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    Painting Red Gore

    I'm using Red Gore as the secondary colour in my Tau army repaint (With Regal Blue as the primary), but I was wondering if I should use a white, black, or another colour of red to undercoat it with?

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    While it's possible to paint red gore over black, it really looks much brighter if you paint it over white. Over black, you get a very deep red that's more of a maroon or even a very reddish purple in appearance. I've tested, and the difference is pretty noticable.

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    Painting a mix of red gore and skull white over a black undercoat before a layer of red gore works well. Adding a red ink wash after the straight layer of red gore turns the red a nice shade as well.

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    I would definately say to paint it on over a black undercoat,and then if it is too dark you could always paint on a mix of blood red and red gore,that would work.
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    ive recently converted to always using a black undercoat, you just need more coats of successivly lighter colours over the black or it is too dark
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Theobold the Lame
    ive recently converted to always using a black undercoat, you just need more coats of successivly lighter colours over the black or it is too dark
    Quoted for truth, i always use a black undercoat, no matter what the model. It just requires a few more coats if you need a light colour. It also makes the models look much more gritty and real life.

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    looking back i cant believe i always used white- all my older minis look a lot more cartoony and bright!
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    Maybe some people want a cartoonish look. A cartoonish look is good for Tau as they are pretty much based on Japanese Manga, plus they are high tech and probably keep everything clean and shiny.

    Anyway, over black, I guess it'd be best to paint a few layers of brown (Scorched, then Bestial) before adding on the red, as brown is the closest you can get to red for the purposes of layering.

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    But bright red gore isnt exactly the best way to make a cartoonish look .
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    Well, I'm going for the scheme in the Codex-Regal Blue armour and Red Gore/Bestial Brown clothing. However, should I try mixing the Red Gore and Bestial Brown, or basing with Bestial Brown and then painting Red Gore over it?
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