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Now, the list of new paint colors has hit the internets.
Here are the rumors thus far (collected from DakkaDakka, Stahly's Tale of Painters and Mr. Saturday's Mumblings):
- There will be 144 colors.
- Though the paints' names are changing, nothing is leaving.
Blood Red will now be Wild Rider Red, Ultramarine Blue will become Calgar Blue, Skull White will be called White Scar, etc. In other words, unlike Tentacle Pink, the Chaos Black or Skull White name may be gone, but the color will remain.
And, speaking of Tentacle Pink ...
- We'll be getting an expansion of colors. Not only is there is a big expansion in the range of greens, there will also be pinks again and a wider variety of purples. And those of you waiting for a Foundation version of plain ol' White won't have to wait much longer.
- Even with all of the re-naming, you won't have to guess which paint became which. There will be a White Dwarf with a comparison guide. There'll be no need for eye-balling it.
- Paints will be broken into categories now: Bases (think Foundation paints), Layers, Dry (for dry-brushing), Shades (washes), Glazes (thinner washes) and Textures (which appear to be exactly that) and Technical (think varnishes and Liquid Green Stuff).
- Prices are not changing! (So, they'll still be -- comparatively -- expensive.)
- The pots are not changing.
- Along with the new paints, there's going to be a new How To Paint Citadel Miniatures guide, complete with a 90-minute DVD.
And, just to get you ready for all of the changes, here's a list of the colors:
Stegadon Scale Green
Death World Forest
Steel Legion Drab
Mechanicus Standard Grey
Balthasar Gold (metallic)
Screaming Bell (metallic)
Warplock Brown (metallic)
Flash Gitz Yellow
Troll Slayer Orange
Fire Dragon Bright
Evil sunz Scarlet
Wild Rider Red
Altdorf Guard Blue
Temple Guard Blue
Tau Light Ochre
Pallid Wych Flesh
Runefang Steel (metallic)
Gehennas Gold (metallic)
Auric Armour (metallic)
Hashut Copper (metallic)
Sycorax Bronze (metallic)
Brass Scorpion (metallic)
Runelord Brass (metallic)
Mourn Mountain Snow
Liquid Green stuff
I've got to admit, my first thought when all of the painting articles began disappearing and the rumors began swirling about changes to the paints -- particularly in the middle of painting a rather massive army -- I wasn't tremendously excited about the prospect of needing to figure out what paint was closest to what.
But, after having read the latest batch of rumors and seeing that we're not losing anything but, rather, gaining new paints and new colors and new things to make it easier for the average gamers to excel at the painting side of the hobby, I'm actually sort of excited to see what's in store.