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I have a necron army in the works and have decided on a lightning blue and chaos black ceramic color scheme. I want to get the same smooth look on my necrons as they have in the codex and to get it i need to apply gloss varnish. So far i have had no luck with varnish and i was wondering how if anyone knew how to apply it.
...with the spray can.
Ignoring the_fifth_horseman's less than useless SPAM answer, here's a couple of tips:
I don't like gloss finish even when I want a gloss finish. That sounds like a contradiction, but I find a true gloss finish viewed at 30mm looks fake. For a gloss look, I use Krylon Clear Matte finish, or or Krylon Satin finish. Plaid clear matt has also served me well.
You want to shake it well. I prefer to spray very close to the miniatures, 4 - 6", but move across them very quickly. I start the spray before the sweep, and finish after I pass the miniatures. I spray one sweep from each four directions (each side). The let them dry completely. If the finish isn't shiney enough, or completely covering, then I spray another light coat. Keep the coats very light. Build up slowly.
If you have 'frosting' problems it is usually because the paint is too far away and begins to dry on the way to the mini, or as it is released and cools, it condenses moisture from the air (don't spray under high humidity conditions) That's why I spray very close and quickly. Close so the paint can't dry or condense, and quick so it doesn't go on too heavy.
Some examples of Krylon cear matt, it is shiney. For real matt I use Testors dull cote:
Krylon Satin. Hard to tell, but it is more gloss than the clear matt: