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I'm thinking about painting one of my units with a fire like scheme.
I'm priming them with black paint then I'm going to put a layer of watered down red so it seeps between the scales, then painting the scales orange, and finaly I'm going to drybrush yellow over the scales.
My question is how would you go about doing this if you did this scheme?
I would use a red ink on the scales after I had painted them orange, that way the scales might pick up a few little pools of red, which would make them look battle-worn. just a preference though. I'd also try to paint their underbellies a grey around the edges, moving closer to a black by the time you got to the middle. might be easy to do if you leave the black primer and then use watered-down grey to streak towards the middle.
I plan to make them the standard red, but what would you recommend?
At least a different red than their skins.
Or what also might be an idea is using colours like scourged brown, commando khaki, bleached bone and white to give the shields a real bony look.
That would probably contrast good with your fiery skin and scales.