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when i am painting my blood angels i am having lots of trouble getting into all the detailed areas is there any type of brush you can use for this or a technique
also when i am painting on the red it looks a bit plain should i put an ink wash over it or a varnish?????
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Well personally I have never painted Blood Angels, but I would start of with a Chaos Black under coat then build up with tother reads up to a Blood Red, but thats cos I like the darker red apposed to the light red with a Skull White under coat that they are meant to have.
As for the details use a Fine Detail brush I think its called from teh Games Workshop. If you really think they look to plain with just the Red on em (I would as well), try picking out all the detail, like the little gaps there are in the leg armour where some kind of panel is put onto it. also parts of the armour stick out a bit, tyr painting it like a metalic colour. All the little things like that make a difference to a model, also imo you should paint the visors Scab Red instead of Blood Red due to the colour of their armour.
Hope that helps , I have only ever painted one Blood Angel (in the Armogeddon marienes status putting up that banner from the Silver Skulls thing the GW did a while back).
OK painting BA red: 101
(assuming you are new to painting so will not be competant at blending)
1. undercoat whie (this can be done with a spray can but dont get the can too close)
2. base coat blood red - you can do this with can if you can get hold of one but I wouldnt as it will get too thick. As a asic rule, even th base coat should be watered a little (GW paints are very thick) - use an old brush and blob some blood red onto a pallet or a piece of plastic, then add a little water and mix together
Paint the entire mini, dont wory about going over other areas, you can paint detail later
If you water too much the red will become washy, in this coase add a second coat
3. dry brush yellow or orange- to dry brush, take an old brush, add a little paint to it, then wipe most of the paint off by flicking the brush backwards and forwards accross (by the book lint free rag but pretty much everyone I have ever seen do this uses the back of their thumb) in theory until you can not see an paint going on, but basically the idea is to highlight, if you follow the theory you will have to dry brush a number of times. You are not trying to paint the model yellow or orange, just add highlights, the next step will tone them down a bit but dont get too carried away
4. Using a scarlet ink (personaly I dont use GW inks) water it a little then wash all the red in it, it will run into the recesses making them darker, it will brighten the base red and tone down the highlights
5. LET THE INK DRY
done - you can then start painting the detail
Personnaly I paint modeld pre assembly, that is I put the body together and glue it on the legs and glue the legs to the base but paint the arms, back pack and head seperately, this allows me to reach detail
As a general detail brush I use 0000 sable, but then I always get carried aay, I suspect you can get something larger
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