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Made in nz
Annoyed Blood Angel Devastator

Hi I am new to warhammer 40k and new to painting miniatures. Looking at blood angels and I have watched/read many painting tutorials but they seem very complexed...
Would this result in a nice looking miniature? (The paints would be thinned with water)

Skull White spray basecoat
Mephiston Red - Base (armour)
Chaos Black - Base (non armour)
Black - Wash
Mephistion Red - Armour, not recesses
And then edge highlighting but not sure what colour?

Would this work, painting them to tabletop standard? - Thanks
Made in gb
Is 'Eavy Metal Calling?


For BA, there are two sytles that look really good.

Either you can go dark, using a black basecoat and then darker reds like Khorne red > Wadakka red and then a highlight of mephiston red, or you can go for a lighter tone more like the GW one with a base of black or white (I prefer black on the whole) and then go Mephiston red > Evil Suns Scarlet > Wild Rider red. This last one can be found as a paint bundle here:

Either way, I'd do the non-armour parts base black, drybrush boltgun metal, drybrush chainmail to get a metallic look. I also do the bolter casing black. A wash of either Nuln oil or Agrax Earthshade will help massively with shading whichever you go with. I prefer the darker scheme myself, but this is just preference as you can do a lot more with washes and not so many layers. For lighter schemes, layers and edga highlights are far more important.

Made in gb
Dakka Veteran

You could try doing the base coat with army painter dragon red, pick out detail, wash as normal then highlight with mepheston red, evil suns scarlet and if needed wild rider red.

Its what I do.

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Made in nz
Annoyed Blood Angel Devastator

Ok thanks army painter dragon red looks good.
Coat it on thinned with water onto a white spray base the highlight with Mephiston red...?
Made in gb
Dakka Veteran

You can buy it as a primer, spray it right onto the model.
Made in nz
Annoyed Blood Angel Devastator

Awesome thanks. Just had a closer look at army painter and it seems the way to go...

Dragon Red spray paint
Strong - quick shade

Should I be doing the model details before applying the quick shade? (Sorry probably sounds like a total noob question) and I can use citideal paints for the details?
Made in gb
Dakka Veteran

Yep paint it all first (I use citadel paints) details everything, then wash or dip, matt varnish and then highlights which make a massive difference.
Made in nz
Annoyed Blood Angel Devastator

Ok thanks very much, now I have a plan
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