I have been buying Humbrol paints for something like 50 years and I have amassed quite a collection. In fact so many that storing the little tinlets had become quite a challenge. About five years ago I invested in a couple of storage racks, which was fine for both Humbrol and Revell tinlets. Then, for some unknown reason, Mr Humbrol decided the wrap paper instructions around the tins, making them so wide that they would no longer fit the little holders.
Note new Humbrol paints standing proud of the storage compartments:
Are easy, I hear you say. Where it says peel here, you can pull off the paper wrapper. So you can, but a sticky residue is left on the tin that sticks to my paint rack, my fingers and everything else when I try to lift them out. I tried rubbing the glue off, but it is very resistant to scraping and various solvents. Besides, why should I have to clean every new tin.
I do hate improvements. This new 'improved' blogger, for example, is far less user friendly than the old set up. Progress I suppose!