So I’ve had some good feedback on my marines so far! Yes I did start with Blood Angels, but they will be any Marine codex I decide to play. I won’t be playing Army-of-the-Month (Don’t care much for the Dreadknight…), but they’ll be able to do what I want them to do.
Anyways, with such a positive reaction to them, I figured I’d share my technique on how I do such Vibrant Reds. Its only three steps, and I love how it turns out in the end.
Mechrite Red/Red Gore/Any suitably dark red as a base
Red Ink (Important: Not Baal Red Wash, Red Ink)
If you really can’t get a hold of the ink, Watered down Blood Red should work)
Step One: Coat the area in your desired Red base. I used Mechrite Red:
Step Two: Go over the previous red with Blood Red. Its alright if it’s a little streaky.
Step Three: Coat the Blood Red with Red Ink or your suitable substitute.
The ink will dry, leaving a vibrant color and a little gloss. I have yet to pick up a can of good Matte Varnish, but if the shine bothers you that much, a quick spray will fix it!
As you can see, it’s a simple, easy-to-do tutorial with only a couple paints and a desire to paint needed!
Also, as you can see in the first picture, I’ve started on the second squad. Just standard plastics, but I might do the third squad as MK2 or 3, depending on my mood. I’ll have more pictures of the squad up tomorrow.