I restored a vintage Blackfoot, and spent hours filling, sanding, priming and painting the body. I was really happy with the results, but I’m so scared of damaging it, I’ve now shelved it and bought a 2016 as a runner. I don’t really want to paint the 2016 as I’ll feel the same about it getting scratched or damaged, so what can I do?
The body is currently very glossy, which I’m not really a fan of, IMO it looks very toy-like, whereas paint makes it look more scale. Would wet sanding with very high grit take off that “shiny plastic” look, or am I just gonna have to suck it up and paint it?