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Well after deciding on my Chaos leigion (As if I need another project :rolleyes: ) would be Word Bearers and having a test mini painted up in an IW colour scheme I decide to paint some Blood Red directly over the Boltgun Metal. to my suprise it covered really well. But alas the red was too bright and metallicy for my taste . Not wanting my discovery to go to waste I washed the mini with Brown Ink followed by a glaze of Flesh Wash. The red turned out very subdued with a feignt metallic hint, just perfect! Now I'm off to go paint some Word Bearers
Sound very good! Painting good red is quite challenging, even an even tone is hard to achieve, it gets way too dark over black, and way too bright over white. Interesting that you've achieved a metallic look, it might look very good.
Show us some pics!
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I'll try to convince my dad.... But I'll probably have to buy some new batteries for the Cam first
and tell us more on how u paint red. i paint my Blood Angels successors whatever wid Red Gore, and then highlight with Blood Red/Skull White mix. sometimes give the mini a wash of Brown Ink (surprisingly it worx better than the red ink!!
I'll go out on a wild goose chase here if you don't mind.
Basecoat Boltgun Metal, paint 2 layers of Blood Red over it, wash it with Brown Ink and then Wash it with Flesh Wash.and tell us more on how u paint red. i paint my Blood Angels successors whatever wid Red Gore, and then highlight with Blood Red/Skull White mix. sometimes give the mini a wash of Brown Ink (surprisingly it worx better than the red ink!!
I paint my Blood Angels with 2 watered down coats of scab red on a black undercoat, then heavily drybrush with blood red. It gives them a veterany look.
For my force commanders cape I did black under coat with around 2 layers of Red Gore and then highlighted and drybrushed Blood red.
For the shoulder pads of my people I just put about 3-5 coats of blood red so that no black is showing through.
(Incase you're wondering my Space Marines are black and red scheme thing)
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i painted my blood angels with black basecoat, one coat scab red, 2 coats of blood red followed by flesh wash, but i dabbed off excess flesh wash before it dried, thus they didn't come out really dark, but not nearly as bright as they would if i'd have let it dry
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A basecoat of pink does wonders if you want a bright Blood Red finish.
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