I've never seen any weakness / difference in Bandai styrene . I don't use lacquer paints --- I use the chit out of Tamiya white which is lacquer based and it had no different , destructive interaction with Bandai plastic .
The only one I saw was Phil Flory's AT-ST. Built, painted, and when he went to weather it using enamels, the enamel weathering solutions broke down the parts. No matter what you paint with it, that stuff will go everywhere and get into joints that the paint hasn't touched. I have had the same thing happen with joints glued with Tamiya X-thin, the enamel weathering solutions would debond the tamiya glue. Was working on an 8 wheel vehicle, holding it by the inside half of the wheels as I spread the enamel solutions around, much to my amazement, the entire suspension system came out and the rest of the vehicle went tumbling. Now I use nothing but acrylics.
I tend not to use enamels, except very sparingly. And then, I only use enamel paints.All of my weathering is done with acrylics
Sorry I am late to the party.....I use Alclad primers on Bandai plastic all the time and I have had no problems with it interacting with the plastic. In fact it will even stick to their polycaps and not flake off. Once the primer is down I use what ever paint I want on it.
Quote from: Grendels on Mon Mar, 20, 2017, 03:12:AMSorry I am late to the party.....I use Alclad primers on Bandai plastic all the time and I have had no problems with it interacting with the plastic. In fact it will even stick to their polycaps and not flake off. Once the primer is down I use what ever paint I want on it.Most of the problems I have seen don't involve the paint, but when someone uses an enamel wash and slathers it on to heavy. It ends up running into the joints and dissolves the polycaps. I don't think that if you used it sparingly, that you would have much, if any problems.