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Citadel Painting Guide.

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Handy guide for painters I thought, came in the white dwarf a while back, but not always accessible if you don't have it on you.

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https://www.games-workshop.com/resources/PDF/Downloads/CitadelPaintingSystem.pdf

This is a link to a basic guide on how to use the differing types of paint.

https://www.games-workshop.com/en-GB/Citadel-Paint-Guide

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Did it came as part of the WD or as separated sheet? Interested in the later.

This is also helpful to people that -like myself- came back to the hobby after a long hiatus:

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It came out during the end times, I think it was the glottkin issue. 

It was a centre page thing which was separate so you can remove it without ruining the mag, disrupting the pages etc.

 

Edit: found it. 

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Pretty sure you can download this as a PDF from the GW website (like when you download PDF warscrolls from a model's page, go on a paint page and check the 'downloads' tab).

I found it really helpful so definitely worth sharing for those who haven't seen it!

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^ although having said that, just tried to find it and it's not there, so either I imagined it(!) or it's been taken down.

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I've pinned this thread so it can be easily accessed as a resource.

@Arkihamcould you add any other useful documents that people might add to the original post please?  

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Colour wheel from this month's white dwarf.

 

If anyone has a better one feel free to post it 

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Yeah, I'll definitely give that a spin and particularly like the real life colour matches. I've got a bunch of photos on my phone of things I've taken pictures of that I might try and recreate for various armies if I ever get around to doing them and, while I could probably eyeball them with reasonable accuracy, if this works well, why wouldn't i do it?

 

 

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Yeah this app looks neat.  The paint by model function seems great.  Being able to pull up hundreds of stock paint schemes is a great tool for people just starting out.

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Good news, the app is up and running. 

So far for the models they've uploaded.

The guides are great, click a feature and it shows you the steps and colours. Real easy real smooth.

App is great

 

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Yeah, I like it so far, the only thing that I'd like them to add is a blank model that you can colour each section of and try out different colour combinations next to each other. I'm not sure if this would mean that they would have to paint a spacemarine for example with every colour scheme they list, so you could select the different sections, but It'd be a great feature.

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On 2017-09-18 at 4:04 AM, Tzaangor Management said:

Yeah, I like it so far, the only thing that I'd like them to add is a blank model that you can colour each section of and try out different colour combinations next to each other. I'm not sure if this would mean that they would have to paint a spacemarine for example with every colour scheme they list, so you could select the different sections, but It'd be a great feature.

Agreed!? That would be a great idea. Even a generic thing that you could colour by number so to speak. 

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On 18.09.2017 at 9:04 AM, Tzaangor Management said:

Yeah, I like it so far, the only thing that I'd like them to add is a blank model that you can colour each section of and try out different colour combinations next to each other. I'm not sure if this would mean that they would have to paint a spacemarine for example with every colour scheme they list, so you could select the different sections, but It'd be a great feature.

 

On 1.10.2017 at 9:45 PM, Artobans Ghost said:

Agreed!? That would be a great idea. Even a generic thing that you could colour by number so to speak. 

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The best thing there is (so far) is this:

http://www.bolterandchainsword.com/topic/273790-the-bc-painters/

Very first post on the top. And once you're done with colours, you can have a list of what Citadel paint colours (or others if the GW ones are unavailable) you need to get the effect you desire. It'll look something like this

http://www.bolterandchainsword.com/colours.php?bpe=f5941d&bpj=f5941d&bp=f5941d&bpc=f5941d&hdt=f5941d&hdm=f5941d&hdl=f5941d&ey=FF0000&er=f5941d&pi=4D0000&nk=f5941d&ch=f5941d&eg=CFA374&sk=FAD9B6&abs=f5941d&bt=f5941d&cod=f5941d&ull=08427b&lk=08427b&lll=08427b&lft=08427b&url=f5941d&rk=f5941d&lrl=f5941d&rft=f5941d&slt=F5B607&sli=08427b&srt=F5B607&sri=f5941d&ula=08427b&lel=f5941d&lla=08427b&lw=08427b&lh=08427b&ura=f5941d&rel=08427b&rla=f5941d&rw=f5941d&rh=f5941d&bg=FFFFFF&rb=05AC57&gr=F5B607&ha=08427b&

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@Tzaangor Management

No problem! :D As you said it's bit crude-ish, but it's the best there is so far. Also if you're looking to further make sure the colours match, there's this website (technically for designing other sites), that allows you to copy RGB number of the colour from B&C to the site and finds the ones that might go with it: http://paletton.com/#uid=1000u0kllllaFw0g0qFqFg0w0aF. And this other I've found and are using is you put RGB of a base colour and it provides you with plenty of shades for that particular colour and all: https://coolors.co/

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I'm loving that colour wheel thanks! Anywhere that is downloadable from?

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3 hours ago, Maxmum said:

I'm loving that colour wheel thanks! Anywhere that is downloadable from?

googling colour wheels should work, just save one of them

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