I spent my day going over paints, converting old colors to new colors, and purchasing what I needed to wrap up some harlequins and to start painting my Dark Eldar Raider Fleet. With my interest in paints today, its only fitting that Games Workshop today released a new set of paints that previously had only been available as a limited set.


Here is the announcement from Games Workshop from their newsletter. For more info, here is a link to announcement on White Dwarf Daily. http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/wnt/blog.jsp?pid=8300054-gws

The Citadel Edge Paints have been developed to help give your miniatures a final sharp, bright highlight.

These paints originally came as a request from the 'Eavy Metal team, but they're not just for use by the finest miniature painters in the world! In fact, matter what level of painter you are, these paints are designed to do one thing: help you to create great-looking miniatures by giving them a showcase-worthy finish.

Previously available in a limited set, they proved to be pretty damn popular. So, we decided to release them as individual paint - and they're available to buy right now.

There are 9 paints in the range, from Fulgrim Pink to Dorn Yellow. They each possess the same formulation as the Citadel Layer Paints, but come in a much lighter shade. This means they're the perfect colours and consistency for using alongside the rest of the Citadel Paint range. (So good are they, that some claim they were brewed by the master artisans of the Old World, but we'll not encourage such scurrilous rumours.)

Head over to games-workshop.com today and start choosing your colours.


The Citadel Edge Paints are an extra addition to the rather nifty Citadel Paint System, which is designed to help you easily achieve great results on your miniatures. You can see from the photo above just how much of a difference the Edge Paints provide for that final highlight.

As explained fully in How to Paint Citadel Miniatures, the Citadel Paint Range is made up of Base, Shade, Layer, Dry, Glaze, Texture and Technical paints - 145 paints in all. Used in specific combinations, one after another, they'll help you get great results whether you're painting a single figure, a regiment, or an entire collection.

On games-workshop.com we sell the full range of paints, as well as a host of modelling tools and supplies - in fact, we've got everything you need to build up a spectacular collection of Citadel miniatures.

Visit our Paints & Tools section and check out what extra hobby supplies you'll need.

26 Comments:

  1. Did they just call the 'Eavy Metal team the "finest miniature painters in the world"? They're pretty good, don't get me wrong, but wow are they far off.

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    1. Games workshop seems to have a tendency to embellish a little bit.

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    2. What Eavy Metal painters paint for the magazine and GW is nothing compared to what they can actually do.

      They may not be the worlds best, but they can paint much better then they do for GW

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    3. You are joking. This is a story about GW actually listening to the painting community and your response is to score a cheap anti-GW point on the backs of artists. For shame.

      This relentless search for the negative drove me from warseer, then BoLS. I desperately don't want it to drive me from Fait.

      FYI Krisken, although I doubt you care. The camera captures about 70% of what they achieve in the days rather than months that they have to paint these models. Example, the Weirdboy Warphead has a freaking spiral of warp energy painted inside his EYE. Go to warhammer world if you live in the UK and see for yourselves. Its awesome to see the models up close.

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  2. As a collective, I don't think there's a team that can claim to be better. And the rate at which they turn top-notch material out?

    I mean, sure, there are single artists on CoolMiniorNot that may be better, individually, than an 'Eavy Metal painter, but as a group, "best in the world" is an objective title.

    Furthermore, define "best." Quality? Quantity? Technique? Cleanliness? Eye-drawing finish? Again, in concert, they do a pretty spectacular job. Their AVERAGE set pieces look better than anything in a Privateer Press book.

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    1. I wouldn't go THAT far. These guys are really good, and I wish I had their skills, but they do miss their mark on occasion and PP has some damn fine artists as well.

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    2. They are horribly hamstrung by the PP studio "style" it took me a long while to get into Warmachine and it was only when I got the models into my hands that I realised that they were not even half as cartoony as the awful style foisted on talented painters made them look.

      If anyone from PP is listening, super bright cartoons of miniatures belong in the nineties where camera technology and reproduction was poor. You don't need it now. Show us some grunge and grit, make them real people. More of us will make the transition to painting them if we can see the models!

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  3. Even the best in the world can look less than perfect when stuck to deadlines, given all the time in the world they can churn out some true masterpieces.

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  4. Has anyone used these paints? What makes them better for edging except for the colors?

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    1. Right, they aren't any better for edging than any other. It is just the name for the colours used in the Dry pigments being made as normal paints. There is no technical magic here, just GW responding to what the painting community said (oh and for that they are to be commended).

      The reason that they are called edge paints here is that they represent the lightest colours in the range, typically found on the hard edge highlights.

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  5. A few months in, and I'm mightily unimpressed by the new paints. I've tried Ceramite White and Celestra Grey, and neither are a replacement for Astronomican Grey when it comes to painting white over a black undercoat.

    Similarly, Balor Brown is no replacement for Tau Sept Ochre, primarily because it's a layer, rather than a foundation.

    The new base paints are generally very watery and give a streaky coverage. They also smell (and taste) differently. Maybe they've removed some active ingredient in order to improve safety?

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    1. I agree, the coverage of the base paints is just terrible. They absolutely pale in comparison to the old foundation paints.

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    2. I don't think that the opinion of one who eats paint is to be taken seriously.

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    1. he doesn't, there's a thing called lip pointing (its I bad habit I have too). Inevitably, from time to time you get some paint there too.

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    2. Maybe he does. You don't know what people buy their paints for...

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    3. Maybe he does. You don't know what people buy their paints for...

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    4. how can you not know if you got a good bottle of paint if you do not taste it?

      signed,
      -just back from paint tasting rehab

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    5. Haha, of course I don't actually eat it!

      [Manic laugh, facial twitch]

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    6. NEVER taste Agrax Earthshade...

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    7. Devlan mud was worse. Much worse.

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    8. Devlan mud tasted like real mud, imho. Which makes me question what they put in their texture paints...

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  7. Lip pointing is really the easiest way to get the brush realigned I feel. It does however lead to episodes of explaining to your girlfriend why at times your lips are purple or blue in places and the fact that the paints are non toxic. Ah to listen in on that conversation.

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  8. I got the edge paints, mainly because I have uses for them but also because i love the citadel range. I am slowly branching out into other colors but one thing GW has always done well is their paint lines. I see a lot of hate for the new metallics on various forums but i have had nothing but success with them and i really like them. On the lip pointing: It's not much better but try wetting the crease in your palm with spit and then running the brush through that to point it. At least then your aren't a brush licker - not that hand licker is much better ;)

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  9. Shows how much Limited means Once again!

    I remeber when try Said on Gamesday that stormraven is BAs only and ist wont change.

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