One more Junkers Centurion for you! This is from the Urban Mammoth line of miniatures, and is one of several figures that I used for the Raging Reds Painting Pyramid instructional video.
These were very good subject matter, since I needed a full range of reds on these figures to define the shapes and surfaces. This meant cooler reds in some places, but much warmer reds in others. The base is a good example of the cooler, more muted reds.
I made the video because the sheer volume of questions that I had about how to paint red... and specifically how to make it lighter without getting a chalky pink!
The simple key is to never use white. I generally use warmer colors such as yellow to lighten red, but using seafoam green and other such tones will actually create a Burgundy shade. This way you get a cooler red, but it is not quite pink, as the tiny bit of green alters that somewhat.
The how to paint Red video was one of five colors. I made videos for Greens, Blues, Yellows and even Gray! They are all available directly from me on USB drives.