Gemstones and other ornamentation are important visual elements for a Blood Angels army. Doubly so for blood-drop shaped stones, a central part of Blood Angels iconography. The Blood Angels Terminators from the Space Hulk boxed set have a lot of details like this sculpted on. Painting them, I decided to paint gemstones purple, contrasting nicely with the red armour.
For painting the Blood Angels gemstones I used the following Citadel paints:
- Naggaroth Night (base layer)
- Xereus Purple
- Genestealer Purple
- White Scar
Step 1 – Base Layer
I started by base coating the gem on the shoulder pad with Naggaroth Night.
Step 2 – First Highlight
Afterwards, I use Xereus Purple on one side of the gem, covering about a half of the previous coat.
#3 – Second Highlight
Following the above, I used Genestealer Purple to nicely finish the highlight of purple on the left of the gem.
Step 4 – White Spot Colour
Using Citadel White Scar, I add a line on the right, opposite to the purple highlight on the gem.
Showcase – Blood Angels Space Hulk Terminators
Finally a shot of the completed squad of Blood Angels Terminators from the Space Hulk boxed set. You can take a 360° look at the unit on YouTube.