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Mixing the entire citadel color line with just a few colors


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All you need to do is having 5 brushes, hopefully, identical and a palette. If you have dropper bottles, even easier and much more precise. If wanted to do with only 1 brush, get "an" amount of the desired paint, clean your brush and get "another" with the same brush, as many times as you need. This is pretty useful when starting painting or when you don't have all the range of paints you would like to. I used this charts when I didn't own any purples, only 2 differents greens and no pink. And it worked wonderfully!

 

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holy corpse emperor, this is great :tu:


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Looks like a lot of work you did. Great job!


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Dropper bottles are really essential for this, IMO.  It will lend consistency to mixes, and eliminate mess.  And with some of them (Kommando Khaki is an outstanding example) you'll probably want to mix into a new dropper bottle, because you're not likely to need 237 drops of it at any given time.


 
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So... what about a recipe for a Sons of Horus sea green color?


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This is good stuff!  Due to my remote location, I am forced to mix all my own paints.  To have a common name for the mixed paint is a godsend for me.

 

Any chance you have something similar about washes and glazes?


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Any chance you have something similar about washes and glazes?

That's what I wanted to know as well. Out of curiosity, are washes just diluted paints?

I think you mixed up the recipes for Midnight Blue and Regal Blue. Midnight Blue should be darker than Regal Blue but the latter has much more Chaos Black and less Enchanted Blue in it.

156 parts of yellow for Commando Khaki, really?

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Any chance you have something similar about washes and glazes?

That's what I wanted to know as well. Out of curiosity, are washes just diluted paints?

I think you mixed up the recipes for Midnight Blue and Regal Blue. Midnight Blue should be darker than Regal Blue but the latter has much more Chaos Black and less Enchanted Blue in it.

156 parts of yellow for Commando Khaki, really?

 

 Add lahmian medium to thin down paints to a wash like consistency. as for glazes you can use lahmian medium, or use vallejo glaze  medium


So... what about a recipe for a Sons of Horus sea green color?

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this might help 


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This is great, although 156 yellow seems a little difficult.


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Awesomely helpful! Especially in relation to hard to reach colours (I've been looking for a Catachan Green equivalent for absolutely ages)!

Also thanks for the plug reference my Sons of Horus project...always nice to be appreciated!
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Man do I wish I had this 3 months ago when I first started this GREAT but addictive and somewhat expensive hobby venture! Great stuff and thanks for posting your hard work!!

 

I wish someone would make a chart like this for the other popular lines of paint to go with this one. Like Vallejo Model, Model Air, Game Color, Game Color Air, P3 Paint, and any others out there I may have missed. Is there a chart like this thats up to date? Dakka dakka has one but its very very outdated and needs an update badly.


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I know it's kind of thread necromancy, but i think i can contribute something (also, first post ever, Yay!): I came back into the hobby a few weeks ago after a hiatus of a couple of years and started with a bunch of inquisition stormtroopers/kasrkin which i hope to be posting pictures of in the next few days. After having finished the first five guys and now working on a few additional henchmen/advisors and a AM comissar, i would like to share my experiences with (almost) completely mixing my paints myself.

 

I have actually used the Army Painter Warpaints for this instead of citadel paints, and apart from one or two exceptions i was able to adapt the recipes in the first post. I just replaced the citadel white, black, red, yellow and blue color with their (more or less) equivalents in the Army Painter Range, namely

 

Citadel Paint-> Army Painter Warpaint

Chaos Black -> Matt Black

Skull White -> Matt White (OK those two are pretty obvious)

Blood Red -> Pure Red

Enchanted Blue -> Crystal Blue

Sunburst Yellow -> Daemonic Yellow

 

So far i've had pretty good results with the following recipes: Red Gore, Bleached Bone, Dwarf Flesh, Codex Grey and Goblin Green, as well as a few variations and mixes between those and the "base" paints. The mixed paints turned out pretty much the same tones as the corresponding citadel paints, at least as far as i remember (the last time i was active, the citadel paints actually were still called Blood Red, Red Gore, Bleached Bone and so on... to give you a small estimate of the time that has passedohmy.png). What i have been struggling with are the darker greens, namely Snot Green and Dark Angels Green. Those always turned out with a little to much of a blue hue to them, but adding more yellow made the paint too bright too fast. I might experiment a little more with that and let you know of the results.

 

All in all i think this is a worthwhile way to create your paints, as long as you are okay with the extra time the mixing takes. That extra time of course gets greatly reduced once you've passed the "experimental" phase and begin "mass producing" (as in mixing whole pots) your new paints. Dropper bottles definitly help greatly in achieving consistent mixtures. I highly recommend using them! I guess in the long run you will be able to save a bit of money on paints (especially when buying non-citadel paints for their higher money-to-actual-paint-ratio), which is a big plus for me at the moment, being a student and having rather limited hobby funds. Also i can see uses for trying out new colour schemes, so you don't have to buy every paint only to find out that your scheme doesn't work. Sadly, all this only works for non-metallics (at least i never was able to mix metallics with anything and not get really horrible results)...

 

Wait, that might actually the incentive for me to start learning how to do NMM...msn-wink.gif I'll keep you postedbiggrin.png


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I recently got into the hobby also using The Army Painter paints, great to know as army painter is so much cheaper. Has anyone tried using a syringe to mix paints instead of a dropper? I feel like this may allow you to be very precise with the ratios without having to drop 152 times.



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You should also be able to use this with a tintless acrylic base to make your own Citadel paints at a fraction the cost: https://l.facebook.c...set&h=yAQHlU63b


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This is ace. Now to start using all those old pots for mixing goodness!






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