Gloss Varnish.

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Re: Gloss Varnish.

Post by Paul » Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:55 pm

Winsor and Newton Gloss, or a Car bodyshop gloss lacquer.

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Re: Gloss Varnish.

Post by Peeler » Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:05 pm

Thankyou all, useful ideas. I have several different greens & several different varnishes to hand, so I tried various combinations on spare bases & laid them out to dry, with the green & varnish (or not) duly noted on the back of the base. After giving them due time to dry, I returned to them.
One was even darker, one was far too light, some were good, some were OK. I placed painted figures on them to see how they looked. I ummed and I arrred. I had a cup of tea. I made my choice for my preferred one.

And it was the one what I'd already been using. I'm happy again. 🙄

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Re: Gloss Varnish.

Post by BaronVonWreckedoften » Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:27 pm

Well done, that deserves a pie.

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Re: Gloss Varnish.

Post by Shahbahraz » Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:32 pm

confirmation bias I say. You should conduct a double-blind trial with randomised volunteers. Though where you would get all those blind volunteers is tricky. I mean, putting up posters doesn't work.
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Re: Gloss Varnish.

Post by Buff Orpington » Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:30 am

And I wouldn't put too much faith in their colour perception either.
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Re: Gloss Varnish.

Post by grizzlymc » Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:43 am

I know a completely blind kid who can tell the difference between cans of fanta, coke and lemonade from feeling them.

He could also tell the nose of my car from his dad's identical car.

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Re: Gloss Varnish.

Post by Purple » Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:37 am

Use your normal varnish and then repaint the entire figure over the top of it

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Re: Gloss Varnish.

Post by goat major » Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:38 am

and then varnish it ?
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Re: Gloss Varnish.

Post by grizzlymc » Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:46 am

Followed by a repaint with a little white mixed in with every colour, then re varnish again.

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Re: Gloss Varnish.

Post by BaronVonWreckedoften » Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:00 am

grizzlymc wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:43 am
He could also tell the nose of my car from his dad's identical car.
I told you you should have scraped that poor cyclist off the radiator grill.

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