Update on the Shadow Stalkers of the Kabal of the Twilight Wraith...
With new fluff comes new painting ideas. I've always rather liked the Scourge models (and the idea behind them, just not the rules) and have wanted to paint them for some time now (alas, things that actually make it out of the box have precidence).
However, painting something new can be a nice break from the monotony of dozens of warriors, and I've decided on a new scheme for them as well which breaks up the work even more.
Thanks to Scourges now being named as a further mercenary faction within the greater DE, I figured that they wouldn't be wearing the same armor as the rest of my army. "Black pinions" seem to be a standard trait, so I figured black would be a good base color for them. Wanting to tie them into the Kabal as a whole, though, they need some blue, so I figured the chest plate/pauldrons would be a good piece for that (large enough to stand out, but without taking over the entire model).
Their own colors also need to be shown... and I've decided to do helms and guns (what is a Scourge if not a big cannon?) in the colors of their Eyrie (and also the sigil on the Syb's chestplate). I decided that I wanted bleached bone to be the main color to come through... so I did a beastial brown undercoat (over the black), then kind of a half-coat of bleached bone and a very light drybrush of skull white (this way, I think, it's a bit more natural-looking, and has a bit more depth to it).
The end result?http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii53/Jbwms713/Dark%20Eldar/003.jpg
Bad lighting, I know, but it gives you an idea of the finished product. Hopefully more will follow suit shortly.