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Discussion in 'Miniatures' started by Koin-Koin, Mar 7, 2019.

  1. Koin-Koin

    Koin-Koin Well-Known Member

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    This thread is a try at providing useful links to whatever could be considered as a painting help resources but not tutorials.

    I'll try to update this post with your suggestions.

    Charts / References / Lists

    Paint Color Comparison Chart :
    Thanks to @jherazob mention, this spreadsheet seems to be the most exhaustive compilation of equivalence references compilation and post processing sorted per vendors ranges when it comes to tabletop paints.
    Very mini oriented it may lacks some famous brands used by modellers, but you already have more than enough to convert this last painting tutorial recipes you want to reproduce with your paints collection.

    Redgrimm Paint conversion Page
    Pretty much the same thing with less range and html format. The default page shows equivalence of the Citadel range to other brands but you can choose other brand to convert from.
    I really like the way it shows how close a paint is to its equivalent.

    Dakka-Dakka Paint Range Compatibility Chart
    Certainly the most known equivalence chart on the web.

    Urban's Colors Reference Charts Part I & Part II
    An historical oriented reference chart really useful when you're into real life army modelling but provides both army schemes references which can be used for / be adapted to / inspire your Infinity schemes and covers model paint ranges.

    Chrispy's Ethnic Skintones paints reference form the CMON forum (suggested by @section9)
    Camopedia (found on Bureau Aegis)
    The camouflage wiki referencing official camos and more (movie camos, civilian camos...)​
    Mobile Applications
    • Android
    Hobby Color Converter (Free/Premium)
    My personal favorite.
    Really useful to keep track of your paint collection(wide selection of ranges) and to prepare your shopping list for your next FLGS visit.
    The equivalence tools has been recently upgraded so you know when it's an official vendor equivalence.
    The Premium version remove the small ad banner from the free version.
    Very frequently updated. Include a scale/measure conversion tool and a poll tool to get the users feedback (frequently renewed).
    Dev is very reactive.
    No need to pay the premium version to use every features but as the price is really small, I paid for it to support the dev.
    16 paint brands and 3 Standards (plenty of sub ranges)

    Now support multi-language (works at least in french)

    • AK Interactive
    • Ammo Mig
    • Army Painter
    • Citadel
    • Federal Standard
    • Green Stuff World
    • Gunze
    • Hataka
    • Humbrol
    • Italeri
    • LifeColor
    • Mission Models
    • MRP
    • Monkey MP
    • Que Bacan!
    • RAL
    • RLM
    • Revell
    • Scale 75
    • Tamiya
    • Testors
    • Vallejo
    • Zvesda

    paintRack (Free/Premium)
    Paint collection tracker with extra tools.
    I really prefer the HCC's interface but pR has somme really interesting feature of its own:
    • Scan paint's bar-code: easy way to add a paint to the collection
    • RapidScan (Premium version only): useful when you come back home with a full bag of paint
    • Sets (or recipes), limited in the free version: allow you to keep track of the paint list you use for a paint scheme. Allow to add some notes to the list
    • color tools: a one interface-multi use color tool set. Just choose a color from the paints list, by selecting a zone with your camera or by setting RGB values and you'll get for it:
      • match
      • complementary
      • analogous
      • triad
    • More ranges than HCC (including Createx, Green Stuff World, Liquitex ...)
    • range list can be customised to hide those you don't care about
    • Abteilung 502
    • Aero Color
    • AK Interactive
    • AMMO by MIG Jimenez
    • Andrea Color
    • Apple Barrel (Plaid)
    • Army Painter (Warpaints)
    • Battlefront (Colours of War)
    • Citadel
    • Citadel Classic
    • Coat d'Arms
    • Createx
    • CVLTCRAFT (CPOP)
    • Darkstar
    • Delta Ceramcoat (Plaid)
    • Folk Art (Plaid)
    • Forge World
    • FREAKflex (Badger)
    • FW Inks
    • Gaia Color
    • GarageKits.US
    • Green Stuff World
    • Hataka
    • Humbrol
    • Instar
    • Italeri
    • Jo Sonja's
    • Kimera Kolors
    • Liquitex
    • Minitaire (Badger)
    • Mission Models
    • Model Masters
    • Monument Pro Acryl (Creature Casters)
    • Mr. Hobby (Gunze)
    • Mr. Paint (MRP)
    • P3 (Privateer Press)
    • Pactra
    • Pokoryn (Dwarven Forge)
    • Reaper
    • Revell
    • Scale75
    • Secret Weapon
    • Stynylrez (Badger)
    • Tamiya
    • Testors
    • Turbo Dork
    • Vallejo
    • Warcolours
    • Wargames Foundry
    Colour Wheel (Free)
    Basic color wheel tool, just choose the setting you want (complementary, triad ...) then rotate it.
    Maybe a bit basic for experienced artists but simple enough for the average me.

    Combine Colors (Free)
    Mostly the same as the previous one but with hue intensity. Still really easy tu use.

    Citadel Paint (Free) (suggested by @kesharq)
    Covers Inventory & buying list, gives examples on how to achieve different colors/effects using dry-brushing and layering techniques. Also examples of painted models shown (of course just GW models). Downside is the App just covers Citadel colors.

    Impcat (3,59€) (suggested by @jherazob ) - BETA
    "impcat (short for Interactive Miniature Painting Catalogue) is a simulator for photorealistic painting results on gaming and tabletop miniatures.

    This tool gives you a variety of miniature images that you can select and then paint with colours you own or perhaps wish to purchase. It works with predefined colour palettes, using names and values as promoted by their manufacturers.

    To achieve a high quality result the system simulates a four step painting process:
    Base colouring, layering, shading and highlighting."

