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I Know what purity seal does but Im wondering does it dull your models, because 1 of my friends told me not to use it....I know that it protects your models but does it have any negative effects on the models?
Purity seals give moral bonuses.
The finishing spray can dull your models, But alternately their are gloss finishers as well. I normally use a gloss finish followed by a light matt finish. I donâ€™t find this alters the shine of my figures too much.
I cannot remember there being negative modifiers to purity seals..
The purity seal finishing spray (clear coat) is as unreliable as all other GW spray paints. It has a reputation for causeing a 'frosty' or 'white' finish, which is why your firend probably told you not to use it. You will find many tips about shaking, humidity, temperature, distance, etc for using the spray. I think that's rediculous. I use Testors Dullcote and it never fails. You don't have to worry about any of that shaking, humidity, temperature stuff. Shake it a little and spray it on. Snow, humidity, who cares?Originally posted by blood_angels14@Aug 29 2004, 22:10
I Know what purity seal does but Im wondering does it dull your models, because 1 of my friends told me not to use it....I know that it protects your models but does it have any negative effects on the models?[snapback]204799[/snapback]
As far as dulling your miniatures, I does create an evenly matt finish; that's what it's supposed to do. If you want any gloss areas, just use a paint on varnish for gems, eyes, slime, etc. I prefer the matt finish look, but in the end it's up to you.
For protection I've been happy using Testors only. However, as isitused said, a coat of gloss spray first will give you a thicker, harder finish. Most gloss sprays are more reliable than matt sprays. I've been happy with Krylon clear coat or matt coat (both dry satin despite their names).
All in all, Purity Seal has a weak reputation at best and costs more than many of the better clear sprays on the market.
I hate shiny models... though I don't think that's what he means by "dull".
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stay away from it. Doesnt look as good as it normally would
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On a related note, does anyone know of a UK supplier of a Dullcote equivilant matt spray varnish that is suitable for models? I know that there are shipping regulations preventing the import of dullcote to the UK, so the only way you'd find that is on the Black Market.
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Humbrol used to be good, but they've had some problems over the last few years, and a recent formula disaster with their matt spray. Maybe try Flair spay; Flair Products I'd recommend a test batch to evaluate the different qualities.