Finishing a 3D printed lamp post

Painting such small detail is fiddly and I am not quite content with the resulting look yet:

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Although it is often said that glossiness plays no role in distant viewing I think the paint on these lamp posts should be slightly glossy and not have the matte look that is has now. It is also very difficult to paint the vertical edges along the ‘glass panes’. Finally this lamp post needed two coats of acryllic to block any stray light  from the LED. (The LED I used earlier on was way to faint, I have fitted it now with a 3mm round yellow led of 250 mcd brightness.

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