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 Post subject: Protective Coating
PostPosted: Sat Nov 06, 2010 3:27 pm 
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What do folks use as a protective coating over GW type paints & washes ?
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Testor's Dullcote. Never found anything better.

Only comes in small cans, but if you batch spray models it goes further. You should only ever varnish in warm dry conditions to avoid white-spotting etc, but Dullcote always finishes clear and matt - never comes out shiny.

For metals that will get a bit of handling I use GW's Ardcoat first (gloss varnish is harder so protects better) then Dullcote over the top. For most stuff, I just Dullcote and if I want something gloss like a jewel, sword, or inside a creatures mouth, paint on 'Ardcoat from a pot afterwards.

Toyworld stock Testor's, not sure where else. Make sure you get Dullcote not gloss.


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Acorn models also sell Dullcote at about 11 dollars a can.


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i spray with Ardcoat (harder wearing) then paint with Vallejo matt vanish

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Dull coat offers little protection for metal models.I spray every metal with several coats of gloss and then a coat of dull coat to get rid of the shine


Tamyia also me dull coat too


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