For those of you who follow this blog, you may be aware that my veterans - 'in progress' for around 18 months or so - are almost finished.
I actually finished the painting last night, so all I had left to do with them was to varnish them and finish the bases.
So I varnished them this morning. Purity Seal - same as I always use. Brand new tin. Shook it for FIVE minutes. It went on beautifully...then frosted.
Here they are, frosted; though it's not the clearest of pics:
Luckily for me, I discovered a means of limiting frost damage back in January. Unluckily for me, I don't know quite how well it'll work with these. They're not too badly affected, but I've a feeling they're always gonna look a little...dusty.
So what have I learned? There was a lot of discussion around January time as to how to avoid frosting and when/why it occurs. From my experiences, I'm now fairly convinced that low atmospheric pressure is the main reason behind it: I should've waited for a nicer day. I still like purity seal, but I think patience is the true virtue for my future uses.
No work tomorrow!