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Best red paint

Posted by Rich W on 16 Jan 2021, 11:42

I would like to tap in to all your wonderful knowledge and wisdom and ask what reds you use for painting red coats? I know the shade of red did vary between periods, so there is not one right answer, but your thoughts would be appreciated! I've had Vallejo Model Colour Scarlett and Carmine Red, which are both very runny/liquidy and don't leave a thorough coating. Vermillion red always seems just a little too bright whilst Red seems very dark.

Thanks for your advice!
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Posted by Kekso on 16 Jan 2021, 13:01

Some 9 years ago I bought Vallejo Starter Set containing 70908 Carmine Red and it was great.
When I've run out of it I bought single pot of 70908 CR in two occasions and they were different shades and different consistency :shock: And they were less opaque than first one.
Now I have Scalecolor Blood and Fire paint set with lots of reds but I didn't tried it out yet.
According to Youtube painting videos reds from Citadel (Games Workshop) don't look bad but are far more expensive.
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Posted by Peter on 16 Jan 2021, 13:05

I use the games workshop paint and I'm very happy with their red color! ;-)
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Posted by zulu`s 1000`s of em on 16 Jan 2021, 20:53

The Red in reality did not vary much over the years, but with age, wear, and the sun the colour changed from the Red you still see today with the Guards outside Buckingham palace to almost a pink colour if old enough and it had seen enough sun. Humbrol used to do an authentic colour range, I have written to them asking them to do it again, but they got it right ,and no one else gets close. I bought every tin I could find years ago and still have a few left, after that I will try and mix my own, and that may be the answer for you,or look outside of the hobby at artists oil paints.
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Posted by Minuteman on 16 Jan 2021, 22:28

'What colour was British scarlet?' seems to be one of those unanswerable questions, but there is a useful discussion at: https://www.planetfigure.com/threads/br ... ed.257211/

Humbrol Authenticolour was certainly a great paint range: a great shame that they no longer make these colours.
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Posted by MABO on 17 Jan 2021, 15:28

I could only recommend Vallejo Colours and also the Inks from that company. You can make them yourself but the Game Color Inks are top.
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Posted by zirrian on 18 Jan 2021, 16:44

I use Vallejo Model Color line Flat Red. Covers decently on black too.
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Posted by Wiking on 18 Jan 2021, 20:56

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Try this one.

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Posted by Peter on 18 Jan 2021, 22:40

Wiking wrote:Image

Try this one.

:mrgreen:

Ketchup? Never thought about that! :shock: :mrgreen: :lol:
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Posted by MikeRC97 on 19 Jan 2021, 14:04

P3 Khador Red is the best red I’ve ever used. When I first started painting miniatures I tried paining with the old Citadel Blood Red and it was a mess, 5-6 coats just to get decent coverage. P3 will cover evenly in 1-2 coats. Great paint.

P3 Skorne Red is a deeper red that I use a lot as well. Also great.
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Posted by Rich W on 22 Jan 2021, 00:11

Thank you all for suggestions and thoughts.
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