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I'm going to paint some tzeech flamers for my word bearers. I want to paint them so they appear to be living fire-- flame colors over the whole model.
There was a blurb in the last White Dwarf on painting fire on the balrog that recommended priming white, basecoat yellow, then wash with red and yellow, then dabbing on some black at the edges for scorch marks. I'm not sure if this will work or not-GW painting instructions can be vague and results often dont match the photos.
Does anyone have advice on how to pull this colorscheme off? Thanks in advance for your thoughts.
1.start with an orange cover all that will be fire
2.ink it with a deep red...or dark orange i advice red tho
3. drybrush with yellow
4. finish off with a slight slight drybrush of a white or yellowinsh white
if ur using gw paints
1.blazing orange/ feiry orange
2.scab red/blood red
3.sunburst yellow/ bad moons yellow
4.bleached bone/ 50 50 mix skull white and ur yellow
First off I suggest doing a search for pictures of fire. One thing you will see right away is that most people paint fire backwards.
It should be an almost white at the hottest part of the fire (usually the center or at the base of the fire source) and will darken as it moves to the points of the flame with the outer edges black.
Here is one of the best examples of flame that I have seen painted by Jarrett Lee:
Last edited by slorak; September 5th, 2006 at 21:58.
I would be careful painting fire, you might melt your brushes.
Well, I painted the flamers as suggested and they look great. Now I have to spray the protective finish. I usually use testors dullcote, but I was wondering if the flames might benefit from a more glossy coating. Please let me know what you all think.
I wouldn't recommend it. Gloss give a glassy or wet look and fire is neither glossy nor wet. If you are worried about the dullcote take your highlights up another notch or 2 and they will stand out.
You really want your painting to give off the effect rather than an additive such as gloss varnish...
Just my $.02!