HOBBY: GW’s Paint App Is Imminent

Citadel’s latest FREE app is almost here to help you paint up your (or anyone else’s) minis – “the GW Way

 

App Basics

  • Available to download from Saturday 16th September for Android and iOS devices.
  • Fully integrates with the current Citadel paint range.
  • Gives suggestions on how to pant an particular tone from base coating, to shading, washes and highlight color suggestions.
  • There is a color picker tool, so you can take a picture of an object and the app will identify it’s color and give you the proper paints to use.  This will be handy for matching existing minis.

Thoughts

This is going to be great for new painters just entering the hobby. It is of course hooked into the existing “GW Way” of using their paint range, so is less useful for those who use a combination of paints from various manufacturers, or paint using custom mixes and techniques. Overall a solid tool for the new folks, and I would not be surprised to see the other paint makers such as Vallejo, Army Painter, or P3 followup with a version of their own.

~ I’m curious how many of you use the “Citadel System” for painting your minis, or just wing it and use your paints as a general palette like a traditional painter?

 

  • ZeeLobby

    Still a huge fan of paintRack. Great for finding similar colors across ranges.

    • Stonewall

      I like paint rack myself. It didn’t scan my old hex GW pots though lol I should buy the full version and use it more often as it is a great app.

      • ZeeLobby

        Yeah. I feel like every store locally stocks some different brand. So I’m constantly looking for matching colors across brands. It’s great for that.

  • piglette

    I often use the “Citadel System” as a starting point but change this or that as I go along.

    • euansmith

      I’m a big fan of the Base Paints or whatever they call them now. Anything that covers a coloured primer in one layer is alright with me. After that it is Army Painter or homemade washes.

      • ZeeLobby

        How do you like army painter paints? I’ve been mostly using Vallejo and P3, but I’ve heard AP has gotten better?

        (Ugh. I replied to your echo)

        • euansmith

          I mainly use Army Painter for their spray undercoats and their exceptionally fine washes. Their actual paints are a bit underwhelming; however, there is a video by Luke’s APS, where he explains that Army Painter paints just need a good shake (a jolly good shake involving about 15 minutes in a nail varnish shaker).

          • ZeeLobby

            haha, guess i need a nail varnish shaker 😀

          • euansmith

            The review Luke made is interesting and useful.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vh8yU4Fuvm8

          • ZeeLobby

            Awesome. Yeah. Thanks, that helps. I actually googled it from your first message and watched. I always wonder why GW pots seem to separate so much less than others…

          • euansmith

            I guess it might be to do with turn over. If their pots spend less time in storage?

  • ectoplasmic gyrator

    Oh hell yes. I’ve needed this for 16 years lol. Anything to enhance my marginal painting abilities ✨

  • euansmith

    Darn, that’s disappointing; I was hoping it would paint minis for me.

  • Andrea Andy Martini

    “FREE”.

    • ZeeLobby

      Lol. I love how that’s highlighted.

  • NightForce

    I’m a big fan of the Base Paints or whatever they call them now. Anything that covers a coloured primer in one layer is alright with me. After that it is Army Painter or homemade washes.

    • ZeeLobby

      How do you like army painter paints? I’ve been mostly using Vallejo and P3, but I’ve heard AP has gotten better?

      • euansmith

        I’ve seen these echos before and wondered what causes them. Are they lazy AstroTurfers and Mechanical Turks who just copy and paste to fulfill their posting rate, or are the bots or bits of stray code wandering the web.

        They have a sort of plaintive tone, like lonely ghosts. Maybe they are like the message in the Overhead on the Clacks in the Disc World books; keeping a dead poster’s name alive.

        G.N.U.

        • EnTyme

          My theory is that ZeeLobby has been a complex AI all along. He is the precursor to the Machine Spirit.

          • euansmith

            Oddly, I am a ZX Spectrum Emulator running on an a D-Wave Two; the 16kb ZX Spectrum, of course.

      • Rafał Pytlak

        Yup, Army Painter product is basically on GW level quality buth cheaper and with more paint in the bottle. Don’t know how it was a few years back, but right now AP are my favourite, especially the mettalic ones (Greedy gold and plate male silver)

  • Ever since I got to meet a dropper bottle for the first time, I started using a wet palette and my GW paints collect dust. However, I still occasionally use their washes and foundation paints, the later especially when I need a solid coat on black primer for even lighter colors.

  • I_am_Alpharius

    Great extra tool for new painters and others looking for a particular tip. I grew up in the 90’s so you kind of had to learn the craft by mistake to a degree. Obviously no internet videos were available to use and guides would come with low quality pictures, not like the high pixel images we have now.

    • NNextremNN

      Ohh buhu did you cry when the dinosaurs died out?

      • I_am_Alpharius

        Eh? What?

        • Stonewall

          HE’S SAYING YOU ARE OLD… sorry had to yell in case your hearing aid was turned down. I know your pain though, I too am old.

          • I_am_Alpharius

            I know what he was implying. I don’t quite get either why or see the need for it…I’m not old either. I’ve just been gaming since I was about 11.

          • Stonewall

            Some people just like to jab ribs 😉 Rejoice in our high definition revolution.