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Badger's Stynylrez "Metal" primer can be mixed with a variety of things to get really interesting metallic colors. That plus Golden Fluid Acrylic Carbon Black gives a very nice dark iron color for instance.

 

Because it's so reflective, it will tend to act like adding white in the way it affects the tone/luminance of the paint, though, so be a bit sparing if you want even moderately saturated colors.

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3 hours ago, TheMandolin said:

 

If you mix it with Clear Magenta, it makes the best pink metallic color! 

 

Pink is the last thing I want. I’d like something along the lines that of Reaper’s Dragon Red.

 

I personally loath pink as anything other than a small contrast.

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21 hours ago, FireImp said:

 

Pink is the last thing I want. I’d like something along the lines that of Reaper’s Dragon Red.

 

I personally loath pink as anything other than a small contrast.

 

Lol, I love pink, but it mixes extremely well with the other clears, I've used it with the blue and the red. I've seen others use it to great effect with other paints has well, I just think they have to be highly pigmented or it will dull the color.

 

Edited to add: @OneBoot did a few experiments with some different metallics a while back that you might find helpful, it's why I bought the metallic medium!

 

Oneboot experiments with shiny paints

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6 hours ago, TheMandolin said:

 

Lol, I love pink, but it mixes extremely well with the other clears, I've used it with the blue and the red. I've seen others use it to great effect with other paints has well, I just think they have to be highly pigmented or it will dull the color.

 

Edited to add: @OneBoot did a few experiments with some different metallics a while back that you might find helpful, it's why I bought the metallic medium!

 

Oneboot experiments with shiny paints

 

Thanks for reminding me about my poor neglected little thread! ^_^ What better way for me to jump-start it than by experimeting with shiny red metallics? :bday:

 

@FireImp Either today or tomorrow I'll do a comparison between all the different red metallics I own, then I'll do a little experimeting with mixing stuff together. Mixing things to get red is a bit of a tricky business due to its tendency to go pink (that's because metal mediums act like white for the purposes of mixing), so it will be a fun challenge! ::D:

 

Huzzah! 

--OneBoot :D 

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Going white is probably because the shimmer in metallic paints is almost certainly due to muscovite mica, or "white mica". It is also used in shimmer make-up. https://www.mindat.org/min-2815.html 

I'd be curious how paint would change if biotite or phlogopite (darker micas) were used instead. Biotite I know is still colored brown at the 0.3mm range, although it may lead to some weird color shifting because of how pleochroic it is. 

So uhh... if you want to crush up some minerals into paint additive, there are some bets! They are lickable, in case that's a concern. Wouldn't nom nom them but eh, a little bit won't hurt. 

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I've watch some videos on candy coating recently, which is spraying transparent paint over metallic. Deep reds didn't seem a problem. I think you'd have to basically paint it as a silver dragon with all the shadows and highlights done with different metallics then do the red coat over everything. 

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18 hours ago, OneBoot said:

 

Thanks for reminding me about my poor neglected little thread! ^_^ What better way for me to jump-start it than by experimeting with shiny red metallics? :bday:

 

@FireImp Either today or tomorrow I'll do a comparison between all the different red metallics I own, then I'll do a little experimeting with mixing stuff together. Mixing things to get red is a bit of a tricky business due to its tendency to go pink (that's because metal mediums act like white for the purposes of mixing), so it will be a fun challenge! ::D:

 

Huzzah! 

--OneBoot :D 

 

Oh, that would be great! I’m going for evil dark red, rather than bright red (I think...not my dragon, but the old paint is dark red & she likes it that way), so if you can help me figure out how to do that, I’d elevate you into my personal deity pantheon, and offer ginger meringues and flowers to you. 

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