I Picked up this Ottoman army from one of Dave Crenshaw's cleaning out the lead pile sales. What Dave does not know is that his posts saved the very army he sold me. I got antsy and spray coated them while it was raining outside...the base semi gloss went on fine but when I sprayed on the dull coat the whole army transformed into ghosts. Great hour down the drain. Then I remembered reading his post about re-spraying and it clearing up. It kinda worked for most of the figures. After three tries, it is "good enough" noting is as bright as it was once and seems to have one to many layers of coating on the figures. Oh well,I am not re-painting the darn things. So be it. Call it extra armor.