Subscribe Us

header ads

New Range of Citadel Paint Spotted


This picture is making it rounds of what could possibly be new paints from citadel. These were grabbed from the link below, and it is suggested that the paint range is going to increase in size dramatically. Personally I am all for it, but it also makes me panic and want to run out and buy about 12 of several paints I am concerned might be lost.


Please remember that these are still rumors, take with the appropriate amount of salt.


First off here is a rumor from 9 months ago that just may be finally getting into production if true....
via igwarlord (from 9 months ago)
So i got a phone call from my father today and he wanted to know what the name of that game was i had sunk tons of money into and who made it.
I told him it was warhammer 40k by games workshop.
He then asked if they were based out of England.
yeah

My father works for a chemical plant in Michigan and one of the things they do is make paints pigments. Super high quality paint. He had just had some super long meeting yesterday with people from GW for a bid. i guess about making some 50 odd colors of level 42 paints for them to be put in small containers.

the level is how high of quality it is based on a scale of 1-50. 1 being painted with mud and 50 being the paint that is used to restore priceless works of art.

via xxRavenxx
Apparently they are doing a "drastic refurbishment" to the range, with many colours changing or vanishing.
Till march, paints can be ordered in singles by retailers, so we can run down our stock.

via Suntzu
A little birdy told me that far from paints being discontinued, the range is going to triple in size.

Post a Comment

19 Comments

  1. Oooo, always for the expansion of the Citadel Paint Range, makes mixing paints a little bit easier, allows for more blending, and some nice new colors. Hopefully they'll re-release their pink, the Vallejo I picked up doesn't match my Slaanesh Terminators exactly....

    ReplyDelete
  2. Huh. This seems very similar to something I have read along time ago.

    Oh, derp. Just saw the 9 months ago thing.

    ReplyDelete
  3. This would explaining the removal of the hobby articles from the website. Certain colors in the "how-tos" no longer viable.

    ReplyDelete
  4. every time they sold off their production-cycle of paints they change smth minor to make profits biggger and price the paint up

    who cares?
    who still paints with GW anyways?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. apparently alot of people do... Everyone I play with does, and that is just 6 people in my personal group. I have only seen a few people not use Citadel paints. You do not, fine, whatever. It is part of our hobby, so tons of people will care and there is no reason to be a smart ass to make yourself appear or feel better than others.

      Delete
    2. well those that still use GW paint do not care about prices to much so i assume for them a price hike does not matter anyways

      if it would they woud be useing other brands for years
      and how many paints does one need anyways?

      Delete
  5. i dont touch gw paints or products any more thanks to there price rise each year i moved over to warmachine and p3 paints

    ReplyDelete
  6. It should be interesting, with so many other quality paints out there and the Army Painter line coming (which seems to be good at getting their line of products in most places GW is sold), GW will have to give a great line change, and not just consolidate and remove a bunch of colours again.

    If they remove the washes, they should just go in and drag the line designer to the streets for the players.

    ReplyDelete
  7. I found the ebay auction with the image and reported it to warseer and dakkadakka and now it's everywhere. No thanks or reference. No one seems to be asking why they are for sale on ebay though. Is it a staff member from GW?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. This was from an auction? I want to see. Is it still there?

      Delete
    2. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Games-Workshop-CITADEL-PAINTS-x5-Brand-New-/260948310834

      there we go

      Delete
  8. If it is a GW staffer I don't think that that person will be for much long.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Any excuse for another price increase, eh?
    It's all ready AU$6.00/US$6.50 a pot down here... I would hate to see how much it costs after all this.

    ReplyDelete
  10. I thought the paints were made in France not USA?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. The original Citadel paints (the Coat D'Arms ones) were made in the UK.
      The Foundation colours are made in China.

      This rumour is basically suggesting that GW will be chaning their supplier. It's not too unusual... especially if GW can get it made cheaper elsewhere.

      Delete
  11. As someone who is...em...rubbish at painting I am quite excited about the better quality of the paint. Okay, I'll still be rubbish but perhaps the paints might make it less obvious.

    As an example, applying a colour over a black undercoat would be so much better if one coat was all that was required for the desired colour. Same for a white undercoat.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Actually that would be a change for the worse. Paints you see are additive which means that the final colour is a combination of all the layers. This lets you do things like control the depth of colour through multiple layers of the same paint or add tints and temperature changes through different basecoats. If the colour was so thick that it obscured everything underneath it, it would be much, much harder to achieve those effects.

      Delete
  12. Please bring back some good colours so I can finish a few long-abandoned units - I'm looking at you, leprous brown.

    ReplyDelete
  13. The Auctions been taken off now, I bet its probs GW sending them a message to remove it or face legal action, I used to get it all the time when I used pictures of Stock images from the site to put on pro painted to order buy it now's.

    I think im gunna ask him where he got the paints. HE could just own a good label printing machine and, some empty pots and too much time on his hands.

    ReplyDelete