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It is not I who am crazy; it is I who am MAD! Pingo paints a Mad Scientist (Female)

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6 hours ago, Loth said:

Does the red work better than brown for undercoating gold?

 

great work

 

Loth

 

Yes. If you look at interior decorator images of gilded furniture bits you’ll sometimes see bits of red showing through where the very thin gold leaf has worn off. This is considered a feature these days. The warm red shows through subtly and makes the gold look richer and less brassy than if it is over a less firey color.

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Nice, I like seeing the way painting progresses it might look a bit messy at 1st but then the finished article starts to shine through, I use the brown starting colour/stain like you when painting smaller figures such as the old Warmaster 10mm figures.

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On 11/9/2018 at 5:06 AM, Pingo said:

 

Yes. If you look at interior decorator images of gilded furniture bits you’ll sometimes see bits of red showing through where the very thin gold leaf has worn off. This is considered a feature these days. The warm red shows through subtly and makes the gold look richer and less brassy than if it is over a less firey color.

 

thanks so much, I’ll use this in the future!!

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