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Just wondering what everyone out there uses in terms of overcoat aside from Testors Dullcote, especially to other UKians out there. Testors cannot be sold here legally due to the mix used in their cans so I'm having to look for other alternatives for that lusterless finish that seals and protects my minis.
Any suggestions or reccomendations?
I use a dip finish so it's a mix of polyurethane and stain... I follow this with a matte finish using a product from Krylon to take the glossy look off the mini.
If you didn't want the dip finish look, I imagine a clear polyurethane on it's own might do the trick. Brush on, wait 24 hours and you'd have a rock hard finish that resisted chipping.
Last edited by r_h_knight; November 14th, 2008 at 12:28.
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Krylon also has a flat varnish that I have found to be very similar to dullcote. I have used it on a few mini's now and have been very pleased with it. Much bigger cans as well!
I haven't tried it yet (I'm still working through my last few dullcote spray reserves), but I picked up a dullcote brush-on varnish a litle while ago, which should be good.
As far as sprays go, I'd reccomend the Krylon one too, if you can find it.
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Last edited by M'ichal; November 14th, 2008 at 13:53.
An overcoat is a clear protective coat varnish that you spray or brush on your model to protect it from paint rubbing off/chipping. Keep in mind that it doesn't make your paintjob indestructable but protects if from casual handling. If you are rough you will still destroy the paintjob...
i only just noticed they are no longer selling itin the UK, ive had 4 cans for the past 2 years, came to order some and find i cant get it now!!!!!