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This mini was a long and troubled production for me. I initially decided to make the coat green, but was foiled by my green paints not wanting to stick to the bonesium. After changing to coat to brown, things continued slowly as other projects kept interrupting.

 

Then I got to the eyes. They are tiny on this figure, and very difficult to work with. After many, many tries and touch-up coats I realized I'd destroyed the model's detail. I then decided to try my hand ad modeling with graystuff, and gave her a crude blindfold. My sister hijacked my painting station for the holidays and painted the blindfold black to get the mini finished, and then we tested a new sealer on it.

 

As you can see, it turned out way too glossy.

 

I'm now debating whether I want to hit it with a coat of matte sealer to knock the gloss off, or just chalk this one up as a failed experiment.

 

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I suggest you try a mat sealer berfore "failing" the mini, i had a similar problem with a glossy sealer and i re-sealed my mini with Testors Dullcoat and it kind of did save it. I now seal all my bones with it and a single coat does the job.

 

It would be a shame to waste the effort, i like the blindfold idea!

 

Good luck!

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