GW: Citadel Paint App Available For Download

The Citadel Paint App is out! Download it for free and have a chance at winning free paints from Games Workshop!

We have talked about the paint app already and the day is finally here – it out and it’s a FREE download for iOS, Android, or Kindle. To celebrate, Games Workshop is also running a contest where you can win free paints – here are all the details:

via Warhammer Community

We’re giving away hundreds of paints for free to celebrate the new app. Next week, we’ll be randomly selecting 5 lucky winners from those who’ve downloaded the app and sending each of them every Base, Layer and Shade paint from the Citadel Paint range. It could be you – all you need to do to enter is get the app, so there’s no reason not to give it a go.

Full Contest Details HERE

Download the Citadel Paint App for a chance to win over 100 Citadel Paints!

Every base, shade and layer paint in the range

One random winner every day from 18th to 22nd of September

Free to download, and free to enter


  • Entry is free and open to all eligible users of Games Workshop’s Citadel Paint app who satisfy the requirements below.
  • To qualify for entry, you must be 17 years of age or older.
  • No purchase necessary to enter or win.
  • To opt out of the competition, you can uninstall the app or reject push notifications.
  • All entrants will be entered into a prize draw. There will be Five (5) prize draws across one week (5 Days Monday to Friday), with one winner drawn in each draw. Five winners will be drawn in the first week with the first draw taking place Monday 18th September 2017 with four subsequent draws on the 19th, 20th, 21st and 22nd OF September 2017. In total there will be Five (5) winners.
  • Participants in receipt of a push notification containing a code must email the Warhammer Community team on within 30 days of receiving the push notification, or the code and their entry will be rendered void.
  • This competition is open to residents worldwide, excluding the Canadian province of Quebec, the US state of Rhode Island and the Australian states and territories of New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory.
  • This promotion is void where prohibited by law.

Emphasis added by us. If you really want to read the fine print, do all that HERE.

The big “takeaways” here are that you need to be at least 17 to enter, not be a resident of the above mentioned areas, and you need to have your push notifications turned on for the app. 5 Prizes are up for grabs and the winners will have 30 days to claim them.

I’m downloading the app myself, not just to enter, but because I kind of want to use that inventory system…

I get the feeling I won’t be the only one. Oh and I can also use it to figure out how to match my old paint schemes, too. It’s got a lot of other features which are all explained in this video as well:


Hey it’s FREE! Why not install it and give it a shot for a week. You could win paints from Games Workshop…


  • Luca Lacchini

    The inventory system is REALLY useful, and “paint by color” section is nice too. Hope GW will expand the “paint by model section”.

    Neat app, thumbs up.

    • I_am_Alpharius

      They will be doing more ‘Paint by Model’ guides; they highlight that in the WH-Com article.

  • Calgar

    So where exactly do I download this? It’s not on the Android app store and the link in GW’s article takes you to nothing.

    • Calgar

      Ok, nevermind it finally showed up.

  • GoodOleBoy01

    This app may be the most useful thing GW has ever produced! I remember when you had to pay for painting tutorial videos, look for /figure out a paint scheme, and actually remember what paints you had! Seriously, it’s good. Get it now.

  • Xodis

    This is pretty awesome, hard part is going through and updating my inventory, but honestly Im going to need an app like this for all major modeling paint brands lol.

    • zemlod

      I’m using paintRack for that. Runs on android and has all paints from all major manufacturers. Even the old discontinued citadel paints like snot green (unlike the gw app).

      Plus you can scan in most of your paints via their barcodes.

      I much prefer that app for my paints collection and shopping list.

      • Xodis

        Was hoping there was an apple version… dang.

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  • I_am_Alpharius

    Pleasantly surprised by the App. Nice and simple. Very clear and concise. It will be interesting to see where they go with it going forward.

  • Anthony Coffman

    Being kind of garbage at matching colors myself, this thing is really cool.

  • Gustav

    Fantastic app. Inventory was a clever bit I wouldn’t have thought of. I am however a little worried at the entire lack of negativity in this comment section. Usually by now someone has complained about it being too easy, too hard, too convenient, too new, etc. I’ll give it a go: ‘Back in my day we painted with brushes, not with our iPhones, grumble grumble.’ There, I feel better.

    • I_am_Alpharius

      *Grumble grumble* it sucks as it does have a guide for Rainbow Warriors SM Chapter *grumble grumble* Plus it does not tell exactly where to place my brush *grumble grumble* or how many times I should swirl my brush in water. Obviously, the whole thing is a underhanded, sycophantic and blatant way to sell me more paint of their over priced and rubbish paint! Conspiracy!

    • Guido Hockmann

      How’s this? – It would be much better if it allowed you to enter and save a custom paint scheme. Better still if it had a sharing option.

    • NNextremNN

      Negative? Let me give it a try.

      How about it does not support 3rd party paints? Ok that’s unreasonable but why not forge world paint?

      I can only check if I have/want a paint but not how many.
      Ok I can check near empty paints on the wishlist but there might be some paint hoarder who want to check numbers.

      No Game/Faction sorting for the paint schemes.
      Ok it’s so few it barely matters.

      Some factions could use more schemes like Tau with T’au Sept and Farsight enclave and maybe more units.

      Some paint schemes are just similar but not the exact which is shown. Like the rubric which uses Imperial Fist armor. Ok yellow is yellow but why is the armor Petrol and uses neither Ahriman Blue or Thousand Sons Blue?
      Oh now that I check it these colours don’t exist in the app at all not even list. That might really be a problem for some people.

      Yes the app is good and helpful but it still has room for improvement (who/what doesn’t).

  • Courageous Octopus

    As commented elsewhere here, we have a similar app called paintRack which works across over 20 manufacturers.

    Check it out here:

    We are constantly expanding it so stay tuned. Android only…for now.

    • NNextremNN

      Looks interesting I will give it a try.

    • Stonewall

      Paint rack is awesome. It could use some polish and updated features (like pictures added to paint sets). GW’s use of the camera to pick colours is also a great feature. In short I would like to see it grow other than adding new paint ranges. I have bought other paint software in the past and there was never any development.

      • Courageous Octopus

        We have a camera picker coming in the next update soon – but that’s a secret ;)! We try to balance a bit of library expansion with a bit of feature updates/fixes each time.

        • Stonewall

          That’s awesome, I look forward to the update. I will be honest it is not something I have bought yet as I have waited to see if it gets updates. Has been on my phone for ages and I keep forgetting I have it. Just another thing that I put off buying saying I should do that. It would have paid for itself just by not buying one paint I already had. Speaking of which can you use the barcode scanner to see if you already have a paint in your inventory?

          • Courageous Octopus

            Yes, scan a paint it opens its view and you can see its count.