Citadel washes

You may have heard a lot about the new Citadel washes, and indeed I’m using them on the Newline Zulu Wars figures I’m working on. One of the most common uses of a wash is as a quick method of shading flesh, so I dug out some old Citadel fantasy adventurer figures that I’d slapped some basic flesh onto, and used them to quickly compare some of the different options.

All the washes were just taken straight from the pot and sploshed on, with no regard for detail or being careful. The artists’ acrylic was diluted about 10:1, perhaps a little more, to produce a translucent wash equivalent to that coming out of the pots. So, select this link to see the results for yourself.


  1. I’m a big fan of Citadel’s Flesh Wash, but I have to agree with Steve that straight out of the pot it tends to go on a little dark and orangish. The Gryphonne Sepia tends to look a little more ‘natural looking’ but I’d probably reserve this for special character figures, as my line troops tend to get the old ‘basecoat, block colors, dunk in the gunk (three parts minwax, one part turpentine, flocking, and done!’ technique. Yeesh, I’m lazy!

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