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Finally got everything I need for my GT army and realised I will be pretty much painting up an entirely new army so thought I'd give Word Bearers a try. After a few hours assembling a squad of CSM and added parts of a flaggelants sprue and some random bits, I have a really nicely modelled unit.
Next stage is obviously painting but every where people discuss states using red gore with Magenta wash. I much prefer Foundation paints and the new washes and just wondering if anyone has tried achieving a similar scheme with these?
My painting is by no means amazing but it's a pretty good standard.
I will try out any good suggestions people put forth on a test model and photo up results for aid to people in the future.
Thanks in advance
Crimson and silver, right?
Using the foundation and washes only, the only way I think you'll be able to get close is by using mechrite red, followed by a devlan mud wash then a baal red wash after the mud has dried. Maybe try the two washes the other way round, or substitute devlan mud for badab black. That said, I've only really used the washes over a light basecoat, mechrite red may be a bit dark.
Personally, I'd use something like a scab red base coat, a flesh wash, red gore then red ink. Thats what I'd try first anyway on a test mini - but its hard to say without actually doing it.
Incidently, the new washes are great, Devlan Mud especially. You can even get a pretty decent purple out of a heavy purple wash, although they do look a little mardi gras-esque...
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1 - typo!
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Yup, that's similar to my plan. I was going to:
Badab Black Wash
High a little with dwarf Flesh
Bhaal Thinned wash
But I fear it may look too 'red'.
How about mixing a little of the blue ish colour wash into the mix the darken the final wash slightly?
Personally, using mainly foundations and washes, I'd do something like:
Baal Red wash (this really 'livens up' the red, making it much deeper and more intense)
Pick out details in Boltgun Metal
Devlan Mud/Badab Black (50/50 mix, for shading)
Re-detail with Chainmail
Job's a good 'un.
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Thanks for all the replies guys
After lots of messing about with this and trial and error, my best combo is:
Mech Red Base
Highlight with Red gore/Dwarf Flesh
Looks really nice and 'crimsony' rather than red.. That's for my 'zerkers