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A Southern Biff's Return to Modelling

Themanwho

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Cutaway

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Themanwho

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you can get anti glossing agents or just a rattle can of matt varnish
Before I go crazy with a can, will Matt varnish take away all the gloss reflection or will it still be noticeable compared to the Matt dunkel gelb under the varnish?
 

Helm

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Before I go crazy with a can, will Matt varnish take away all the gloss reflection or will it still be noticeable compared to the Matt dunkel gelb under the varnish?
* sucks teeth * Weeeeell, it all depends chief. Honestly don't know as there are a lot of variables my advice would be try a test piece.
 

Daz

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Before I go crazy with a can, will Matt varnish take away all the gloss reflection or will it still be noticeable compared to the Matt dunkel gelb under the varnish?
* sucks teeth * Weeeeell, it all depends chief. Honestly don't know as there are a lot of variables my advice would be try a test piece.
It depends on the silvering of the decal as well, however, the whole model would need to be coated and not just the decal area, otherwise, you'll end up with some areas matt, some areas satin or gloss depending on the base paint, spraying the whole model tends to tie it all together - sometimes it also helps to slightly discolour the varnish with the base colour to help tie it all in

Before and after a matt coat on the decals if that helps
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Dads203

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Just be careful with Matt varnishes, they are really finicky when it comes to humidity and extremes of hot and cold. They have a tendency to frost up or bloom into a white haze causing models to fly through the air towards bins.
I have found the Humbrol Matt varnishes to be really sensitive to this and only fit for the bin to be honest, Windsor and Newton Galleria Matt varnish is probably one of the best I have found along with the Mig Ammo flat varnish being very good. Both I’ve been able to also brush on and airbrush with ease.

Always test it first before you commit to a build.
 

Themanwho

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Just be careful with Matt varnishes, they are really finicky when it comes to humidity and extremes of hot and cold. They have a tendency to frost up or bloom into a white haze causing models to fly through the air towards bins.
I have found the Humbrol Matt varnishes to be really sensitive to this and only fit for the bin to be honest, Windsor and Newton Galleria Matt varnish is probably one of the best I have found along with the Mig Ammo flat varnish being very good. Both I’ve been able to also brush on and airbrush with ease.

Always test it first before you commit to a build.
Thanks, I'll go for another coat of paint instead then, with brush and hopefully not shiny this time...
 

Themanwho

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Waiting for the paint to dry and I came across this WW2 diagram of a PAK position:

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Really tempted....
 

Themanwho

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The Dunkel grun has been brushed over (with very well stirred paint this time) and is now de-shined, and I've stuck the dunkel Braun on with the brush as well:

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Themanwho

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Looks top to me
You're very kind, but it's better than it was, and I think (hope) that I can cover the worst of it with mud....
 

Themanwho

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Muddying up the running gear and underside of the barrel and trails:

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The wheels and the bullet plate:

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Themanwho

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Mud painted on the gun and trails, just the wheels to do:

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Themanwho

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Close up on the shield:

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Themanwho

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Themanwho

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Now assembled, still some weathering to do:

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