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I'm planning to test some different ways of varnishing Bones, since there is some confusion and some materials seem to dry sticky, or turn sticky after some time. This is going to be a long-term experiment because of the aforementioned change over time. I have a dozen rats and five mummies from the first two Bones Kickstarters which I have painted up in colors known for their shininess (the blacks and reds on the rats) and their matte qualities (the grey bases and the linen color on the mummies). These are super quick paints, just there to test the results. Once they are fully cured I plan to number them under their bases and experiment with different combinations of matte and gloss finish, including at least one unvarnished of each type. I plan to report back after some time has passed.
Epoxy doesn't stick to parchment baking paper. I discovered this gluing a couple of Bones figures to fender washers. It's always something of a pain, because there's that little hole in the middle which tends to glue to the foil or whatever is underneath the figure as the glue cures. So this time I had them on a sheet of baking paper, the sort we use in our wet palettes. I flexed the paper under a blob of epoxy to see if it had hardened yet, and the epoxy peeled right off the paper. This suggests that parchment paper could be useful under drying epoxy glue as well as on wet palettes.