Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Hot Paint! Citadel to Increase/ Re-vamp the Paint Range this Spring!

Old School here with some word on the Citadel paint re-vamp. The proposed list (below) features a lot of name changes, a new style of appraoch in terms of what they are called (shades, glazes, layers, bases, ect.) and most important: A lot more colors. Thank the Dark Gods, I have held off painting the last month or so!

The List:

Ceramite White
Averland Sun
Jokaero Orange
Mephiston Red
Khorne Red
Naggaroth Night
Daemonette Hide
Kantor Blue
Macragge Blue
Caledon Sky
Stegadon scale green
Incubi Darkness
Caliban Green
Waaaagh! Flesh
Castellan green
Death world forest
Zandri dust
Steel Legion Drab
Bugmans Glow
Ratskin Flesh
Mournfang brown
Rhinox hide
Dryad bark
Mechanicus standard grey
Celestus grey
Abaddon Black (the only black in the range)
Rakarth flesh
The fang
Screamer pink
Leadblecher (metal)
Balthasar Gold (metal)
Screaming Bell (metal)
Warplock brown (metal)

White Scar
Yriel Yellow
Flash gitz yellow
Troll slayer orange
Fire dragon bright
Evil sunz scarlet
Wild Rider red
Wazdakka red
Squig Orange
Xereus Purple
Genestealer Purple
Warpfiend Grey
Slaanesh Grey
Alaitoc blue
Hoeth blue
Altdorf guard blue
Calgar blue
Teclis blue
Lothern blue
Sotek green
Temple guard blue
Kabalite green
Sybarite green
Warpstone glow
Moot green
Warboss green
Skarsnik green
Loren Forest
Straken green
Nurgling green
Elysian green
Ogryn camo
Ushabti Bone
Screaming skull
Tallarn sand
Karak stone
Cadian fleshstone
Kislev Flesh
Bestigor flesh
Ungor flesh
Skrag brown
Deathclaw brown
Tau light Ochre
Balor brown
Zamesi brown
Doombull brown
Tuskigor fur
Gorthor Brown
Baneblade Brown
Administratum grey
Eshin grey
Dark reaper
Thunderhawk blue
Skavenblight dinge
Stormvermin fur
Ulthuan grey
Pallid wych flesh
Russ grey
Fenrisian grey
Pink horror
Emperors Children
Ironbreaker (metal)
Runefang steel (metal)
Gehennas gold(metal)
Auric Armour(metal)
Hashut Copper(metal)
Sycorax Bronze(metal)
Brass Scorpion(metal)
Runelord Brass(metal)

Casandora Yellow
Fuegan Orange
Carroburg Crimson
Druchii Violet
Drakenhof Nightshade
Coelia greenshade
Biel-tan green
Athonian camoshade
Seraphim Sepia
Reikland fleshshade
Agrax earthshade (Devlan Mud)
Nuln Oil

Praxeti White
Hexos palesun
Lucius Lilac
Etherium blue
Skink blue
Hellion green
Underhive ash
Eldar Flesh
Tyrant Shell
Terminatus stone
Longbeard grey
Changling pink
Necron Compound
Golden Griffon

Lamenters yellow
Waywatcher Green
Guilliman blue

Mourn Mountain snow
Stirland Mud
Blackfire Eath
Armageddon Dust
Lustrian Undergrowth

Lahmian Medium
Ard coat
Imperial Primer
Liquid Green stuff
Now obviously this leaves us with some HUGE questions, like, "Will there be a simple conversion guide for those of us with the old (current) colors?" I for one welcome the idea of mediums, textures, specific function colors ect and plan to work on reviews as I come across the colors while painting. If these paints are up to par with the majority of their current paintline, then I think this is a step in the right direction that will satisfy some of the painting vets out there!

Thanks to MWC for pushing this out there.


  1. Very interesting. I am curious to see what the textured paints are like.

  2. Sorry, what's that about paints, never got passed the picture ;)

  3. I hope they release a box set with all the colours at xmas like they do every year. I for one will be buying one if they do.

  4. Great to have a better range of paints, but please, don't change the names of the current annoying!

  5. don´t know about the paint, but the pic is a win !!!

  6. I really hate it when they change the name of the paints evyer few years. Dammit guys, c'mon. The new paints will be welcome, but only if they're up to the standard they were in the late 80's early, nineties (before they added all the alcohol to make them dry out quicker).

    I'll also be interested to see if:

    (i) They reduce the volume of paint in eacxh pot (AGAIN)
    (ii) They increase the price.
    (iii) They change the design of the pots to something that provides a better seal (say soft plastic or rubberised lids) rather than the hard plastic lids that aren't airtight for very long.

    As it is, Citadel Inks and a half-dozen foundation paints are the only GW products I use at the moment. Let's hope these new paints are of better quality. Even if they're as good (or better) than Vellajo or Reaper, I still won't buy unless the price-to-paint volume ratio is a hell of a lot better.

  7. Please god be in a squeeze bottle....

  8. Completely and utterly bloody typical of GW,I just went & ordered one of every Vallejo Game colour available (over 120 with mediums,washes etc...) and now GW do this,looks like I'll have to purchase more in the coming months now.....hoo-frickin'-ray!.

    1. Well, vallejo paint is nice too right? :)

    2. Vallejo are awesome,but now I'm wondering if they'll overhaul their range again to fit with the new GW stuff.I guess only time will tell.

  9. The rumours are saying that the mega paint set will be available all year round when these are released but will be more expensive as the range has now doubbled in size. Also saying that the paint pots will remain the same and that every color is renamed but there will be a white dwarf with a comparison guide released. But they are just rumours

  10. In case any of you wondered i can tell you a few things about these new paints.

    1. they are higher quality than the current line
    2. The paints are now being made by a paint company that also provides the pigment for 4 major automotive companies
    3. Its being made in Muskegeon, MI. USA

  11. Hope they increase the quality a bit. I think it's great they're doubling the range size. I use other brands as well, but GW is still the go-to for my wargaming minis.

  12. In 20 years this is the 4th update of citadel paint I know.
    Never mind.
    I will continue using Vallejo paint.