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I bought some new paints on Thursday to replace my range of paints I use for my Word Bearers - Mephiston Red, Leadbelcher, Nuln Oil and Agrax Earthshade, as well as a pot of Bloodletter to see what a glaze does. Having now used Mephiston Red, I see that it's far brighter and more vibrant than Mechrite Red - there's a massive colour difference there, even with a wash of Earthshade (which admittedly smells a lot better than Devlan Mud, and doesn't look any different, really).

I don't particularly mind buying from a different company (I'm in the UK), but I really need a pretty close alternative. Any thoughts?

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Can do some trial and error mixing? Adding some black or what ever.

Hoping you will say "yes that will be easy" as I am in a similar boat if the new greens don't match my current Salamanders.
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Khorne Red is a base paint and it's pretty similar to the Mecharite red.

Check out my tutorial, you'll see the different reds I used on my tyranids.

http://taleofpainters.blogspot.co.uk...-with-new.html

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Thanks, Khorne Red looks like it's worth a try.

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