OK, time to prime! This is another nice feature of Secret Weapon resin products. As I have mentioned before, you don't have to waste endless hours washing and scrubbing mould release. Just grab your primer, a brush, and get to it!!!
Let's start with the lightest colors first, including the fluorescent yellow.
This part of the effect will be worked even lighter at the end of the project, once I get to see how all the darker areas play out.
Fluorescent orange is added to the mix.
I keep a supply of the 'regular' bright yellow color on hand, which I use to keep the additional layers of paint wet enough to blend on the base itself.
You're getting warmer! Orange complete.
Now for some burnt orange, with a touch of the fluorescent orange mixed in.
The darker these subsequent layers get, the brighter the original layers become.
This is done on all the bases...
Until I begin to introduce pure black into the mix, but still with some of the deep red color included.
At this point, a straight application of the pure black is done around the base lip and other selected areas. The final stages will involve making these parts look more like cooled ash. More neutral (and even cooler) grays will be added. That will make the lava appear that much hotter, as we now have value contrast, warm vs cool contrast, and high saturation vs grayed down colors.
A hat trick of contrast!! Stay tuned.