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So when you have spent hours on end painting models and you just dont want to give their beautiful paint job ruined sometime in the future, what should I put on them? I know GW has some type of spray, but doesn't it make the models shiny?
I dont wan't shiny models ...I need my men to be preserved, but not shiny.
You're right, GW spray is a 'Satin' coat finish. That means it's a silky finish in between dull and gloss. Gloss coats protect best, and satin coats well. Dull or matte coats like Testor's Dull Coat do provide some protection. One thing to consider is that dull coats also pick up grime and oils from fingers more readily because of the rough finish, and over a very long period of time I've heard your models can discolor a tiny bit. But I doubt it's very noticable... Anyway, I like the quality of Testors Dull Cote. It's a spray made for hobby models like cars and planes and such. It's a very dry flat finish. You can then use a paint on gloss to touch up portions of your model that should be particularly shiny Anyway, please try Testor's dull coat, if you don't like it you can always 'Purity Seal' right over it
May the Emperor protect your paint jobs!