As mentioned in my last post, I picked up a couple of pots of Citadel paints. One of them is my first purchase out of their “Technical” line of paints, and I was curious to see what it was all about. (I actually had not read any reviews of Games Workshop or Citadel products prior to this purchase.)
I ended up checking out the video below, from Games Workshop, to research how I should use it. Basically, I just did exactly what he recommended in this quick tutorial from memory and it turned out pretty good, as you can see below. For a little splatter technique I didn’t use a stippling brush, because I don’t have one, I used one of my favorite tools of the trade from the world of fine arts and crafting; an old toothbrush.
For comparison, here are the two Undead Construct miniatures I painted last summer before testing with the Blood For The Blood God technical paint.
And here are the finished pictures after painting. I used the techniques from the video above for the blades, then I played with it a little bit – hitting parts of the limbs and metal objects. Next I made pools where the gore meets the floor (I like the way “Where The Gore Meets The Floor” sounds so I’ll go ahead and call copyright dibs on that right now). Then I used my trusty toothbrush to finish off with a little bit of blood spatter.
The final verdict; This stuff is awesome! It looks so much like blood on the palette it could make you squeamish. It “goops” well, as you’d expect blood would, and it has just the right opacity and gloss to really look like wet blood when it dries. Going over the red gore I had painted with reds, pinks and gloss paints is greatly improved with a splash of Blood For The Blood God on it. Having gone over the red muscle tissue parts really makes them glisten like raw meat and gore. This is a must-have if you want to have the option to quickly make realistic blood effects and I highly recommend it as an addition to any miniatures painting workbench.