Post by becdecorbin on Sept 6, 2012 11:24:34 GMT -5
The Revell Lost World raptors. One (with the broken tail tip) still has his coat of Tamiya surface primer. All things considered, I should just let that coat remain. Taking it off the intact raptor was more trouble than it was worth.
Only the idea that I was actually improving the overall look of the model made me want to turn to priming them in the first place. I think ordinary silver enamel paint would work just as well and cost a lot less than the Tamiya primer.
Not only are they expensive in any form--spray or bottle--but once they're on, they cling tenaciously and are a real chore to remove. After a bath in Simple Green, the ordinary paint sloughed off, but the primer held on.
I still have a bottle of Tamiya primer, but I would caution anyone to use the stuff only on vehicles and otherwise smooth surfaces to help fill in minor scuffs and scratches.