For dipping fans: I'm a very big fan of the Army Painter quickshades. Many will try to tell you that you can get the same results with DYI store varnishes and stuff. Not true at all: The Army Painter stuff produces much better results.
The flyrant was completed using the Army Painter quickshades. I based the model in bleached bone, added the secondary colours, then lathered on the quickshade. (Lathered a bit too much in some areas sadly).
Is it going to be sprayed with a matt varnish to take the edge off the gloss look?
That is something I should look into, as the gloss look still remains after the models is completely dry.
Side note: For those who think that dipping is an abomination to the hobby...
I consider there to be 3 areas of interest with regards to 40k:
1. Modeling- I may not be the best in getting the right details, I like to think the little tweaks make the model your own. (Look at the Flyrant's Scy Talon feet for a tiny example).
2. Painting- I see all of these amazing well painted armies, and know how much time that has been put into them. I just don't have the time to do this. So its either play with unpainted models, which I believe is more of an abomination then playing with a model that has been dipped.
3. Playing the game- This is the whole reason why I got into 40k in the first place. The other 2 aspects are details that I am slowly getting into.