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I am making a blood raven army, and im hoping to finish befroe Medusa V.
Anyway. I need help, any and all painting tips are appriciated.
How do you achive a nice deep rich red (with only GW paints). I don't want to use scab red because I don't like the colour. I would like some tips and ratios of paint mixtures to achive good effects.
How do you achive clean white. Im thinking of using shades of grays and up.
On the dark grey shoulder trim what should the ratio be for black to white to achive a nice dark gray.
And since this is my first time painting green eyes. What are some tips and colours used.
Note: I only have access to GW paints. :shifty:
Please & Thank You
Last edited by Squeaks; May 24th, 2006 at 03:10.
i am not an authority on paints but:
this will work- for the red
to get a dark rich red use scab red with a bit of a dark blue to darken it
then highligh with scab red (this is base coats, nto the finished layer)
then scab red, with a SMALL amount of ink and blood red/orange to lighten
blood red for highliting.
(cheek this by someone else)
dark grey (codex works)
for greys just use
white for highlights
scopian (sp?) green
waiting for the sunrise!
:huh:Originally Posted by F4113N
Anyway, yah at least were on the same page for the whites, greens and greys. ^_^ But on the red...that sounds a little weird.
Well with GW paint this is what I would suggest to get a darker red.
Start with a base of scab red mixed with dark flesh or scorched brown. You don't want it brown per se but more of a deeper darker red.
Next ink wash it with brown ink.
Highlight with scab red leaving some of the darker brown/red showing in the recesses.
Next highlight with Red gore
Finally highlight with just a touch of watered down blood red.
For blood ravens I would do white starting with a base of graveyard earth, followed by bleached bone, and finally just a touch of white or white mixed with bleached bone.
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well squeeks- blue darkens red, so does brown, but black doesn't work very well
the red ink was to make the red "richer"...:shifty:
waiting for the sunrise!
^maybe that will help.
In that, they suggest you use scab red as a base, but I think you could go with the gore over a brown or even black.
Good luck anyway.
Thanks for all your help guys ^_^
Can anyone tell me what would happen if I used Red, or Brown ink?
Unfortuantely dude, scab red is the best colour for blood ravens, use a base of scab red with either blue or brown, it will darken the red, then put scab red, then red gore, then watered down blood red. As for the white, it is an off white, like bleached bone, just use either a light brown or/then kommando khaki, then bleached bone, then a 30:70 mix of white and bleached bone (respetively).
Last edited by mustardknight; June 1st, 2006 at 00:36.
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i would use
ith each higlight getting brighter
20% red gore 80% choas black
40% red gore 60% choas black
60% red gore 40% choas black
80% red gore 20% choas black
at this point u add a 10% mix of blood red or blazing orange depending on the brightness u want
Red glaze or magnata ink wash
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