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Karl von Hessen Inactive Member15 Mar 2017 2:39 p.m. PST

I see a lot of painters using Vallejo's Off White (4 or 820).How different is it to either plain White (1 or 951) or to Ivory (5 or 918)? Are there any other pain companies that would have a match for Offwhite? I hate to order it on-line and pay shipping only to find I have a match or can get one locally.

Karl (AKA Karl)

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP15 Mar 2017 3:26 p.m. PST

Its so close to white I can't tell the difference beyond 6"

Vigilant15 Mar 2017 3:52 p.m. PST

It's not as bright as pure white but much more "white" than Ivory. You could get a similar colour by adding in a small amount of tan or a dark yellow. Depending on the size of the figure it may not be worth the bother. As Extra Crispy says beyond a few inches it is difficult to tell the difference.

Karl von Hessen Inactive Member15 Mar 2017 5:38 p.m. PST

Extra Crispy, Do you have any left in stock?

Bill N15 Mar 2017 6:23 p.m. PST

Is there a problem getting it? I can't find it in my local stop anymore but it still seems to be available online.

Tiberius15 Mar 2017 9:53 p.m. PST

Look for in the art supplies, I am sure various quality artist paint manufactures would have colours matching this.

Antique white
Unbleached titanium or even
Australian Ghost Gum

Or see if you can find this flow range

OR in the thinner fluid range
Unbleached titanium

Tiberius15 Mar 2017 9:55 p.m. PST

Various whites are well catered in the artist ranges

Schogun16 Mar 2017 4:59 a.m. PST

I didn't see enough difference in Vallejo Off White to buy it. My white palette consists of:

White Grey 151/993 -- for when you want white but not so bright
Silver Grey 152/883 -- for when you want a dirty, worn white

Ivory introduces yellow.

What Vallejo lacks is a light white beige.

Your Kidding16 Mar 2017 8:31 a.m. PST

It's hard to put in words. Think of a bright shiny white that you seen on your wood work at home as your "bright white". And the "off white" is the flat with a "tan" tint in the closet. It's one of those funky tints where you see it and then go "oh that".

Simcoe 200016 Mar 2017 10:04 a.m. PST

Vallejo Stencil white in their PanzerAces line might be similar.

wrgmr116 Mar 2017 6:10 p.m. PST

Delta Ceramcoat makes an oyster white, it's an off white.

Early morning writer16 Mar 2017 6:39 p.m. PST

If you're trying to match, this won't help, but if you're just looking for white, check out the craft store paint ranges – there exists a very wide diversity of "whites" and "off whites" in the ranges. And a lot of other useful colors close to white.

I'd say 98 1/2% of my paint is craft paint now. It works just fine for me.

Hobby paint must be about $5.00 USD or maybe a lot more per ounce – too many years since I bought any to know now, craft paints less than a $1.00 USD per ounce and often less than half that, sometimes 33 cents per ounce or so.

Schogun17 Mar 2017 4:43 a.m. PST

I must correct myself. I went to a local shop to look at Vallejo Off White. It's actually a warm white as opposed to cool White Grey. I bought a bottle.

Ivory is still white yellow though.

Weird thing is Vallejo has a Beige paint but it's yellowish rather than brownish.

4th Cuirassier17 Mar 2017 8:13 a.m. PST

Shep Paine used to reckon that the best shade colour for white wasn't yellow and wasn't grey, but green (warm white) or mauve (cold white).

Clays Russians Inactive Member19 Mar 2017 11:09 a.m. PST

Oh dear god, I just use vellajo ivory. Good French quartermaster wool color.

bombersmoon20 Mar 2017 3:30 a.m. PST

Foundry arctic grey

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