Making Oil Washes For Your Miniatures

Here's a set of instructions for making oil washes for your miniatures. One key that I had not thought of is to first gloss coat your miniature for a smoother surface over which to put the wash.

I am seriously going to try this on my next batch.

How To Make Washes For Your Miniatures

Luks Aps has a video on how to make your own washes. As teh commercial washes are fairly expensive, this is a good method.

Painting Orc Skin

A Gentleman's One blog has his "recipe" for painting Orc skin.

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A Two Tone Painting Tutorial

Here's a tutorial on a very effective two tone painting technique:

Part 1

Part 2

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Vallejo to Games Workshop Paint Conversions

Vallejo produces some of the best paints for wargaming miniatures ever made. But there are many fanboys who won't use anything but Games Workshop paints because they need the "official" paints. But you can can still use Vallejo and fool your GW pals. Here's a chart that matches Vallejo paints with their Citadel equivalents.

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The Game Color equivalents are exact, while the Model Colors are approximated
from personal experience and other painters' input. Citadel Colors marked
with an asterisk* are out of production.

Vallejo Game Color NameStock #

Vallejo
Model Color Name

Stock #

 

Color
Chip
Citadel
Equivalent

Skull White
001

Flat White

951

Skull White

White Primer
002

Foundation White

919

Smelly
Primer

Pale Flesh 003

Light Flesh

928

Pallid
Flesh*

Elf Skintone004

Basic Fleshtone

815

 

Elf Flesh

Bald Moon Yellow
005

Lemon Yellow

925

Bad Moon
Yellow

Sun Blast Yellow
006

Deep Yellow

915

Sunburst
Yellow

Gold Yellow
007

Flat Yellow

953

Golden
Yellow

Orange Fire
008

Light Orange

911

Fiery Orange

Hot Orange 009

 

Bright Orange

851

Blazing
Orange
 
Bloody Red 010

Orange Red

 

910

Blood Red

Gory Red 011

Vermillion

909

 

Red Gore

Scar Red 012

Red

926

Scab Red

Squid Pink 013

Pink (approx.)

958

Tentacle
Pink

Warlord Purple
014

Magenta

945

Warlock
Purple

Hexed Lichen
015

Purple

959

Liche Purple

Royal Purple
016

 

Royal Purple

810

Imperial
Purple*
 
Sick Blue 017

Violet (approx.)

 

960

Nauseating
Blue*

Stormy Blue
018

Blue

925

 

Storm Blue*

Night Blue 019

Dark Blue

930

Midnight
Blue

Imperial Blue
020

Royal Blue

809

Regal Blue

Magic Blue 021

Andrea Blue

841

Enchanted
Blue

Ultra Marine
Blue
022

Ultramarine

839

Ultramarines
Blue

Electric Blue
023

 

Deep Sky Blue844Ice Blue

Falcon Turquoise
024

Turquoise (approx.)

966

 

Hawk Turquoise

Foul Green 025

Blue Green (approx.)

808

Vile Green*

Jade Green 026

Light Turquoise

840

Jade Green*

Scurf Green
027

Turquoise (approx.)

966

Scaly Green

Dark Green 028

Deep Green

970

Dark Angels
Green

Sick Green 029

 

Emerald

838

Snot Green

 

Goblin Green
030

Light Green

 

942

Goblin
Green

Camouflage Green
031

Olive Green

967

 

Camo Green

Scorpy Green
032

Lime Green

827

Scorpion
Green

Livery Green
033

Yellow Green

954

Bilous
Green*
 
Bone White 034

Pale Sand

 

837

Bleached
Bone

Dead Flesh 035

Deck Tan

986

 

Rotting
Flesh

Bronze Flesh
036

Dark Flesh

927

Bronzed
Flesh

Filthy Brown
037

Medium Flesh

860

Vomit Brown

Scrofulous Brown
038

Gold Brown

877

Leprous
Brown*

Plague Brown
039

Yellow Ochre

913

Bubonic
Brown

Cobra Leather
040

 

Tan Yellow

912

Snakebite
Leather
 
Dwarf Skin 041

Brown Rose

 

803

Dwarf Flesh

Parasite Brown
042

Orange Brown

981

 

Vermin
Brown

Beasty Brown
043

Flat Earth

983

Bestial
Brown

Dark Fleshtone
044

Saddle Brown

940

Dark Flesh

Charred Brown
045

German Black Brown

522

Scorched
Brown

Ghost Grey046

Flat Aluminum

993

Ghostly
Grey*

Wolf Grey 047

 

Pale Greyblue

907

Space Wolves
Grey
 
Sombre Grey
048

Oxford Blue

 

807

Shadow
Grey

Stone Wall Grey
049

Light Grey

990

 

Fortress
Grey

Cold Grey 050

Neutral Grey

992

Codex Grey

Chaos Black
051

Black

950

Chaos Black

Mithril Silver
052

Silver

997

Mithril
Silver

Chain Mail 053

Natural Steel

864

Chainmail

Gunmetal 054

 

Gunmetal Grey

863

Boltgun
Metal
 
Polished Gold
055

Gold

 

996

Burnished
Gold

Glorious Gold
056

Old Gold

878

 

Shining
Gold

Bright Bronze
057

Bronze

998

Dwarf Bronze

Brassy Brass
058

Brass

801

Brazen
Brass

Hammered Copper
059

Copper

999

Beaten
Copper*

Tinny Tin 060

No Equivalent

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