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Ok, this is a thread for anyone wanting to show off their painted Blood Angels or their WIP models and discuss ideas for their Blood Angels Army. Also good for discussing painting techniques and comparing ideas for colour schemes.

Here is a picture of my first 5 Blood Angels in my Army so far.

I prime them Skull White, then base them Red Gore, give the full covering of Badab Black. Then I paint the Blood Red leaving in the black lines in the recesses of the models.

Takes me about 90 minutes for each model, but I'm not really good enough yet to paint them any quicker. Any feedback/criticism is welcome, I'd like to hear peoples opinions on how my models are looking so far.






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Hey Baltar - why dont you post some pictures of your Blood Angels on here - they look really good!
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Hmm.. well, I've posted a bunch of mine in this forum already. But I guess it can't hurt to put 'em up here.


Painting took a while... i need to find a faster way to do it.

Mechrite red
Gryphonne Sepia
Vallejo Flat Red
Blood Red
Blazing Orange
Fiery Orange

EDIT: This pic lets you see the colours a bit better.


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Thats exactly how I'm going to do my Honour Guard except without Jump Packs.

Really well painted mate - I'm concerned about doing Orange highlights with my Blood Angels - I'm confident I can paint the highlights okay but I'm worried they will look to bright.

What method did you use for your Honour Guard unit above?

Also can Honour guard all be decked out with Artificer Armour? I dont yet have the new codex...
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[QUOTE=db7835;621872]Ok, this is a thread for anyone wanting to show off their painted Blood Angels or their WIP models and discuss ideas for their Blood Angels Army. Also good for discussing painting techniques and comparing ideas for colour schemes.

Here is a picture of my first 5 Blood Angels in my Army so far.

I prime them Skull White, then base them Red Gore, give the full covering of Badab Black. Then I paint the Blood Red leaving in the black lines in the recesses of the models.

Takes me about 90 minutes for each model, but I'm not really good enough yet to paint them any quicker. Any feedback/criticism is welcome, I'd like to hear peoples opinions on how my models are looking so far.




Not bad really but you really need to thin your paints a little more as they appear a little clumpy in the pics. Expreriment with different mixes until you find one you're comfortable with, the paint should still give decent coverage but should go on a lot smoother. Unless you're using foundation paints don't expect to get a solid colour with just one coat, build them up gradually and they overall finish should be a lot better.
The same goes for your highlights, if you thin the paints and build them up slowly they look a lot more natural and using a much brighter colour won't look out of place.

Hope this helps and keep up the good work!

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Thanks for the tip - I have been thinking about doing that - the blood red I have is very thick, probably because I use it more than any of my other paints.

I really need to get one of those art tiles for painting - you know the ones that artists use for mixing paints.

I always use paint straight from the pot.

I'm thinking Blazing Orange for the highlights and I already have the paint - just trying to get the confidence to give it a go.
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i would have to say i am really liking the skin tone on that sergents face, its nicely done, very nicely done.

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I really need to get one of those art tiles for painting - you know the ones that artists use for mixing paints.
Try out a wet palette, you'll never go back...trust me

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Thanks Dirty Dog for your comments on the Sergeants face. I just prime it skull white, then used Tallarn Flesh foundation paint as a base colour, washed it with Ogryn Flesh and then painted elf flesh on the raised areas like the nose, cheek bones, jaw - then I dry brushed the whole head with Elf Flesh.

The face was quite easy - the eyes were frustratingly difficult.

@Varakir - as soon as I got the tip to water down the paints I went to a Graphics and Arts shop next to my office in London and bought a Palette for 41 pence. It works a dream with watered down paint and I started on the final member of this squad - a Marine with Plasma Gun.

The squad above is going to be six strong mounted in a Razorback.

Thanks all for the tips and comments so far.

Feel free to post any pics of your own minis on here - so long as they are Blood Angels.
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