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I am planning on shelling out some Cash for some new paints-Vallejo Colors. the only thing is i need help figuring what i should get. i am going to need flesh tones, obviously. greys for the IG army i am starting, and the equivalent to ultramarines blue and Dark angels green.
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Just Drop the Angels and you get the equivalent to Dark Angels Green, Dark Green. As far as I know there is no real equivalent to Ultramarines Blue, but Imperial Blue is nice, a bit darker, but still you could light it up by mixing it with whites, greys or whatever you find appropriate.
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From the model colour range, id suggest starting with medium fleshtone, its a nice tanned color, then build up your highlights using flat flesh and basic skintone. For the game color range elf skintone is a nice base color.
If you want your men to look more gaunt and tired, like they have been on the front lines for far too long id suggest getting plauge brown, dead flesh, ochre and beige.
As far as the greens and greys go, theres litrally loads to choose from. Try getting a couple f the camo colors, like german cam green, dark sea green and lime.
I won't list colors as you have a link to comparisons.... There is an ultramarine equivalent - I believe it is simply Ultramarine...
If you have a store local that carries them I would go there to view the colors in person. In general I would start with:
black, white, a grey or two, a shade or 2 of brown, a basic blue, green, and red, and your flesh colors. I would also include the various metals. Maybe a yellow....
Once you have your base colors I would expand the shades for colors you plan on using the most. For example greens - after starting with a mid green color I would round it out with a darker green and a lighter green.
Over time you will amass quite a collection. I have nearly all the colors in the game range now and quite a few of the model colors.
Personally I like the game colors better but there are way more shades in the model color. Also I just found out that vallejo now has their own inks available. I haven't tried them yet but I do like the eye dropper bottles.
Bottom line - start with what you think you will use.
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