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 Space Marine eye lenses on a Deathwing Terminator. I use the same technique for eyes on all other Dark Angels Marines.
For this tutorial I used the following Citadel paints.
- Mephiston Red (base layer)
- Evil Sunz Scarlet
- Wild Rider Red
- Skull White
Step 1 – Base Layer
First I apply a base layer of Mephiston Red.
Step 2 – First Highlight
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
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
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 Skull White.
Deathwing Terminator Squad Showcase
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!