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Greetings folks, was wondering if anyone could give me some insight into painting some orange armor. I just picked up a few Tau and wanted to do an orange and blue theme (orange armor, blue cloth).
The blue is easy. I know exactly what I would like it to look like. The orange keeps me completely at a loss. I know I want it distinctly orange. I like both the solar and blazing oranges, but what to highlight with, and would a base be necessary. Just looking for some ideas. Thanks all.
For my Fire Dragons I started from a black undercoat, basecoated the model with a mix of VMC German Camo Black Brown (you can use Citadel Scorched Brown instead) and Citadel Blazing Orange (more or less 1:1 ratio if you use VMC, it should be more brown than orange).
Then I highlighted it adding more Blazing Orange (2-3 layers) up to pure Blazing Orange, and added a last highlight with a mix of Citadel Blazing Orange and Fiery Orange (1:1 ratio).
The darkest shades were painted with pure VMC German Camo Black Brown.
Here is the final result:
Hope this helps!
That looks great. I will definately give it a shot. Would you do the same for larger vehicles as well?
I think with orange you can also use a small amount of bleached bone or bleached bone mixed with orange. It may make a useful highlight. Also it won't be as bright, warm and strong as the orange which you may find useful on larger things like tanks.
The orange is first primed with a tamaya Ferrari red. Then a layer of blood red. I then mixed more en more yellow to the mix and used layer and some blending up to pure yellow. The dark lining is just blood red and a drop or two of black.
The blue is chaos black as a base and then highlighted to enchanted blue and up to pure white. with mixed colours in between.
The dark blue and the fire like orange works well IMO.
Keep the paint diluted and thin :)
(first rule in Zentradis book of painting)