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Vallejo makes some nice florescents; that's where I'd start.


Barring that, Reaper's old Moth Green is now available again (the whole "old favorites I" triad is amazing, btw), and I think you could probably get what you need with some of that plus a bright, cold yellow.

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The really bright stuff is generally fluorescent, but note that fluorescents are not lightfast:

  • From the Golden website:

Fluorescent Colors are not lightfast. For permanency, a topcoat of GOLDEN MSA Varnish with UVLS (UltraViolet Light Stabilizers) is recommended, although varnish and top coats will eliminate the fluorescent "glow" under black light. 


  • From a response from Createx Customer service:

The answer is “it depends” although it is more closer to a 10 year process; definitely not anything noticeable in a few months unless it was a plane flow at high altitude during the day. We’ve a large artwork hanging ion our office lobby which receives some sun light. It was made with fluorescents over 10 years ago and has not faded, at least nothing noticeable. Your plane should be fine.

One great technique which will maximize your plane’s fluorescent finish is to color-key the base with a similar color so any color loss will not be notice.


If you're not wedded to the idea of fluorescent paints, you can get very bright yellows by shading up to a bright single-pigment yellow like Cadmium Yellow Light or Hansa Yellow Opaque. Note that the shading is important here (Reaper Palomino Gold is a decent choice for a base color, as is artists' Yellow Ochre); the shadows will make the highlights look much brighter.

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I'd actually avoid Vallejo Fluorescents..   You want to use Golden High Flow, scale 75 or Warcolour..  I prefer high flow because they go on like glazes




9287 Neon Yellow has a slight green tint to it, but it's very slight..  Per Jessica Rich, i think, from my Reapercon glazing class, neon yellow thins better than clear yellow.




might make a good glaze over the following:


Vallejo 70954 yellow green 




Vallejo 72033 Livery Green




9294 Alien Goo




9415 Dungeon Slime (It's way brighter than this swatch)



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