I bought the Age of Sigmar box set to try out some new painting techniques with the focus on efficiency. The blood warriors turned out quite nice and were relatively quick, by my standards at least, to paint so I thought I would share the process for others to try out.
My paint collection is made up of various brands. I list the paints used for reference only, there's not much need to match the same paint exactly, just use whatever similar colours are in your collection.
Sanguine Base - P3
Khardor red - P3
Gun metal - warpaints
Black - warpaints
Chrome - vallejo air
Smoke - vallejo model colour
Beige red - vallejo model colour
Old gold - vallejo model colour
Periscopes - vallejo panzer aces
Charred brown - vallejo game colour
The armour and weapons were given a basecoat of gun metal.
The red parts of the armour were painted using a stippling method. For this I use a type of brush called a bright which has short bristles which come to a blunt tip and is ideal for making small spots. If you don't have one of these use an old brush instead. The base colour was sanguine base and was stippled in the general area leaving some of the metal showing underneath.
A broad highlight of khador red was then stippled onto the armour.
A final highlight of red beige was applied focusing on the edges.
The first shading was done by creating a wash from smoke, periscopes, and black in an approximate ratio of 3:2:1 with plenty of water. This was applied over most of the weapons and armour apart from the brightest highlights.
A dry brush of chrome was used to highlight the metal. Some of this got onto the red which is fine and adds to the overall effect.
To add some brass details I painted parts of the weapon and armour with two thin coats of old gold.
A dry brush of old gold mixed with chrome was used as a highlight.
To shade the brass thinned charred brown was neatly applied to the shadow parts.
The final step was to apply thinned periscopes to the shaded parts of the grey metal. This effect is quite subtle but provides additional contrast with the red and brass colours.
And here's the finished model.