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Hey all , was hoping i could get some tips or pointers on where im going wrong , painting my blood angels , i have undercoated with chaos black spray , base coated with mechrite red , all going well at this point , then i painted blood red over this - and here is where the problems arised! after three coats of blood red the marine is still looking streaky and the red is not a solid thick color like i want , im not sure what to do , i havent lost any detail on the minature yet but im worried if i keep adding coats i will!
please paint pro's help me! i dont want my marines to turn out crap!
How much water are you mixing into your paint. You might be better trying a slightly thicker coat, then painting a thin one over that. This is one of the issues with painting a brightly coloured army, its always hard to get a solid colour consistant.
thanks for the reply , but i havent used water on any of these coats so its not that its too thin
Blood Angels are red, and red is a notoriously difficult color. Try priming it white as well.
There is another thread HERE that talks about how people paint reds, most people use the mechrite red and others use the vallejo range, which is another heavily pigmented paint.
I would use Red gore as the next color and then use blood red as a final highlight. Perhaps something like this... Marcite red base, Red gore, Mud wash, 50/50 gore/blood dry brush, blood red final highlight.
If you want to go straight into blood red try mixing blood with marchite, just add more blood red with every coat until you reach the color you are looking for.