The One Ring

Metal Colors and Varnish
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Author:  Tar-Minastir [ Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:23 pm ]
Post subject:  Metal Colors and Varnish

I’m painting Imrahil. He’s completed, but needs to be gloss varnished due to being metal. I’ll have to follow up with a matte varnish to eliminate the gloss shine. I’m concerned that these varnishes will change the look of the metal. Matte will remove the natural shine of the metal, and gloss will make it look wet. I could always repaint the metal on any parts that don’t look right, but would like to avoid this if possible.

Anyone have a solution to this?

Author:  Great Wulf [ Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:24 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Metal Colors and Varnish

Can always use "the army painter" anti shine varnish rattle can or dropper pots.

Author:  Valadorn [ Sat Nov 25, 2017 8:23 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Metal Colors and Varnish

I was asking this in forums for years, never found good solution. Two things that worked a bit:
- Try a better varnish like the antishine as weel said and the W&N professional.
- Don't go for a third coat. Make em of maximum of two with the matt as the last one
- Don't use much of varnish, only a little in the edges where it is pushed mostly is just enough.

If there is another opinion I am interested to listen to it too....

Author:  TheTarkLord [ Sun Nov 26, 2017 12:00 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Metal Colors and Varnish

I use the Citadel Purity Seal Spray or whatever it's called an I find if hold the model around a foot away from it an do very short bursts while turning the model it works. I know this works for me

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