Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Mississauga, Canada
My process for that colour:
base black, with an optional coat of Khorne Red
1st highlight Mephiston Red
2nd highlight Wazdakka Red
3rd highlight (sparingly and only on the uppermost edges) Wild Rider Red
You can really control how bright it gets with Mephy Red using an all-over coat of Nuln Oil (always getting it more in the recesses, of course) before blending Mephy back on in the first highlight. It looks really bright before you hit it with the glaze but once that's on there...delicious. None of my models are considered 'done' until there's some glaze-like paint applied to help blend my highlighting together.
Hope this helps, while I know you said Mephiston Red was too bright in your original post it seems I wasn't far off your mark in using it with this method.