Detailing figures, the easy way.

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Problem with artists paints (oils) , the figure turns out shiny.
Artists acrylics will give an authentic  flatter finish IMHO.
(The wife agrees..she`s an artist..I am always corrected when painting!!) :-
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While it is true that they have a slight sheen to them when you first do it (as in the photos), when the paint dries and they`ve been out on the layout for a few days, they acquire a matt finish. It`s also vital that they have a good, flat finish to start with.

This old chap got "the treatment" some time ago and has spent many months outdoors. No sheen whatsoever.

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You can also dull the shininess with some clear coat matt finish spray.

If women think of our hobby as just toys and a waste of money, then just walk into any department store and go to the cosmetics department. The amount of beautifying agents that have come and gone to the cosmetic graveyard would circle the world more times than Sputnik !
 
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You can also dull the shininess with some clear coat matt finish spray.
THERE IS NO SHININESS WHEN THE PAINT HAS DRIED.
 
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THERE IS NO SHININESS WHEN THE PAINT HAS DRIED.

Sorry Mel, could you make yourself it a little clearer mate. Is there any shininess when dry? ;) ;) :D
 
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Sorry Mel, could you make yourself it a little clearer mate. Is there any shininess when dry? ;) ;) :D
No mate, it goes flat as a witch's t*t. :D :D
 
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would anyone called 'Matt' like to comment?
::) ;) :D :D
 
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well, that idea is worth, to give this thread more stars than a good brandy's...
 
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So the local witch only has one does she Mel! O0
 
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Back in the day, when I could see anything without glasses!! One of the reasons I moved up to "O" gauge, then "G" gauge. 7/8s will be next I suppose :'(