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Does anyone know the U.S. release date in June for the Citadel Washes and the Air Brush? I'm curious because of my Tale of Painters deadline.
FluffMaster on a mission to turn people to the Sisters of battle, yes folks it's all about SoB squads in Repressors with lots of flamer templates for the win.
I still have a full and relatively fresh set of inks and I am going to use up those first unless there is a huge advantage with the new washes.
"Fear not and look up to the sky for salvation, for we have entered orbit."
Blood Angels 2nd Grail Guard Company
"What good are the Imperial Guard, If not to die for the Emporer!" - Dawn of War
The main difference between GWs current inks and the new paints is that washes leave a very patchy look on flat or raised surfaces (The pigment settles in a very uneven dirty way).
The new washes are thicker and work a lot like a more subtle version of the dips people have been using for a while. This means they give very smooth transitions, with the pigment settling cleanly on flat or large surfaces.
As an example, I painted a red cloak:
1/ Undercoat Black
2/ Paint Macharian red
3/ Highlight Mach Red / Blood Red
4/ Highlight Blood Red
5/ Wash with Devlan Mud / Baal Red mix.
In the past I would of washed parts of the cloack with brown wash (mixed with matt varnish and a little water), then had to tidy it and then washed with red wash to give it back it's warmth.
The new washes looked easily as good as worked much more quickly.
This means that not only are they great for speed painting (base coat, drybrush highlight, wash) but also for proper painting :C
When I initially used them in shop I wasn't too impressed. I found that they pooled on the model in a weird way, and that I often had to fight against the wash to achieve what I wanted. I keep seeing better and better work with them, so maybe I will give them another shot.