Using Citadel Effect Paints Dec02


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Using Citadel Effect Paints

I have had the new Citadel Effect Paints since release day and I’ve been trying them out on a couple of models I’ve been working on so I could share my experiences with them. I will do a quick run down on each of them one by one and give my opinion on each of them.

Agrellan Earth

This is the paint I anticipated the most as I have recently started Tomb Kings so thought this would be great for their basing. I’m torn when it comes to this paint. I am very pleased with the end result but the paint isn’t as easy to use as it’s made out to be. In order to get a good crackle effect you need a thick layer of paint which makes it hard to get a consistent layer over the whole base. The result is patches where areas have large cracks than others and in some places there might be no cracks at all. Those areas I decided to cover with rocks and a bit of static grass. It’s not a huge deal as I would have added these anyway to give the bases a bit more character. On the larger base I added an undead horse.

agrellan earth example

Blood for the Blood God

Personally I’m not a great fan of having blood on my weapons but for certain armies it can look good. I decided to try this out on the claws of my Defiler and I’m really happy with the results. I applied it to the model in the same manner that I would paint on blood usually by doing streaks of paint from the edge of the blade inwards.


Nihilakn Oxide

This paint is used to paint on brass or copper to give it that oxidised look. There’s not going to be many instances that this paint will get used for me personally and I’ve achieved this affect before with paint when I have needed it however this paint works better than regular paint a it has a slight chalky texture to it so it gives the appearance of slight corrosion as well as oxidisation. I tried a couple of ways of applying it in the following photo. On the shoulder pad I piled it on and wiped away the excess but I think the best way to apply this is with a detail brush straight into the recesses like I did with the shoulder pad. Do not apply too much at once either. I tried to see what a heavy wash of this stuff would look like on the hands and for me personally it’s too much.


Nurgle’s Rot

This paint is good for painting slime onto your models or scenery. It dried glossy which helps give that slimy appearance and it’s also translucent. I applied some into the mouth of my Heldrake that I’ve been working on and it does give it that slimy look.


Typhus Corrosion and Ryza Rust

I thought I would do these two paints together as I find that they work very well together. Typhus Corrosion is essentially a muddy brown wash but what I realy like about it is that it has a slight texture to it which is notable when it dries. This makes the corrosion effect work really well.


Ryza Rust is basically a dry orange paint which is of course meant to be drybrushed over metal to give the appearance of rust. In this example I first used Typhus Corrosion before applying the Ryza Rust on top. You may wish to do a couple of drybrushed layers depending on how much rust you want to achieve. The following photo has only had a very light drybrushing of Ryza Rust.