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I am now ready no varnish my first unit of Eldar!
In the past, I varnished my Necrons with Satin varnish and my Space Marines with Matt varnish. I am planning on using GLOSS on my Eldar! I figured that the wraithbone armour would actually look good glossy.
Please can someone reassure me that this would look good before I potentially ruin all my painting?
It should look good, but be careful not to put it over the whole model. I'd suggest painting some bits of sprue in the colours you have painted your eldar and then varnish them to see if you will like the effect.
On my necrons I went matte to nullify the metal on purpose. But then glossed things like the flayer chamber and such taht I wanted to glow. Gloss usually is meant to mimic WET or Shiny surfaces. I'm a bigger fan of Satin unless you mean for it to shine like glass.
"There is only do, or do not. There is no try." - Yoda
In the end I got very nervous about using glossy and decided to stick with Satin. Really glad I did as they came out fantastic. They still have the shiny sheen to them that I wanted but do not look silly shiny!
I will post a link to my video of this painting project tomorrow after I have put on some grass!
Thanks for the replied it was a great help in making me choose what deep down I already new... Don't use gloss! (for me anyway)
Opps. sorry for all the duplicate posts something went wrong with my server!
If spraying on a matte varnish over a dipped model tones the polyurethane's shine back down, couldn't you simply spray a matte varnish over a glossy if you didn't like it?
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