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    Colour Equivalents (!)

    I'm buying some new paints tonight (I'm ordering a Birthday present for my brother at the same time to save £'s on postage, so it's relatively urgent) and I've heard a lot of good reviews on the Vallejo paints (I'm skint for the record)

    I was wondering if anyone could tell me the names of the Vallejo paints closest to Citadel's -

    1. Tin Bitz
    2. Enchanted Blue
    3. Ice Blue
    4. Citadel's darkest gold (I'm not sure what it is, basically I'll be highlighting weapons painted in Tin Bitz with this, so I assumed a dark gold would be best)

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    1. Tin Bitz Vallejo game color tinny tin
    2. Enchanted Blue Vallejo game color magic blue
    3. Ice Blue Vallejo game color electric blue
    4. Citadel's darkest gold Vallejo game color polished gold

    I'm not to sure on the gold as there is polished and glorious gold from the game range.
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    glorius gold looks too bright.

    ...

    What about something to highlight Chaos Black with? (The main body of my men is gonna be black, with red trimmings - Eldar for the record) and I figure just leaving it plain black wouldn't look too great, but I'm not sure how light to make the highlights (it'll likely be a drybrush over the entire model)

    Again, A vallejo paint.

    Thanks

    ~ L
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    Here is a paint compatability chart on DakkaDakka

    DakkaDakka - Articles - Paint Range Compatibility Chart

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    Just one man's opinion, but I think for the metallics, particularly the tin bitz, the GW paint is better than Vallejo, having used both.

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    Is the difference just the colour, or is it something else (I know GW's metallic paints have a lot of strange qualities)

    I still have some tin bitz left, it just isn't going to last more than a squad or two.

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    Here is a great site i was pointed at last time i asked about colors

    Color Match 1.0

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    Mind you the sample size here is 3 vallejo bottles and 4 GW bottles.

    Have you ever thinned a metallic too much and it gets all swirly and splotchy and covers unevenly? My experience is that this happens much sooner with the vallejo bottles. The GW metallics I have still cover properly when thinned much more than the vallejos can take.

    Of course Vallejo also sells metallic medium, so maybe they expect you to add that

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