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Longtime Dakkanaut




Long Beach, CA

I recently bought the new washes set that citadel put out. This the the best package that GW has ever done. The washes gave me that "milked" look that I had tried for years now to perfect but have been unable to. With the stroke of a brush the washes make the models look simply amazing. I cannot believe that they are only 20 bux. I would HIGHLY recommend this product to anyone that wants amazing looking models with minimal effort.

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I'm guessing that HW is really supposed to be a GW?

Either way, thanks for the head's up.

Sounds like I'll be picking some up soon too!

   
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Rotting Sorcerer of Nurgle





Portsmouth UK

i've been painting now for 20 years and i agree on how good these are.

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Regular Dakkanaut







I usually have nothing nice to say about GW's hobby supplies, but I am pretty into the new washes as well. I have been using them for glazing, and am very happy with how easy they are to control. I recommend them.

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Longtime Dakkanaut



Somewhere in the confinds of central Jersey

Do they still give you a nice deeper/richer color for your models like the old inks?
   
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The Last Chancer Who Survived





Norristown, PA

I was never much of a fan of the old inks. I barely used em. I started making my own washes with regular paint + water + acrylic matte medium. I just picked up the wash set today though.. gonna try it out on my plague marines soon as I get my last 2 chosen done.. They had some demo figs on display at the store though, just primed white with the different colored washes on em, looked real good.

I think they're great, now even an new/unskilled painter can really add a lot more depth to their models instead of just doing plain ole solid colors. And for the better painters out there they'll help ya get your stuff done a lot quicker with the same results you might have had for doing it all yourself with blending and layering and stuff.

 
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut




Long Beach, CA

I never really liked the old inks. SOmtimes they just looked like garbage. I always heard most real painter would mix thier own stuff anyways. These however, are incredible.

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Illustrator






North Carolina

I'm really looking forward to picking up a few this week. I've heard nothing but good things.

-Aaron
Illustration and Design

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Huge Hierodule






North Bay, CA

I wrote up a review of the Citadel washes with 4 test figures:

http://www.kan.org/michael/mkp/citadelwashes.php

Here are some comparison pics:

Plain Basecoat (baseline)



Basecoat washed with the Citadel washes



Citadel washes over white primer


   
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The Main Man






Beast Coast

Geesh, after all the good things I've heard about this set, I might end up picking it up too.

I don't think I've heard anyone complain about them either. I just picked up a couple of the Foundation paints, one of the blues and one of the grays. I haven't used them yet, but I'm looking forward to giving them a spin.

   
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Illustrator






North Carolina

Iffy, is that just one coat of wash over the white?

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Illustration and Design

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Huge Hierodule






North Bay, CA

More or less one coat. It's pretty translucent, so it won't cover, but in grooves, like on tanks, it does just fine

   
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Illustrator






North Carolina

Would multiple coats give you a more solid color? I'm thinking they would make awesome colors to build up with from a white base coat using multiple (see: A LOT) selective glazes to help create a solid color with highlights built in.

-Aaron
Illustration and Design

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Regular Dakkanaut




grey_death wrote:Would multiple coats give you a more solid color? I'm thinking they would make awesome colors to build up with from a white base coat using multiple (see: A LOT) selective glazes to help create a solid color with highlights built in.


Yes it does, I've found that wash-drybrush-wash works quite well, so does wash-wash(black)-drybrush-wash for a darker look in the corners.
   
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Crafty Bray Shaman





NCRP - Humboldt County

This is an example of the drybrush technique using about 4-5 of the washes on various parts. Baal Red, Asurmen Blue, Badab Black, Leviathan Purple, and Thraka Green.








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Illustrator






North Carolina

Great results Verm. This stuff looks promising. I'll definitely have to give them a go on my next Dakka Painting Challenge model. >.>

See what I did there?

-Aaron
Illustration and Design

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Fresh-Faced New User



Silicon Valley, California

How do the new washes compare with the standard wash made out of the Vallejo glazes mixed with an acrylic flow enhancer?
   
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Dakka Veteran






Chicago

I finally got to try my set out a bit today, and am very happy with them so far. I can't wait to get some more time to play around with them on my days off.
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






SoCal, USA!

Nice. I was tempted by these, but wanted to see some actual results. It looks like these have really nice flow properties.

   
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Fresh-Faced New User




I picked up a set last week and I really love them. They are getting lots of use on my painting table.

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Calculating Commissar







I, too, have been pleased. They're not miracle paints, but they do some things really well, as you can see by the Bretonnian example figs up there. The skin wash on top of white primer makes for a decent quick skintone, too. Plus they don't dry glossy, which helps.

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Dominating Dominatrix






Piercing the heavens

Okay, sounds great. They might just be the thing I need for my FW great Unclean one.
   
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Huge Hierodule






North Bay, CA

I'm going to apply wash to 2 more test figures, one primed in grey and one primed in tan. Will post those when done

   
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Lead-Footed Trukkboy Driver






Saint Paul

I so agree. If you are not a great painter, or have tried and gotten frustrated in the past, you owe it to yourself to try out the new foundation paints + washes. It's EZ mode.

As for a comparison with other "wash" products, I have used Wonder Wash, and the GW washes are a bit thicker. Very rich color. Get them all, you never know when you'll want the odd colors that don't match your army, and the $20 tag is pretty fair.

   
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Huge Hierodule






North Bay, CA

Citadel washes over grey primer



Citadel washes over tan primer (Rustoleum Camo Tan)

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Speedy Swiftclaw Biker





How does the purple look on white? could it be a fast and effective way to paint daemonettes to battlefield quality?
   
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Regular Dakkanaut





Ifurita wrote:Citadel washes over grey primer



Citadel washes over tan primer (Rustoleum Camo Tan)



That is awesome ! I'm gonna buy these washes

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Paingiver






Southern Finland

I for one am a little disappointed in the new washes.

I used the old inks for giving depth to metals and the new washes are no good or require more coats for this purpose. They are too thin for this kind of usage.

So they are not going to replace the inks in my use, but complement them.

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Regular Dakkanaut






I've picked up the washes too. They are great, although a little thick for my methods. I watered them down a bit by filling the bottle up partially with water. Not too much, but a bit. Helped to thin them for more subtle uses. They are great as a quick result for similar to my Iron Giants army. I painted up some guys for that and used the washes to finish off. It worked out great and it was a lot quicker to get the same results. But I took some shortcuts...

I found that if you do standard washing and juices first to get the grimy/dirty/rusty look, then use the citadel washes to finish it they work awesome.

I would recommend the washes as a finishing move for you painters out there who are lazy ............ like me .......

You don't think I'm lazy? the latest Iron Giants I painted I mixed up hospital specimen jars with cheapass paint, water and detergent and then dipped the models in there instead of brushing it on. After about 10 goes each with that, I then did the rest of the work and then finalised the models with the washes.

Lazy.

But bloody effective.


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Whitebear lake Minnesota.

im really good at using the old inks but these washes sound worth a try, thanks for the heads up.

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