While blue blood makes sense, on a light blue/grey scheme it could get lost in the rest of the colours. Might look great too, but sometimes the red blood is better from an aesthetic viewpoint (since anyone can say "hey, red means blood")
Well, the model all went a bit pear-shaped - I rushed it far too much (I was getting all too eager to paint it up!), and in the end I wasn't happy with it, so I chucked it out. Won't be hard to do another one like that though - I do like the idea of having a few guys a bit shot up!
Like the scheme on the drones and warriors Joek (camouflage! love it!), the bases match your scheme perfectly too!. Will you be doing anything special for your XV8s, conversion/basing-wise?
I'm certainly going to try to do something nice for the bases, and attempt to get the XV8s into some sort of dynamic pose - but at the moment I only have one of these guys to hack up, so I want to slow it down and be careful! Easier said than done - when I get the painting bug, everything else kind of gets forgotten about
Gotta ask as well, where did you get the yellow-y grass? I've been searching for that exact type for a long time. Maybe I'm looking in the wrong places?
I now get all my basing material from http://www.barrule.com/workshop/products-basepacks.html
- I just picked up the basepack, which had absolutely loads of little packs of stuff, and the 'winter grass' was in there. I've now ordered from them a few times and they've not let me down yet! I recommend the big bags of cork boulders - fantastic!