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The Jungle Top Ten: Paint  by Patrick Eibel
For my first list, I present to you the Top Ten most useful Citadel paint colors, no matter what army you play (I am not including Foundation paints or washes or glazes):

10. Bubonic Brown.  This color is more useful than you may think – it makes a passable khaki, it is good for basing figures on sand, and it makes passable blonde hair.  With a chestnut wash, it makes a pretty realistic-looking rope, too. 


Some Fighting Tigers wear Bubonic Brown--which is actually a mustard yellow....

9. Tin Bitz.  In the range of metallics, Tin Bitz provides a nice, darker hue to contrast with Brazen Brass and the golds.  It also looks good with Boltgun Metal and Mithril Silver, and when drybrushed, can make suitable rust.

8. Goblin Green.  Sure, it is good for painting Orks, but it is also useful for grass, trees, and cold hard cash.


No, it's "Goblin Green," not "Green Goblin."

7. Mithril Silver.  A nice shiny metal color, good for swords and high-tech weaponry.

6. Skull White.  Good for skulls, graffiti and numbering, and priming in a pinch (I am not counting the spray cans).

5. Blood Red.  In a game that simulates war, you have got to expect a little blood.

4. Snakebite Leather. Great for leather pouches, belts, and wood grain, with a chestnut or brown wash, of course.

3. Boltgun Metal.  You’ve got to paint your weapons something, and most likely Boltgun Metal will be somewhere on them.


If you're going to paint Tyranids, you're probably going to need a lot of Paint #2 on our list...

2. Bleached Bone.  How useful is Bleached Bone? I paint skulls, claws, teeth, bandages, loin cloths, eyes, flags, and parchment paper.  A must-have in any paint collection, but not as must has as…

1. Chaos Black.  You prime with it, you can paint an entire army with it (have you seen Kenton’s Dvergar?), there is not an army I own that does not have some black on each figure somewhere (even the oh-so-colorful-Eldar).  Which just goes to show that Chaos Black is the new black.


Like the Pittsburgh Steelers, Kenton's Space Dwarves wear an awful lot of black and gold

See you all next time….

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Posted July 2009. Used with permission.
 

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