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13 November 2011

Dire Avenger Paint Scheme Decided

Nick speaking,

Now that I have finished painting my Seer Council in my IDIC Eldar colour scheme, I am ready to move on to my first Aspect Warriors to be painted. The first Aspects I want to paint are my Dire Avengers, and if you remember way back on a previous post when I was asking for your thoughts on what colours to use for Aspects, I have now made my decision...

With help from some of the comments I had, and a bit of research that I did whilst I recently painted my next unit of Genestealers, here are the results. First and foremost, I am going to stay with the Dire Avenger blue as the main colour. I like the idea of Aspects having their original colours, and I like the idea of having different colours to paint, so blue it was. Then there was the gun...


The Codex shows a black and gold gun, which looks OK, but I found another older picture of some Dire Avengers with a white and gold gun that really took my fancy. I think the white would match my 'IDIC' purple and white colour scheme quite nicely and generally looks better...


These seem to be a slightly older DA using what now would be a Guardian body! Just to make sure I would like the white gun in real life, I roughly painted up an old Guardian gun in the white colours to have look at it. Whilst I was there I did a second test gun with a black clip as well, but I think the white one is better. I am not sure about the Scope on the top of the gun at the moment, but on these two test pieces I added a scrap piece of plastic and painted it black just to get a feel for it...



To give me the 'IDIC' colour twist on the Avengers, I plan on painting the Tabard's Purple, and doing a purple and white head crest. The Exarch would have his usual white shoulder pads, and I was thinking of a white Tabard for him to make him a bit different. The exarch crest would be purple and yellow instead of white as yellow is the colour of my spirit/gem stones and again it would make him stand out from the normal avengers.

First I base coated them up ready for the paint job. I used two separate base coats to make painting the main white sections easier. The only thing I am not sure about at the moment is how to paint the DA spirit stones? Do I keep to my IDIC yellow colours, or being Aspects would they have different coloured stones? What do you think?



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