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This is always a problem for me. I donít want the shine gloss varnish will give my models, however i also use metallic paint a lot and matt will dull the shine.
Anyone know a varnish that i can use that wont dull metallicís but wont make the rest of the model shiny?
Thanks in advance
Many people, myself included, will put a layer of gloss down first and then a layer of matte over it. The gloss protects a lot better and the matte kills the shine. I haven't noticed that my metallic paints look any worse after having the two varnishes on them. I use Krylon gloss and Testors Dullcoat for my matte.
Thanks for the reply i have not tried using both matt and gloss.
Has anyone used both GW gloss then GW matt on metallic paints, if so what was the result?
Another way is to paint the metallics after applying the varnish. Or just give the swords a final drybrush of your chosen metalic colour after the varnish has been used.
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I'm new to painting, I tried putting gloss varnish on a sword after matte-ing the whole figure recently. Don't do it. it'll look like you used metallic touch-up paint from your car's trunk.I would recommend maybe doing this and then painting on a layer of gloss varnish.