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So I'm getting sick of metal models getting messed up. I am thinking of getting several spray cans of varnish and coating them. Matte varnish is a lil weak, so I was wondering if two coats of glossy varnish and one coat of matte varnish might work?
If you have a different method let me know
I try to not touch the model itself. Only the base. Also I've heard that Vallejo Game Color is better than the GW paints. It protects the model better.
To help my metal models, I give them a coat of matte followed by a sealer coat. Reaper makes a pretty good one.
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2 thin coats of matt spray are usually enough for all my metal models, even with 3 platoons of german infantry not a single one has a scratch, if thats not enough to protect them, then in all honesty I would question what the heck is being done with them
I like to brush on Ard' Coat on metal models after i finish them. When you brush it on it can look milkey in areas where it is thick, but it drys clear and glossy. After it is dry I use a matt finish and it gets rid of the gloss.
I swear by using one coat of gloss varnish, followed by a layer of dullcote to subdue the gloss. You'll have to go over parts that you want glossy with some 'ard Coat, but it's worth it in the end.
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