Well, not really but you must admit they are pretty pink! I finished these guys over the last couple of days. Mainly because I was tired of waiting for my Blood Angel order to arrive and really needed something to sink my teeth into. It was a fairly fast paintjob (for my standards anyway) and I am pleased with the result.
Didn't really try anything fancy now. No layering or highlighting. Just basecoating and washes. I started by airbushing Squid Pink from Vallejo (since that sweet, delicious Tentacle Pink is sadly out of production nowadays). I then painted the inside of the mouths with Scorched Brown, teeth and nails with Bleached Bone and beaks with Iyanden Darksun.
I tried something fairly new to me, at least for infantry sized model and at this scale. I washed the whole model with enamel brown wash from MIG production. Then I wiped off all the excess paint from the surfaced with a cotton bud so that only the paint in the recesses remained. Worked pretty well and I will definitely use the same technique in similar models in the future. Maybe even do a tutorial about it.
Then I practise a couple of things I wanted to check out. First I wanted to see how blending with GW washes would work out. After trying it I'd say you can get good results but the process is way slow. I kinda botched the whole thing because I was too impatient. So, I guess the moral here is to take the time and do it properly or not do it at all. Check out the result on these guys' beaks.
After that, I highlighted the teeth and nails with a little bit of Skull White. Then I wanted to try to paint gold using a Chainmail basecoat and then a few layers of Gryphon Sepia. I think it looks pretty good and will definitely paint my Sanguinary Guard this way (since I hate gold metallic paints).
I then finished the gems and bases and voila! Tell me what you think but keep in mind this was a speed painting thing and a good chance to try some new techniques. Oh, and here is a picture of the last guy so he doesn't complain: