Since the new Citadel paints have been released, I have to admit that I really want to try them out, despite the $50+ I have invested in “old style” paints since coming back from Kosova. I have been thinking a lot about whether or not to switch to the new paints this summer (ah, summer – the time when I have time to get into the hobby) or keep on with the old schemes and old paints. I think I have arrived at an equitable solution:
• With my Imperial Guard army: keep on keeping on with the old paints and old scheme. I am within a few hundred points – about 35 models left to paint – of finishing the army totally, and I don’t want to switch to new paints for that process. Especially not when I already have all the colors I need!
• With my brother’s Tau army: keep on keeping on, for the same reason above – except we are only in need of final touch-ups (damn! when will I finish this army!).
• With my Bretonnian army: finish the models currently underway with the old style paints, and switch to new paints as possible/needed. I REALLY want to find an easier way to paint reds, yellows, and whites…and the new basecoat paints look like a good way to do it….
Because I will be in Ireland for much of the summer, I will in-effect be starting anew with any hobbying I do there (hello, GW Dublin!). I have a variety of projects in my mind for the summer, but I do not want to dive into anything too intense (how would I get it back safely?).
Let me know what you think.