Painting "Redcoat jackets"

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Painting "Redcoat jackets"

Postby Wiggles » Fri Jan 22, 2016 9:32 pm

No, I haven't got into napoleonics, I just have a post apocalyptic cavalry sergeant who has snagged himself a dragoon jacket. I tried (perhaps in hindsight rather stupidly) a coat of Blood Red and then a coat of Vallejo Carmine Red. He ended up looking a little less obvious than Will Scarlett...

So now I've covered him with Vallejo Flat Brown and am planning to do a mid-colour of Red Carmine mixed with a little Dark Blue then highlight with Red Carmine.

Any other suggestions before I make a pigs ear of this? The problem is, if I have to go for the fairy power spray it'll dissolve my greenstuff sculpting...
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Re: Painting "Redcoat jackets"

Postby Azzabat » Fri Jan 22, 2016 10:55 pm

I can recommend the Vallejo paints. Their red covers even on a black undercoat.
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Re: Painting "Redcoat jackets"

Postby Wiggles » Sat Jan 23, 2016 10:17 am

Really? I find carmine red to be rather runny...
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Re: Painting "Redcoat jackets"

Postby Azzabat » Sat Jan 23, 2016 11:46 am

I use the Game Color Range and never used Carmine. I use Bloody Red over a dark base coat and then Hot Orange highlights, which works fine, shaded down with wither a brown wash or Nuln oil depending on the tone I'm after.

I know the old GW Mephiston Red covers well on dark colors too.
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Re: Painting "Redcoat jackets"

Postby Dave Fraser » Sat Jan 23, 2016 10:32 pm

Green wash over red if you want it quite muted.

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