Thursday, 9 April 2015

Citadel Painting Reference Scrapbook



Hi all!

Today I thought I would show you a little side project I have been pottering away with for a while.

As I haven't painted very much in the past, I want to learn different skills and styles to try and do justice to the Batman sculpts.
My main set of paints are the current Citadel / GW set. I know some people don't like them but I have the whole range so it would be silly not to use them.

When I picked up the paints, I was still playing 40K so grabbed the painting book and some of the monthly White Dwarf mags at the same time. Digging those out again I found loads of fantastic 'Paint Splatter' tutorials using the exact colours I have.
This gave me an idea.......

I proceeded to cut up all the Paint Splatter pages and split them into colours for easy reference. I also managed to get my hands on most of the new weekly White Dwarf mags to add those Paint Splatters to the pile as well.

A hardback notebook and about 3 Pritt sticks later and I had my very own Citadel Painting Reference Guide!

Below and some samples pages from the book. I know it's not all by shade, but they were just stuck in where they fit.

What do you think?
I may even scan all of the pages and crate a PDF at some point.

I am still looking to improve it though.
If you have, or know anyone that has any issues of White Dwarf spare from the time between the current paint release and when they went weekly, let me know in the comment below.


14 comments:

  1. Wow - that is a really cool idea and will save that leafing back through old editions to find what you are looking for. I have used the guides myself and found them to be very useful.

    Like collecting stamps - it can be difficult to know what space to leave for the future. In the past I have used an A4 lever arch folder with loose leaf pages inserted in clear plastic slot pages. This allows you to insert new pages wherever and whenever needed.

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    1. I doubt much more will be added. These were all second hand issues and I'm not near a store to get the weekly ones anymore.
      There is a mk2 in the works now though as I grabbed another box of mags.

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  2. Great idea, I must admit I tend to 'leaf through' the internet for painting articles/blogs these days as I sold off most of my White Dwarfs.

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    1. I pick up ideas online as well but find it easier to have something physical in front of me.

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  3. Excellent idea, now I feel a bit sad I threw away my entire White Dwarf collection when I moved a couple of years ago.

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    1. Raid the selling pages online for bulk lots. That's all I did.

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  4. Great idea, I have been doing something similar. But since I mainly do the digital white dwarfs, I have been storing screen shots in a folder with searchable names.

    later,
    ogre

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    1. That's agreat idea.
      I didn't know they were doing digital issues now.

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  5. I tossed almost all of my paper magazines last year, but I did cut out and save most of the painting articles before doing so. Your system looks a lot more organized than mine however.

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    1. It's worth putting them in colour files at least for easy searching.

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  6. A very clever idea, those reference pages just inspire one to attempt even greater detail.

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    1. That's what I'm hoping for.
      As I go I want to try more detailed stuff.

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  7. Brilliant idea. I have about 4 feet of GW magazines I was thinking about selling. Perhaps I should do this instead.

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