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Hey everybody, I'm just about to paint my first devilfish. The only things I've painted before are infantry: 2 dozen fire warriors and a handful of SMs from a painting kit.
I've got a tank brush and a few other small ones. I'm using the red and orange color scheme on page 48 of the codex, and I'd like to wind up with something vaguely similar to that fish. Or maybe just something that looks decent, if that's too hard for a beginner. I'm not married to the "ignore the lines" camo look, but it would be cool.
I'm also trying to figure out how to get the right shade of orangey-white. I found an article by the artist a while back for the infantry, which is an undercoat of bestial brown, then bronzed flesh, and bleached bone. The fish wasn't mentioned in the article. The color on the fish looks like some mix... or maybe it's just highlighting? I don't have the eyes for this sort of thing yet, especially with such a small picture.
To me it looks like the paint was sponged on (as in painted on with a sponge) at least the red does anyway..
Hmm... well what sort of basecoat should I use? Should I start setting up the pattern in the basecoat, or just pick a neutral light orange or white color that might work with both the red and the orange?
The shade of orange in the Codex is probably Vomit Brown though you don't have to follow it exactly. It's only an example.
Of course, I just like to get a really good idea of what I'm doing beforehand because with my luck I'll somehow make an irreversible mistake!
Thanks for your help, Cbrate!