How To Paint Dark Eldar
Hello Miniwargaming fans, and welcome to my painting tutorial video: How to paint Dark Eldar.
For my colour sceme, I chose the following paints:
- Chaos black
- Skull white
- Red gore
- Blood red
- Boltgun metal
- Shining gold
- Burnished gold
- Ultramarines blue
- Badab black ink/wash
Drybrushing: A technique where most of the paint is removed from the brush by rubbing it against a paper towel. The result is that the model's ridges and raised points collect the majority of the paint,
creating layers of colour.
GST: Stands for gradual shading technique. If bright red (for example) is my destination, I would start with red gore, drybrush a layer of a mix of red gore and blood red, drybrush blood red, and then drybrush blood red
with a touch of white to highlight.
Ink: Ink is a very thin, watery paint. Ink will receed into the crevaces of the model, adding shading and detail.
Step 1: Assemble your model(s).
Step 2: Prime using black spray paint. Allow to dry. Apply a thin coat of chaos black.
Step 3: Apply a layer of red gore to the uniform using a heavy drybrush.
Step 4: Drybrush a layer (50/50 mix) of red gore and blood red.
Step 5: Drybrush a layer of blood red.
Step 6: Light drybrush/highlight with lightend blood red.
Step 7: Drybrush the weapons, gloves, gauntlets, and boots boltgun metal.
Step 8: Light drybrush/highlight the weapons with chainmail.
Step 9: Drybrush the armor shining gold.
Step 10: Drybrush a layer (50/50 mix) of shining gold and burnished gold.
Step 11: Drybrush a layer of burnished gold.
Step 12: Light drybrush/highlight with lightend burnished gold.
Step 13: Carefully paint the eyes red gore.
Step 14: Carefully drybrush the eyes blood red.
Step 15: Drybrush the hair (50/50 mix) of choas black and skull white
Step 16: Drybrush the hair skull white.
Step 17: Apply detail: Paint the powercells, paint skulls on weapons, paint blood detail.
Step 18: Perform touch ups.
Step 19: Ink.
Step 20: Gloss.
You are done painting your model(s). Fantastic! Your result should be a well detailed model with realistic layers of colour. All that's left is the base, which I will be covering in my next video tutorial.
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