Thursday, September 20, 2012

Dark Eldar Mandrake Proxies Painted

"Spawned in the darkest pits of the universe, the piratical Eldar are a curse upon all races of the galaxy. For untold thousands of years they have preyed upon us, stealing forth from the shadows and dark places on their raids of terror and violence; massacring or capturing all whose paths they cross. That they are utterly evil and inhuman is without question."

High Lord Khouron - Imperial Commander of Astherax

FInal I have gotten around to finishing these Conversions I started so long ago.

The premise of these Mandrake Proxies were that they were Eldar Occultists that experimented a bit too heavily with the Dark Arts. Spellcasters that have been disfigured by a misfortunate magical accident and are now stuck in some sort of limbo serving as assassins that emerge from the shadows.

WIP Pictures can be found HERE

More Dark Eldar in queue and more Mariners Blight Coming up soon!


  1. Those turned out looking exceedingly creepy - I love 'em!

  2. They look great. How did you do the OSL? I'd love to see a short tutorial on it :-D.

  3. So much cooler than the official sculpts. Well done.

  4. I would second the request for a tutorial-or more specifically, I'd like to know the color recipe you used for the green. I've never been able to get that ghostly green-white look down.

  5. Thanks everyone for the compliments!

    In reference to the tutorial, I didn't take pics as I was painting, however the recipe is really easy.

    I airbrushed the heads separately from the collars. The base color is scorpion green, airbrushed on the heads and collars. Then I mixed Scorpion green with a dab of yellow and airbrushed lightly over the head and collar again. The final step is dry brush of the green/yellow mix with a dab of white added.

    That's it, 3 steps. Simple but highly effective :)

  6. These are amazing!
    Exceedingly better then the official sculpts.
    Awesome job.