How To Paint Dark Angels Space Marines Eye Lenses

For a Dark Angels army, it is good to have common elements that ties the different parts of the army – Deathwing, Ravenwing and regular Dark Angels – together. For me, one such element is the red spot colour. The following is a brief tutorial on how I paint the red eye lenses on a Deathwing Terminator. I use the same technique for eyes on all Dark Angels Marines.

This painting tutorial is a guest article by Tom from Mini Brush Studio.

For this tutorial I used the following Citadel paints.

  1. Mephiston Red (Base)
  2. Evil Sunz Scarlet (Layer)
  3. Wild Rider Red (Layer)
  4. White Scar (Layer)

Step 1 – Base Layer

How to paint Dark Angels Space Marines Eye Lenses Step 1

First I apply a base layer of Mephiston Red.


Step 2 – First Highlight

How to paint Dark Angels Eye Lenses in Red Part 2

After that a mid highlight using Evil Sunz Scarlet.

The mid highlight starts from the eye corner (left in the picture) up to about the middle of the eye.


Step 3 – Second Highlight

How to paint Space Marines Eye Lenses Tutorial Step 3

The second highlight – using Wild Rider Red - starts from the same point. However it is only half as long and focuses more the bottom of the eye, somewhat below the mid highlight.


Step 4 – White Spot Colour

Deathwing Terminators

To finish the eye lenses I am adding a glance at the back of the eye as a short dot or line using Games Workshop’s Citadel White Scar.


Deathwing Terminator Squad Showcase

How to paint Dark Angels Tutorial Deathwing Shot

Finally, a shot of the entire Deathwing squad (from the Warhammer 40K Dark Vengeance boxed set). You can take a full look at this unit on YouTube.

I hope you liked this short painting guide!

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  • Panagiotis Galanis

    Certainly sounds as good advice and to the point. I appreciate that images are properly magnified to illustrate the example – DA players should be happy about this info :)