When a dozen gamers get together and all think a new product rocks (and hell has not frozen over) – its time to pay attention. The new Citadel Washes received high praise over at Dakka – surprised by the response, I bought a box to try out the washes myself.
One of the problems with my painting style is a lack of shade – and washes are a perfect way of restoring the shade/mid range/highlight balance on a finished figure. Below are washed (left) and unwashed (right) pictures of the same Pirate model. I was able to try out most of the washes provided in the box set: shirt- Devlan Mud, pants – Badab black, vest- Baal Red, skin – Ogryn Flesh, sword – Asurmen blue. I’m most impressed with Mud on the tan shirt. Ogryn Flesh is a lot like the old Flesh Wash. Baal Red did not do much on the vest – I really should give it another try using the Leviathan Purple instead. Asurmen blue on the sword is a bit much for a “historical” pirate – but I supect that a mix of black and blue has a lot of potential as an armor wash.