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I am very new to painting citadel models and i have recently took up the Necron army. So i am getting close to finishing my warriors and i was wondering, is theyre any sort of protective coating such as ClearCoat i should put on the models to keep theyre paint in good condition? As i said, pretty new, so please excuse any imperfections in my warriors :p

And if it helps, This is how i painted them:
Beasecoat of Black spraypaint followed by dry brushng boltgun metal over the body. Tin Bitz in the joints and head, snot green for parts of the weapon. And a wash of Devlan Mud over the Boltgun metal.



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Edit: This guy still isnt done yet, just giving an example of how i painted them
 

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since you're painting metal robots... no.

some people like to dulcoat their armies, but for display pieces and models with lots of metalics, you shouldn't varnish them

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since you're painting metal robots... no.

some people like to dulcoat their armies, but for display pieces and models with lots of metalics, you shouldn't varnish them

Cheers
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Thx for the quick response! And yeah, i wasnt sure about it, thx for clarifacation :) Oh, and i have now touched up *most* of the imperfections in some of these guys. And since it is my first army i am not expecting the level of perfection i have seen in alot of your models. Thx again!
 

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if you're concerned about paint chipping, then yes, by all means use a clearcoat! A dull coat will tend to change their appearance, dulling the metals right down. A gloss coat should keep all the colours intact, if you like the shiny look. There's also a bunch of different satin clearcoats that tend to work really well. The top brands are pretty universally agreed upon: Testors Dullcote and Future floor polish are the big names for flat and gloss. Satins are more of a guessing game, I've had good results with Krylon clear matte (it says matte, but it's not nearly as matte as the Testors).
 

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Yes, seems that Krylon went a bit towards satin with their Matte Clearcoat. Due to this I started using Testors recently. Also, a gloss varnish is considered "harder" than matte, so what some people do is use a coat of gloss, and then use a coat of matte/dullcote on top. I usually do two coats of varnish anyway...
 

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Thank you all for your responses! Gonna be nice to keep my models in good condition, thanks again!
 
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