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Hey there, can anyone give me more info on:
-which range of Vellejo should be used
-the quality in comparrison to GW paint
-and the shade differences, can you get all the GW colours in Vellejo? and is the Vallejo Ultramarines blue exactly the same as the GW one?

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edit-- while I am at it,if I can get testors dullcote, would GW gloss varnish be a suitable base... I can't get that many brands here so I'm trying to keep it basic.
 

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The vallejo game color line is almost identical to the Games Workshop colors. So much so that even the names are "very familiar". I use them as well as the model colors. The real big deal with the paints aside from them being very good (in my humble opinion) is that they come in a very convenient eye dropper bottle that makes mixing color formulas very easy.

The model color line has something like 255 colors. The paint is a lot thicker and needs to be thinned - also it tends to rub off if handled a lot. Still a very good paint but it definitely needs to be sealed.

Testor's Dullcote should kill just about any shine problems you might have. I don't see a problem with it killing the shine of the GW varnish.

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-Mike
 
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Dodge said:
Hey there, can anyone give me more info on:
-which range of Vellejo should be used
-the quality in comparrison to GW paint
-and the shade differences, can you get all the GW colours in Vellejo? and is the Vallejo Ultramarines blue exactly the same as the GW one?
"Which Range" depends on the application you need it for. There's the Game Colour, Model Colour, and Airbrush lines.

Obviously, Airbrush is for... well, your airbrush.

Game Colour is the parallel line to GW paints. The names are nearly identical, and the colors are nearly identical. Nearly.

Some are a bit lighter than their counterparts, some are a bit darker. Don't count on them to be an exact match - but a marine painted in GW Ultramarines Blue, and VGC Ultramarines Blue will look the same on the table, even if right in front of your nose you'll be able to see a difference.

Model Colour, on the other hand, is completely different. It offers a huge selection of "New" colors that aren't found in GW's very cartoony and limited range. There are a lot of Military colors, and earth tones - all very natural and "realistic" looking. They also have very high pigmentation, and will cover in a single coat - even reds and some yellows, over black primer.

edit-- while I am at it,if I can get testors dullcote, would GW gloss varnish be a suitable base... I can't get that many brands here so I'm trying to keep it basic.
I used to swear up and down by Testor's DullCote. And it still works really, really well. But Krylon has reformulated their "Matte Varnish" (1311), and it now goes on just as dead-flat as the Testor's always did (I used to not use Krylon, since the Matte still had some sheen - not any more!). So for the same price as the wee can of Testor's, I now get a full "man-sized" can of Spray Paint. Same result, WAY more economical.

And yes, it will certainly kill shine dead - even from a protective bullet coat of GW, or any other, gloss varnish. Just give the gloss a good 24 hours to cure before dull-coating it, to make sure you avoid any "frosting."
 

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Do you have a link to the Krylon product?

does it last as long and give as good a finish as testors?
 

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Krylon's website is Here: http://www.krylon.com/

I don't know where they would have it where you live but here you can buy thier stuff at wallmart, michael's art supply store, and several other craft and hobby type stores.

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My mom founf the make it stone stuff in ace so Maybe I can find this... do you know what the actual product is called? or where exactly on the site it is? not to be fussy or lazy but I want to get the right stuff... I've already spent a lot of money trying to find a varnish.
 
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