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I'm making a blood river and I started with gore red, ran out quick. Since its scenery I was going to go with regular paint, like behr. I found a color I thought was close to blood red, another color i need, but when it dried it didn't look right. Does anyone know the name of any good paint that would be the equivalent to gore red and blood red? Thanks for any help.
Coat D'arms (the old GW supplier) probably has them. Vallejo Game colour will have them to (google a conversion chart)
You could use rreal blood ^ Have heard of some people using it. When I last heard about it they went down to their local butcher to get it. Bit macabre tho i must say.
seriously.. real blood, wont that turn into insects or maggots or something freaky?
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I suggest that your try Reapers Crimson Red as it is a dark oxygenated blood red in color and if you use some water effects over the top it will retain its "wet" look.
To the OP, I have used a couple of ways to acheive a realistic blood effect. Tamiya is a company that makes paints intended for model planes/trains/cars, and they make a paint called 'Clear Red' for tail lights on cars and such. When mixed with a few drops of brown ink it makes a nice translucent dark red color. Another way might be to mix 2:1 GW 'ardcoat:Gore Red. Sounds like you are wanting a large quantity, however, so you're going to either have to put a lot of effort into making it look good with the smaller volumes of miniature paints, or explore household paint options on your own, because I'm sure that no one here has any experience using household paint for rivers of blood on terrain.
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You should be able to color match house paint with a sample from GW for the color you want to use. Might not be 100% accurate but should be pretty close. house paint is a lot thicker but for a base coat on a game board it should be fine. Just use it sparingly and don't just glob it on.
As with others... I would definitely stay away from real blood. If anything just for the smell. That and it would not pigment as well as you would expect.
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thanks alot, that clear red looks like it's a keeper. I tried my own method before i saw the post however and it turned out pretty good. did a wide coat of a gore red, and then another coat in the center of blood red. did one more of each so they would be wet so i could blend the edges some. After that dried i dry brushed gore red on the top so i looked like drying blood, and then gave everything a final coat of red ink, which i think really brought it all together. I'll definitely try that clear red in the future though.
For realistic blood i usually mix the Chesnut and brown inks that GW used to do.