There are some really interesting tips throughout the forum, the most potentially useful one so far for me was the use of Mr Muscle to remove old paint work. Great idea, this new tips and tutorial board.
I know there's a lot of money in aviation because I put it there.
A couple of observations from all those wasted years.
Selecting a paint type.
I ended up using the Tamiya Color acrylic series because. 1. Before drying it is water soluble making brush care and spill correction easy. 2. After drying it is quickly and easily broken down with Meths. You could even dunk the whole model in meths and expect nothing else to disappear. Not recommended. 3. For brushing you can dampen the paint brush with water to improve paint flow.
Ever tried putting masking tape along each side of the crack/indent/whatever you need to fill. Then sand out the filer before lifting the tape. All that surface detail adjacent to the c/i/w remains. Sometime the filler shrinkage works to your advantage.
There is no such thing as a stupid question - It is stupid answers that cause all the worlds problems.