Thanks to many paint tips.
Also thanks to our list owner for letting us discuss
non-Z-specific (but necessary) subjects.
I too am interested in your experiences.
Here is mine (Note that I'm in Japan).
Paint (primer): Normaly none
Paint (finish coat): TAMIYA water-based acrylic
Thinner: TAMIYA water-based acrylic
How much thinner: Still wet on the surface
Internal/External Mix Air Brush: maybe Internal
Method of Gloss coat (for decals):
Method of Dull coat (for finished product):
TAMIYA water-based acrylic Clear and Flat Base
But I still cannot hide decal edge well.
Where you get your decals:
(Microscale Clear Trim Film via Airmail)
Japanese brand's are obviously thick than Microscale's.
But those may be used as thin mold instead.
Methods of "fixing" and "sealing" decals:
Microscale MicroSet and MicroSol
I must learn more and more.
My problems are
Eliminating dust while airbrushing.
Hiding decal edge.
Smoothing brush-paint final touches.