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
- Chainmail
- Shining gold
- Burnished gold
- Ultramarines blue
- Badab black ink/wash

Techniques used:

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.
Thanks for watching and stay tuned for more from The Dark Eldar Guy! Support!!!

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Jamesking6 (Over a year ago): - delete
nice i might use this for my Dark Eldar army

Chemstatica (Over a year ago): - delete
sooo.. its not about how you paint, just about how you GJ

OrchidSound (Over a year ago): - delete
dude nice every useful guide in coloring and showing how dry brushing is so usefull

TheDarkEldarGuy (Over a year ago): - delete
Thanks FGCUkyleoz! Glad you caught that before Miniwargamer Dave!! lol

Darkdragon (Over a year ago): - delete

FGCUkyleoz (Over a year ago): - delete
Great tutorial, but where can I get "Choas black"? lol j/k 5/5.

locbot (Over a year ago): - delete

layzerboy4 (Over a year ago): - delete
very nice love it!!

darkmessiah (Over a year ago): - delete
nice guide

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TheDarkEldarGuy's Avatar Author: TheDarkEldarGuy
Added: December 15, 2008
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This is my entry to the Painting Tips Contest.

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