I think I’ve finally started to get the hang of working with photo etch, but one thing that still alludes me is a painting it. I prime with Mr surfacer 1500 black thinned with Tamiya lacquer thinner. And then paint with usually AK real colors or Tamiya. For the most part everything is fine, but every now and then I’ll handle a piece of the PE either from masking or detail painting and a bit of paint flakes off letting brass show through. It’s pretty frustrating having a piece of bright brass winking at you when you thought the build was almost done!
Curious if anyone has better luck painting metal parts and what the secret is for a durable finish