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Do you apply a clear coat or varnish to your minis after you paint them?
Back when I was active, I used to clear-coat all my minis to protect them from the wear and tear of gaming. I'm debating on doing it this time around, though as it can kind of change the colors a little if shown in the right lighting.
I personally have nver had any problems with clear coat, and i apply it to all of my minis as it adds to the grotesque feel of my Death Guard army.
Maybe the colour change is because you spray to close, it takes a while to find the perfect distance to spray from.
An example of how far i spray from is about 10cm further back from where i prime.
I know what you mean about it changing the colors a bit. I actually like the color change that you get. It is almost like it softens and blends everything just a bit.
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I experimented with distance today and it looks like just sort of "dusting" the minis worked well. Color was diminished a little, but it does seem to blend things nicely when I'm not right up on the mini.
Thanks for the advice!
no problem dude, its what were here for.
If theres any other questions you may have don't hesitate to start new threads. However before you do this quickly do a search using the forum tools just in case your question has already been answrred.
BT is dead on the money here, it is always a good idea to search the forum (and, indeed, check out the sticky threads at the top) before asking a question.
For instance, I found *this* thread, which is less than a month old and answers the question very nicely.
As I said in there, I presonally use 2 coats of GW purity seal, followed by 2 coats of Testors dullcote to seal any mini I will be gaming with.
As far as terrain etc goes, I generally don't bother.
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I normally search the threads first, I suppose I just got a little impatient this time around. Thats a great thread, though. Lots of good advice in there.
I'll be trying out some different techniques on my next set.
Ive always managed to screw up spray varnishing...
Its something ive started doing more, as there is nothing more annoying than chipping your carefully painted minis! ive found the vallejo varnishes pretty good and easy to use
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