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Hi all i am just starting out with blood angels and i want them to look good. So dose anyone have any simple but good ways to paint blood angels.
All your help would be great and i would love to see a pic if you have any.
I paint mine with a black undercoat, two coats of blood red, wash with either devlan mud or gryphon sepia (depending on whether i want them to be shiny or duller), then hilight with blazing orange.
That doesn't take long and gives quite a dark, red with good shading.
Unfortunately i don't have any pics as I don't actually have a camera.
A little rule that I follow by (depending on how much time i want to spend painting) is highlight a single color no more then 3 times, so that means after the base coat (ink aside) dont apply more then 3 layers of highlights. keeps all your models consistent in the army and saves you time.
A really easy way to paint blood angels is to prime them all a blood red primer followed by a blood red/orange highlight (drybrush), then ink them all with Black and or mud 2-3 times. (I say ink more then once because if you only do it once you wont get the finished effect you are looking for)
It's a very easy way to speed paint that gives the models a dirty battle worn look.
Same trick applies to painting honor guard or sanguinary guard (anything else you want gold)
Prime it Brown, dry brush it with shining gold and highlight the gold with burnishing gold and ink it. This makes the shiny gold look very dull so if thats not the look your going for add a final coat of gold over the model after the ink has set and the armour will look good as new.
If you are looking for a very very fast speed painting technique just prime the model a blood red color, followed by a single highlight. then use a dark dipping shade The Army Painter | Shop - US Customers
followed by a non shiny varnish spray (the dip will make the model shiny)
I used that technique on my tyranids but left part of them shiny and they look great.
hope this helps
Darkness has a decent paintscheme there and simple too. The only change i would possibly make is to use Baal red for the shading. I prefer Baal red on blood red as it doesnt need too much cleaning up after if you dont want to.
The blood red will be nice and bright with 2-3 layers and a couple of wash layers of baal red will really dim this down and get into all the nooks and crannies, you could then simply drybrush blood red back over the model to highlight it and then use thin lines of blood red/blazing orange mix on the very edges. Try both on two different test models to see which you prefer. thats what I usually do when im starting a new army