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I know its a bit of a odd question but I was painting the bases of my orks and on some of the resin bases I have there are bricks. Now I have gone for a muddy urban base but realized I have no clue how to paint bricks.
Now I would like them to be red of course but not to red.

So how would you paint bricks on a urban base.

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i would paint them with a basecoat of a brown (snakebite leather would work fine), then add a layer of scab red, then red gore but while leaving some of the scab red color in the middle for that blending effect.. then mix blood red and red gore, and then finally a thin coat of blood red around the edges... while thinning all the paints down in every step significantly

maybe add some blazing orange in the last stages?

can't wait to see what you do though
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I think that Mechrite Red is a pretty decent brick color. With a quick highlight and some inks, you can produce some decent results. Here's a WIP shot of some brick terrain I was working on (I really need to finish that...), so you can get an idea on how it looks.

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Thanks guy, I followed Masito scheme but as I did not have scab red I used Mechrite red.
SO mechrite red then a red gore highlight plus some Mud wash to help blend and darken it.
Then I drybrushed it with bleachbone to tie it in with the rest of the base.
This is want I got

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If you're using GW paints, a basecoat of Khemri Brown followed by washes of Baal Red, Ogryn Flesh, and Devlan Mud (in that order-- for some reason, it matters.) seems to work quite well.

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I don't know if it's been said already, but bricks layed out are never all the same colour. Look at brick houses or buildings up close and try to match the shades and differentiate the colours of bricks to make them look realistic. Such as paint a couple red, then add some khaki to the red and lighten it up for a faded look and paint a brick that way. So you'll have let's say out of 20 bricks, 15 red, and 5 pinkish bricks!

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