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PostSubject: Prevent from chipping?   Wed 28 Apr 2010 - 14:47

Hello people,
I would like to know what product/s do you guys use to prevent your miniatures from chipping the paint. I want something natural and matte, I haven't tried anything yet since I remember that when i was young I used citadel varnish one and it made my minis shine a lot. Any suggestions?

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PostSubject: Re: Prevent from chipping?   Wed 28 Apr 2010 - 15:02

I use Vallejo matte varnish from the pot - I brush on a couple of thin coats and it seems to do the trick. If there's an area that is especially prone to chipping, I'll brush a bit of gloss varnish (GW's "'ard coat") and let it dry before using the matte varnish over the top.

I use the brush-on variety so I can be sure that the model doesn't cloud up as they will with some sprays.

I've heard wonderful things about Testor's Dullcote but haven't yet tried it myself.

Good luck!
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PostSubject: Re: Prevent from chipping?   Wed 28 Apr 2010 - 16:42

Life's too short to brush on varnish. A decent coat of gloss varnish from a spray can followed by a blast with Testor's Dullcote for me.
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PostSubject: Re: Prevent from chipping?   Wed 28 Apr 2010 - 19:03

Testors Dull Cote also for me, I have had the best results, no yellowing over time so far.

I have used others, GW doesn't make a bad matte finish spray. Never been a fan of the brush on stuff, unless I want something to come out glossy.
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PostSubject: Re: Prevent from chipping?   Thu 29 Apr 2010 - 0:53

CygnusMaximus wrote:
I use Vallejo matte varnish from the pot - I brush on a couple of thin coats and it seems to do the trick. If there's an area that is especially prone to chipping, I'll brush a bit of gloss varnish (GW's "'ard coat") and let it dry before using the matte varnish over the top.

I use the brush-on variety so I can be sure that the model doesn't cloud up as they will with some sprays.

I've heard wonderful things about Testor's Dullcote but haven't yet tried it myself.

Good luck!

cygnus maximus preaches the truth! some matte varnishes can ruin metallics so i use gloss on metals and then matte avoer the entire model.
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PostSubject: Re: Prevent from chipping?   Thu 29 Apr 2010 - 1:11

Thank you guys for the advice. I think I'll try it. I tend to paint every Metallic NMM so it would perfectly work on me just the Testors Dull cote.
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PostSubject: Re: Prevent from chipping?   Thu 29 Apr 2010 - 5:29

I wouldn't recommend that myself. The gloss varnish is the protection & the Dullcote is simply to matt the gloss down. I don't think Dullcote alone gives enough protection for your miniatures. At least not if you want them to survive the rough & tumble of lots of Mordheim games.
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PostSubject: Re: Prevent from chipping?   Thu 29 Apr 2010 - 16:52

I've used testor's to good effect. Just make sure you don't varnish if it's cooler than 55 degrees f outside, or if it's humid, as these conditions can cause the varnish to cloud and ruin your paintjob.
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