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I've just come across a dilemma, it seems that purity seal is being discontinued in New Zealand. Whether this is just for us or its a worldwide thing I dont know.
I was told by my games-workshop supplier that they aren't able to get any more stock.
Anyone else here anything about this? I find purity seal to be a great protective coat. What other options are there? Matt picture varnish perhaps?
I use a matt varnish (clearcoat acrylic sealer) by a company called "FolkArt". It's more of a "craft" varnish than painting varnish (ie dried flowers and similar), but it gives a good finish, and is relatively cheap. I do prefer to give everything a quick coat of Purity Seal first though, so I'm not sure what I'll end up doing if it is being removed from sale.
I get the FolkArt stuff from Spotlight here in Aus, so you should be able to find it somewhere similar in NZ.
Last edited by mpdscott; March 30th, 2008 at 02:10.
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There are various generic fixiative/varnishes supplied at Spotlight in NZ.
To be honest the loss of purity seal is not a huge one as like a lot of the GW sprays it does not represent the best value for money.
If you don't live near a Spotlight you could also try your local arts and craft store and look for a brand called Derivan who make a variety of gloss and matte varnishes. They used to make a compressed one but all I could find in my collection is a brush on one which does work well.
They may jut be changing the name. In the US it is called Matte Varnish and has been for years as far as I know. I know they recently changed the names of the primers to Chaos Black and Skull White so maybe they are changing the names across the board.
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The primers have always been called Chaos Black and Skull White in the UK.. anyway, back on topic, I agree with Minitrol, Purity Seal is one of those things, like glue and spray paint, where you can get a much cheaper equivalent from near enough any hobby/crafts store, so it's not the end of the world if Purity Seal is taken out of the Citadel range.
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