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WarriorFish paints... a Blood Angel

WarriorFish paints... series Blood Angels Space Marines painting

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For those unaware I'm on a small quest to paint up chapters I have particular connections to or like of so naturally this will include the sons of Sanguinius!

 

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Back in the Dark Age of Hobby (sometimes known as "2nd Edition") I started with Blood Angels, still have the box set Marines somewhere in red tongue.png They have black trims but I after that I was taken with the Blood Angel scheme on a later Tactical squad box (98 release I think it was?). I should try and find a picture somewhere for reference. A deeper colour, all red - and a beakie on top. As we all know MkVI is one of the best armour marks I made sure to pay tribute to that with another here biggrin.png

 

I'm looking to prime models soon so should be able to start getting some paint on him before long, so that means sorting a painting method. I'm not unfamiliar with painting red but I'd welcome any advice or suggestions, plus of course anything for markings and company etc thumbsup.gif


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Undercoat with Halfords Grey to get the red you want.
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I second halfords grey undercoat. I’ve also had good success with adding a darkish green ink wash over the initial red basecoat before starting highlights. It makes for a really deep red. 


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And a beakie, no less! Look forwards to seeing paint on him.


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I have to complement your choice of parts thumbsup.gif 

For painting - lots of choice really:) Will you be going dark (Mephiston Red) or bright (Evil Sunz Scarlet), something in the middle (both) or something else entirely? Then the question of highlighting - cool whites or warm oranges/yellows.

I would advise against highlighting Mephiston Red with whites as it brings out the pink-iness of the paint.

Then there is the question oh heraldry:
- each battlefield role has differently coloured helmets
- company (dfferent markings and colours)
- squad designation (different markings)


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Thanks everyone, I'm thinking Mephiston Red to start with. Don't want him too dark (that's Flesh Tearer territory) but I do have a decent collection of reds so I should be alright here thumbsup.gif

 

I'm thinking I may paint the helmet yellow. The aim is for line troopers and the like but I still remember when BA could take Assault Marines as Troops tongue.png


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Meph red, evil sunz broad highlight then fire dragon bright gives a modern scheme with a hint of orange that harkens back to the old second ed style of BA.


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Definitely do the helmet yellow! The different helmet designations are great for BA and really make the models look special :tu: I'm looking forward to seeing him painted up!



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Who else remembers the original Blood Angels Red (which was more of an orange)? tongue.png I suppose I'm not too wedded to the particular shade of red so long as it isn't one of the more extreme ends of red. I think I will do the yellow helmet too smile.png

 

I tried finding a picture online of the scheme I was talking about to no avail, I have the box around somewhere so if I can hook that out I'll get my own picture tongue.png


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With ye olde scheme, I would make Evil Sunz Scarlet a main layer colour

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I've decided to focus on one particular model more rather than batch painting style - not like they're similar enough for gains from it :P He's come along quite nicely with the core colours done:

 

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The Contrast yellow was good, wasn't expecting it to work quite so well. The details shouldn't take too long, I'm wondering what colour would suit the chest - a more burnished gold would suit better I think?


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Black with Eshen Grey(?) highlights is the current photo favourite it seems.
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I'll see where I end up, a black would serve as a good contrast.


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Mixing gold and yellow were generally heraldic no-nos, as they were supposed to be the same colour - I'd think so here, soo - unless you go a bright 2nd ed yellow chest eagle?

 

I think a black would work well, if you'd like a more modern feel - more likely corvus black (grey) shaded with eshin highlights. 


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I went for a fairly vivid red on mine to opted for black chest eagles for contrast. If you are going for a darker red then yellow/gold might make them "pop" more. My BAs are not quite as bright as 2nd edition orange but still fairly bright so they have plenty of black details like chest eagles and pauldron rims. I quite like the callbacks to the old colour schemes, right down to the goblin green bases.

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I would advise against highlighting Mephiston Red with whites as it brings out the pink-iness of the paint.


I second that. I used Hexos Palesun as my top-level highlight which is a sort of lemon-sherbet colour. It looks good for the top level without bringing the pink.
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Sanguinius stood up, stretching his wings to their full extent. He flexed his hands. "I need no blade".
It was as though Sanguinius gleamed with pale light, his face white, eyes becoming blood-red, surrounded by the golden crown of flowing hair. Guilliman had witnessed glimpses of of his brother's wrath before, but had never seen the true Blood Angel unleashed. Sanguinius surged forward on alabaster wings, half a meter from the floor, whiteness streaming from him like flames.

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I was tempted with black trims as a nod, but BA have had lots of great schemes/methods and you can't fit them all on a model :lol: I think I'm sold on a black chest :)


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Yass you went Assault Marine yellow helmet! Black chest Aquilas is my vote too :tu: It's what I do with mine - as Xenith says you don't want to mix yellow and gold in close proximity. He's looking great though, you should have him done soon! I never did black trims on my BA (keep changing my mind about doing it or not!) but I do like it so I think it would look good if you do it.







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