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I can't paint red worth anything and I am starting Blood Angels.
Can I get pro advice to avoid pink and mud when I start painting them.
Also how can I avoid the streakiness of red when I paint it on.
Make sure your paints are thin enough; use some water if you think they are too thick.
And make sure the highlight color isn't too diffrent from the original color, or it will stand out too much. For blood red, blazing orange usually works well.
AThe same goes for the streakiness; applying a few thin coats helps too...
And you might want to have this moved to the painting seciton...
"I have died a thousand deaths, and I will die a million more..."
Yeah I did. Stupid computer went weird on me. I was originally in the Painting section and it ended up here. Stupid Computer
Thanks anyway, I'm not a very good painter. Motor skills stink.
When painting bright red (like blood-red) you should use a white base coat to avoid several layers of paint. Use darker reds in armourcracks and highlight with orange. If you want to use inks, I recomend a mix of red ink and chestnut.
Undercoat in skull white definitely!
Firstly, I paint all armour areas with very slightly thinned Blood Red. I then wash all the red bots with a 50/50 mix of Red Ink and Chestnut Ink with a tiny amount of liquid soap (the sort you use for washing up the dishes). Finally I highlight with thinned Blazing Orange. Looks pretty good. If you leave the liquid soap out of the ink, it will pool on the armour, this either a) makes the model look weather or (more likely) b) makes the model look a total mess.
The other thing to watch for is the red rubs off the white undercoat quite easily when you touch it which means you have to keep touching up small areas - so try to watch where you hold the model while painting it.
Could I get pics of these various models that these techniques were used on.
if you want your red to be dark(ish) and build up the color to blood red again..., i like my blood angels slightly lighter than the standard blood red paint, so i paint BR over a white undercoat and layer up the armour to 70/30 blazing orange/blood red.Originally Posted by Gareth
1 tip, do not ever use straight orange for highlights
Isn't this the Rumours and Previews forum?? At least that's what my computer is telling me.
And to avoid streakiness water your paints down and use more coats...
But I call to God, and the LORD saves me.
YES it is. I was in painting and it ended up here. I'M SORRY
Okay, I'm liking brown so far. How about highlights to bring out raised spots, and avoiding pink.
Please post the remainder of answers in the Thread "Red Scares Me." in the Painting section. Thank you.