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Games Workshop Citadel Typhus Corrosion Paint Review

Citadel Typhus Corrosion Technical Paint

The Citadel technical line of paints are designed to help add all sorts of visual effects to your models. Whether you’re wanting a glow, a corrosion effect,  dripping of blood, or even some cracked earth, the new technical line has you covered. Games Workshop released these paints fairly recently and they’ve already become a hit within the painting community. With my heart set on making my new Deathrippers for Warmachine look as dingy and corroded as I could, I decided to pick up the new Typhus Corrosion paint and went to work immediately.

Typhus Corrosion on tank

The first thing you’ll notice with the Typhus Corrosion technical paint is that it has the viscosity of a wash, though it appears to be as thick as normal paint. Inside the mixture you’ll see pigment, little granules of material that add texture to the paint. Once I put on my base coats and added some detail it was time to apply the corrosion. Just like with a wash, when applying Typhus Corrosion you want to get it into all of the little nooks and crannies of the model that you can. Get it to flow into the recesses as much as possible. The paint flows like a wash, so the more you let it flow the better area it covers.

Deathripper Closeup

What’s different about this paint is that if you spread it up onto the raised areas it adds even more effect. Panels become rusted, discolored, and all together worn. Hitting raised areas like rivets or screws will create a corroded effect all around the rivets that shows wear and age. Splashing areas like spikes or raised armor shows a dingy look that really makes the model pop.

Deathripper Closeup 2

On the first model I had to learn that the paint doesn’t need to be applied in thick coats. You really have to be decisive to where you apply it. As long as you’re careful you’ll end up with a time-worn look that will definitely show the age of your models, no matter what sort they are. Whether you’re wearing down a tank, aging a warjack, or just coating the armor plating of a knight, the Typhus Corrosion paint gets the job done.

Deathrippers Corrosion

You can usually find the Citadel technical paints running at around $4.25 MSRP, which isn’t too high of a price for the effect you get.In the pot is 12 ml of paint, and you end up not using a lot when adding it to your models. If you’re looking to add some spice to your models, check out Typhus Corrosion and the rest of the Citadel technical paints – you won’t regret it.

Deathrippers Typhus Corrosion

This article is cross-posted from From Focus to Fury, a sister site of Initiative : Tabletop.


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