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Hey everyone. First post!
I am starting a Khorne army, this is my first time EVER playing warhammer (fantasy), and i need some serious advice.
I have been painting all of my life...But I am having some troubles learning how to properly paint my Khorne army.
I want them to look as good as possible, But i find they are not turning out as red as I want...and i would also like to add some cool details.
Here is my 2nd attempt at painting...
This red REALLY turned out nice...But i still dont really know what on earth a wash is for...OR how I can apply it correctly. I figured it just enhances colour...so that's what i have been using it for. Unfortunately I dont really get any help when i go to any of the games workshop stores, so I have come here in search of some help.
If anyone has pics of their khorne army, or could help me with some advice on how to play my army, please reply, or even send me a message over here.
hopefully someone can explain how i can get a really nice red without throwing on 10 layers and 4 different shades of red, haha.
Anywhoo...Thanks a bunch
quick red would be scab red , highlight blood red extreme highlight 50 50 blood red blazing orange then wash with Baal red. the was should smooth the transitions of the layers of reds.
i realy like the look of this guy the massive axe and claw is very khorne
I'm going to assume you want a nice bright red for your Khorne. I would suggest starting with a black basecoat/priming. The new GW foundation paints work well for quick coverage over black. I would say use Machite (spelling?) Red for your base coat. 1-2 thin coast should work well as a base for the red. I would then say apply a 50/50 or so mix of the Machite (or red gore, they're about the same) and blood red over all but the edges, which will be left darker to give a stronger illusion of shadow. Next apply straight blood red over most of the armor, again leaving a small strip of the 50/50 mix on the edges. This should give you a nice bright red, with some added shading around the edges of armor plates and stuff.
Painting red is difficult in itself. This should give you a pretty good result. Check out the GW website on fantasy and 40k Chaos, they may have an article about painting the red armor or khorne troops.
Now washes. Washes are great for applying quick, easy, and effective shading. Washes are essentially just thinned down paint that flows over flat surfaces and 'pools' in cracks and recesses applying instant shading. Practice on something you dont need first, but it basically comes down to painting a base coat of paint (your midtone), then applying a wash of a darker color (your shade) and then layering (highlighting, what i just described above).
check out this site Miniatures 102 ? Shading & highlighting-BrushThralls.com this will tell you the basics of shading and highlighting, as well as checking their pre-paint tutorial section will give alot of info on colors/color theory. Great Site.
Hope it helps.
When I painted my khorne berzerkers for my 40k army, I decided to go against the grind a bit and paint gold on the inside and red on the outer surfaces. It actually turned out pretty good, that's something you might wanna consider if you wanna deviate a little without breaking up the continuity of your army.
As for the red, I found that a 'bright and glossy' approach was easily attained by a 50/50 mix of blood red and gore red as basecoat, then 3 layers of red ink on top of that.
I let it shine, creating a blood-slick appearance, and only highlighted the divets (the little raised bumps on the edges of the armor) with straight blood red. Remember, I painted these backwards, so the inside face of the armor was gold and the outside where gold usually is was painted the red color.
Hope this helps!
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