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Today I have ordered some varnish. This is a new thing for me, during my youth I never varnished my models at all, now I’m a little older however, I don’t want to be repainting stuff over and over. Therefore I have ordered two tins of Vallejo’s model varnish, one satin and one matte. They come in 400ml tins and I’ll be reviewing them as a part of my using them to seal models for the tabletop.

So, this will be a new experience, having finished a model to the state where I want to use it on the tabletop and protect it as well as using a new and unfamiliar product. The Ice Golem had the first stage of his base done yesterday, it should be dry when I get home tonight so I want to add the second stage and then paint the base. At that point he’ll be ready for varnishing and for unleashing upon the wide world. I’ve also made a start on one of the Gamin as well as the first two stages of the skin on Rasputina, she has awkwardly posed arms which is a problem trying to get to areas of her face for painting but I’ll do my best. I’m going to try to get a fully painted Crew ready for our game on the 27th, it would be amazing to play with everything painted for a change.

Are you sitting comfortably?

Servitob will need to read this in the presence of another human being, he made some kind of medical assistance when he’s done.

Last night I put the final highlight coat onto my Ice Golem, I am not sure the process will work with the 3 Gamin but the Golem is looking pretty good. I managed to paint the guy over 4 nights (Servitob would have done him in one go but once a drybrushing brush is wet from washing a colour out if you use it again no matter how much you dry it you don’t get the same effect until it is dryed properly) and took me around 40 minutes to do. I need to paint his eyes and the base needs doing. Once that is done I’ll be posting a picture, hopefully this can be done over the weekend. So, there we have it, a potential for my first properly completed model of this decade (yes, and the last….)