As well as the Khorne Kytan Daemon engine I’m currently working on quite a large Blood Angels army.
I’m counting myself lucky that both projects are quite similar in colour. The infantry models above are just a small part of the complete army. Painting such large armies really does require a lot of concentration and a certain level of enthusiasm to prevent getting painters burn out. I think for this army things are going to be pretty good as I dont often get to paint marines. Normally I always get asked to paint the bad guys. So its quite refreshing. What do you guys do to prevent painters burnout when painting? I normally listen to audio books or have films running in the background.
Yes, it was a black undercoat, Vallejo fire red, com art opaque violet for shadows, com art white for highlights, then com art touloun red to bring the colours together, then com art opaque orange for highlights.
Thanks. Would you consider writing a step by step? I have thousands of points of BA and I've not found a scheme I'm 100% happy with – but I love the red you've used here.
fire red is my go to BA base colour so much moodier than mephiston red, but brighter than khorne red
You glued the guns on?
For these particular models I prefer them assembled.
See why you wrote that about the guns now painting the models. Leaving them off would have helped me a lot.
Oh my that is a lot of infantry! Thank goodness for com arts paints and air brushes, eh? 🙂
It helps, but only so much you can do and then its brush the rest of the way.
I know, and the details on those blood angels are going to take quite a while. If only they were more utilitarian like Iron Hands or pre heresy Deathguard o_O Have fun with all that bling!
- Nick Lambourn
I sometimes paint the odd model from another army or genre to prevent burnout. Been painting Ultramarines for the past three months and I've decided to take a break by painting some of my AoS Stormcast (Similar I know). It helps keep my painting buzz going.
Totally agree, switching between different models is a great thing to do to keep motivation.
Melo-Death Metal Music prevents burnout. Dagon, Carcass, Bolt-Thrower, Amon Amarth…..
and regular prayer to the gods of chaos…..
If I find myself approaching burnout/losing enthusiasm over painting a large batch of the same thing then I look at painting something that is the complete opposite to what I'm doing. If doing lots of edge highlighting on power armour, I find it helps to break it up by doing some some base coats on other models or dry brushing some tanks or bases.
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Nice Red, what did you use?
Over a black undercoat?