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Quick questions: Are these Vallejo paints a good equivalent to the noted GWS ones?

- Dark Angels Green (GWS) - Cayman/Dark Green (V)
- Mithril silver (GWS) - Chainmail Silver (V)
- Bleached Bone (GWS) - Elfic Flesh (V)
- Boltgun metal (GWS) - Gunmetal Metal (V)

And where's the best place to get a Chaos Black spray equivalent?

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My personal opinion is that the Vallejo paints are better. I also use the Vallejo primer for airbrushes, you get more for you buck and it lasts much longer. Once I finish with all my GW paints I will not buy them anymore...accept the washs, GWs washs work really well.

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Quick questions: Are these Vallejo paints a good equivalent to the noted GWS ones?

- Dark Angels Green (GWS) - Cayman/Dark Green (V)
- Mithril silver (GWS) - Chainmail Silver (V)
- Bleached Bone (GWS) - Elfic Flesh (V)
- Boltgun metal (GWS) - Gunmetal Metal (V)

And where's the best place to get a Chaos Black spray equivalent?
DIY stores usually have a good primer. If not try and look for Krylon, which you can get from certain places.

As for the paints equivalents, I have no idea, I personally use a combination of the two, since I love Citadel and I have been using the paints for the last 5 years. Hard to break a habit.
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Cheers for the comments and help people
I'll probably use the ones I've found, as they seem pretty similar, and I can always mix them to lighten/darken them. Next update should hopefully contain some pics of the progress.

P.S. CLT40K, that model was actually an accident. Back in my naive youth, I though the EC was some random freelance marine warrior dude, so I just bought it on a whim. Made out for a nice little conversion though

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Looking good from what I can see, I would love to see some better pic up close and stuff. From the fzzy pics it does look like you may need to get some badob black though. Seem a bit flat but really hard to tell.
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Quick questions: Are these Vallejo paints a good equivalent to the noted GWS ones?

- Dark Angels Green (GWS) - Cayman/Dark Green (V)
- Mithril silver (GWS) - Chainmail Silver (V)
- Bleached Bone (GWS) - Elfic Flesh (V)
- Boltgun metal (GWS) - Gunmetal Metal (V)

And where's the best place to get a Chaos Black spray equivalent?
I use mostly vallejo (because of value for money, awesome bottles & I got a really good deal on a full set) , but citadel washes, foundations and metallics

Your colours as are mostly right above GW Bleached Bone is Bonewhite in the VGC range. and Mithril silver is just called silver - chainmail silver is chainmail.

As for the spray I use GW generally but Halfords primer is pretty good too. But theres not a lot of price difference. GW £9.50 / 400ml Halfords is about £7.50 for 500ml.

Hope this helps you some

Oh and what he said, lets see some better pics
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Quick questions: Are these Vallejo paints a good equivalent to the noted GWS ones?

- Dark Angels Green (GWS) - Cayman/Dark Green (V)
- Mithril silver (GWS) - Chainmail Silver (V)
- Bleached Bone (GWS) - Elfic Flesh (V)
- Boltgun metal (GWS) - Gunmetal Metal (V)

And where's the best place to get a Chaos Black spray equivalent?
https://www.heresy-online.net/forums/...ad.php?t=31571 shows the comparisons.

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OMG! Guess what? An update! It's not much, seeing as stripping the ton of crap has taken ages (and still isn't finished), plus priming, and some weapon replacements for certain *ahem* illegal models....



PS: Don't use brake fluid for paint stripping unless you have no other option. The results are OK, but not brilliant, and it destroys the glue if left in for like 48 hrs.

EDIT: Sorry about the shite picture quality. I'm using my phone atm, which only has like 2 megapixels. Hopefully by the time they're all painted I'll have a decent camera.
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Another quickie update! So far around half the stuff is basecoated, whilst the other half wait for priming. I haven't applied any washes or highlighting yet, but the ground work is done. I know (still) the piccies are crap, but do what you can with them
I'll post some proper pics by the end of the week, when the rest of the army is at the same stage as these bits.
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