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Help with paint choice

Discussion in 'Painting and Converting' started by Fred Paterson, Aug 8, 2017.

  1. Fred Paterson
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    Fred Paterson New Member

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    Hi. I am trying to create a lava themes army of seraphon. I already know what figures I am going to use but I'm not sure which paints and brushes. Oranges and Black's mainly but I don't know what paints or bridges I am going to need to do details or anything like that.
     
  2. spess
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    I'm pretty fond of cool color pallets, so I'd go for something like pic related:

    lava.jpg

    But if you're looking for something warmer, one of these might do well.

    lava2.jpg

    volcano.jpg

    anotherlava.png
     
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    @Fred Paterson
    I like that first one suggested by @spess

    But add two additional color swatches to it: bright hot yellow and
    white for highlights.

    A bright warm yellow in the hottest parts of the lava will intensify the contrast.
     
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  4. Fred Paterson
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    Ok thanks both of you, do you know the citadel paint names?
     
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    I could have told you except they keep changing the names of their paints. :p
     
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    Do you already have a big collection of Citadels? If not can I tell you into considering Reaper's paints?

    (BTW, I don't advocate a one brand is best when it comes to paint. If I had the money I would carefully complete/expand my collection of Reaper MSPs and HDs for colors. I would buy Scale75's Metallics. I would cherry pick some shades and washes from current GW, and I would go find that coat-de-Arms paint that is equivalent to GW's old Tin Bitz and some other metals.)
     
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    @Crowsfoot posted this in an adjacent thread:

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    Putting them together to compare:
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    Left to Right:
    1. Black
    2. Naggaroth Night
    3. Kantor Blue
    4. Genestealer Purple
    5. (mysterious light purple---a warm color)
    6. (mystery deep burgundy)
    7. Mephiston Red
    8. Troll Slayer Orange
    9. Fire Dragon Bright
    To which (again) I suggest adding a bright hot yellow and white.

    The wheel @Crowsfoot found just does not have all the colors that can exist or be mixed or found in a photo reference.
     
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    Here's what I use for my lava/fire effects:
    White primer
    Flash glitz yellow
    Averland sunset
    Fire dragon orange
    Squig orange
    Evil sunz scarlet
    Mephiston red
    Mechanicus standard grey
    Fuegan orange

    (Optional) abbadon black

    That's for lava and fire... additionally I'd recommend at least one kind of wash like nuln oil and a lighter grey (administratum grey)... with a bit of mixing you will get a paint scheme like this: (with and without flashlight)
    20170809_203215.jpg 20170809_203206.jpg
    20170809_203232.jpg 20170809_203239.jpg
    I also recommend at least one metal color and some kind of green and blue... It's not quite the same as in the picture @spess posted but you can use it as a start and later pick up more colors from @pendrake's list...
    also what @pendrake said is very true... there are other brands of colors that you could try out... I found Vallejo a solid and cost efficient alternative...
    (Started typing at 8:45pm... the little one came cause she couldn't sleep... woke up at 2:45am... gotta adapt to the new circumstances... posted this)
     
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