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How do I paint the suit under the armor like the GW standard but red not brown?
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Old 10 Dec 2006, 23:46   #1 (permalink)
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Default How do I paint the suit under the armor like the GW standard but red not brown?

I want to paint my Tau like this http://us.games-workshop.com/games/4...tart_paint.htm but with a red undersuit but the same darkness, any suggestions.
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I'm sorry, but what do you mean by a red undersuit?
Red cloth?
I'd paint it scorched brown, then scab red, then a little blood red (just a tiny bit) on the raised surfaces.
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Default Re: How do I paint the suit under the armor like the GW standard but red not brown?

And depending on how bright you want your highlights either red gore or a mix of red gore and blood red
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If you are going to paint the cloth red, even a dark red, I suggest lightening the armor more than how its painted in the picture. I don't think that the colors would work well together. However, if you went with a more pronounced highlight of bleached bone I think it would look really good. Just my $.02.
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Mix red gore with chaos black as a basecoat for the cloth. The keep mixing more red gore into this and do a highlights on the raised parts of the cloth. If you want, to finish it off you might like to do a blood red mixed with red gore highlight.
Thats what I would do.
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Paint it dark flesh and highlight it up to however bright a red you want.
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I found it easier to paint models from inside out. What it means for FW (for example) is to paint clothes first (completely with all highlights), then do the same for armour, than go for details (Tau Empire symbol, sept markings, etc.)
Also try to paint models separately (continuing FW example: I glued legs, torso (without backpack!) and base together, painted this completely. Than painted hands, heads, shoulder pads - all separately. Than glued these on. Painted all the details and any flaws created in process)
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Paint it dark flesh and highlight it up to however bright a red you want.
Bingo! Dark flesh is a great base for red, no matter where you start.

For dark red starting with Black -> Dark flesh -> scab Red -> red gore is a good combo.
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he wants the cracks in the armor to be red. *hits laxlover with a newspaper for not being clearer*
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Ohhhh!
Then, undercoat it in red (whatever color) and then paint black over all the parts you don't want red (like a second undercoat) so that the red stays in the cracks.
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