I went for the “original” colour scheme for Eldrad. And when I say original I mean March 1994, White Dwarf 171.
This is what he looked like then.
This wasn’t so much a hard paint job, just a case of repeatedly having to check the original picture to work out which colours went where on his rainbow staff.
He took about 20-30 hours. He was originally painted with a brown base but after multiple tests, I finally nailed how to do a proper retro green base.
FYI, here is the recipe for the base.
- PVA and Fine Buff ballast by Woodland Scenics
- 50/50 Warboss Green and water washed over the sand
- Drybrush of Skarsnick Green
- Drybrush of Ogryn Camo
- The rim is Warboss Green
As a final step to avoid it looking too washed out I would add a light drybrush of Yriel Yellow.
Any questions? Let me know in the comments.