Thanks for the comments. The main deal with the ghosts was that the unit can't take heavy weapons so I was short on storm bolter arms. Most of the non-ghost arms are magnetized so the partial effect is my solution to that. There is a bit of a blend zone, but it's hard to see as the primer is plate mail with a nuln wash. I agree with you though.
As for the blood/gore...I picked up the idea from imm0rtal reaper's red scorpions. Use Tamiya (brand) Clear Red and it retains a transparent wet blood effect. Single coat and very simple for the result. Best time/effect method I've seen.
The gore on the CSM body was pretty simple. I filled the chest with a blob of green stuff then rolled little lines of GS to make them look like intestines and attached them to the main blob. Imperial primer + a bunch of thinned out layers of scab red, cadian flesh, mephiston red, nuln wash...until it looked multi-toned. Finished off with a layer of Clear Red and a few more drops of the same on the surrounding base. Took me about an hour to base that model start to finish. Keep in mind I try to be thorough so the CSM was painted entirely as I would paint any model in my army, then drowned in blood and the details are mostly obscured...but I know they're there. lol
Last edited by CubanNecktie; 12-23-12 at 09:08 PM.