Hey guys, Lecoqadoodledo here with a recent project. I and several others were asked to paint up a Primaris Marine each for our local store, in various schemes to show off the new sculpt. I decided on Blood Ravens because I’ve always liked the colour palette but never had the chance to try it out. Overall I kept each colour straightforward as I only had a few days to paint it. I aimed for just a real clean paint job, and I’m pretty happy with how it came out.

The Chapter symbol was the one aspect I was worried about, as symmetrical symbols are generally the hardest thing for me to paint. I made a minor change to the way the ravens’ wings are done, just so that it would fill more of the shoulder pads space.

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I’ve always liked painting deep reds such as this. It starts with a basecoat of Khorne Red, a recess wash of Agrax Earthshade, and then edge highlights of Evil Sunz Scarlet, followed by Wild Rider Red. I also learnt, not to varnish models before taking pictures, as my current lighting does weird things to the finish.

Hope you’ve all liked it, I’m a big fan of these new marines (despite them needing way more highlighting), and can’t wait to get my hands on more!​