Anyway I digress the main point of this review comes from the fact that before the challenge started I had been completely unable to obtain my favoured varnish in the UK. I have used Testors Dullcote for a good few years as I liked the finish it gave all the figures and it completely killed the shine on figures.
So I was rather left with no alternative than to give the Army Painter Anti Shine Matt Varnish a try.
Now I do have to adjust how I am going to score this product as it is not a lead purchase, but I will stick to the system as much as possible.
Firstly price, Well I shall compare this to Dullcote which averages £4.60 for a 3oz can, Army Painter anti shine averages £8.50 for 400ml. Well to work out the cost basis a quick conversion, reveals that the 3oz can is approx 88ml so that means I get 4.5 times as much varnish for just under double the cost. That is a big saving by any standards
Cost score 10 out of 10 Ravens.
The real test for any varnish is does it do the job you need. This is where I was dubious and so it needed a good lengthy trial hence I have used it for every submission I have made to the challenge thus far. There are a lot of reports on the internet of misting etc etc for this product. However one thing I am aware of is how silly people can be when it comes to varnishing figures myself included. So I have followed the instructions given to the letter for the trial.
|Finished with Antishine|
|The metal work still has a shine|
Product Comparison Score 10 out of 10 Ravens.
|I was more than Happy to use it on this piece of work.|
My overall rating for this product is 10 out of 10 Ravens.