My Dark Eldar army has taken a bit of a back seat lately to Malifaux Resurrectionists and Outcasts. However, the news coming out of Games Day has got me all re-enthused. That and I promised Brad that I would have the photos up.
There’s a wealth of inspiration out there; google images is priceless. After digging through so many images of Dark Eldar warriors I found these:
And drawing much inspiration from them came up with:
Of course directly ripping off the paint scheme would be pretty obvious. Besides, the Dark Eldar Archon and Dracon above are pretty intense!
I am going for as dark a scheme as possible without having to highlight too much black.
Also, I have to keep in mind the brilliant inherited miniatures I am already using as Dark Eldar Warriors. The scheme is a black undercoat and then hitting it with Asuryman Blue and then starting to highlight with Necron Abyss and then Necron Abyss and Ultramarine Blue (2:1) and steadily adding more Ultramarine Blue.The Purple is Liche Purple and Chaos Black as a base, then Liche Purple and a final highlight with Liche Purple and a little bit of Rotting Flesh added to lighten.
Although my test uses the horrible old heads that I really hate, I have a few tricks up my sleeve for the remaining guys, including caving in and buying some of the new warriors too!
I have been kit bashing a lot of stuff for this army; and here is a prime example. It’s a Dark Eldar Reaver jetbike as a base, but I have tried to strip them back a bit. Also, I underslung the blaster on this bike to add an element of sleekness to it. The cloak of the Dark Eldar Corsair also helped with the decision …
My plan for the next couple of weeks, regrettably, involves starting a new job. More importantly, it involves working on some more basic troops WITHOUT special weapons in anticipation of the rapidly approaching codex!