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I'm starting to put together a 1000pt Blood Angel force. I Wanted them to look a little darker than usual so I went for a black undercoat. I'm pleased with my first few models so I thought I would put them here. There are 4 marines and a land speeder tornado. Please tell me what you think. Should I add black trim to the shoulder pads or leave it red?
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I also paint a darker than normal Blood Angel though mine are almost Sanguine angels (think scab red). If you were looking for something to try out you might want to add a little more depth. From what it looks like you used a lot of red ink. This is good but try adding some black ink (what I use) or brown ink (what a friend uses) this defines your lines a little more. When I look closer you might already be doing this and the picture didnt get it to come out. Then you might try adding some highlights with either another coat of blood red or blood red with a little orange in it.
This is completely my own opinion but I like to break up the color on marines more than most people. I think marines (especially Blood Angels) can be too red. Adding the black trim you talked about would do this. Also I like only one piece of the back pack to be the chapter color but that is just me.
Finally your dudes look good already some take all this with a grain of salt
Last edited by Lord Spanko; November 14th, 2006 at 21:01.
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Don't get me wrong, I like em, but it looks like the paint is kinda thick (especially on the vehicle) so I think you might wanna try painting a little 'cleaner'. I dunno how else to explain this. But I still like em overall.
Overall the red is a nice shade. I agree though a white undercoat and thinner paints would work/look a lot better. Even with a white undercoat if you start with a darker red and highlight up to a lighter red you will still achieve a nice rich darker red.
Another quick method is to prime white, spray blood angel red, wash with a smoke glaze wash (vallejo smoke) or a brown ink wash (watered down), followed by highlights in blood angel red. This is a quick and efficient method to getting a smooth looking figure. If you keep your paints thin you should achieve a very nice look.
Definitely thin your paints though.
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Very nice BA wish i had painting talents liek that when i started to play. Just one thing that hasn't been said The eyes.. seems thick and yuo might want to put the white dot on the end of the lense to show that its reflecting, it will make the eyes look as good as your model. And to answer your question i vote for keeping the trim red.
Not a big fan of brush painting red over black.
If you are wanting a deeper red, try priming with grey, it deepens red alot better than black does.
you paint like me....i like it :yes:
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Pretty good mate...you have hit some thick spots though. I would consider redoing the black spots on your landspeeder. The drybrushing looks slightly out of place. The bases are nicely done..looks simple and the snow is well placed.
Just to comment on the Marines; The right arms on 2 of the guys looks way off mate. Might want to look into that.
Good job anyways.
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