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    Shading on Bloodletters

    I'm working on my BLs and I'm wondering how to do shading on them. They base coat is a 1:4 mixture Lich Purple and Scab Red with a Baal Red wash over it. I'd like to highlight up to a bright red/orange shade. I'm wondering how I should shade:

    Highlight: Scab red, Red Gore, 1:1 Red Gore:Blood Red, Blood Red, 1:1 Blood Red: Blazing Orange

    Any other thoughts?


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    When i paint my blood letters i use mechrite red as a base coat followed with a wash of baal red. Once that dry i hit all the crevices and scale like bumps with devlan mud. Depending on how dark you want the shading to be i either add more devlan mud or just go straight in to highlighting.

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    Those color choices seem perfectly fine to me, but it all ultimately depends on how much area you consider highlights to cover. Sometimes I like to go a little brighter than usual on the wider areas so that the shades balance out when I apply inks.

    Whenever I paint bloodletters I can never be too far away from my red ink. A lot of people using the inks for the glossed look end up applying it too late to the model and entire surfaces end up being completely shiny. I would say that if you are planning on achieving this look that you start figuring it out now while you are in your initial stages.
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    How about

    Mecrite red basecoat (heavy drybrush)

    baal red wash

    devlun mud wash

    1:1 blood red mecrite red highlight.
    Red ones goes faster - it's true :)
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