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Spray or Brush on varnish?

Postby WeeDawgNYC » Sun Jul 18, 2010 8:15 pm

its been awhile but I plan on coming to visit/game more often with yo guys.. :o

I wanted to know, bases on you guys experience wich is better Spray or Brush on? I know to use Matt type as I dont want my models to look like my car 8-)
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Re: Spray or Brush on varnish?

Postby WickerNipple » Sun Jul 18, 2010 9:04 pm

Spray.
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Re: Spray or Brush on varnish?

Postby WeeDawgNYC » Sun Jul 18, 2010 9:37 pm

thanks, will do.
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Re: Spray or Brush on varnish?

Postby WeeDawgNYC » Mon Jul 26, 2010 12:55 am

Ok so I grabbed me some Krylon matte varnish, those of you that have used this before what can you tell me. I ask only because I read about certain spray varnish can create an unwanted white foamy haze on the models. they say its caused by high humidity levels &/or insufficient time shacking the can.

I finaly have a freshly painted fantasy army & I would really hate to riun them with my lack of knowledge.
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Spray or Brush on varnish?

Postby Daggermouth » Mon Jul 26, 2010 1:14 am

Testor's dullcote. Best spray varnish I've used.
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Re: Spray or Brush on varnish?

Postby slann » Mon Jul 26, 2010 2:24 am

I am starting to use paint on more , I have been bit by the white haze once too many times .
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Re: Spray or Brush on varnish?

Postby WickerNipple » Mon Jul 26, 2010 10:56 am

You never want to spray anything (primer, varnish, anything) in high humidity if it at all possible.

I haven't used Krylon's Matte Varnish - I always use Testor's Dullcote, but I've been told Krylon's works just fine and in general I support using Krylon as a cheap alternative, so give it a try and tell us how it goes.

With any product you haven't used before or are using in less than perfect conditions (like high humidity!) you'll want to make a test first. Just spray a spare model you have lying around.
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Re: Spray or Brush on varnish?

Postby Guy In Suit » Mon Jul 26, 2010 12:11 pm

I've had mild 'ghosting' with white sprays when its just really Hot, like 90+ even when humidity is on the low side.

It just seems to dry mid-flight unless you spray so close that you overcoat.

I'd just been spraying really light and filling in any gaps with brush on after the fact.

And Krylon dull-cote is the beesknees, yo.
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Re: Spray or Brush on varnish?

Postby WeeDawgNYC » Wed Jul 28, 2010 12:39 am

Well It wasnt too bad, I did get a light haze but its not that noticable. I did two light coats & it seems to work just fine. I was thinking of going with the Krylon crystal clear first but I didnt want that lollypop affect, the only thing as one of you mentioned is that its so dull if you dont spray in sequence you forget what was sprayed & what wasnt.

Ill try & make it down next week so you guys can peep my shit yo!
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Re: Spray or Brush on varnish?

Postby WeeDawgNYC » Sun Aug 01, 2010 4:26 pm

So I finally finished my whole army (weather slowed me down) & I notice that my mini's look rather dull now & dont feel like they are protected enough from gaming wear & tear. my question is should I do a light coat of the glossy clear coat & then hit it again with the matte stuff? has anyone ever tried gloss over matte before..?

I read that its the other way around but like many I've invested time & money & dont want to ruin them. I value your guys input so please lmk what I should do.
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