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Increase Your Productivity in Painting Quality Citadel Miniatures

Citadel Miniatures are produced by Games Workshop.

Citadel Miniatures are best used with the Warhammer 40,000 game system, but many players also use them for Warhammer Fantasy Battle or Warhammer Age of Sigmar.

The name “citadel miniature” is derived from the fact that the company producing them is called Games Workshop, which makes them ‘Citadel Minis.’

Some people have said that painting Citadel Miniatures can be difficult for beginners because their paint schemes are usually very complex and there isn’t much specific guidance on how to paint them.

Fortunately, this article has some tips on how to make painting your own “citadel minis” easier!

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More About Citadel

Citadel is a small, independent company that started in the 1990s when its founder, Ronnie Haught, developed a revolutionary paint system.

Citadel miniatures are painted before they are shipped to the customer.

The customer has the option of painting them at home with Citadel paints or using an airbrush with Citadel primers and solvent. These miniatures come unpainted but they are easy to paint because of their detail and color schemes.

How to Paint Citadel Miniatures the Easy Way

Citadel miniatures are great because they are very affordable for starting your own minis painting project.

In this guide, we will go over the basics of how to paint Citadel miniatures.

There are a few things you will need in order to get started: You will need a Citadel miniature, a needle tool, the Citadel paint range, and a surface to work on.

After you have everything set up, it’s time to begin painting!

The first thing that you should do is prime the Citadel miniature with PVA glue or water. Then dry it off with a cloth or paper towel. Finally, take your base color and apply it onto your Citadel miniature.

Do it in broad strokes with your brush, so that the color stays thick on top of the model’s surface.

Once the miniature is dry, simply apply your paint to the largest areas and then finish with the smallest areas.

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We have written an article to learn how to paint a miniature figure in the best way step by step guide, right here.

How To Paint Citadel Miniatures Quickly Without Losing Quality

Citadel miniatures is a popular tabletop miniature game. It is also an affordable hobby and one of the things that can drive players crazy is to quickly collect figures and paint them all before a tabletop game or a wargame.

We are going to explore 3 of the best painting techniques for speeding up your painting process without sacrificing quality.

  • SKILLS – Investing in a few painting skills can save you time and is an easy way to bring your art to the next level. As an artist, you want to always be improving your skills and exploring different techniques. Speed is one of the most important factors in this process. For many artists, painting is a job and they need to make their deadlines.

  • SUPPLIES – Having a painting station with the best tools on the market is an undeniable advantage for saving time. In addition to regularly changing your used brushes, there are other essential tools that will change your life. We have dedicated an article on this subject right here.
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  • DEEP FOCUS – Your concentration is your best asset to save considerable time when painting your citadel miniatures. Concentrate on your breathing in the same way as you would during meditation. This will slow down your heart rate and reduce the shaking of your hand. Your concentration will greatly assist you in applying your painting step by step in a methodical and practical manner.
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Maintain Quality After Painting – How to Avoid Mold

Mold is the most common problem when it comes to keeping quality miniatures. In order to protect your Citadel miniature from mold, you need to keep them away from moisture. This means that if you have been painting your figures in a humid area or getting them wet immediately after painting, you should dry them off before putting them away to ensure no mold starts growing on them.

Mold is a type of fungus that grows when there is an abundant source of water or moisture and not much light or air circulation.

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We have dedicated an entire article on how to maintain the quality of your figurines for years! Check it out by clicking here.

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