Each of the sets includes a brush, a tube of non-toxic plastic cement, and six small pots of acrylic paint.
|Testors Military Colors and Hobby Colors paint sets|
The glue is one of my regular glues for plastic models, and a couple extra tubes is always welcome.
The Hobby Colors paint set includes small pots of Testors 4633 Stop Light Red, 4624 Turn Signal Amber, 4768 Flat Black, 4629 Engine Red, 4695 Gloss Black, and 4678 Silver. The Military Colors paint set includes pots of 4757 Neutral Gray, 4728 Olive Drab, 4768 Flat Black, 4709, Dark Tan, 4752 Gunship Gray, and 4618 Silver. Between the sets, there are ten or eleven different paints, depending on whether the silver is the same or different.
Each pot is about half an inch in diameter and about half an inch deep. (Someone that has a better math background can probably estimate the volume.) The pots have lids that hinge to 90 degrees when opened. You'll probably want to capture the paint off the lid with a wide brush if you don't want drips.
|Open paint pot|
I tested the flat black on a mini that was hanging around on my paint table. The paint is really thin and has the normal odor that Testors paint has. It is water soluble, and you'll want to rinse and dry your brush regularly when you use it. Otherwise, be prepared to spend a few minutes with some brush soap after each painting session.
The paint had thin coverage. It had fair adhesion with the first coat. A second coat improved bith the adhesion and coverage, so that may be an issue with how the paint works with the primer.
In all, the paint is somewhat useful, and I'll add it into the mix of other paints I use. The strips are definitely getting cleaned and saved once I use the paint. I can easily see using these as traveling paint pots in the future.
Overall, these sets are easily worth the cost if you're getting something else from AS&S. Otherwise, the shipping is expensive.