Monday, 22 December 2014

Varnish problems again

Last year's challenge was fraught with varnish problems and it seems this year is absolutely no different. Oddly, this year's problem appears to only be affecting metallic paints, which seems really odd. The armour segments have gone very white, but the rest of the models (and those without any armour at all) are all fine.

Thankfully I noticed it in the first batch of 7, so it's not the worst problem in the world, but it was a unit that had hand painted heraldry on... so that's a bit frustrating. Some google-fu and a daring test on one of the models and it looks like it's fixed *fingers crossed*

A quick coat of hand painted gloss varnish over the top seems to have fixed the metallics. It looks like the varnish was dulling them down so much that the silver just appeared to be white. Now to find a satin varnish I can paint on by hand


  1. Sorry to hear this, let's hope the fix does the job.

    1. It seems to have mostly fixed the problems. One or two bits still look a bit off, but it's much better than it was.

      My only problem now is getting some matt/satin varnish over Christmas that I can paint on with a brush!

  2. I found this a common problem with a certain "big" companies spray varnish. Hope your remedy works dude!