Rather than show you what to do today, I am going to show you what not to do. If you look back a few blog posts you'll see my first experiment with pre-shading my Blood Angles tanks. I painted a LR and two Baals this way and had a great time doing it. If you look at those posts, and then look at the pre-shading in this post, it is clear that I pre-shaded too much. Basically by not leaving enough black I removed much of the interesting shading. I think I will soldier on with this tank as it is, but I was hoping to go two steps forward rather than two steps back.
Oh, those are my finger prints on the tank as well. I mixed my paint too thin this time as well! I should have listened to the spluttering of the air brush and known to back off and re-asses.
oh, one more thing totally not 40k related. I am running in a 10k tomorrow. Wish me luck!