Welcome to Librarium Online!
Join our community of 80,000+ members and take part in the number one resource for Warhammer and Warhammer 40K discussion!
Registering gives you full access to take part in discussions, upload pictures, contact other members and search everything!
Both my space marine and imperial guard armies use red gore/scab red (its pretty much the same colour) as their uniting feature. However, I have no idea how to highlight it.
I've tried using blood red but that just makes it look a bit like its on fire (which I used to my advantage for my Inquisitors cloak but still). I have also tried red gore with a touch of white, but again it turned orange. I'm wondering whether to black ink wash the whole surface and then highlight back up to red gore but fear this may make the army seem rather "dirty" which is acceptable but I'd prefer to find another way.
Wash the whole red, then mix a little tiny bit of blood red into the red gore/scab red. Apply that as a highlight. Then, add a little more blood red and apply that even lighter. Keep doing this until you get to a point where you think there is enough highlighting. Or, you do what I just did on my Eldar Vyper, and keep going by adding bleached bone to blood red after you have reached the blood red part, and then going completely to white. But this gives you extreme source highlighting.
But yeah, red gore/wash/red gore+blood red/red gore+more blood red and continue until you get what you want!
That should do it
The Great Plague meets The Devourer of The Galaxy. What does that make us?
If you add white it will go pink. If you add yellow it will go orange.
A good alternative is to add vomit brown. The red neither goes pink or orange but does get lighter. Those Eldar red grav tanks done by the GW studio use vomit brown to hilight the red. Give it a try. Adding dwarf flesh can do a similar thing.
Quorn! - Protein for the Protein God.
If you want a nice red u can work up to blood red and do a heavy baal red wash. Drybrush or highlight with blood red then wash again. The two washes make the blood red darker but stil very vibrant.
From scab red blend up to blood red, then up to blazing orange and then to kill off the orangy tinge a final highlight of vomit brown. If you want to deepen the recesses use Asurman Blue into the recesses and feather it out a bit
Hope this helps
Oh and forgot to mention a final few glazes of baal red.