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Ok first off, sorry if this is in the wrong place, but since it is to do with chaos colour schemes I thought it should go here.

Could someone give some ideas of what colours to use for a very dark coloured army? I would really like them as dark as possible. All of my models have been undercoated in black spray primer.

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After undercoating in black, basecoat in chaos Black. Once you have both coats down, most colors should come through darker.
 

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Well I was going to make up a new legion (Shadow legion) so i thought maybe small amounts of dark red detail or a very dark blue colour scheme. O and I tried painting blood red onto the undecoat. This just turned out strange as wen i painted i could still see black under the red. im thinking black is the wrong primer for blood red?
 

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I find the best thing to do for chaos is to undercoat with chaos black primer. Then dry brush your desired colors on. Make sure most the paint is wiped off your brush or it will get to bright. Some of my examples are in the gallery if you wish to see them.

Also here's an example of just drybrushing bloodred over black on my defiler. Then I added some flames. This works well with any colors really. I did the same thing for my nightlords but using ultramarines blue. I used bright colors to drybrush otherwise it looks to dark in my opinion. The plus side is that it makes painting a quick process since you basically just drybrush the whole model then pick out the details. Good luck.

 

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I quite like the idea of a very small amount of bloodred. I think i did that before by accident and it looked pretty good. So I think ill just drybrush on the bloodred on shoulders, legs etc then (if i need to) pick out black detail.
 

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I'd suggest taking one of your sprues..... you know the little things that the plastic models come attatched to. Spray it black then drybrush various colors on it until you find the color that you are looking for.
 

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hey you never know........ I also try to give advise for anyone who reads my post. So even though you knew it.... it may help some newbie who happens to come across it......... hehe...... good luck..... and post some pics when your done.... I love seeing what other people are doing....
 

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Ok its official i SUCK at painting. I tried the red but it looked rlly bad just not what i was going for. I tried enchanted blue but then my CSM started to look like an ultramarine. Maybe i should just leave them black......... <_<
 

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did you dry brush it over black?..... if so it should come out pretty dark....... Remember when drybrushing you have to wipe almost all the paint off of the brush on a paper towell or something.
 

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well errr :blink: i think so, do you meen like a ver very very very VERY small amount of paint ? 'cause it just turned out kind of brown. Ill try agian in a sec ( after i re- coat it in black, poor lil guy has about 5 layers of paint on him :rolleyes: ). Would i be better off if i bought some Red gore? I could probably get that today if i can get a lift downtown.
 

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yes..... very very little....... it will look almost brown at first but go over it another time or two..... until it comes out right....... I basically dip my brush in the paint and wipe it across a paper towell until you can almost not see any paint at all across the paper towell. You may have to dip and wipe severall times to finish a model but the end result is worth it.....
 

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Hmmm ok ill give that a try in a sec. So is it worth buying red gore? Or will blood red do? Gr8 defiler btw, flames rock! :D
 

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I think that over black red gore is a little dark.... but I have used it in combination with blood red on certain things such as my bloodthirster which was mainly done with an undercoat of black and drybrushing with bloodred and redgore, and inked with bloodred.

I have some more khorne models on display in the gallery if you wanna check them out.
 

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Since my army is goin to be called the Shadow legion i think ill use a very small amount of red detail. It would be kool if i could get that dark red all over but i dont htink it would work. Ill try some drybrushing but if that fails what other colours would you suggest?
 

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Shadow, try thinning down your paints to 1:2 paint to water mixture. You might even want to thin them further.

Dry brushing can be difficult, but here is a little piece advice I picked up.

Load up your brush in the paint and wipe it off on a clean paper towel. Test brush it on the back of your hand. You should see little to no paint- that is what you want. Now brush it on the figure.
 

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hmmmm ok thanks for the tip. I think ill just paint the shoulder pads horns (if any) and armour details. ARRRRRRRRRRRGGGGHHHHH hehe i sound like a ork:p drybrushing really isnt working :angry: I did a pretty good paint job with mithril silver on all the detail about a week ago but it looked boring and didnt really go with the name Shadow legion. :( what can i do. Blood red just dosnt seem to paint on, black keeps showing through in lil blobs. <_< ok i dont know how to thin paints :rolleyes:
 
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