I finished off the bases and took the models into the garage to give them a spray of matt varnish. That's when disaster struck! For some reason the Army Painter varnish reacted badly to the Army Painter dip. The dip coat started to bubble up and detach from the model but only in certain places. Man, was I pissed off!
I wasn't sure what to do at first but I took them back inside & tried to clean things up. I brushed some red on the affected areas & then a wash of devlan mud to try and blend things in, it improved things a little. I'm not going to use these a lot and i don't want to strip them & start again so I'm going to have to put up with it. Although it will bug me every time I look at them. I did try to dry brush some gun metal on the bubbled up areas of one model to see if I could make it look like exposed metal/battle damage. It worked after a fashion but I wasn't that happy with it so left the others as they were.
Then I was taking some pictures of them for this blog, but I couldn't get the exposure right & auto focus started to play up on my camera. So I spent about an hour trying to take 4 pictures! Anyway they're done now but I'm not happy with them either.
All I'm left wondering is what else can go wrong today.