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  • Games Workshop Paints are up!

    Games Workshop Paints are up!
    All Paints $3.70
    Citadel Base paints are high quality acrylic paints specially formulated for basecoating your Citadel miniatures quickly and easily. They are designed to give a smooth matte finish over black or white undercoats with a single layer.

    Citadel Shades are specially formulated to flow over other paints and into the recesses on your miniatures, defining details and accentuating recesses. Once applied, they dry to provide a very effective, matte shading for your models.

    Citadel Layer paints are high quality acrylic paints, and with 70 of them in the Citadel Paint range, you have a huge range of colours and tones to choose from when you paint your miniatures. They are designed to be used straight over Citadel Base paints (and each other) without any mixing. By using several layers you can create a rich, natural finish on your models that looks fantastic on the battlefield.

    Citadel Dry Compounds are of a thicker consistency than other Citadel paints, which makes them perfect for drybrushing - a handy way to pick out the details on a model, or apply highlights swiftly and easily.

    Citadel Glazes can be used to intensify colour, allowing you to emphasise the strong colours on a model. With a similar consistency to a Shade, they provide a translucent layer across the colours beneath them that augments the original colour with a new hue. They are also useful for restoring colour to an area that might have been over-highlighted.

    Citadel Texture paints are designed to provide a swift, effective solution to detailing your bases. They contain a mixture of both coarse and fine grit, which forms a rough, grainy surface that is ideal for drybrushing and ready for further detailing. They give strong, effective coverage over both black and white undercoats.

    Citadel Technical gloss, primer, medium, liquid green stuff

    How to Paint Citadel Miniatures
    Price: $49.50

    Citadel Paint Bundle Limited

    Citadel Hobby Starter Set

    Warhammer 40,000 Paint Set

    Warhammer Paint Set

    The Lord of The Rings Paint Set

    Citadel Palettes
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Games Workshop Paints are up! started by LOBO View original post
    Comments 47 Comments
    1. LOBO's Avatar
      LOBO -
      Citadel Painting Guides Link:

      Conversion Chart LINK:

    1. warhammergrimace's Avatar
      warhammergrimace -
      The book and DVD is £30
    1. p1per's Avatar
      p1per -
      BIG THX for the chart.
    1. supervike's Avatar
      supervike -
      6.60 for plastic palettes? The book looks cool, however, really like that big spiral design, much easier to use as a guide.
    1. Sister_Lucy's Avatar
      Sister_Lucy -
      Quote Originally Posted by supervike View Post
      6.60 for plastic palettes? The book looks cool, however, really like that big spiral design, much easier to use as a guide.
      BWAHAHHAA seriously!!!

      I'm pretty sure I pay about 50 cents or less for ones around here.

      Good try from GW it's too bad they kept the same crappy paint pots though. Although i'm sure they will make a ton of money from all this. :(
    1. Revliss's Avatar
      Revliss -
      woo woo shiny
    1. Spectral Dragon's Avatar
      Spectral Dragon -
      Big expansion to the range, good thing the conversion chart is online.
    1. Vern's Avatar
      Vern -
      Good (& right!) that the conversion chart is online
    1. Captain Sprout's Avatar
      Captain Sprout -
      A lot of new paint shame they didn't change the silly pots.

      The texture paints might be interesting to try for some rust type effects on armour etc.
    1. Iacton's Avatar
      Iacton -
      A couple of the demon winners from UKGD last year who are PB members have had a paint testing day at GWHQ a couple of days ago and put their thoughts up today...

      MartinW's thoughts
      Well its saturday, so I think im now allowed to talk about this stuff! Hooray!

      Earlier this week I, and a few others, went up to GW HQ to test out these new paints. Learn a bit about the theory behind the range, have a play with them and give GW our thoughts.

      I actually really like them! They get a massive thumbs up from me! I didnt know what to expect but i was pleasantly surprised.

      Darren Latham sat with us for a considerable length of time trying to answer as many questions as he could and was really keen in asking us what we really thought. He was a massive part of this project and worked closely with the chemist types to formulate the range and the colours. It was clear that a lot of thought had gone into this range and he was justifiably quite proud of his efforts!

      So the paints themselves.. The painting process has been broken down into 6 stages. Base, shade, layer1, layer2, drybrush and glaze. With each paint formulated to do a different job.

      The bases I used were really good. Went on in 1-2 coats (I thinned it quite a bit) over black and my favourite was Khorne red, a real deep red similar to the current scab red. The metallic base paints were very nice too. They were quite matt and you could build up a (very) shiny set of highlights with the layer paints. One of the golds was so shiny that we could see an actual reflection of a window in a space marines helmet.

      The layer paints are designed to be used in a certain order, with opacity levels suited for each stage. They seemed to take a tiny bit longer to dry which was great to help out with the blending. Again the reds I used over my Khorne red base were absolutely great. Some really good highlight colours that didnt go yellowy orange or Pink. Big thumbs up for "wild rider red"!!!!

