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Default Blood angel tester mini thoughts and tips please

Hi I painted some DC and a chappy awhile ago just for a change from my space wolves and now I want to start a BA force so here's my test mini
Any thoughts or tips are very welcome ! Also whilst I'm asking for tips does anyone know how to do muddy bases ?
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nice. maybe a wee bit heavy with the wash in places would be my only thing. would like to see a squad together and an over all look.
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Yeah, fatmantis has it. The colors are nice and rich, but the level of contrast from some of the shadows to the highlights is very stark.

The human eye goes to a few things by nature: faces, saturated colors (especially red), and contrast. In this test model you have a number of those things going on all at once and competing for attention.

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Yeah I thought the same about the wash I made it up from browns and reds ill maybe use less brown next time I'll have the squad finished in a few days ill post it when it's done !
I thinks reds are hard to get right but once you've got it it's very rewarding. However m trying to stay away from the lumo blood angels GW do and make them a wee but darker
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Good job. I feel the same about your washes, have you tried layering them instead of mixing them? I find that when I water down the Shades from GW and apply them over 5/6 coats I get much more controlled and consistent shading. On occasion I add a bit of Agrax Earthshade to help the black flow into my red a bit better.

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No never tryed to layer them before. Do you meen useing different washs after another or the same colour ? And do you water them down first ?
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Well i cant paint too well, so no painting tips from me, I would however say to drill out the barrel on the pistol, and +rep for a good mini keep up the good work

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No never tryed to layer them before. Do you meen useing different washs after another or the same colour ? And do you water them down first ?
The shades I water down about 70:30, shade:water. I use Nuln Oil in the recesses like mad, letting it dry before I add more. Then I use a wash of Agrax or Sepia depending on my mood to tie it in. If you click into my BA project log in my sig and check out the second last page you'll see some BA that I've painted in this manner. The Melta Gun guy is the most complete.

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