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It just doesn't work for me it doesn't go the colour I want and it sinks into all the reassesses what do I do?
 

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what kind of red are you looking for? Blood red tends to be thinner like alot of the lighter colours. Are you useing blood red as a highlight? or trying to make it your base colour?
 

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Base colour I really like it but it really isn't working as it should. I have noticed its a bit thinner than my other paints though.
 

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well its harder to paint as a base colour. you really just need to dry brush it multiple times.

but http://www.heresy-online.net/forums/showthread.php?t=60813 these are my warriors of chaos. the colour is darker then blood red, but i think it turned out nicely, if you like this colour I can tell you how I did it.

Other wise, I would suggest picking up Mechrite Red, which is a dull and slightly darker version of blood red, to use as a base colour, then use drybrushing to put the blood red over top, a couple times until the red shows brightly, not dull like Mechrite, and after that give it a quick baal red wash to bring the red out again, it will look nice
 

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i found out if i mix it with mithril silver it doesnt do as bad plus gives me a nice metallic red colour
 

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leave the pot open for a few days in a warm room, it will thicken up, i do this with pretty much all my paints as its easier to think than thicken a paint. also blood red works best on a white base if yo want it bright.
the white primer, yes. If he uses black, or uses my Mechrite idea though. (since in my experience Mechrite, doesnt have a huge difference on white or black under coats)

Black is better for darker colours, white is better for lighter colours. its a pain in the ass sometimes, but its the price we pay for wanting well painted models XD
 

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white primer means you spray white with the can first. if your not spraying with a white or black undercoat, THAT would really help.

as I stated before. The lighter the colour, the more liquid it seems to be, White being the worst, black being the thickest when you get it.

as Bits has said, leaving it open for abit helps thicken it, BUT you have to keep an eye on it too, since leaving it too long will harden it
 

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I've actually found yellow and red colors to be troublesome, but I haven't had that experience with other light colors- especially ones that are a little de-saturated (like light greys, blues and such).

The first think you should do is make sure your paint is well mixed. Stick a toothpick or the back end of a brush in there and stir it up some.


If you want a good strong bright red, there are a number or ways to produce this on your mini.

The first way you can do over either a white or black undercoat, but I would prefer black. Mix your color with some white (a non GW acrylic white will do well, I recommend Dealta Ceramacoat from Micheal's or Robert's). You'll have a horrid pink color that you can put onto the mini on all of the areas you want to be bright red.

He will look pink and horrid.

After that, go over all of those areas again with your blood red paint. This time, the almost translucent paint will have a better time creating the bright red effect you are looking for.


By the way, P3 paints tend to coat better (metallics being the exception). P3 Khador Red Base still has a harder time coating than darker colors, but it coats quite a bit better than Citadel Blood Red.
 

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Well i use a brush to paint mine.

(Sorry someone had to pedantic)
 

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Generally speaking when i want to achieve a red colour, especially on a black primer, is to use scab red first or even mechrite depending on the shade of red and then i progressively add blood red after i've achieved a smooth coat of red. However, it is one of those paints which requires lots of layers to get smooth.
 
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