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CitadelSix Custom Design, Four Ways, Bighton Lane, Gundleton, Alresford, Hants SO24 9SW, United Kingdom HOME > GUIDELINES, HINTS & TIPS Guidelines, Hints & Tips

This page contains guidelines, hints and tips for obtaining the best results when applying CitadelSix Custom Design decals to miniatures, as well as model making techniques.

All CitadelSix Custom Design products are genuine water-slide decals that are printed onto high-quality white (or sometimes clear) decal carrier film.


Tools

The recommended tools you’ll need, when applying the decals, are listed below:

Guidelines

To obtain the best results, it is highly recommended that you follow the steps exactly as described in the guidelines that accompany all CitadelSix Custom Design decal-set products.

The following PDF formatted guidelines can either be browsed on-line or downloaded:

Matching Paints to Decal Colours

The colours used in all the standard ranges of CitadelSix Custom Design heraldry decals are matched as close as possible to the original Citadel paints, listed in the table below. The table also provides the equivalent colours in other paint ranges.

When attempting to match paint colours to those used in the decals, it is important to keep in mind that the colours won’t be an identical match for the following reasons:

  1. The colour of the painted undercoat will affect whether the base coat paint colour is lighter or darker than the actual paint’s colour shade.
  2. Paint always dries a darker shade.
  3. The thickness and the number of paint layers will darken the colour.
  4. The colour of printed decal images will always be duller because they reflect light, whereas decal images displayed on the PC screen will appear much brighter because they are illuminated by radiated light.    

However, the printed decals will be a fairly close colour match to the paint colours.  

The best way to create a better match between the decal and the painted miniature is by blending the paint onto the edges of the decal’s surface colours.




Heraldic Metal, Tincture or Stain Names

Colour Name

Citadel Paint Colour

New Citadel Colour

Vallejo

Game Colour

 Vallejo

Model Colour

Coat d’Arms

Or (Metal)

Gold

Sunburst Yellow

 Flash Gitz Yellow

Sunblast Yellow (006)

Flat Yellow (953)

Sun Yellow (103)

Argent (Metal)

Silver

Skull White

White Scar

Dead White (001)

 White

(951)

White

(101)

Sable (Tincture)

Black

Chaos Black

Abaddon Black

Chaos Black / Black (051)

Black

(950)

Black

(102)

Gules (Tincture)

Red

Blood Red

Evil Sunz Scarlet

Bloody Red (010)

 Vermillion

(909)

Blood Red

(104)

Azure (Tincture)

Blue

Enchanted Blue

Caledor Sky

Magic Blue (021)

Dark Blue

(930)

Wizard Blue (114)

Vert (Tincture)

Green

Snot Green

Warpstone Glow

Sick Green (029)

Intermediate Green (891)

Bogey Green (121)

Purpure (Tincture)

Purple

Liche Purple

Xereus Purple

Hexed Lichen (015)

Royal Purple (810)

Poison Purple (118)

Sanguine (Stain)

Blood Red

Ruby Red

No equivalent colour

Murrey (Stain)

Mulberry

Warlock Purple

Screamer Pink

Warlord Purple (014)

Magenta

(945)

Warlock Purple (157)

Tenné (Stain)

Orangey-Brown or Tawny

Leprous Brown

No equivalent colours

Scrofulous Brown (038)

Gold Brown (877)

Leprous Brown (156)

Orange (Stain)

Orange

Fiery Orange

Orange Fire (008)

 Light Orange (911)

Flame Orange (105)

Model-making and Heraldry-related articles and information

Click on any of the following items to browse articles about model-making techniques and heraldry-related information:  


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