I managed to clear the table of all of my Cracker Line ACW cavalry. The Union now have 3 brigades of 6 stands while the Rebs have 2 brigades, one of 6 and one of 7. I would have sworn I painted up 2 more stands but I can’t find them. I noticed the table in my basement had been bumped and the stands were disturbed but no extra stands could be found on the floor. Guess I need to learn to count. Anyway, I turfed up the stands in the old school style so they match the battle mat well.
I applied a coat of Crystal Clear with out issue. Then I applied a coat if Matte with the dreaded result…THE FOG! As it turns out, applying this stuff in the evening after a warm day is not really a good idea. It is most humid at night and that specifically is what causes the “fog” effect with matte finishes. Like a Romans facing an elephant a cooler head prevails. I simply applied another coat of Crystal Clear and the fog went away. Now, I just need a time where the humidity is relatively low so I can apply the matte finish again. Annoying, since most nights become humid quickly around here and most mornings, the humidity has not burned off by the time I go t work. First world gamer problems, I suppose.
The shininess of the Crystal Clear is not so apparent on 10mm figures. I am still going to hit them with matte finish. Pictures this weekend.