|When I showed her this model, my girl said: "I wouldn't kick him out of bed."|
So let me give a nod to my two sources of inspiration for the improvements that I made:
Gavin at Club Workshed gave me some solid advice on my first attempt: Save the gold for centrepieces, use a bit of black for the deep recesses. While I'm sticking with the white undercoat (because blood red's such a pain in the Azrael, Grand Master of the Dark Angels), the rest of what he said is pretty solid advice. I may even change the chest eagles to match what I plan to do on the Sang Guard, using white with a blue wash for the feathers.
|Blood for the Blood God! Wait, no.... For the Emperor? Why are we called Blood Angels?|
So thanks, Gavin! Looking forward to more of your input as I progress through the models!
I also read through this fantastic article at All Things 40k detailing how his Blood Angels are painted. What I really took from there was that I was correct about Baal Red being a perfect wash for Blood Red, but he did a Fiery Orange drybrush on the basecoat prior to applying it. Wow! What a difference! Awesome tip. Here's what the model looked like with the Blood Red base coat and a Blazing Orange drybrush:
|Blindingly bright. At this point I was going on pure faith.|
|Whoa! The internet was right!|
|Let me get some action from the back section|