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I'd paint my new chaos marines after the Alpha chapter but scales is beyond me. So, I've decided to paint them after the Word Bearers. Would scab red then red inked work for their deep red color? If not, what? Really looking for an easy chapter to paint.
Last edited by Rhianedd; November 1st, 2009 at 03:11.
Red is not an easy colour to paint. You need several layers to get a really good effect. Just using scab red and a red ink could work, but you'd need sereral coats of it. I'd recommend a black basecoat, then buiild up sereral layers of red, finishing with a thin blood red highlight. If you want an easier colour scheme heres a few ideas.
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Hey Chad.. not sure where you got your profile quote, but do you know what it means to field strip? Field Stipping is the process where soldiers remove the excess packaging that causes their MREs to be so bulky, and trashing it.. Field stripping can be done to anything that is packaged.. A Lazgun would be broken down... Like in Full Metal Jacket, when tubbo was finally getting the hang of things before he snapped.. He broke his weapon down and reassembled it faster than anyone... Same with Forest Gump.. That is not field stripping.
I know, off topic, but just saying... If you got the quote from GW, then they need to join the military themselves... if not, then now you know...
if you want to talk about a quote I suggest use Pm instead of posting a post that is just spam in a thread.
Back on Topic.
If your going with a black undercoat I suggest for you first basecoat to use mechedrite red of the foundation paint, it will proivde a good solid red the first time, then you can look for using a rather dark wash like devlan mud for instance before doing a highlight with brighter shades of red.
I would suggest a black undercoat, then paint machrite red all over, then a heavy drybrush of blood red, then a red wash to get a nice shading effect, I used it on some chaos guys i had a long while back, worked out real nice.
my recipe is a little different - I woul dgo for a black undercoat, brown base coat, and then scab red - though mechrite red is great (thinning as awlays and multiple coats) then a purple wash, highlight with blood red, glaze with scab red, highlight with Blazing orange, glaze with scab red, highlight with bleached bone, glaze with really thin purple ink to get a unified deep red tone which has a slightly unearthly quality
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