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    Question Citadel Colors and Lord of The Rings Projects

    Hello coolminiornot forums!
    As you can see I am new to this forum (I am also new in miniatures painting) and this is my first topic!

    First of all, a few things about me: I am 25 years old, I live in a small Greek island with no local access to art shops and specific paints and I just entered into miniatures painting section, in order to accomplish the goal/dream I have since I was a young boy => To build the world of Lord of the Rings from terrains to all miniatures (for both gaming and watching) straight to my house.
    I know it's going to be a very hard project but I have the time, the energy and of course the money needed, otherwise I would not post at all about it.

    Now let's move on to the purpose of this topic...After a 2 week practice on miniatures painting (on cheap/fail minis), I am ready to start my first Lord of the Rings project which is a game I have called War of Ring. I attached some pics from the game and its miniatures on the end of the topic.

    Here is the thing, even if these minis are small and not so much detailed I want to make them as good as possible in terms of colors matching and tha's why I have gathered information around internet for all Lord of The Rings Games Workshop miniatures since I am planning to move on to them, after finishing the War of Ring, and start building them (I have already won a few of them from ebay auctions so that's realistic).
    However, I am not experienced with Citadel colors so I would not like paying money to colors I will never use. (If you ask why Citadel, remember that I live in a Greek island so I have to purchase my colors from online greek stores to save shipping costs, and most of them have mostly Citadel or Warpaints)

    Below is a table of the citadel colors I currently have (I have all Citadel Washes too):


    Black Abbadon Black
    White Ceramite White
    Base Layer 1 Layer 2
    Yellow Averland Sunset Yriel Yellow Flash Gitz Yellow
    Red Mephiston Red Evil Sunz Scarlet
    Blue Macragge Blue Altdorf Guard Blue Calgar Blue
    Gray Eshin Grey Dawnstone
    Green Waaagh! Flesh Warboss Green Skarsnik Green
    Brown Mournfang Brown Skrag Brown Deathclaw Brown
    Flesh Cadian Fleshtone
    Silver Leadbreaker Runefang Steel
    Gold Balthasar Gold Gehenna's Gold Auric Armour Gold
    Extras
    Bugman's Glow
    Zandri Dust Ushabti Bone


    Now here is a list of the colors I gathered from online tutorials or GW guides on how to paint Lord of the Rings minis:
    NOTE: Some color names were posted with their old Citadel name but I changed them to their new name according to GW color conversion chart.

    Administratum Grey
    Alaitoc Blue
    Baneblade Brown
    Balor Brown
    Bestial Brown
    Bestigor Flesh
    Caliban Green
    Castellan Green
    Deathworld Forest
    Doombull Brown
    Elysian Green
    Fenrisian Grey
    Gorthor Brown
    Hashut Copper
    IronBreaker
    Kantor Blue
    Karak Stone
    Khorne Red
    Kislev Flesh
    Loren Forest
    Mechanicus Standard Grey
    Nurgling Green
    Pallid Wych Flesh
    Ratskin Flesh
    Retributor Armour
    Rhinox Hide
    Russ Grey
    Screaming Skull
    Steel Legion Drab
    Stirland Mud
    Stormvermin Fur
    Tallarn Sand
    Tau Light Ochre
    The Fang
    Ulthuan Grey
    Warplock Bronze
    Wazdakka Red
    Zamesi Desert


    So here is my question: Which colors do you think I should purchase and why?
    I don't mind buying them all since money is not a problem as I said, but I don't like paying for things that I will barely use or I can create from my current paints and moreover I could invest that "wasted" money to buy minis or terrains so I prefer paying to exactly what I am going to use often.

    Thank you very much your time and can't wait to see your replies guys!
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    Welcome to the forums.

    The list of paints you have posted is relatively comprehensive for the purpose you want them for. We all paint differently and often arrive at the same result using different methods so I can only tell you what I'd do myself. I'd get pretty much all of them if money isn't a huge factor. Especially when you are starting out and may not be confident mixing multiple colours. I maybe wouldn't go with the bright blues or greens etc. if you are going to stick strictly to the GW colour palette for the Lord of the Rings world. Problem is you are the only one who knows exactly what direction you are going in. You may start off wanting to paint a certain way but it evolves over the miniatures you paint. Therefore an inclusive list like the one you have is a great idea.
    Also think about getting some of the washes that GW makes too. They are no longer shiny drying with unsightly tide marks. Ones such as Nuln Oil, Seraphim Sepia, Riekland flesh wash, are good all round washes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bullfrog View Post
    Welcome to the forums.

    The list of paints you have posted is relatively comprehensive for the purpose you want them for. We all paint differently and often arrive at the same result using different methods so I can only tell you what I'd do myself. I'd get pretty much all of them if money isn't a huge factor. Especially when you are starting out and may not be confident mixing multiple colours. I maybe wouldn't go with the bright blues or greens etc. if you are going to stick strictly to the GW colour palette for the Lord of the Rings world. Problem is you are the only one who knows exactly what direction you are going in. You may start off wanting to paint a certain way but it evolves over the miniatures you paint. Therefore an inclusive list like the one you have is a great idea.
    Also think about getting some of the washes that GW makes too. They are no longer shiny drying with unsightly tide marks. Ones such as Nuln Oil, Seraphim Sepia, Riekland flesh wash, are good all round washes?
    Thanks for your reply, I really appreciate that!Well regarding washes I already have all of them (mentioned that on my first post but I guess was not that obvious), about technicals I purchased Blood for the Blood God for now.

    I placed my order today, here are the colors I purchased (including Medium, a varnisher and 1 set for figs bases).

    Administratum Grey
    Anti-shine Matt Varnish
    Balor Brown
    Battlefields Basing Set
    Blood for the Blood God
    Caledor Sky
    Caliban Green
    Castellan Green
    Deathworld Forest
    Doombull Brown
    Gorthor Brown
    Ironbreaker
    Kislev Flesh
    Rhinox Hide
    Steel Legion Drab
    Stormvermin Fur
    Warpaints Mixing Medium
    Warplock Bronze
    XV88
    Zamesi Desert
    Last edited by mrfrank; 05-03-2018 at 07:23 AM.

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