After painting all those earth-toned Brits for Bolt Action I needed the color fix that only painting a few Harlequin minis can give you. So I decided to clown around a bit more. Picking up exactly where I left off in December, I began with some dark gray mid-coats on the black area of this Death Jester
|Mid-coat on armor and hair.|
|With light gray highlights.|
While thumbing through the Harlequin painting guide, Warriors of the Laughing God, looking for inspiration I came across an alternate painting technique for the rock and ruins that most of the modern eldar figures are often modeled on. Basically you paint the rock/ruin a dark gray then wash it with Druchi Violet and highlight with Russ Gray. It's looked cool different in the book, and since I really am just clowning around with these models, I decided to give it a try...
|Rocks washed with Druchi Violet.|
|Russ Grey added to the rocks.|
|The Reaper with the golden gun.|
|The rocks are corrected.|
Next I decided to try another technique from Warriors of the Laughing God. This idea was to wash the weapon with Druchi Violet then highlight it with whatever they call Mitheril Silver these days.
|Druchii Violet wash on rhe gun.|
|Mitheril Silver highlight on the gun.|
I was very pleased with this effect and I will probably try this on some more Harlequins and maybe my Dark Eldar (whom I am considering for Kill Team).
Next up I finished off the mask and the gemstones that are all over this (and damned near every Goodwin Eldar) model. I changed his main soulgem from a red one to a green one just to break up the monotony.
|More details done.|
|Finished, front view.|
On her back I finished off her gems and she was done.
|Finished, rear view.|
|Finishe Death Jester, rear view.|
|Finished Death Jester, front view.|