Posted by Jawaballs at 9:48 PM
I received a question about painting Blood Angels today I thought I would share with every one. Here it is.
I can't decide whether to paint the shoulder pads Red or Black, and on the Aquila, yellow or white! This is very frustrating and I'm desperate for input. What do you do and why? What do you like about the other options aswell?
Blood Angels? If you are playing codex Blood Angels, shoulder pads are red with black trim. Sgts have black with red trim. Highlight the black with a little Codex Grey, and HL the red as you do the rest of the power armor. Sgts have a yellow BA logo.
Their chest eagle? I paint each one differently to give variety. I usually do variations of brown, with yellow on top, with bleach bone to white. Wash them with Griphon sepia. Some are darker, some lighter. Sometimes I will do Shadow grey-codex grey-fortress grey-white. The shadow grey gives a nice cool accent to the red of the blood angels. I usually reserve the grey to white for sgts.