Made some progress and I am closing in on the decal stage. Plastic still cracks even when cut even with a razor saw. The other “new” Airfix kits I have built have not done this so maybe this kit was a fluke.
On every build I like to try something different. This time it is a new primer from Badger called Stynylrez. It is water clean up and comes in a wide variety of colors, not just the normal grey, black, white and red. It grabs very well and had no problems with Floquil Bright Silver thinned with xylene being sprayed over it. More tests such as Alclad and AK to follow.
4 attached images. Click to enlarge.