Stripped down (lettering & numbers) using Mr Color - Thinner, original Kato shell is a Burlington Northern - Phase 1b shell.
I’ve decided to start with this shell as a test, if it works out I’ll use it for the project. Shell is ready for primer.
For this project I've decided to use Tamiya - Fine Surface Primer, this was recommended from a few people because of its ultra flat smoothness when sprayed straight from the can.
The Kato shells are great to work with once disassembled, easy to paint and have great detail.