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Mattarias

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Sweet-looking "Metallic" red?
« on: July 27, 2010, 11:17:16 AM »
Hey BG, I was wondering if anyone knew how to come up with a good "metallic" red color? Something akin to this? I'm unsure how to get a good effect- Washes over metallics? NMM? Something else? Anyone have any suggestions?

I want to paint a metallic red and gold scheme on my Saint, but I'm slightly afraid of messing up, so I'd like to get what I need to do down pat and practice on a few models before I commit to painting her, y'know? Any help would be appreciated!
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Re: Sweet-looking "Metallic" red?
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2010, 04:53:49 PM »
I mix my paint.

Use blood red and mix it 3-1 ratio with mithril silver.  To give the red a little deeper tome mix it with boltgun metal.  Then wash with Baal Red to give the red more depth in the creases.
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Re: Sweet-looking "Metallic" red?
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2010, 05:35:33 PM »
That just looks like maybe wash over crimsion gore or blood red. If you wanted to make a metallic red you could try mixing a little mithral silver in with blood red see what happens.

GW use to make metallic's for a lot of color's. If you look around on internet you maybe able to find one. I still have a metallic green that GW made in 2nd edition of 40k days

Could try;

http://www.tamiya.com/english/products/list/ps.htm use PS-15 its a spray paint. just prime the model white 1st then metallic red?
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Re: Sweet-looking "Metallic" red?
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2010, 07:52:21 PM »
Mithril/Boltgun (depending on the shade you want) plus a color looks awesome.  Probably not that color you linked, but I'd at least give it a try.  I used it with blue to make a metallic boltgun blue and it looked incredible.
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Re: Sweet-looking "Metallic" red?
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2010, 08:11:08 PM »
Hm, thanks. I actually tried mixing it with shining gold- came out pretty sweet! If anyone wants the recipe, it's:

1/2 tsp shining gold,
1/2 tsp dwarf bronze (I'd actually recommend more bronze, less gold, looking back),
1/2 tsp blood red,
1 tsp red gore
~1/4 tsp mechrite red.

All thinned, of course. Came out pretty nice. Sorry for the teaspoons, I have this little medicine syringe thing that I use to measure my paints. :P
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