Washed Celts

Round 2 of the Celt paint plan test.  This test set uses 4 washes:

  • GW Badab Black
  • GW Devlan Mud
  • Wonder Wash original (black)
  • Wonder Wash Dirty Dark Brown

The GW washes dried matt with even/smooth shading over the whole figure.  Black and Mud returned very similar results with the black darker by a hair.

The Wonder Wash washes dried with a high shine.  Shading is uneven with puddles at the feet and at the bottom of shields.  The Dirty Dark Brown is very red and produces a very unpleasant effect on light under colors.

Conclusion:  I will be using two washes on the army models: Devlan Mud on cloth/weapons and Gryphonne Sepia for skin.  The skin tone with Devlan Mud is far too dark for fair skinned Celts, but could be perfect for a more Mediterranean look.


  1. #1 by Conspyre on June 4, 2009 - 2:02 am

    Have you tried the Ogryn Flesh wash? I find it to be a rather pleasant middle ground between Sepia and Mud. Depending on your skin tone, it can be a hair dark though (I typically use GW Foundation Paints Tallarn Flesh, mostly because it covers excellently).

    • #2 by chicagoterrainfactory on June 4, 2009 - 7:46 am

      I tried Ogryn Flesh and found it to produce the same “sun burnt” look that flesh wash always did. If Sepia proves to be too light, maybe I’ll mix a bit of Mud in…

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