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For those who have the DH codex, look at the showcase. The Terminator by John Blanche... do you know how that bright red can be achieved?
For anyone else, how would you best do a bright red? (for armor)
Generally speaking, if you want a brighter color, use a white primer. Then water your paint down a bit, and put several thin coats on it, waiting for each one to dry before putting the next one on. But it is the white primer that makes colors brighter, and black basecoats that make colors seem more drab. Hope this helped!
Yeah, I was thinking that a white basecoat would do the trick. I'll try it out. Thanks much!
I used multiple coats of testor gloss red... it looks good and it's not that glossy if you ask me.
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If you want to keep the black primer for shading purposes, a quick undercoat of fortress grey or bleached bone over the areas you want to do in bright red will make it stand out quite nicely.
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Actually a basecoat of Tentacle pink does wonders for bright reds too.Originally posted by Ylide@Feb 11 2005, 08:58
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You can get some intense reds by gradually adding orange to the lightest red you have. If it becomes too orange for you glaze it with a watered down red ink.
Here is an example of a bright red. I use vallejo game colors but you will notice a similarity to GW color names and should be able to place it with GW color if that is what you use:
Base of Scar Red
Wash of brown ink for shadows
touch up with Scar red - 1st highlight
Scar red with bloody red - 2nd highlight
bloody red - third highlight
bloody red mixed with hot orange - last highlight
glazed with red ink
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Instead of using water to 'water' down your red paint, consider using Red Ink. It contains rather more red pigment by volume than the actual red paint, so will strengthen it.
I agree that several thin coats are favourite, and also of course on a white or pink primer.
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