A few weeks ago, Tyler from Mengel Miniatures sent me a pic of a Flesh Tearer he painted up using the same process I did (the models were for the same Flesh Tearer army). He mentioned using the same process to paint his models that I used to paint mine and I found it interesting to compare both his and mine as we used a similar process.
I did a squad of Flesh Tearers on commission a little while ago and it was on a whim that I decided to use the GW scheme as they outlined it. I'd never really painted a "dark" red before, just the standard Blood Angels red scheme on some Space Hulk Terminators.
The official color scheme
And my version of the same thing
GW had published the "official" way to paint Flesh Tearers if you will in an issue of White Dwarf. I've always enjoyed trying to copy their stuff and usually find something new for myself in the process. In this case, I altered the process slightly on my own model for speed and ease of painting. We all have our own quirks and ways we prefer to do things when it comes to painting.
A member of the jump pack squad I painted up
I love the darker red on these guys. More than I do the regular red you see on Blood Angels. Maybe it's my preference for the grim, dark side. If I were to paint up a space marine chapter in red, I'd definitely find a way to make it this shade of red for sure.
I'd like to thank Tyler for sharing his Flesh Tearer model. I think he did a great job matching the scheme. You can check out more of his work at Mengels Miniatures.
Make sure to check out these posts as they might help:
Using the GW Flesh Tearer paint scheme
How to paint red on Blood Angels
Flesh Tearer squad complete
My Project Link: Flesh Tearer Squad