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What's On Your Table: Blood Angels



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Hi, just wanted to show off my fledgling blood angels legion (these are the only guys I have painted) and before I get too carried away I was wondering about a couple of painting issues I'm having.


First of I was having difficulty using the new citadel dry paint astorath red - I find I'm not getting much of a highlight at all. I wanted to ask if anybody else had found this with their paint.

I tested drybrushing stuff on the apothecary and then used weathering techniques on the tactical sergeant - although the poor pictures may not help can you let me know what you prefer?

I also wondered if I need to use black undercoat in conjunction with the mephiston red spray I'm using.

Just so you know the preators gun is a converted nanyte blaster.

-D McC









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  1. That apothecary looks relly cool!

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  2. Firstly, They look nice. Secondly, I am not the best painter in the world, far from it, but I think you need to go with an orange colour if you want to highlight them. At least, that is what I found works best.

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    1. This. The preferred red for the basecoat in use might also be best with a layer prior to drybrushing; I'd maybe double-check the latest paint chart from GW to see what they recommend.

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  3. white is better for undercoat and then followed by a dark tone red. then mid tone mixed with orange, then red-orange mixed with a dash of bone-white. should do the trick. i either paint fully wet layer or majority dry. varied results but both achieve what you are looking for. ;)

    note: not best painter either. i just experiment a lot. red is something that comes naturally when i paint things (same with yellow)

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  4. I think the only way of painting red this fantastic lot haven't mentioned is red basecoat, wash with black, brown or blue depending on the affect you want and then layer up leaving the wash in the recesses and then highlighting, great job though, it always takes a while to get the colour scheme right on a new force

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  5. They look good so far, Try spraying a black undercoat then use a red a back or dark brown wash followed by an edge highlight works wonders then it's just a case of experimentation.
    Good luck!
    :)

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    1. God that made no sense sorry.
      Try a black undercoat the a red spray, followed by a black or dark brown wash.
      is what it should have said.
      :)

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    2. add a light wash of orange to your mix just after your 2nd to last highlight phase.....let us know how it works out. (i know from experience that can also enhance/make the reds pop out more)

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  6. https://youtu.be/g9HzqHVg1uE

    This is the best guide out there atm!
    ;)

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  7. how the hell did you give that Praetor a sword? I have been boggling over how to put a Paragon Blade arm in there for ages!

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    1. Basically I just nicked the power sword from the BaC calth kit and (rather crudely) cut down some of the bits of the arm so it fit together

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    2. *into the slot where the chainfist goes

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    3. I did EXACTLY THE SAME with my praetor!

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    4. Everyone had done that with their praetor.
      What you should do on your next one is give it a power fist, a servo arm and a storm bolter.

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  8. Just wanted to say cheers for the helpful comments :-D

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    1. By the way D McC, those bases look fantastic!
      how did you do them?

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    2. Volcanic base tutorial, then drybrush on dawnstone then screaming skull

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  9. I just started blood Angels recently and I found that if you use a black undercoat that Khorne red thinned with Lahmian medium takes about 2 coats for a really nice smooth finish. You can even use blood letter glaze to brighten it up a tid. Just food for though

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