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tsofian Sponsoring Member of TMP02 Nov 2015 4:42 p.m. PST

So should I finish my bugs in gloss or matte?


They will be glossy for the Colonial Barracks but do I want to give them a coat of matte over everything-since I finally did flock a whole bunch of them!

Pictures to come this weekend!

tsofian Sponsoring Member of TMP02 Nov 2015 4:55 p.m. PST

These critters are definitely hard shells!

Jimboba02 Nov 2015 5:27 p.m. PST

They're crying out for Windsor and Newton nut brown ink. That'll give more contrast and a shine. Maybe more gloss on that.

Sundance02 Nov 2015 6:12 p.m. PST

There's also Satin finish for the best of both worlds.

GR C1702 Nov 2015 6:17 p.m. PST

Best 'Nids I ever saw were cockroach brown and gloss coated. I didn't want to touch them!

Mako1102 Nov 2015 6:24 p.m. PST

Yep, I'd say satin.

Personal logo chicklewis Supporting Member of TMP02 Nov 2015 7:39 p.m. PST

Agree about trying a dark wash before final overcoating.

AussieAndy02 Nov 2015 8:26 p.m. PST

The cockroach that I found when I took the cover off the bbq last night was definitely glossy.

Sergeant Paper03 Nov 2015 6:47 a.m. PST

Turtle Wax them for a real shine!

TheBeast04 Nov 2015 7:21 a.m. PST

Either way, though a near-gloss satin is appropriate for very smooth of the creature variety. On the other other other hand, spurs, spines, setae, and sensilla can make the arthropod look positively furry.

As an exercise for four hands, I'd have to point out these aren't Terran 'bugs', are they.


Dropzonetoe Fezian04 Nov 2015 8:45 a.m. PST

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I like mine glossy.

Jimboba04 Nov 2015 10:46 a.m. PST

Hah Dropzone. I saw your pics before any reading and thought 'Gosh! They're creepy, lifelike and cool'.

Then I read on. Eeww. Halloween was last week…

I wish we got bugs that big around these parts.

Zephyr104 Nov 2015 3:25 p.m. PST

Do half of each?

tsofian Sponsoring Member of TMP14 Nov 2015 12:30 p.m. PST

I went glossy




Henry Martini14 Nov 2015 2:55 p.m. PST

Much better: just somehow more organic.

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