First of all, here are pictures of the painted miniature without any varnish:
And now, here's the figure with a coat of Humbrol Gloss Cote gloss varnish:
And, finally, the figure after the Galeria Matt Varnish has been applied.
As you can see, the result is extremely satisfactory! There's a wee sheen on his leg where I must have missed a bit, but I am a very happy with the finish! With this stuff, and the gesso, I never need to deal with the evils of a spray can again! Which is especially good news as winter descends on us. Oh...and did I mention that it's water based, too? The 75ml that I got in Millers art store only cost £4.50 and it will last a very long time, so it gets better and better!
Like any proper experiment, I must finish with a conclusion. This varnish is great! I heartily recommend Galeria Matt Varnish to anyone that is even remotely dissatisfied with their current varnish.