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Gloss Varnish.

Post by Peeler » Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:56 pm

I apologise for starting a varnish thread. I've been varnishing plastic 1/72s, using the old Humbrol gloss varnish. It's nice & thick, does the job, but sadly turns the valejo uniform green bases into quite a deep dark green. Which is ok for them, but not what I want on my Spencer Smiths, which I want to get going with.
So, having bored you with that, could you recommend a nice tin of varnish, which covers nicely & shiney and doesn't turn a mid green base into a dark green base. I'm thinking big tins. Oh, and Gloss. Not matt. Or Satin. Or spray cans. Thanks. 🙂

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Re: Gloss Varnish.

Post by tim.w » Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:23 pm

Light green paint? It'll turn midgreen when glossed.

This is actually what I do. I use german camo bright green (vallejo) on all my bases.

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Re: Gloss Varnish.

Post by Essex Boy » Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:23 pm

Don't gloss the bases.

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Re: Gloss Varnish.

Post by grizzlymc » Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:06 am

Use a lighter green.

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Re: Gloss Varnish.

Post by goat major » Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:51 am

I suspect acrylic varnish will have less of a colour change effect than a humbrol poly one. You could try one of the smaller vallejo ones first and if that works go big ?

Or as Tim suggests a lighter green. I use GW war boss green for my shiny bases,
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Re: Gloss Varnish.

Post by valleyboy » Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:19 am

On the other hand, you could paint them a totally different colour like Pink or yellow and then when you varnish them they won't look dark green :thumbs:

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Re: Gloss Varnish.

Post by Essex Boy » Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:59 am

I'm with Bro on that one (clever bloke).

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Re: Gloss Varnish.

Post by goat major » Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:12 am

He’s the bright one in the family
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Re: Gloss Varnish.

Post by valleyboy » Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:28 am

goat major wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:12 am
He’s the bright one in the family
Git :EB:

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Re: Gloss Varnish.

Post by tim.w » Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:34 pm

valleyboy wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:19 am
On the other hand, you could paint them a totally different colour like Pink or yellow and then when you varnish them they won't look dark green :thumbs:
He paints the figures pink already.

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