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    After your mini is painted and based do you seal it? What do you use to finish it with. In other words do you use a gloss or a flat wash over the entire mini to including the base? Help please. I want the minis paint job to last when used for tabletop play. With all the hands on it during game play and falling hitting terrain.


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    One guy I know, sprays the model with a thin coat of gloss polyurathane varnish to protect it, and then (when dry) sprays or brushes on a matt vinyl varnish to ...err... matt it. Excessive, but tough AND they look good.
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    Thanks. Just looking for some ideas before I attempt to finish my army.

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    I use Testor's Dull-cote flat varnish to cover and protect my minis. It leaves a clear, durable sealant that protects the paint from wear and chipping, without chnaging your paint job one bit. I find that the gloss spray is a little too shiny for my tastes.
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    That Dullcote doesn't last as long as a coat of varnish followed by a coat of Dullcote.
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    Yep, thats how its done. Gloss coat gose on first, followed by a dullcote to rid the gloss effect. You can find Testors dullcote at most train stores, and if your luck, you migh find some at Wal-Mart.
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