      The texture paints were, well, textured! You can make little molehills and stuff with it so I suppose it will be useful for tabletop armies. Not everyones cup of tea but I can see gamers getting alot out of them. I chucked one of the washes over it and it looked quite good.

      The drybrush paints were bizarre. Its like if ready brek and angel delight had an illegitimate child! I only used them briefly to drybrush a pistol but it seemed to work well, looked really good with a nuln oil shade over the top. Is it going to be a staple in a high end painters toolbox? Probably not. Will it be for a young skaven player who wants to batch paint his army? Definately.

      Overall I was really impressed with how much work has gone into this. The end product is really ,really good. Its not going to be everyones cup of tea but as we discussed on the day, its not easy producing a range that has to appeal to such a vast range of talents and skill. The New "how to paint" book is really well made and a quality product. Didnt get to see the DVD in action so cant really comment on that part.

      Ill certainly be using the new paints going forward. A really good quality set of products.

      Oh and the yellow wash, is the canines cajones!!!!
      And Liffy44's thoughts
      Well chaps, I was lucky enough to be invited up to GW Towers on Thursday to have a sneak preview of the new paint range and play with them for a few hours.

      Overall. I have to say that I was very impressed … even though, if I’m being honest, I was not necessarily expecting to be

      Sounds like an awful lot of time and effort has gone into developing these. The good news is that they are all made from the same base by the same manufacturer which should mean a more consistent feel / finish to the paints – in the past, different paints have been made by different manufacturers - they now do all the pot filling at GW UK. There are sequenced sets of colours that contain the same pigments. The levels of pigments have also been reduced slightly as you move through the sequence of 2 layer paints making adding the highlight shades easier. The washes (now called Shades) no longer smell and taste bad (you’ll have to make do with sticking the handle of your paintbrush in your ear and sucking that if you want to reminisce).

      First of all, remember what the ultimate target is – those younger enthusiasts (which some of you seem so dismissive of) and army painters. I think that they have made the whole process of painting minis a lot easier and far more accessable for beginners (de-mystified really)- i know that i would have found getting started a lot easier with this set. This is their stated aim for the new paints and I think they have achieved their goal. However, I still think that there is a lot of stuff that serious painters will all enjoy playing with. Don't forget that paints are just one of our tools and that we are the ones that 'add the magic ingredient', decide how much we want to dilute paints for our techniques, mix colours to make new ones - this new set just adds more stuff to play with!

      Being able to use a progression of colours straight from the pot, rather than mix interim colours is really going to help youngsters and 'speed' army painters. I know that this is not a new idea as such, although including the washes and dry brush paints is (I think?).

      Base coats still give good coverage. The layers I tried all worked very well ... and yes, I did still dilute them.
      I had a very quick go with some of the new gold – I only did a base coat, followed by a wash (Shade) and then a layer and it produced a better result that the previous paints ... too good. The new gold seemed to produce a slightly more shiny end result than the old one. It looked too good really.

      I was really impressed with the Shades (washes). I gave them a really stern test by flooding some areas of a test model and there were no tide marks (in fact in one area I achieved a very pleasing shadow effect with a soft edge - a real surprise) and they really shaded very smoothly - better than the 'old' ones. I am happy to say that there are equivalents to Devlan Mud and Gryphon Sepia … otherwise I would have cried!

      The yellow (orange!!!) glaze that I tried was excellent. I also overdosed an entire model with it and again there were no tide marks - impressive. It gave a lovely yellow colour when used over white which deepened to an orange in the deeper recesses – it looked like I’d spent hours shading – THIS IS CHEATING. Both this and the Shades are so forgiving that youngsters are going to really enjoy getting good results very quickly.

      I think that the dry brush paints will help newcomers a lot too. Many younger painters struggle with the idea of getting the paint on their brush dry enough with very messy results. This makes it easier but still needs care not to overload the brush. OK, so us old lags know how to dry brush ... and some of you shun it ... but again for youngsters and army painters it's a great technique.

      The textured paints were good fun and a very useful addition for quickly adding some interest to the flat bases for a whole unit whilst simultaneously getting rid of the slot lines first time. Much better than liquid green stuff for this job and quicker than glue and sand.

      I liked a lot of the new colours that I saw – there was too much to take in all at once!

      So overall, very impressed. Now all we have to do is to get used to 143 new paint names (the Liquid Green Stuff and Ardcoat kept their names).
    1. RogerB's Avatar
      RogerB -
      Well, they sound good. Thanks for posting the info guys.
    1. MaGie's Avatar
      MaGie -
      Today I gave a painting lesson at the GW here in my hometown, and of course I also got to test the new paints, because it was try-out-the-new-paints day at GW.

      Now I'm not a Golden Demon painter, but here are my thoughts on the paints anyway. Let's call it a fellow WAMPers view :)

      In the test stock were the following paints (if I remember correctly) I used on a simple high elf model, including my remarks on the paints. The 'new' system comprises of the following steps: First apply the base, then shade with a wash, then drybrush, layer and glaze. I tried following this scheme.

