'm surprized that your paint is still useable. I would of thought they were clinkers by now.


    Louis L&R Western Railroad
    Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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    • #3
      I still have a good (square)bottle bottle of Floquil Pullman Green from the Hobby Bench, a store that closed about 1976. I think the price tag was 55 cents.

      I sure recocnize those bottles though! Especially the one-tone-fits-all Flesh!

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      • #4
        Mike

        Those were the days!!!

        A slice of pizza and a coke ... 50 cents.

        I just realized for the first time, there isn't a cents key on my computer. Guess there isn't anything you can use it for.

        Peter

        BCT

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          • #6
            Wow, those bottles do bring back memories, but for the life of me, I can't remember paying the little for paint, and if I did, my bottles are long gone. Not only did you pay a good price, but you sure are getting your monies worth with them lasting this long!
            Mark

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            • #7
              geez and I thought Rusty was the oldest guy here.....I only got one of them that was from the days when my dad did the hobby its a 15 cents one but ill need vise-grips to open it,still looks good. brite yellow testors paint ,it must have MSG to maintain freshness lol.

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              • #8
                I've got a whole box of the square bottle Pactra paint, mostly left over when my son did some aircraft modeling as a teenager. His son is 22 years old, so you can figure out how long ago that was! Of course like anything else, they would have cost more than 15 cents here in Canada.

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                    Dave Mason
                    On30Kits.com

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                    • #11
                      I remember that Pactra wood tan. I thought that was a really great color and very good paint. I remember using the ubiquitous Testors paint, pretty much because that was the only thing available. I never cared for the Testors enamels, they always seemed difficult for me to use. Later on when I got older, I found that you needed to thin them out, even when brush painting. When I was buying them the price started out at 10 cents.

                      I wonder why Pactra quit making paints? Or did they? I never see them anymore.

                      Regards, Vic Bitleris

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                      Originally posted by MikeC




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                        Scott, from the wilds of Carroll County, Ohio

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                        • #13
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                          Originally posted by bitlerisvj



                          I wonder why Pactra quit making paints? Or did they? I never see them anymore.

                          Regards, Vic Bitleris


                          Vic, I wondered the same thing about Pactra and did some checking. The brand is owned by Testors now, but the "Namel" line has been discontinued. Under the Pactra brand, acrylics and lacquers are available in R/C car and airplane colors. I didn't see much on the color 'spots' that I would use for model railroading.

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                          • #14
                            I preferred the Pactra over Testors colors because they were flat. This is for both military and railroad modeling. The only exception was Testors Silver, which produced a reasonably good chrome-like finish. In fact, my RR used Pactra "Field Grey" (German uniform color) as its standard trim color. Now I'm using the Vallejo equivalent color.

                            And yes I'm old enough to remember $.15 paints... (ugh!)

                            dave
                            Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)

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                            • #15
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                              Originally posted by deemery


                              And yes I'm old enough to remember $.15 paints... (ugh!)



                              As am I... I have quite a few of the older square bottles of Floquil on the shelf in the shop.

                              One caveat on cheap paint (and everything else for that matter!):

                              Even if it’s free, you can always buy it cheaper.
                              In a time like ours seemings and portents signify. Ours is a generation when dogs howl and the skin crawls on the skull with its beast's foreboding.

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