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Looking for a receipe for old red clothing

Discussion in 'Oils' started by John Bowery, Jul 6, 2015.

  1. John Bowery A Fixture

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    United-States
    I have just started the 90m/m Andrea "Wrath of God" knight. I have painted the undercoat red as in the box art but I think that it is to new looking. I am not sure how to make it look faded and not pink? Maybe it should be pink. Any suggestions will be helpful. Although I am painting in oils, whether the receipe is oil or acrylic does not matter as I can interpret the idea. I hope:rolleyes:.
    The knight will be finished as per the box art as he will go with two white knights that Guy Herrick has already painted and help set them off.
    Thanks
    John
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  2. housecarl Forum Moderator

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    I don't know if you've seen this John?(y)
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  3. garyhiggins A Fixture

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    Hi John, for faded red use flesh. Being mostly burnt sienna it mutes the pinkness.
    Best wishes, Gary.
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  4. John Bowery A Fixture

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    Carl,
    I have that in my notebook and don't usually have any trouble with red, but getting an old looking red is the problem. Thanks for the link though.
    Cheers
    John
  5. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-Kingdom
    Hi john,I use a mix of orange and Naples yellow for my pieces to give that faded look image.jpg
  6. John Bowery A Fixture

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    United-States
    Gary and 1960,
    Thanks, I will try them both and see what I get. Thanks for the help.
    Cheers
    John
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  7. Ferris A Fixture

    Another way to make an old faded red is to start with a mix of red and brown. In acrylics I like mixing Red with Flat Brown (don't have the codes at hand). Highlighting with sunny skintone, or a yellowish sand colour, shadong with darker brown and black. I used this on the Roman legionnaire on my vBench. All acrylics though.

    Hope this is of use.

    Cheers,
    Adrian
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  8. Tubby-Nuts2 A Fixture

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    Is their a recipe for 'Old-Red', cloth?

    In my opinion both red and white are probably the more difficult colours to work with, especially when it comes to 'High lighting, and shading'.( I prefer white):D

    However, Ron C, (Kagemusha),.. (In a separate thread) does make a great point about the use of pastels, both to mute any shine/satin finish, but also allowing for the old weathered look!

    Paints are not the only medium that can be applied, to max effect.

    E.G. http://www.planetfigure.com/threads/wight-lord.59628/


    Regards,

    Mark
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  9. kagemusha A Fixture

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    Mark is right...one of the most subtle but effective ways of attaining a 'worn/faded' colour....is to apply a suitable shade of pastel once the paint is dry ;)
    By their very nature...pastel give a very lifelike appearance to old 'cloth/fabric' (y)
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  10. John Bowery A Fixture

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    United-States
    Thanks,
    I will try some pastels after the figure is finally painted. I used the flesh mix to get the red shade and seems to have worked out OK.
    Thanks Guys.

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