In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to paint the new Aeldari / Eldar Voidscarred Corsairs from the Kill Team: Nachmund box, which will be released next week. While there is no official paint scheme yet, the crimson and gold could represent the Twilight Swords, but it’s also the ideal starting point to paint the Visarch, Ynnari, or even Craftworld Altansar. You’ll also learn how to paint a blaster glow effect, scales, and gems, so here we go.
This tutorial assumes you know the basic grips of painting Warhammer miniatures. Step-by-step I explain all the paints and techniques I used. I have a rather eclectic paint collection, so when I use a paint that is not from Games Workshop (or out of production), I’ll try to provide you with suitable alternatives from the current Citadel paint range [in brackets]. However, if you want to achieve exactly the same result as shown, I recommend expanding your paint collection. You’ll find a list of all the paints used in this tutorial at the end of the post.
How to paint Aeldari Corsairs
The “Anhrathe” from Kill Team: Nachmund are such a great kit. Three sprues packed with so many options. You can arm the ten models with either shuriken rifles, power swords and shuriken pistols for the 40k Voidreavers troop choice, or build all the specialist operatives for Kill Team and the 40k Elite Voidscarred version. There are also enough Visarch-style helmets for the whole squad, as well as a selection of bare heads with an eclectic mix of mohawks, anime-style hair, and more traditional Aeldari haircuts. For this tutorial, I decided to build a gunner with a Drukhari-style blaster:
Basecoat the armour with Screamer Pink. Multiple thin coats are needed to cover the white.
If you hit the right consistency with the washes, the armour should now have a subtle shading and the colour should be pretty much identical to Barak Nar Burgundy.
Edge highlight the armour with Pink Horror.
As I pointed out in my review, Speedpaint can reactivate when you paint over it, so you might want to apply a coat of matt varnish, for example Anti-Shine Matt Varnish from The Army Painter, but I found that for a few thin edge highlights this is not really needed.
Highlight the crimson details with Pink Horror.
How to paint the Anhrathe reptile leather coat
Apply a third coat of Basilisk Green, but this time spare the centre of the coat.
To build up a dark gradient toward the edges, apply a coat of Dark Tone Wash around the edges.
Wash the outmost edges and corners of the coat with Black Templar (thinned Abaddon Black is also fine).
Pick out the scales with a wash of Akhelian Green.
Give the scales a chunky edge highlight of Sotek Green.
Apply a finer edge highlight of Temple Guard Blue.
Give the sharpest corners of the scales a dot of Baharroth Blue to make them look glossy and reflective.
How to paint the black, bronze, and leather
Wash the ribbed undersuit with Basilicanum Grey.
Complete the leather by applying an even finer highlight of Deathclaw Brown.
Apply a soft highlight of Sycorax Bronze. This is only needed on larger bronze parts such as the gun casing and shoulder guard.
Wash the bronze areas with Seraphim Sepia.
Highlight the bronze with VMC Air Steel [or Stormhost Silver].
How to paint a jade green blaster glow effect
Use VGC Foul Green to smoothen the gradient of the core section and to highlight the front of the barrel to intensify the source lighting effect.
Basecoat the grenades with Rakarth Flesh.
How to paint Aeldari Corsairs – gems and lenses
Basecoat the gems and eye lenses with Stegadon Scale Green.
Highlight the lower third of the gems with Temple Guard Blue.
Add an even thinner highlight of TAP Royal Cloak to the lower right corner of the gems. Also highlight the lower edge of the lenses as well.
By the way, you can find a more detailed tutorial about painting gemstones here.
Paint the trims of the base with a few thin coats of Steel Legion Drab.
Finished model & paint list
And here we have the finished Aeldari Voidscarred Corsair. I added some arid static grass from Gale Force 9 and gave it a coat of Mr Topcoat Premium Flat (you can find my favourite matt varnishes here). I imagine this Voidreaver to be from the Twilight Swords. There is no official paint scheme for these yet, but from the background section, we know these are clad in red and gold, which would be a nice fit for my deep red and bronze paint scheme.
The crimson sashes and details could also represent a Corsair warband aligned with the Ynnari, and you could also use this tutorial to paint a more burgundy Visarch. If you paint the helmets black and bone, this tutorial also makes a great painting guide for Craftworld Altansar.
If you want to have your own squad of Voidreaver Corsairs, you can preorder the Kill Team Nachmund box from our partner stores Wayland Games, Element Games and Taschengelddieb with up to 20% discount and support us at the same time. Remember, this box is another of those single print run boxes Games Workshop loves so much lately, so when it’s gone, it’s gone. Judging from the Kill Team: Chalnath box, it will take at least three months for the kits to be released separately, and buying all the individual releases will of course be much more expensive than the box set.
Check out here if the box is still available:
Paints you will need for this tutorial:
Citadel (Games Workshop)
Corax White primer
Stegadon Scale Green
Temple Guard Blue
Steel Legion Drab
Gore-grunta Fur (Contrast)
Akhelian Green (Contrast)
Basilicanum Grey (Contrast)
Sanguine Highlight [or Screamer Pink / Wazdakka Red mix]
Bloodstone [or Skrag Brown / Doombull Brown mix]
The Army Painter Warpaints
Matt Black [or Abaddon Black]
Royal Cloak [or Baharroth Blue]
Dark Tone Wash [or Nuln Oil]
Strong Tone Wash [or Agrax Earthshade]
Slaughter Red Speedpaint [or Flesh Tearers Red / Volupus Pink mix]
Vallejo Model Color
VMC White [or White Scar]
VMC Dark Grey [or Eshin Grey]
Vallejo Model Air Steel
Vallejo Game Color
VGC Squid Pink [or Fulgrim Pink]
VGC Scurvy Green [or Lupercal Green]
VGC Jade Green [or Kabalite Green]
VGC Foul Green [or Sybarite Green]
VGC Wolf Grey [or Blue Horror]
VGC Brown Ink [or Gore-grunta Fur]
Vallejo Game Air Brassy Brass [or Brass Scorpion]
Reaper Master Series
RMS Polished Bone [or Rakarth Flesh / Pallid Wych Flesh mix]
RMS Mint Green [or Gauss Blaster Green]
Instant Colors Basilisk Green [or Terradon Turquoise thinned with Contras Medium]
Fancy more Aeldari tutorials? Then check out my classic tutorial for painting Craftworld Iybraesil Guardians:
Hope you enjoyed this tutorial. If so, leave a comment or reaction below, and if you got any questions, leave them here so I can answer them for you.
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