Here's part of the reason I'm in this build. I want to see how this ought to be done.
Rescued from the dusty shelves. Matchbox 1/72 F-86A, Airfix 1/72 F-86D, Airfix 1/72 OS2U Kingfisher, Testors 1/48 P-51. One plane waiting on my NMF skills to develop, Airfix 1/72 Vampire T.11.
The F-86D was painted with Testor's Chrome Silver directly on the plastic, no primer. Hey it was 20 years ago, I didn't know better... It took forever to cure and I rubbed much of the paint off of the nose while handling the plane while decaling and final assembly bits.
The F-86A and the P-51D were both done with Floquil (New) Old Silver. Again it think it was straight onto plastic, without primer. It's Old Silver, but it's enamel, not lacquer. I don't have any notes on the OS2U Kingfisher, but I'm guessing it too is the new old silver. Since both new Old Silver and old Old Silver aren't going to be available, I need to find out what else to use and how to use it.