Monday, February 17, 2014

Mini Monday: How to paint fire?

My painting spree from January has fizzled somewhat. I've got a number of projects in the works but only 2 figures completed, both from Reaper: A Burning Sphere and St. Tarkus.

So that's 75 figures for this year.

While I think I did a decent job with both, I'm wondering if there's a better way to paint fire. Here's what I did: 

I primed the figure black, then painted a base coat of Army Painter Matte White. Then I used a mix of Matte White and Games Workshop's Golden Yellow for the second coat. I recall then drybrushing a pure Golden Yellow--but that was too bright, so I washed it down with the Sunburst/Matt White mixed and then dry brushed on GW Blazing Orange. I topped of the edges of the flames with an very orange-looking red.

I'm satisfied with the result--it doesn't look like a ball of ketchup and mustard--but how would you paint flames? 


  1. I followed this set of instructions and came out with some fire-looking fire:

    1. Thanks for sharing--I've already passed the link on to some fellow wargamers.


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