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    Model Protection?

    Hey all,

    I've started recently to seriously paint a large amount of models
    But I have just found that my fingers have been wiping off some of the paint off the model (the paint was completely dry)

    I've heard of the spray cans that GW produce to protect the model, but I have found that it blocks up all the details on the model. The 'ard coat varnish the GW produces I find gives the models a shiny look that isn't right.

    So I was wondering if there is a way to protect the paint from coming off after painting the model?

    Thanks for any replies,

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    Haven't tried this, but maybe it's what you're looking for; The Army Painter has a anti-shine matt varnish: The Army Painter

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    Aye, GW also produces a Matt Varnish, but I am not sure how that works on the model.
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    I'd try the Army Painter solution. If their other products are anything to go by, you should definitely pick up this can. I plan too when I start going back to huge batches of IG again.
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    Yes, I varnish all my models. I use a paint-on matt varnish produced by Vallejo. My intention is to test their spray as well, but I haven't gotten around to do that just quite yet.

    Edit: oh and the paint wipes of because you have sticky fingers. Wash your hands to get rid of excess fat and avoid eating fatty snacks when handling painted models.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Da Mighty Camel View Post
    Yes, I varnish all my models. I use a paint-on matt varnish produced by Vallejo. My intention is to test their spray as well, but I haven't gotten around to do that just quite yet.

    Edit: oh and the paint wipes of because you have sticky fingers. Wash your hands to get rid of excess fat and avoid eating fatty snacks when handling painted models.
    Thats what I thought. I went and washed my hands, and that fixed it. But I was worried that I most likely will have sticky fingers when I handle the models on the table top, and that might take off the paint as well. Which spray are you planning on using?
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    One of these. Aerosol can, matte finish.

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    But 2 thin layers of matt varnish by Vallejo is good enough? Thanks a lot!

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    mount your model on a cork, this way you don't have to touch the model.
    always best to avoid touching miniature since our skin deposits natural oils which the paint doesn't like.

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    mount your model on a cork, this way you don't have to touch the model.
    always best to avoid touching miniature since our skin deposits natural oils which the paint doesn't like.

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