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A couple of days ago, I posted about the effect of Testors Dullcoat on my necrons. I wanted to preserve the metallic sheen while still be able to have the paint protected.
I tried the testors on a sprue painted metallic and was disappointed to find the metallic color dulled down to a bland grey.
I know I didn't want to coat them with gloss varnish as that would be too shiny.
I did a search on the web and came to find Krylon Kamar Varnish. I tried it and boy did It work wonders. Kamar Varnish is used by professional artists to protect oil and acrylic paintings as well as photographs, and this gives it the important characteristic of not changing the look of the paint. When I tried it on my necrons it preserved the metallic sheen very well while still offering protection.
If your looking for a varnish that doesn't dull your paintjob like Testors, or make it too shiny like Gloss varnish, give Krylon Kamar Varnish a try. Its availble at your local Walmart in the Crafts section.
Krylon | Krylon® Kamar® Varnish
And no I do NOT work for Krylon! :-p