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I'm getting my models painted up, but i've run into a snag.
I want to put a coat of varnish or sealant or something over my guys so the paint won't chip and fade, however, i don't want a gloss/shiny effect all over my guys.
Does anybody have a product they use or know any methods on how to seal models without making them shiny? Or is this just not even possible - if it isn't, could you recommend something i could do to maintain their condition besides not using them on the tabletop
For my metal models I tend to use watered down PVA glue, but it does have a tendency to make them slightly shiny but it's only noticable when your up close looking for it.
Otherwise, the Citadel Purity Seal is good for sealing the model, but it wont stop it chipping. I find it's abit temprimental though. It will either come out really good or it could frost and ruin the model, it just depends on the temperature when it's sprayed and when it's drying.
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One of the better approaches is to start with a gloss finish (a gloss sealer forms a nice, hard, shiny shell, making it tougher), then hit it with a matte coat to get the desired look. All the protection, plus the look you want, too.
Future floor polish (or pledge with future, or whatever name it goes by these days...) is an old modeller's favourite, being easily brushed, sprayed or even dipped. It dries clear and it's basically bulletproof. And while Testors Dullcote is typically considered to be the best out there, I've had great results from Krylon clear matte.
Yes. I have heard of purity seal. And from what i heard, people have lost thousands of points worth of guys to the issues.
You recommend a gloss and then cover it matte? Does matte not form a protective shell? And does the matte finish remove the shininess that the gloss created?
Thanks alot guys. This is all really helping me