I recently bought a large miniature starship from a designer on Shapeways in the white nylon plastic (white versatile is the name now I think). Having been averse to this material for years, I was very wary of what it would look like. However, I was pleasantly surprised at the quality (I guess the large size helps). I want to paint the ship. I have read in many places that in order to make the white plastic look good, you have to follow some additional steps. The most common suggestion is to apply a glossy varnish to the model before trying to put any kind of a wash on it. A wash is necessary for the ship that I am painting because of all the numerous panel lines. Has anyone had experience doing this? If so, what kind of glossy varnish did you use? My one attempt to use a wash on the white plastic in the past resulted in the wash simply soaking into the model (even after using primer and dullcote from Testors) and largely disappearing, leaving no shade to the panel lines.