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Attila3

Primer colours

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Sorry if this has been asked and answered (I couldn't find anything using a search) - but does anyone know if there is a perfect (or close to perfect) colour match for the pre-primed colours available at retail (e.g. a Vejello paint)?

I am a complete amateur painter looking to do some minor painting work on a few walkers (allied and axis) and would like to be able to fix up any minor errors on the primed areas without needing to basecoat the entire model. 

Thanks

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Using the old Citadel paints range, the Axis are a good match with the Adeptus Battlegrey foundation (slightly darker), while the Allies' closest paint is Catachan Green (slightly lighter).

Can't say the equivalent colors behaviour in the new range, though.

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Hi Attila,

I was thinking about this recently too.

I don't know about Vallejo, but I've found Tamiya "NATO Green" (XF-67) to be almost identical to the Allies' primer color.

Haven't yet tried to match the Germans or SSU, though.

Hope that helps.

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Thanks guys - I will have a look at those suggestion. I am not wedded to Vejello paints, I have just heard good things about them and like their dropper style bottles - plus their ww2 focus with their flames of war association. 

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As I have no allies models, are they the same primer as the SSU stuff.  I would love to know which colour matches the SSU stuff, as I was going to do some alternative tanks using other kits, but want to matc the colour to the primer used, as I like the primer and will be using it for a my army.

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