Hi Folks, I went shopping at Jans Hobby Shop today and saw the owner who I have known for some time. I was looking for a color of Polly Scale Paint and Collette told me that people aren't doing it like they used to and I think she said its discontinued. Then she dropped the big bombshell, at the end of this year Jans will be closing down shop. Her son who is a professional Model builder has had enough. The taxes are killing her Collette told me and they aren't taking in enough business to cover the rent. This is NYC and we are down to one shop in Manhattan called the Red Caboose and Al said he is staying open. He too was shocked about Jans Hobby Shop closing. No question its a bad day and a substantial hit for the Hobby Business. Luckily I have every thing I need but I will now take a few more trips to buy everything I need before Jans closes. Now I can say its looking bad for the model industry. Its almost gone here in N.Y.C. and I'm sad. Guy Schlicter.