Vallejo Game Color Acrylic Paint : GW Conversion Chart

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This is a straightforward guide for metal and plastic figure painters allowing you to cross reference the excellent Vallejo GAME Color acrylic paint system with the (old) Games Workshop range. Hence if you paint with the older version GW paints and want to try out Vallejo just consult the chart and vice-versa. My interest is both personal and professional as I enjoy painting figures for a hobby and also run an eBay Toy Soldier store which sells Vallejo paint. Click here for my store's paint section: Drum & Flag Paints & Brushes .

Note 1: This guide is for GAME Color not MODEL Color which is a similar but different Vallejo range. The main differences are simply these: colour name, range size, numbering and that Model Color is aimed more at military modellers and Game Color more at wargamers. Both are produced to the same high standard in the same type of bottles.

Note 2: Over time Vallejo may change the names of some paints. eg #17 Sick Blue = Dark Blue. The code number and the colour of the paint remain the same.

Guide last updated: Dec 2010

Games Workshop / Vallejo Game Color

Scab Red / #12 Scar Red

Red Gore / #11 Gory Red

Blood Red / #10 Bloody Red

Blazing Orange / #9 Hot Orange

Fiery Orange / #8 Orange Fire

Golden Yellow / #7 Gold Yellow

Sunburst Yellow / #6 Sunblast Yellow

Bad Moon Yellow / #5 Bald Moon Yellow

Scorched Brown / #45 Charred Brown

Bestial Brown / #43 Beasty Brown

Snakebite Leather / #40 Cobra Leather

Bubonic Brown / #39 Plague Brown

Vomit Brown / #37 Filthy Brown

Bleached Bone / #34 Bonewhite

Dark Fleshtone / #44 Dark Fleshtone

Vermin Brown / #42 Parasite Brown

Dwarf Flesh / #41 Dwarf Skin

Bronzed Flesh / #36 Bronze Flesh

Elf Flesh / #4 Elf Skintone

Liche Purple / #15 Hexed Lichen

Warlock Purple / #14 Warlord Purple

Tentacle Pink / #13 Squid Pink

Midnight Blue / #19 Night Blue

Regal Blue / #20 Imperial Blue

Ultramarine Blue / #22 Ultra Marine Blue

Enchanted Blue / #21 Magic Blue

Ice Blue / #23 Electric Blue

Hawk Turquoise / #24 Falcon Turquoise

Dark Angels Green / #28 Dark Green

Snot Green / #29 Sick Green

Scorpion Green / #32 Scorpy Green

Goblin Green / #30 Goblin Green

Rotting Flesh / #35 Dead Flesh

Camo Green / #31 Camouflage Green

Scaly Green / #27 Scurf Green

Shadow Grey / #48 Sombre Grey

Space Wolves Grey / #47 Wolf Grey

Chaos Black / #51 Black

Codex Grey / #50 Cold Grey

Fortress Grey / #49 Stonewall Grey

Skull White / #1 White

Mithril Silver / #52 Silver

Chainmail / #53 Chain Mail

Boltgun Metal / #54 Gunmetal

Tin Bitz / #60 Tinny Tin

Dwarf Bronze / #57 Bright Bronze

Brazen Brass / #58 Brassy Brass

Burnished Gold / #55 Polished Gold

Shining Gold / #56 Glorious Gold

Red Ink / #86 Red Ink

Magenta Ink / No Match

Yellow Ink / #85 Yellow Ink

Brown Ink / #93 Skin Wash

Chestnut Ink / No Match

Purple Ink / #87 Violet Ink

Blue Ink / #88 Blue Ink

Dark Green Ink / #89 Green Ink

Black Ink / #94 Black Ink

Flesh Ink / No Match

Matt Varnish / #70 Matt Varnish

Tanned Flesh / #66 Tan

Terracota / #65 Terracota

Graveyard Earth / #62 Earth

Kommando Khaki / #61 Khaki

Desert Yellow / # 63 Desert Yellow

Catachan Green / #67 Cayman Green

Gloss Varnish / #72 Gloss Varnish

Smelly Primer / #2 White Primer

Paild Flesh / #3 Pale Flesh

Imperial Purple / #16 Royal Purple

Nauseating Blue / #17 Dark Blue (was Sick Blue)

Storm Blue / #18 Stormy Blue

Vile Green / #25 Foul Green

Jade Green / #26 Jade Green

Bilious Green / #33 Livery Green

Leprous Brown / #38 Scrofulous Brown

Ghostly Grey / #46 Ghost Grey

Beaten Copper / #59 Hammered Copper

Lightning Blue / #23 Electric Blue

No Match / #64 Yellow Olive

No Match / #68 Smokey Ink

No Match / #71 Satin Varnish

No Match / #73 Thinner

No Match / #74 Metallic Medium

New Vallejo Game Color paints added to range in 2007

95 Glacier Blue

96 Verdigis Glaze

97 Pale Yellow

98 Elfic Flesh

99 Cadmium Skin

100 Rosy Flesh

101 Off White

102 Steel Grey

103 Fluo Yellow

104 Fluo Green

105 Mutation Green

What's good about Vallejo?

* Excellent value for money.

* Highly Pigmented - so your paint goes further. Shake or stir to get the benefit of all that richness.

* Easily mixable to produce your own shades and tones.

* Eye-dropper bottle design - so your paint dries out in the bottle much less quickly.

* Soft plastic bottle - so you can squeeze out exactly how much you want at any one time.

* Water based and therefore gentle on your brushes, easy to wash off your hands and does not emit the fumes Enamels do.

* Big range & compatible with other leading brands.

* Available in my eBay store in over 60 themed Drum & Flag paint packs (eg Choose Any 10 of Your Choice, Full Range Set of 95 Bottles, WW2 Germans, Romans, Napoleonic French, WWI British, Civil War, Inks, Zulu Wars etc...). Saves you the bother of having to pick out the individual paints yourself if you don't wish to do so.

I have written 30+ eBay Hobby Guides on painting toy soldiers, collecting and wargaming. Click here to see the full list: Drum & Flag eBay Hobby Guides List

I hope this information was useful. To visit my eBay shop click here: Drum & Flag .

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