New model kits selection at Michaels stores

George Collazo

George Collazo

George has been hosting review sites and blogging about toy collectibles, travel, digital photography and Nikon digital imaging since 1998. His first model kit build was a Testors 1/35 DODGE WC-54 in 1984.

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  • Hey George! I stopped hitting up the Michael’s here, too, just because the offerings were so little AND they didn’t supply any of the weathering tools that modelers nowadays know and love. BUT if they start carrying the CreateFX line I might have to start stopping in there again. How do you like the CreateFX line yourself?

    • Hello Justin, sorry for the delay. I’m so trying to catchup on many things.

      I’ve never seen any weathering products at Michaels. You may want to check your local Hobby Lobby instead. They do carry the Tamiya Weathering Master sets A.B, C & D. Those I’ve been using them for a few years and I swear by them. They also carry many basic colors from Vallejo which seems that they started carrying them not too long ago. Hobby Lobby also have a 40% discount coupon.

      I love Vallejo colors, they are awesome with your airbrush and they have rival when used with regular brush for figure painting. My LHS recently brought Citadel colors but darn they are expensive. Wargamers love Citadel. I’d like to do a comparo. Also @ Hobby Lobby you’ll find supplies for more advanced modeling,

      As for the CreateFX. I haven’t tried them yet. Personally I see them more suited for plastic and wooden crafts than modelling, Plus I barely use any enamel paints for my projects with the exception of a few colors from the Testors old school square bottles. Yellow, red, green, white, black.

  • Rob

    Must be a local store thing. I was just at the Michaels in Monaca, PA this past weekend and it was just the usual Revell offerings.

    • Thanks for the local report Rob. I will check myself 2 other local Michaels.