Yes, I agree that clear plastic is more brittle. And I agree that either masking the canopy or carefully painting around the canopy is a pain, but I kine the clear planes and wish more were available.
Best of luck,
BOY, Who came up with the idea of making clear plastic planes??
And How do you paint them?? I getting ready to prime them, But, if I remember, I heard that you would paint them an interior color firs ( the whole plane? ) then paint the base color of the plane.
OH, I deal with 1/700 planes.
Thanks for your time.