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I've painted alot of mini's, but I've never used a varnish/spray to "finish" or "Seal". I'm begininig to see the apeal though, after seeing my paint work chipping and scrapping off my mini's/ Do any of you "seal" your models? What do you use? Would the citidel miniature Satin Varnish be suibtable? I don't mind a tiny bit of shine, but it's for a nid army with gloss carapaces so Iwant a contrast so the flossy bits standout. Thoughts?
I tried it on a few goblins of mine. it certainy protects the paint work, but it seems to give less of an 'edge' to any drybrushing or highlighting that you've done. I can't say I've done it on a model with varnish on though. I would guess however that covering the gloss with the varnish would give an end result where it was very difficult to tell that the carpaces had been gone over with the gloss. (I used the GW stuff.) hope that helps
I used to use it. I find that you need to spray very little of it, as it tends to fill up crevices and details, if you want to re-paint the minatures afterwards. I use the GW spray. I also find that it tends to smooth out the sharp edges and drybrushing, but my painting was quite bad when I used it, so that is nothing to go by
Make sure that you varnish after you seal the minature. The Spray tends to destroy the effect of varnish if applied before the seal. The seal itself tends to shine a little bit, so you need a good varnish if you want the varnished part(s) to stand out from the rest of the model.
Hope that helps
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Krylon Crystal Clear spray, period.
But if you want gloss, u gotta apply it afterwards by hand to the desired areas.
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Hmmm... I was concerned about loosing the contrast. I think I'll just look after these nid's really well and prehaps try some sealer out on a mini that won't have gloss varnish on it as well. The contrast is really important to me...
Thanks for the advice, I had no idea it would dull down highlights/airbrush or that you'd have to gloss on top of the seal. Thanks