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Hey guys looking for some help in how to paint up my Daemon Prince. Im going for my own kinda Red Corsairs paint scheme, pretty close to what you'd see in all the GW pics but not strictly, i go for whatever i think looks good really, im just using the pics as a rough guide.
Anyway ive been doing some basic highlighting, extreme highlights on the edges, drybrushing etc, now ive got a bit of a problem painting the different textures, and relatively large flat areas on the armour of the DP. I dont want to just use more extreme highlighting for the HQ of my army, but my attempt at layering turned out pretty bad. I'm hoping to recreate the kind of red on the armour of the DP on the pic i attatched. Anyone got any advice?
Any help is appreciated. :p
I suggest you to use Vallejo colors to paint red.
Citadel red paint have a bad coverage IMO, and you'll need to paint more layers in order to have a rich, solid red. I had bad experience with Citadel Mechrite Red foundation paint as well... I found it hard to diluite it and doesn't cover as well as Vallejo paint.
For my Saim Hann army I undercoat the model with red spray paint first, but since the model is already half painted you can just undercoat it with a mix of VMC Carmine Red and VMC German Camo Black Brown (a couple of diluited layers are usually enough).
Then I let the paint dry throughly and paint another layer, adding more red to the mix. Let it dry, then repeat adding more red to the mix. If you want you can mix some orange to the red for the final highlightings.
If the "border" between two layers is too visible, once a layer is completely dry you can blend it (using the same paint you used to paint the highlight, but much more diluited, and painting over the border).
Adding some flow improver to the paint can help you a lot when painting large flat areas (since it avoids "ringing"). Remember to let the paint dry throughly before blending or painting another layer, and always use diluited colors to keep the coat smooth.
Hope this helps!
To be honest, I'f much rather paint lost of really thin layers anyway. The new citadel foundation paints are pretty cool, as they allow a "natural" effect, which can be acheived in a similar way to adding stromg pigments to the existing paints.
And you could always "wet blend" big, flat, areas, which involves painting on the next highlight and blending the edges withe the still-wet previous layer...
Thanks guys, literally couldnt have asked for a better response! I was looking into the vallejo paints, think i'd go for them if i knew where to buy them, the site hasnt got any prices or anything that i could find! Thanks aswell for the summary of blending, think i might be ready to tackle it now after reading that. :p
Time to get crackin on a certain ascended Chaos Lord!