Blood Angels Red Armour

Blood Angels Red Armour

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    08 Mar 2021
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    09 Mar 2021
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Here is how I painted the red armour of my Space Marine Heroes Blood Angel Terminator Sergeant.

Red Power Armour

  1. Base coat the armour in Mephiston Red .
  2. Either zenethal highlight with thinned Evil Sunz Scarlet from a downward 45 degree angle or glaze in where the light would hit.
  3. Recess shade with Blood Angels Red thinned with Contrast Medium 1:1. Don't be too neat, the contrast should pull towards the recess and give something like a transition. Now is also a good time to paint the under-suit/tubing by your preferred method.
  4. Recess shade everything again, this time being careful, and using thinned Rhinox Hide .
  5. Add a chunky highlight of Evil Sunz Scarlet to all edges.
  6. Edge highlight everything again, this time with a fine line of Wild Rider Red .
  7. Selectively highlight extreme ages and points where highlights meet, use a 1:1 mix of Wild Rider Red and Lugganath Orange .
  8. Add dot highlights of Lugganath Orange to the centre of the previous steps highlights and to points.

Gold Trim

  1. Basecoat gold parts in Liberator Gold . This may take a few coats.
  2. Use Guilliman Flesh to coat all of the gold areas. Wick excess away where it pools, treating it like a wash.
  3. Add small highlights to prominent areas and edges. Use a 1:1 mix of Stormhost Silver and Liberator Gold .
  4. On points, corners and the most extreme point of prominent areas, add a dot highlight of Stormhost Silver .

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Citadel Painting System 9
Base 2
  • Mephiston Red
  • Rhinox Hide
Layer 5
  • Evil Sunz Scarlet
  • Liberator Gold
  • Lugganath Orange
  • Stormhost Silver
  • Wild Rider Red
Contrast 2
  • Blood Angels Red
  • Guilliman Flesh
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