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yumyum17 Sep 2017 2:45 p.m. PST

Just planing my next project, and trying to work out which vallejo red triads work best for the British.

I was thinking.

35 Black Red 859
33 Red 926
30 Carmine Red 908


34 Burnt Cadmium 814
32 Dark Red 946
29 Red 947

Just wanted to see what you guys are using and what you are finding works best
Many Thanks

dbf167617 Sep 2017 4:30 p.m. PST

I prime my figures black, start with Vajello cavalry brown, then Vajello flat red, the highlight with vajello scarlet.

yumyum18 Sep 2017 5:46 a.m. PST

Thanks dbf1676, have you got any images you can link to so i can see them painted?

Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP18 Sep 2017 6:54 a.m. PST

I'll firmly second the pic requests. Any written descriptions are just a waste of time for everybody.

daler240D18 Sep 2017 10:11 a.m. PST

I think what scale you are painting would make a difference too. Smaller figures need brighter colors.

dbf167618 Sep 2017 10:24 a.m. PST


I don't have any close ups at hand, but if you look at the Saxons in the pictures on this link of my Crossing of the Duna GNW game, you will get the idea. I use the same method for all my red coats.

yumyum20 Sep 2017 11:37 a.m. PST

That's a good point about figure scale, 28mm front Rank are the figures i was looking at going with.

Thank you for the link, most helpful

General Disorder04 Mar 2018 7:42 p.m. PST

Vallejo flat red
Warlord strong tone or red wash or dark tone
Highlight Vallejo scarlet

The dark tone will make the figure a bit darker obviously.
If that's a problem do 2 scarlet highlights.

I have also done Vallejo cavalry brown and highlighted with flat red. (If you want to miss a layer out)

I have always imagined uniforms of all shades on a battlefield as some of them would be newer and less war torn.
I see nothing wrong with having different shade tunics within one army.

Terry3716 Jul 2018 8:27 p.m. PST

I start with a darkish red, something like the hobby store color Flamenco Red, then hit a thinned brown wash. After that dried I use another hobby store color Santa Red, for the initial highlights,and then hit the very top highlights with scarlet and then again with a touch of a darkish orange. All of my highlights are done with very thin washes with very little paint so the high;light will flow out form the rise in the fabric. I also pull the brush along he main length of the fabric. I primarily paint 15 MM and this works fine for me.

You can vary the coat color by using different reds for he base coat.


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