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Okay, just yesterday when i looked at my space wolves wolf lord, i noticed how dull he looked, so dark, so i started applying gloss varnish to his shoulder pads to make them look shiny, then i applied it to his whole body!!!
Then the next thing i know, i got a little carried away and dry brushed my whole army with gloss varnish.
And today when i woke up, i looked at my space wolves army, and thought, WTF they arent suppose to be THAT shiny. So Im getting all fustrated, should i leave the gloss on them them?? They look kinda* nice with them on, so a lot of people put varnish on their marines?/ And, how do i take them off??:cry:
Also, i was wondering, what does a storm shield look like? and how do i get one? Because i really need one for my rune priest...thx.
First you posted this three times, might want to delete the other two.
You can't remove varnish without stripping the paint, but you can use matte varnish to kill the gloss. I think everyone varnishes their marines when they finish painting them, not sure if they gloss them or not though. It really depends if you want them to shine or not, if you find gloss to be too shiny you could always use something that isn't gloss or matte, it's usually a nice medium point.
A storm shield looks like whatever you want it to really, just get some kind of shield or make one from plasticard and tada you have a storm shield. The "official" storm shields look like the black templar symbol with a skull in the middle I think.
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quite a few painters I've chatted with actually use both gloss and matt varnish (sprays), doing an initial coat of gloss, and then a couple of matt coats (once it's dried). It has two benefits, it gives a midway gloss look, and it adds more protection to the mini itself
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OK firstly dont post duplicate posts
Secondly this probably belongs in the painters forum
Commonly it is accepted that using gloss varnish makes minis rather like toy soldiers, I dont know any serious painters that leave minis with a gloss varnish,
However, as mpdscott pointed out many do use gloss varnish, this is because gloss varnish produces a harder, more resiliant finish than matt varnish. What people do is to varnish minis with gloss, then varnish over the top with matt, this will give better protection against chipping whilst still giving a flat finish