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What is the best way to protect the painted surface of a model, without using a gloss varnish? I don't want my army's to be too shiny, so what's the matt alternative?
I use Vallejo Matt varnish and Vallejo Gloss varnish. The gloss is used when something needs to be really shiny and the matt is used on the rest. Works great :yes:
I use a combination of Krylon crystal clear non-yellowing satin varnish and testors dullcote. The dullcote I put on after the krylon for a dead flat finish.
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I just use the GW matt varnish.
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Like Slorak has already said use a a gloss varnish first because it protects so much better. Then use a matte varnish after the gloss varnish dries to remove the shine.
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Just goes to show how vigilant I am when at my local GW store. I didn't even realise they did a matt varnish, LOL.
I'll bear the two coat plan in mind, gloss then matt, could it be simpler? I think not.
A tip. Just like when you are painting, use thin coats of varnish so you dont get white blobs over the model.
would you guys recommend spray varnish?
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Absolutely, Spray varnis is a great way to go.
I just use testor's dullcote. On plastic minis, unless you like throw throw them around or stuff them all in a shoebox and drag them behind your car on the way to the game store, a couple shots of testor's dullcote will be more than enough to protect your work.