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First-timer questions:

Post by Guest » 23 Oct 2007, 12:45

I've just finished painting my first effort (River Plate, Boca Juniors to come) in preparation for first game of subbuteo. I have two quick questions:

1. Is there any anvantage to glueing the figurines into the bases?

2. Is it the done thing to varnish figures? I deffo don't want a "wet look" team.

harrythehawk

Post by harrythehawk » 23 Oct 2007, 15:49

I prefer matt varnish, nice finish

Bruno_Valente

Post by Bruno_Valente » 23 Oct 2007, 17:32

1. which figures did you used?
2. i also prefer matt varnish!

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Post by lionofludesch » 23 Oct 2007, 18:10

Personally, I wouldn't stick them in if they push-fit OK.

There's no need.
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Neil@SC

Post by Neil@SC » 23 Oct 2007, 19:06

If the figures are going to get a lot of use, dual coat them.

Matt varnish gives a nice aesthetic 'flat' finish but doesn't protect the paintwork much, so gloss varnish first, then matt. Two jobs, but better in the long term.

For varnish, I highly recommend Revel varnish. It is water clear unlike Humbrol polyurethane varnish which yellows with age (if not instantly!). If you get the varnish warm to start with, stand it on a radiator (in the closed tin!) for about 5 minutes, it thins out to the right consistency. The gloss may need a little more thinning. I personally wouln't use ANYTHING else. Get a big enough brush and apply it quickly, don't mess about being neat, there's no need. Dries in about 10 minutes unless you foce dry which gets the time down to about a minute.

Time well spent.

Guest

Post by Guest » 23 Oct 2007, 21:29

Neil,

is that the enamel or acrylic Revell varnish?

They are the Stefan Cordas on Image 2s.

Neil@SC

Post by Neil@SC » 24 Oct 2007, 08:15

Enamel

Bruno_Valente

Post by Bruno_Valente » 29 Oct 2007, 17:01

Neil@SC wrote:...If you get the varnish warm to start with, stand it on a radiator (in the closed tin!) for about 5 minutes, it thins out to the right consistency.
The things you know Neil! :O

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