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  • Painting red armour with battle damage.

    ok, here is the tute on how i do the red armour and battle damage

    undercoat black, i pretty much paint everything from a black undercoat.


    stage 1
    paint the areas you want red with scab red, try to get a smooth coverage.



    stage 2
    paint the previous areas with a 50/50 mix of blood red/ red gore. make sure to leave a little of the scab red showing in the recesses.



    stage 3
    i forgot to take a pic of this stage, but its pretty simple. paint the previous area with blood red. make sure to leave a little of the previous colour showing.

    stage 4
    paint the previous area with a 50/50 mix of blood red/ blazing orange. make sure to leave some of the previous colour showing.



    stage 5
    highlight the armour with blazing orange.



    stage 6 (optional)
    at this stage, i decided to give more shadow to the red by carefully painting chestnut ink into the recesses. this requires a steady hand and a fine bush. dont worry if you get some chestnut on the red, you can cover it over after it dries.



    stage 7
    using a piece of foam from a blister pack (cut into a strip approx 1cm square) dab fiery orange onto the parts of the armour you want chipped. i find this is best around sharp edges and areas that would make alot of contact with the ground or walls and would be damaged that way.



    stage 8
    this is the most tricky and important part of the whole process. using a fine brush, carefully paint dark flesh into the larger areas of fiery orange, making sure that there is a line of orange around the dark brown. next, using the very tip of the brush, carefully paint small dots and lines of dark flesh along with/next to the smaller areas of fiery orange.



    some more finished shots





    and there you have it, a pretty simple way of doing red armour with battle damage.




    JoD
    Comments 9 Comments
    1. Brother Tom's Avatar
      Brother Tom -
      A nice little tutorial I will have to give it a go sometime, would be nice to see the completed miniature =)
    1. Mechanicus's Avatar
      Mechanicus -
      I would rename the tutorial how to paint battle damage on orange armour, very nice effect though similar to results you get from hairspray/salt, little more control with this way though.
    1. jester of death's Avatar
      jester of death -
      not sure if this will work but,




      thanks for the comments. the model isnt as orange in the flesh. i only have a crappy point and click camera so it washes out the red a bit.



      JoD
    1. gninocker's Avatar
      gninocker -
      You could even go for the next step and add metallic paints or NMM into the 'scratched' surfaces. good tips anywho.
    1. Kaple's Avatar
      Kaple -
      Red... a tricky color to create effects in.

      I have also tried it, although with a more 'chipped paint' effect:



      Cheers - Rune
    1. shlaeNg's Avatar
      shlaeNg -
      Quote Originally Posted by Kaple View Post
      Red... a tricky color to create effects in.

      I have also tried it, although with a more 'chipped paint' effect:


      Cheers - Rune
      Damn, nice metallics.
      Which colors did you use for the battle damage? Same as in the article?
    1. Zarr's Avatar
      Zarr -
      Great tutorial, though that is definitely more of an orange armor then red. I'll have to try that chipped paint part out.
    1. MrPickles's Avatar
      MrPickles -
      sorry but i hate it. it looks messy like you just flicked paint onto the model. i think this technique is a bit too random and overdone. you should call it a day at stage 5.
    1. Crunchysock's Avatar
      Crunchysock -
      Quote Originally Posted by MrPickles View Post
      sorry but i hate it. it looks messy like you just flicked paint onto the model. i think this technique is a bit too random and overdone. you should call it a day at stage 5.
      Having worked around a lot of old, worn and damaged industrial equipment I think it looks great, very realistic in my opinion.
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