      Maccrage blue
      Mephiston red
      Leadbelcher (metallic)
      Ceramite White

      The coverage of these paints is truly great. Even with dilution you only have to apply 1 or 2 layers. I was really surprised by the red and white, which usually don't cover well. The red is also truly red and really different from the older foundation paint mechrite red. Personally, I also think the blue colour is very pretty.
      The metallic paint didn't seem to have changed that much, but they were already quite well in my opinion.
      Another thing that makes these different from the foundation paint, is that they don't smell so bad ;) Also they dry matt.

      SHADES (or washes)
      Drakenhof Nightshade
      Nuln oil
      Carroburg Crimson

      The washes didn't change too much I think. That's a good thing, because I liked the way they were. I never used the old baal red wash, but this Crimson wash did really well over the red base coat and give a subtle shade. Also the blue wash had a nice colour, but I cannot tell if it differs much from Azurmen blue.

      Etherium blue
      Necron compound (metallic)

      Let me start by saying that I don't like drybrushing. I guess many painters will agree that the control is really gone with drybrushing. But I still wanted to see how the new drybrush colours work. And actually, they do a really good job. You don't gave to load a lot on your brush as the paint is incredibly thick. So you only have to swipe off your brush a little. I think these new drubrush colours are the most dramatic addition to the GW paint range, and for gamers they are absolutely useful. I also noticed that you can actually dilute these paints to use as a normal paint.
      A funny thing I noticed, especially with the metal drybrush paint, is that after drybrushing it (with a bit more paint than you would usually use to drybrush) you can easily blend it with a moist brush. It gives a great effect on the metallics, as it becomes really shiny.

      Calgar blue
      Lothern blue (I'm not really sure if this was really the one)

      These paints have a nice consistency and the colours are really rich. Because the paints (at least for the colours I used) are not very different from the base coat, blending is much easier.
      Unfortunately there was no layer colour for red to test, but because we still have a brain of our own, it's easy to just mix some Mephiston Red and Ceramic white (basecolours) and use that to highlight. The effect is OK, but I think the paint consistency is really too high for nice blendings - which makes sense as they are foundation paints. I didn't, however, blend them as much as I normally would.

      We could only test the Waywatcher green glaze. This colour is very vibrant and really settles well in the recesses. While the washes cover whole areas more consistently, these glazes can really be used as an ink. As far as I could see, they do dry up quite matt.

      Then there are also new texture paints available. Basically it's paint with tiny balls of silicon to represent stone/sand. They are easily applied and also dry matt. I do think that for this there are much cheaper alternatives, although I think the Stirland mud will be a great paint for instantly applying mud to a cloak or boots. This colour was unfortunately not available for testing.

      So what are my findings overall:
      The new paint system is a great way of painting tabletop miniatures, and with secure painting and good colour use this could be high level tabletop painting. I don't agree with the philosophy that you will be able to paint golden demon standard if you follow these painting steps. It kind of reminds me of the triads system you have for foundry and reaper (for example), except that the paints are really designed for a certain purpose (highlighting, shading etc).
      The shades are rich and there is an incredible variety in colours.

      So will I buy the new paints?
      For sure I will get some of the new base colours. It will greatly reduce basing time, and the colours are very rich. I don't own any inks, and the new glazes are a good alternative. I'm also really curious about the other 'layer' colours :)

      So here are the pro's and cons:
      + many more paints
      + great basecoat paints - even for red and white
      + strong glazes
      + for the gamers: handy drybrush paint

      - texture paints have cheaper alternatives
      - it will take ages to get used to all the new names...
    1. Captain Sprout's Avatar
      Captain Sprout -
      Excellent summary, thanks MaGie.
    1. NeatPete's Avatar
      NeatPete -
      yeah, thanks for the scouting report.
    1. Kaeloth's Avatar
      Kaeloth -
      thanks for the review - i was little concerned that it was going to just be a rerelease of same paints in a smaller pot with new names... i hate that they're changing names again but then again it sounds like they're different colours so it totally makes sense..i just have limited brain cell capacity...

      Did they bring back tentacle pink by any chance?

      also glad to hear they dont smell so bad - my badaab black and devlan mud are particularly nasty.
    1. p1per's Avatar
      p1per -
      thx MaGie for the review!

      Does anyone know if GW is also bringing back old colors like Scaly Green or Bronzed Flesh? 'Cause I can't find them on the chart.
    1. Orki's Avatar
      Orki -
      I dunno tbh, but scaly green is available from other manufacturers like Vallejo and CDA iirc, or you can just grab some Viridian from any artists acrylic range.

      Edit: Oh yeah, Bronzed flesh can be mixed very easily by adding a few drops of a darker flesh tone to bleached bone. And I wouldn't place too much stock in colour swatches anyway - especially when viewing on a monitor. You never know, checking them out in person when you can might bring you some joy.
    1. Endor's Avatar
      Endor -
      Cheers for the reviews. This actually starts to sound better than anticipated
    1. Revliss's Avatar
      Revliss -
      did they bring back cestnut ink ?
    1. Vern's Avatar
      Vern -
      Thanks for the reviews, very useful