The (Unofficial) Citadel Cookbook

The (Unofficial) Citadel Cookbook is my attempt to provide a basic painting guide using the Citadel recipe system. Across Citadel painting guides, videos, White Dwarfs, and a dozen other sources there are thousands of “recipes” for painting specific materials using Citadel paints step-by-step. I’d like to compile them (as well as add a bunch of my own) to create a resource for other painters to use.


  • Materials
    • Iron
    • Silver
    • Copper
    • Bronze
    • Gold
    • Brown Leather
    • Red Leather
    • Black Leather
    • Bone
    • Parchment
    • Rubies
    • Sapphires
    • Emeralds
    • Black Cloth
    • White Cloth
    • Blue Cloth
    • Red Cloth
    • Green Cloth
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6 thoughts on “The (Unofficial) Citadel Cookbook”

  1. I was wondering if you would like/want help on this project? I have been painting since ’88 so I am especially familiar with a lot of the changes in Citadel paints over the years.

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    1. I am totally up for any suggestions, materials, recipes, anything to look into. I’m about to play with a lot of materials I’ve never gotten to before (getting a Baleful Realmgate) so that’ll be interesting.

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      1. Awesome! Here’s a real quick one using older Citadel paints:
        (I remember it from an earlier era ‘Eavy Metal article)

        Glass

        Base: Hawk Turquoise + Skull White
        Shadows: Hawk Turq/Enchanted Blue/Regal Blue
        Highlight: Space Wolf Grey
        Edge Highlight: White

        of course it really “pops” if one adds other colors inside, depending on what reflected lights surround the mini. Those are best applied as glazes, and the new glaze paints work great for that!

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      2. I love the shades/glazes, thank you so much for this! I’ll have to write it down and make a recipe and give it a shot myself. Its not too often I get to paint glass.

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  2. Nice, will be checking here from time to time…
    Would be great with some different versions of painting wood as well!

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    1. Will definitely look into it. I’m hoping to cover different stone types as well (blame the Baleful Realmgates for that one =P)

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