Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Dark Eldar Archon–Armour Step-by-Step

Wow… I need a drink… OK, Now that I have my Rum & Coke I can type out this post of paint mixing followed by more paint mixing and finish it off with completely absurd paint mixing.  So on with it then…

Step 1.  After priming the model Chaos Black I laid down the base coat of the armour using a 2:1:1 mix of Enchanted Blue, Dark Angels Green and Chaos Black.

Archon Armour Stage1

Step 2.  Thinned Chaos Black was painted into the recesses of the armour and between overlapping armour plates.

Archon Armour Stage2

Step 3.  Edge highlight the armour plates using a 2:1 mix Enchanted Blue and Dark Angels Green.

Archon Armour Stage3

Step 4.  Also what I call completely absurd paint mixture step.  Build up the edge highlighting on the armour with a 6:2:1:1 mix of Rotting Flesh, Enchanted Blue, Dark Angels Green and Scorpion Green

Archon Armour Stage4

Step 5.  The last and the easiest step.  Highlight the sharpest edges of the armour plates with straight Rotting Flesh.

Archon Armour Final

That’s all folks.  I’m going to go finish my Rum & Coke and relax for the rest of the night.  Thanks for stopping.  Cheers!


  1. While I'm not a fan of the default color scheme, that dude looks amazing! Well done, man. I'm looking forward to the rest of him.

  2. That is utterly stunning! Awesome job!

  3. Nice work, it's looking great. That's the kind of tutorial process I like to see and is helpful for many.

  4. Thanks for the positive feedback guys.


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