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Hi, i would like to use a matte finish on my minis, but i have read that matte doesnt protect very well. someone somewhere, i think, suggested a layer of gloss varnish, and then a layer of matte ON TOP of the gloss.
is this standard practice? i heard some scary stories of gloss varnish obscuring painted details and whatnot due to the reflection. will this be covered up by the matte layer on top?
thanks in advance, i'm a total newbie to modelling and minis and painting of any sort
If you are going to use a gloss brush on - keep it thin otherwise you will obscure detail. I personally use Krylon crystal clear satin varnish followed by dullcote. Works great for me. But you shouldn't have any problems combining the 2.Originally Posted by nalrush
hi, thanks for the info! when you say "keep it thin", do you mean that i should be careful not to put too much varnish onto the mini, or that i should actually thin it down, with water, for example?
No you shouldn't need to thin it with water - just be careful to not get too much on your brush or let it pool.