Sunday 6 December 2020

My Four Coat Varnish Method

This week The Quarantined Wargamer discusses my uniquely long-winded method for varnishing my miniatures. Over many years I have developed and settled into a routine four coats of varnish on my models. It's an approach that works for me, although it does require a lot of patience. The end result, however, are miniatures that look the way I want them to and are tough enough to survive my ham-fisted handling of them on the games table. 

As always I'd love to hear how you approach the varnishing of your figures. Do you have a preferred brand of varnish that you swear by? Or have you learned to avoid other brands that you want to swear at? Please leave a comment below in the comments, or over on the YouTube Channel. 

Keep safe everyone and until next week, keep rolling high!


  1. I've never varnished my figures nor felt the need to. Yes, I do need to touch them up occasionally due to wear. But it's only me, and sometimes one of my sons, who touch them.

  2. Obviously the rich Reject like I've said all along! Mad.....mad I say!

  3. If you live in the US, you should be able to find Krylon. Use the Krylon Crystal Clear for the gloss coat, then cover with the Krylon Matte Finish. It works exactly the same as the Testor's Dullcote, I've tried them both at the same time to test them out, and the Krylon is just as good.


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