Sunday, June 1, 2008
The 925 Gang (40K)
The three sentinels are done. One was so badly mangled that it was banished to the shelf of unloved minis. The bases are painted Citadel terracotta, the color I plan for the infantry bases.
I played with the new Citadel washes on the last couple of sentinels, using it on the smoke stacks and the lascannons. These are new items that replace the Citadel inks. They'll be available in the store on Saturday. The washes are interesting, as they apply more like a paint wash than an ink wash, plus they don't leave a shiny finish like you get with ink. The concentration seemed to be what I was looking for, and I applied a black wash right out of the pot without any sort of dilution. You can darken the effect by applying more wash to the area.
I was considering dumping in a liberal amount of Future floor polish to make my own Citadel Magic Wash, but after trying a couple applications, I thought it was working fine without additives. My guess is that the simplicity of application will bring wash technqiues to less experienced painters, and of course their new painting book, also due out this week, will highlight new wash techniques.
The washes come in a set of 8 pots. The bottle design is similar to the Foundation Paints, but is slightly different in design, which is nice when you've got all three types of paints out in front of you. The black wash seemed to be a little lower in volume than the rest, but it might have been my imagination. The wash set is $25, but we'll also have individual pots for sale on the release date.