High quality pictures of the first batch of my Harlequins. I’ve still got five left, including a Death Jester and a Shadowseer, but as they take quite long to paint, I decided to save them up for a later time.
The paint scheme is totally different from the ‘Eavy Metal version. I decided to do without all the freehands and patterns but to use a red and purple quartered scheme which looks striking at arm length. The unit acts as a kind of visual connection of all the different coloured (Aspect) squads. There is of course the Saim Hann red and the purple, but you can also find the greyish blue of the Dire Avengers, the warm reddish brown of the Fire Dragons (yet to be painted), the bone of the Banshees. Yet they are the only unit which sports a lot of turquoise, so they’ve got their on “flavour” as well.
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Nice Harlies, as the above poster said I was also a little reluctant to paint these with all the diamonds and checks and stuff so I think I will do mine the same as you, same style anyway not colours.
I will, of course be copying them.
- Max Brandt
Very nice work on your Harlequins, the colors are rich and vibrant but not too vibrant. What happened there?! I have noticed for several years now that the Eldar Harlequins have been painted in darker or more richer tones and more uniformly but I've yet to see anyone paint them as they were when originally introduced in 1988. They all had very bright colors and each Harlequin had a unique pattern to their costume of stars, stripes, zig-zags, dots. They are, after all, killer clowns from outer space! If ever I get around to paining some Harlequins they will certainly be based off of the original box art, so much eye vomit it will make your head spin!!! Happy painting.
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Great job. I was given some Harlequins recently but I haven't plucked up the corage to start painting them yet as I'm terrified by the thought of painting all those tiny patterns in hard-to-reach areas. Your models demonstrate that a simple block colour scheme can look just as good. Bravo!