Wow I really appreciate the help the affect on the CSM is exactly what I'm after
So if I Would need to seal it after is there any good mat varnishes anyone can recommend
Yet again thanks
Yeah pigments achieve the best affect but alternatively you can get a sandy colour paint and do a very fine drybrush on the bases? There is a bit of information about it in the How to PaintCitadel Miniature book by GW if you have acces to a copy?
If you do use pigments you will need to seal it yes. I personally use Vallejo satin varnish, it seals the minis nicely without changing the actual shine of the model (unlike gloss of matte varnish)
Me: To be honest im amazed there isn't a chaos god of not revising or at least chaos god of procrastination
MidnightSun: There will be, when enough people do it. Y'know when the Eldar were all engaging in their hedonism and Slaanesh ripped open the Eye of Terror with his creation? Slaanesh will have NOTHING on the God of Procrastination, and his vile minions will carve the galaxy asunder in a thousand year reign of blood.... Tomorrow