We’ve discussed the matter before here – Citadel will completely revamp their paint range in April/May. Now we’ve got our hand on a supposed list of colours. An surprise – the range won’t be getting smaller but bigger. In fact, it will be huge! The full list after the jump.
Abaddon Black (the only black in the range)
Balthasar Gold (metal)
Screaming Bell (metal)
Warplock brown (metal)
Runefang steel (metal)
Agrax earthshade (Devlan Mud)
Mourn Mountain snow
Source: yakface from DakkaDakka
Now take this list with a grain of salt. But Yakface is a pretty reliable rumour poster and I’ve heard from various good sources that the paint range will indeed become bigger. And a while ago we’ve seen some new paint pots appearing on ebay, you can see those on the picture above.
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All I can say is thank God for VGC…..
This seems a bit overwhelming…….
Texture and Glaze are the ones that potentially interest me the most.
- The Slann
OMG not bad!
NEEED MOOORRREEE COLOURS!!!!
- Statt Meevens
Holy smokes! New paint set purchase coming up methinks…!
I'm not sure I can ever be tempted away from Vallejo. These would have to be smoother and blend better for me to replace my paints. I'm not a fan of the GW pots. They get knocked over and ruin carpets too easily.
Sounds really crazy… "Mixing – gone"?!
It's nice to see they are trying … hopefully they are decent and the colors convert. I use a mix of brands but there are some GW paints I still use a lot. I agree with Ashley about the names, making the new ones is cool but I will miss Boltgun Metal 8)
Since I spend most of my hobby time painting, I'm excited about new paint products and colors. However, I'm a little annoyed/apprehensive by what seems to be a complete overhaul.
It looks like they've abandoned all previous paint names, which suggests that they've not only switched manufacturer, but are not too concerned with matching current paint colors. I'm sure that any given current paint will have a "close" match, but I see myself having to start over on a lot of my color recipes(or stock up with enough existing to get through current projects/armies). It will also put a damper on a lot of great tutorials I lean on.
Actually, I've stuck with Citadel in the past because it's what I can get locally and because most tutorials out there equate colors to the citadel range (kind of the common denominator, especially since I only paint 40K). However, if they are abandoning the current paint line, I might as well use this moment to switch to VMC. I'll have to find equivalents to what I'm familiar with either way.
I realize I sound disgruntled, but I'm excited also. After all, they might be breaking with the past to move forward with higher quality products that are more enjoyable to use (ie. they might not want people to associate inferior old with superior new). That, of course, would make me very happy.
Heres hoping that the current range will have an equivalent in the new range. Really wouldn't be fair on people already half way through an army to have to paint the next half differently.
That actually looks pretty cool. GW are really getting their stuff together and expand where necessary.
Not awfully fond of these various ranges of standardized uses of paints but that's what GW have always been doing with tabletop wargaming I suppose.
If the paint quality stays like that we got a lot of goodies coming up. If they change the abysmal paint pots as well I'm a happy hippo.
- the unrealistic artist
Wow, that's a lot of paint! On the one hand, I'm with Garfy here, I'm gradually switching to Vallejo model and air ranges. I find the drop bottles much easier to control since I always dilute and never paint direct from the pot, so overall there's less waste.
On the other hand… NEW PAINT!! COOL!!
However, with my cynical hat tipped at a jaunty angle I'd be surprised if these new paints didn't come with a new price hike too…
- The Muffin Man
im still a big fan of P3 and don+t se my self geting this new paints. but will give some of them a try for sure tho.
I'm skeptical that this list is real. It seems like there are way too many colors (some of these names remind me of old colors that GW gave the ax to because of low sales). I also don't see why they'd need to rename colors that we're already familiar with. Some of those names make absolutely no sense for a paint color. What the heck is XV-88 supposed to be?
I almost wonder if this is a list of proposed color names for the new paints.
Interesting.. Looking forward to seeing what these are like. Really love P3 and Vallejo atm though.
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I think it's rather unnecessary to make up all new names, but I'm excited to see some different colors. I can only hope they also change the lids again so I can stop propping them open with a toothpick.