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15 July 2012

It's not all Black and White!

Nick speaking,

Recent readers of my Blog will know, I went out and bought as many of the old Citadel paints as I could, for all my painting projects. I didn't want any of my armies to not look right, with a replacement paint that was a different hue. The only colours I didn't buy were Skull White and Chaos Black, along with Astronomical Grey that I use for lining in the white sections on my Eldar. After all, could black and white be that much different? Well, I recently ran out of all three of these colours and so I bought the new Citadel replacements...

I decided to just buy the Ceramite white instead of the White Scar, as I needed it to cover up any purple errors I make on my Wave Serpents. I have heard good things about this new white paint, and I have to say, I was not disappointed. One or two coats easily covered the purple, unlike the old Skull white where I was going over it five or six times!


Next was Abaddon Black, and yes, it's black! I had no problems with the colour, but I did find it a bit thick. The odd thing was, when I added a bit of water to it, it became very translucent. In the end I just added a small drop of Liquid Retard to it, and that seemed to let it flow better without it being very watery.

Finally, was Celestra Grey, I found this to be a near enough perfect colour match to Astronomical grey. I found that I could quite happily paint it right next to the Astro Grey, without any visible difference. This was a bit of a relieve to be honest, as I was a bit worried it wouldn't match in like the new Mordian blue testing I did!

Now to continue painting the Serpents...

6 comments:

  1. Lead Legion Painting Service15 July 2012 at 11:25

    Just so you know. Vellajo Game Colour and Army Painter paints are almost identical to the old GW range. Army Painter strong Ink is a spot-on match for Devlan Mud while Soft Ink is a great replacement for Griffon Sepia. I use these paints all the time when matching a customer's new miniatures to his old GW armiy's paint scheme.

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  2. Thanks mate, that is really useful to know :D

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  3. Cheers mate, got to keep motivated to finish these off, especially with the new tank and assault nurfs. I was planning on painting my Banshees for one of the Serpents next, but 6th has put a stop to that. Looks good for my Avatar and Shinning Spears though, they have just gone up the list for painting :D

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  4. Glad I picked white for my Eldar now :D, it's brilliant

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