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The Saga of Symbaroum

The Saga of Symbaroum

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Faction - Ambria - Queen's Army Warriors 2

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Only a small update, more for completeness than anything else.  I took a break from painting Infinity Miniatures, which I feel like I have been doing forever, and painted up another unit of warriors for the Queen’s Army.  They’re essentially the same as the first group although these are all from Footsore’s Baron’s War range.  Apart from the guy charging with a spear, he was a freebie I got from Footsore when I placed an order over £10.  Lucky I had him because otherwise I would have been left one model short of a unit …

Faction - Ambria - Queen's Army Warriors 2

I did experience a major failure of the spray varnish I used for these.  It mister over big time.  I absolutely hate the acrylic varnish sprays, they’re so temperamental.  Even the slightest hint if moisture in the air and they fog up something rotten – not great when you live in the North West of England.  I would use one of the lacquer options out there, something like Mr Hobby Superclear, but they’re really expensive (same price as a Colour Forge can with about 1/3 the amount).  However I have found a workaround to the problem of varnish misting over.  Let it dry off and then take some cooking oil and paint it over the model.  You don’t have to be particularly neat but I would recommend going with as thin a coat as possible because it does take a while for it to dry off (and yes, it does dry off, it’s exactly the same as sealing a cast iron pan).  If you have gone a little heavy with it, take a cotton bud (q-tip) and dab the excess off.  The result might leave your model with a slight shine to them, but Satin Varnish would do that anyway

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