Thursday, December 23, 2010

Dark Eldar Wyche Painting Tutorial

A couple of weeks ago I posted a link to a tutorial I wrote about painting a Dark Eldar Warrior quickly and effectively. This tutorial was hosted by Ron at From the Warp. You can read about it all here. At the end of the post I mentioned I might get the chance to post up a tutorial for a Wyche. Tonight I got the chance to snap some pics of the skin and hair step-by-steps.

The first thing you need to do when painting the Wyches is go through all the steps in the Dark Eldar Warrior tutorial (which I did for this example).

Once you have the initial steps completed, you can move onto the skin:

Step One - Paint the skin with Dheneb Stone
Step Two - Wash the skin with thinned Leviathan Purple
Step Three - Highlight with thinned Dheneb Stone
Step Four - Highlight with a 50/50 mix of Dheneb Stone and Skull White

Then, once you've done a quick correction with some black paint around the edges of the skin, you can move on to the hair:

Step One - basecoat with Scab Red
Step Two - highlight strands with a 50/50 mix of Scab Red and Blood Red
Step Three - highlight with a 75/25 mix of Blood Red/Solar Macharius Orange, then a wash of Devlan Mud.

And that's basically it. The final thing I did on this model was to paint the green cables on the model's shoulder and neck. I used the same colors as I did for the glowing eyes on the DE Warrior.

I hope you enjoyed this "next stage" for the Dark Eldar painting tutorials.

I'd also like to take this opportunity to wish you all a Merry Christmas, and a very happy and toy soldier-filled New Year!


PS. Don't forget, there's less than 24 hours to get your bids in on Alex's Emperor's Children army. This is the one that I converted for him back in February. Check out the auction here.


  1. Hi Dave. I've been a big fan of your stuff since your Crimson Fists were featured in a White Dwarf article(the original story, not the one where you went back and updated them). I wanted to say thanks for the Dark Eldar painting tutorial, I found it very helpful. Any chance you'll be doing one for Dark Eldar vehicles? Thanks in advance and keep up the great work. Cheers.


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