In between painting projects, I decided to ‘restore’ the SYW collection. Restore is possibly incorrect, but the first step is to change their appearance from gloss to mat.
There are thirteen boxes full with Austrians, Prussians, French, an Allied Army for Germany and some Spanish. Spraying them will take some time as each box contains nearly 60 elements. However, when completed, photographing them in battle will no longer pose a problem as it did with their former glossy appearance.
Yes I need to do that for my Carolingians. I sprayed them with, what was supposed to be Matt varnish, but came out Satin at best, so having got a can of Windsor and Newton matt varnish (on Paul M's recommendation) that works a lot better and gives a true matt finish.
Still I'm sure people say that for full protection of your painting you spray gloss then matt over the top and the basis that if they start to look glossy again you know you need to re-coat.