Ruby dragon color matching

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  • #1523148
    Mika
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      Thanks to an ebay seller not double-boxing a ruby dragon when I sent a message specifically asking for such (because I’ve had an increase in the number of items breaking in-transit), it arrived today with a chip on its head. *sigh*

      I’m pretty confident I can repair it but I’m not so confident about color-matching the red. Can anybody out here help with that? I vaguely remember reading I have to paint a gold base coat but I don’t remember anything else.

      Thanks for reading this and thanks again if you’re able to help!

      #1523151
      Melody
      Keymaster

        Oh boy, matching that color won’t be easy. Paint the area black first, then paint it with the brightest gold acrylic paint you can find. I think the color “Quinacridone crimson” from Golden brand paint, may be the closest red color to the one we used, but it will be a bit darker than that ruby color.

        #1523153
        tig3r06
        Participant

          Would Art Alchemy Metallique Royal Red maybe help in the mixture to come close to the red? It’s the only metallic red I’ve found that’s actually red.

          #1523160
          Mika
          Participant

            Thanks for your help Melody.:) I’m pretty sure I have that crimson already so now to find the right gold paint to match it with.

            Tig3r06, I’ve not seen that brand before. What store sells it?

            #1523177
            tig3r06
            Participant

              Mika- I’ve had to order online. This website ships really fast and have been awesome so far.
              http://www.thefunkiejunkie.com/SearchResults.asp?Search=Metallique+&Submit=

              #1523179
              tig3r06
              Participant

                I used the red on Ares, if you take a peek at my gallery he’s in the Olympians folder.

                #1523225
                Jennifer
                Keymaster

                  The red used on the ruby dragons is not metallic (most metallic reds look kinda awful, and flat, and blah). It’s a translucent red painted/glazed on top of a metallic base coat (in this case, gold). It’s a thin layer of a rich saturated red on top of the gold; the metallic look is from the gold underneath creating depth. I hope this helps!

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                  #1523278
                  Melody
                  Keymaster

                    You found a metallic red??? Oh wow! I have been looking for one for years!! The only thing I’ve found similar to a “red ” is that brownish russet red color.

                    #1523282
                    tig3r06
                    Participant

                      Yes! I really like it. Here’s pics in different light and I used it on Ares. On his body I mixed it with brown’s. On the accents and edges I used the straight red. This is Royal Red and they also have a Rusty Red that I haven’t tried yet. Hopefully this is a red enough red that you’re looking for 🙂
                      Art Alchemy Metallique Royal Red
                      Art Alchemy Metallique Royal Red
                      Ares
                      Ares

                      #1523304
                      Melody
                      Keymaster

                        Yes! I really like it. Here’s pics in different light and I used it on Ares. On his body I mixed it with brown’s. On the accents and edges I used the straight red. This is Royal Red and they also have a Rusty Red that I haven’t tried yet. Hopefully this is a red enough red that you’re looking for 🙂
                        Art Alchemy Metallique Royal Red
                        Art Alchemy Metallique Royal Red
                        Ares
                        Ares

                        [/quote] I just got some! I’ll try it.

                        #1523525
                        Ela_Hara
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                          Yes – I’ve got some of the Royal Red on order too along with a couple other colors! Too bad the Rusty Red was out of stock – I’m going to use these on my Foops for the PYO Foo Pup Swap.

                          Thanks for the information – I’m always on the look out for Metallic paints…. I LOVE Them!

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                          #1523537
                          tig3r06
                          Participant

                            I’m so excited to see what both of you think! I love all the paints so far from them. I need to get more of the Metallique colors, but I have all the Opal Magic and Sparks(extremely metallic) colors. And the Sparks have cool names like Unicorn’s Hair which makes them even more fun!

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