Blappy wrote:Fascinating. I did not know Gunze had two different white surfacers. I only have the Base White. I will need to find the other.
Unfortunately, Mr. White Surfacer 1000 only comes in a spray can. Tamiya also has a white primer in a spray can, and it comes in "Fine." The reason I bought Mr. Base White originally was because I saw some stuff on the Net that recommended using it to paint on as a primer for figures and such.
As for Gaia Notes.... I have never heard of it. It looks pretty amazing! I'll have to find a source in NA. or maybe have someone get me some and ship it inside a kit box.
Once, when I lived in the US, my J-Mom had smuggled in a set of 6 Gundam Color paints in a box packed full of lots of foodstuffs. Customs did not catch it. We didn't know it was prohibited. However, nowadays if they do catch something like that, they will likely return it to the sender.
I understand that Gaia Notes paints are completely compatible with Mr. Color lacquers, so they can be mixed. So Mr. Color has the Gundam and Yamato paints (among others), while Gaia Notes has paints for Virtual On and Votoms kits.
I have Gaia Notes' black and silver primers. I used the silver primer on my 1:1000 Enterprise Refit and a T-4 Blue Impulse jet, and I used the black primer on the SR-71 I finished a couple of months ago. These primers are great, but they STINK! Not like Tamiya or Mr. Color lacquers, but a rather particular odor. My mask protected me for the most part, but I could still catch a whiff every now and then.
EDIT: Tamiya primer is lacquer. IMHO, every lacquer ought to be lacquer. It is durable and strong. I cannot imagine the advantage to ever using an acrylic primer, much less an enamel primer.