    More details on how it works can be found on the developer's site.
    Subreddit's is here.​
    • IOS
    Model Colors (Free) (shown by a friend)
    Seems pretty much the most complete app I've seen so far in term of paint ranges.
    Beside the usual collection/shopping list and color equivalence, it allow to store recipes and personal color mixes.
    It also provide a "My Model" feature that not only allow to keep track of your collection but also to add pic of those.
    • Abteilung 502
    • AK Interactive
    • AKAN
    • Alclad II
    • Ammo
    • ANA
    • Andrea
    • Army Painter
    • Badger Minitaire
    • Bits of War
    • Bombshell Brew
    • Coat D'Arms
    • Creature Caster
    • Darkstar Miniatures
    • E7
    • Flames of War
    • Floquil
    • ForgeWorld
    • Gaia
    • Games Workshop
    • Gamescraft
    • Gravity Colors
    • Green Stuff World
    • Hannants
    • Hataka
    • Heller
    • Humbrol
    • Italeri
    • Jo Sonja's
    • Lefranc Bougeois
    • LifeColor
    • Meng
    • Microscale
    • Mig Productions
    • Mission Models
    • Monkey Modelling Paints
    • MR Paint
    • Mr. Hobby
    • Nocturna Models
    • Paasche
    • Pacific88
    • Pactra
    • Pinnacle Modelling Supplies
    • Privateer Press
    • Reaper
    • Revell
    • RLM Standards
    • Scale Modellers Supply
    • Scale75
    • Secret Weapon
    • Sovereign Hobbies
    • Tamiya
    • Testors
    • Tru-Color
    • Ultimate Modelling Products
    • Vallejo
    • Vantage Modelling Solutions
    • Wargames Foundry
    • Wilder
    • Winsor & Newton
    Model Paint 42 (2,22€) (shown by a friend)
    Pretty much the counterpart of Hobby Color Converter on Android.
    Provide the same features as the others (collection, shopping list, equivalence) and allow range customisation (you can disable ranges because you don't care about enamel paints for instance).
    • Abteilung
    • AK Interactive
    • Akan
    • Alclad
    • Ammo by Mig
    • Andrea
    • Army Painter
    • Badger
    • Citadel
    • Floquil
    • Gunze
    • Hataka
    • Humbrol
    • Italeri
    • LifeColor
    • Meng
    • Mig
    • Mission Models
    • Model Master
    • Mr Hobby
    • Privateer Press
    • Railmatch
    • Reaper
    • Revell
    • Tamiya
    • Testors
    • Vallejo
    Citadel Paint (Free)
    I guess it's similar to the Android version

    Impcat (2.99$ / 3,49€) (suggested by @jherazob ) - BETA
    See Android section for description.​

    Online Tools

    Perry Frazer's Infinity Painter
    The Infinity paint scheme creator tool every Infinity painter knows thanks to Perry Frazer.
    I host it but I'm not the developer, so I can't help to maintain/upgrade it.

    Tartan Maker (found on Bureau Aegis)
    Want to create your own clan's tartan ?
    EDIT :
    - Citadel Paint app added
    - Ethnic Skintones reference added
    - Tartan Maker and camopedia added
    - some iOS apps added and paint/range lists added as spoilers
    - updated paint list for apps
    - correcting price for Model Paint 42 (not free)
    - Impcat apps added
     
    #1 Koin-Koin, Mar 7, 2019
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    I use Citadel Paint on Android - covers Inventory & buying list, gives examples on how to achieve different colors/effects using drybrishing and layering techniques. Also examples of painted models shown (of course just GW models).

    Downside is the App just covers Citadel colors.
     
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    Thank you, It should be a good tool for all of us.
     
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    Koin-Koin Well-Known Member

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    Added. Thanks for the entry.
     
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    psychoticstorm Aleph's rogue child
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    I think this thread has great potential.
     
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    Thanks for mentioning it. A friend of mine showed to me a few weeks ago as he printed what he called his cheat-book based on this.
    As I'm not a skin painter I didn't asked where he found it, now I know ;).

    Thanks for pinning it.
     
    #11 Koin-Koin, Mar 17, 2019
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    "Very nice! I should comment on it..."
    *Scrolls down*
    "...I already did, as usual i'm faster than me...":joy:
    And i still haven't done the Paintrack sets i mentioned there. Procrastination has me...
     
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    I cannot thank you enough for this topic. Bravo!
     
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    Thanks, but the real compliment goes to the people who actually make those resources.
     
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    Added camopedia and tartan maker.
    I'm wondering if the Infinity Dossier gdrive has it's place here.
     
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    Added iOS apps:
    - Model Colors
    - Model Paint 42
    - Citadel Paint

    paint/range lists added as spoilers
     
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    - updated paint list for apps
    - correcting price for Model Paint 42 (not free)
     
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    - updated paint list for apps
    - HCC now multi-language
     
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    - updated paint list for:
    • Hobby Color Converter
      • Green Stuff World
      • Que Bacan!
      • Zvesda
    • paintRack
      • Hataka
      • Pactra
     
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    Potential one, a phone/tablet app: Impcat. Here's on Android, and here's on Apple. It's a paint scheme simulator, takes a bit to get used to but i like it, gets good results. It's not free but 3.59€ is not much. It comes only with a very small library of models and paint lines, but there's a slowly growing community library of figures and paint lines that can be easily added (you just drop them on a folder and start the app), and documentation on how to make your own SVGs, so somebody dedicated with some knowledge could add Infinity minis, or at the very least the ones on the Infinity Painter web app.

    The main communication hub seems to be the subreddit, one of the maintainers/devels manages it so that's the place to keep in mind, specially for new figures/mods/etc.
     
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