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Been trying to highlight my models today, they have a base coat with Mechrite red followed by a failed devlan mud wash (they look dirty.. alot.. but its the first group so they will go as they are, so i can remember how badly they looked when i turn good at painting)
The images is taken with flash+zoom and one without zoom and flash.. its only the red areas thats highlighted... and they are highlighted with blood red.
How does it look? is it pure crap?, to thick lines? Wrong highlight color?
All thoughts are welcome, be it good or bad!
No arguments with the quality whatsoever, but they REALLY stand out. Is that intentional or were you looking for something more subtle?
If you wanted more subtle, then go for a mix of the base colour and the highlight as a middle layer.
Personally i usually skip that layer as I paint 'nids and that would be very time consuming...
Looks good to me.
I'm not looking forward to the hard black highlighting, but the internet is your friend and it will help to see how others have done hehe.
Thanks by the way, for taking the time to check them out!
Looks good for the first attempt.
I'd try and make them a bit thinner (thinner highlight & thinner paint) (see far right on the right top of foot), but otherwise, looks like you have the concept & execution down pat.
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Yeah i thought about the thinner paint and maybe more layers, but it seems hard to make the same line twice.. but maybe thats not a big issue either.
This is just 3 of 10 so i got atleast 7 more to do
I have a big problem with paints drying up to fast, it makes it hard to execute those thin line strokes.. so maybe thinner paints and more layers is the way to go for me, even tho it seems harder and takes alot more work
As awesome as citadel washes are, washing in general is just ill suited to broad flat, gently curving surfaces like the plates on power armor, always will be. I think the #1 next step to take is go back over the plates with a light coat of mechrite red after you apply the devlan mud and let the wash shade just the crevices and textured parts like it's designed for.
Maybe add a thin layer of glaze to the cracks and joints of the models to help emphasize the detail. That way you get some shadowing and highlights together. I use really watered down black to darken the red slightly.
The areas underneath the kneepads of the two marines onthe right could use it, and the cracks in the plates of the boots. Paint it on thinly with a brush, don't flood it like a wash.
Last edited by Kusou; May 11th, 2009 at 02:59.
My intentions was not to have them stand out that much, and when looking at it .. painting blood red even turns out more orange on mechrite red.
I tried a 50/50 mix, but even they ended up orange.
Any thoughts on how to get a decent not so sharp highlight color for mechrite red?