Happy new year (indeed)!
The Wyches proved to be quite a challenge to paint (for me anyway). The models are full of details, form the small spikes on the “Spandex suit” to the partial ”Kabalite armour”.
To make the Wyches units “blend” in with the rest of my Dark Eldar “infantry units” I decided to paint the armour in the same style as the Kabalite / Ghost Plate armour on my Warriors and Scourges. In order to give them a distinct look I decided to paint the Spandex suit black, using layers of dark greys to make definition. Using various washes and layers it proved quite a challenge to keep the to colour schemes separate. Equipment was also painted in the same style as the other units, however focusing on cold steel colours as I recon these “gladiators” use the best steel available “in the grim darkness of the fare future….”
I spent quite some time before I decided on the hair colour. I didn’t want to use the standard “read scheme” as I want to create my own look. 75% of my Wyches are females (of course). All of them with beautiful attributes that I painted to the best of my abilities using the very best of photos as reference…). Since the lenses on my Warriors and Scourges are “orange”, I first decided to paint “the girls” hair orange. However, after input from Inger Helene, I decided to paint one model with “black” hair and compare to orange before I decided. A good advise (in my opinion anyway). The colour I use on the skin of my Dark Eldar looks much “sicker” with dark hair than with a lighter / orange colour. I therefore decided to use my Trueborn hair / colour scheme implementing “orange” on the Agonisers instead (in an attempt to implement orange in each unit).
Enough verbal description, this is how they tuned out; 30 Wyches finished. I hope you enjoy these photos /models.
What to build and paint next?