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Leeds, UK

Looks good dude, though 100 drops of ink sounds a bit extreme, how many SM's would you expect to paint with the amount of mixture you were able to make up to that 'recipe'?

   
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Leeds, UK

After all this time I think I'm on to a winner, and it's so simple that I really think I should run head first in to a brick wall just to punish myself for not doing it before.

Red gore and burnished gold. Simple.

It's close to 1:1, with a little extra burnished gold to bring out the metallic flecks a bit more, though not too much otherwise you lose the deep red and get some nasty pinkish orange colour... kinda looks like what a necron would throw up after a few too many lager & black's.

I'll get a picture up in the next day or so of the completed mini though in the mean time here's the first coat

   
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Leeds, UK

Ok, so my phone can't get a good picture of the metallic aspect though i hope this will be brought out more as I add more layers
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Not sure if I understand it right, but as far as I understand it, the original source posted painted the model Mithril Silver, let it dry and then applied one or more layers of Baal Red over it. Not mixing those colours, but layering them, letting each layer dry. Personally I have only tried this with Gryphonne Sepia over Mithril Silver to get some nice structured Gold. Should work the same with red, green and blue though. But I agree that Baal Red is a bit pinkish, so layering with another red wash might give better results.

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kitch102 wrote:After all this time I think I'm on to a winner, and it's so simple that I really think I should run head first in to a brick wall just to punish myself for not doing it before.

Red gore and burnished gold. Simple.

It's close to 1:1, with a little extra burnished gold to bring out the metallic flecks a bit more, though not too much otherwise you lose the deep red and get some nasty pinkish orange colour... kinda looks like what a necron would throw up after a few too many lager & black's.


When I tried mixing paint with metallic paint, I lost a lot more of the "metal-ness", the shiny-ness of the metallic paint, then I would have liked.

When I added ink to metallic paint, the end result was a lot more metallic looking than when I mixed paint with the metallic. You said earlier that 100 drops was a lot to add. But my ink cost less than 4 dollars, and probably has 1000+ drops in it, so that is no big deal. And the craft paint I bought was 2 ounces, and less than 3 dollars, so half the price of GW paints. So my method clearly doesn't break the bank. But hey, if you are happy with what you did, go for it!
   
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Leeds, UK

Hey Kroot, yeah you're pretty much spot on there, though it was a chainmail base coat and not mithril silver, the baal red just ran out in to the recesses and didn't look in any way good, though I'm pretty happy with the results so far of the burnished gold / red gore mix that I have, we'll see how that plays out on the squad I'm working on

   
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tried the gold + transparent red from michaels (airbrush paint)
worked pretty great!

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hrmm. there has to be an answer for a more intense red. I'm sad I'm so far away from my paint right now!

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I've seen very intense looking reds, called metallic reds right on the jar at hobby stores, but they are enamels or other kinds of formulations, not acrylics like GW's paints are. I am scared to use non-acrylics myself
   
 
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