I got a Maelstrom package in the mail yesterday, with four different shades of Vallejo red. I tried them all on test minis, and at the end of the night, the simplest solution was the best. I simply brushed on a layer of Baal Red wash over the Mechrite Red basecoat/Blood Red highlights. The red is richer, the highlights are toned down a bit, and I'm happy with the results.
I also replaced the right shoulder pad with a basic one, painted with the single blood drop of 1st Company. It looks nice, and the miniature now looks like a line Flesh Tearer that I'd be happy to push across the gaming table.
So, the testing phase is over, and now it's time for production. I won't be doing much over the next few days, as we have our big tournament "The Inquisition Wars" coming up this Saturday. I still have a to finish up a couple more tables, and I also need to complete some paperwork/organization stuff for the tourney. However, once this beast is behind me, it's Flesh Tearers all the way!