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I'm wanting to paint blood on the base and body of some models and was wanting to know if any of you have experimented on this and if you've got pictures of the results that would be even better...
Basically its running blood from mouths, cuts, severed limbs etc
Thanks for the help... the golden daemon is due in about a week so I've gotta get this model finished.
Here's a good tutorial on the B&C, easily applied how you want, might try it my self on my marines.
The Bolter and Chainsword - Librarium - Painting Tutorial: Blood and Gore : A 40k Space Marine Resource
First of all blood is very easy to get wrong, I wouldn't try on anything important before I had a technique perfected.
For a dried effect use a crimson and brush it on as it would have fallen and ran, heaviest around the source. Fresher blood is a brighter shade and looks best in streaks. Of course you can match the two.
Important: Less really is more, even a little that doesn't look just right can ruin a figure.
Up, up and away!
You can always dip a toothbrush in the paint and run your finger over it letting the blood splatter onto the mini.
I do blood dripping and gore with dried hot glue. The little drops that form on the end of the gluegun are perfect to glue to a sword to make it look like blood is pouring off.
Or, you can put a big drop of hot glue on a paper plate and let it dry just a little bit, then draw the sword/weapon through the glue like you're cutting it, it should stick to the sword and pull off in stringy clumps, gives a nice gorey look after its painted.
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Thanks everyone, i'll have a few practises and see how that goes.
Does anyone have specific GW colours they've used?
Pickle: That link was awesome, I only have small areas and less splatters but I will see if I can replicate it.
To do blood along those lines you need:
Tamiya Clear Red
(and I reccomend adding a tiny bit of blue ink to the mix, too).
Although personally I simply mix up about 85 Clear Red/10 Black Ink/5 Blue Ink, and work up in several layers.
If you are restricted to just GW paints, you can do it by mixing some Baal Red with Badab Black and Asurman Blue (85/10/5), then about doubling the mixture by adding Gloss Varnish (so you end up at about 50 Gloss Varnish/43 Baal/5 Badab/2 Asurman).
Obviously you need to add a bit of water to the above, to stop it killing your brushes dead.
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i'll have to go get some of that tamiya paint and check it out...
Reason for wanting GW was that I already have there paints.. was initially thinking that I would use red gore, blood red, chaos black and 'ard coat.
I have done that with my Malanthrope. I did it by putting down blood red paint which actually looks far too bright to be blood. I then went over it with scab red and red ink. The result was that it has a texture like real blood. Real blood will begin to dry, go crusty at parts and remain more or less fluid at other spots. I also appied gloss varnish to it to make it reflective and wet looking. Here is the base of my Malanthrope, there are some giant eyeballs etc which aren't to do with blood just odd Tyranid plants sprouting.