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I'm currently working on an emperor's children army atm, i want to use the basic color scheme like what comes on the box art work.
but i'm having troubles getting a nice bright rich pink like on their models.
I am currently start with a base coat color of warlock purple and working up to almost white, with a blend of a bit of pink in it.
Anyways if you have any idea or could tell me how you do your pink i'd appreciate the help
I think warlock purple is already too dark for a basecoat in that case. I'd suggest liche purple or tentacle pink.
Orcbert is right, go from liche purple to tenticle pink and thence to white, also consider adding an ink wash afterwards, you will need to make the base paint job quite light but it will make the colour more vibrant
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Look on page 73 of the chaos codex. Those are the exact same models in that pic their and they look worlds different. I think that pic is very deceptive. Perhpas the lighting is all screwed up. If you study the pics in the book the models are not near as light of a color and they defenantly start with a warlock purple base. I have fiddled around with painting pink myself and have found that you need many layers and blending in between. I used a combo of warlock purple base 1 tent pink:3 warlock purple, 1:1, 3:1, strait tentacle pink and then use the same ratios go up to rotting flesh but stop at 3 flesh: 1 pink. It is rather difficult to do but the good thing is that the majority of the medel is black so ya dont have to do it over everything.
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Not sure if this helps but recently i saw an article about painting red that recommended painting it over a lighter version of itself, ie pink.
For the pink i just mixed blood red and white and put a thin coat straight over a black undercoat on the shoulder pads. This pink was very bright and dense, after a second coat it was a really strong color
Obviously you wont be painting red over the top, but the mix of blood red and white gave a very rich colour. Maybe its no different to pink straight out the pot, but i was struck at the time buy how vibrant and strong the colour was.
Maybe worth a go?
Yeah. The problem with armies like these is that the two major colours are worlds apart, and that often provides problems when having to build up from your darker colours to the lighter (in this case, pink) ones, which can take a LONG time. All I can recommend is that you follow the advice listed above and have patience. Sadly, schemes like this need alot of it.
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Thanks for all the advice guys, i'll try everything you guys listed here and see what i get