My first real project is underway, a Dark Eldar Kabal with it's attending allies in some Scourge flights, an allied Wych Cult and some Mandrakes. Now at the minute only four models are actually painted, and they are just examples of the paint schemes I will be using for the units they exemplify. More will be forthcoming once they are finished, but progress is slow since I am learning to paint them from my grandfather, who runs a model business and paints them professionally, and so it's taking longer than it normally would as it's also a learning process.
Here are the examples,
The first Scourge, a member of the Deathshrikes which is the group that will carry the Splinter Cannons. Green and gold are the colours for this unit along with brown bat wings with a cream trim along the wings. The mask doesn't feature any markedly different colours for the eyes as I think it looks better, a more dead-eyed gaze.
The second Scourge, this one is a member of the Carrionmakers who will carry the Heat Lances as this Scourge does. Metallic ice blue and silver are the colours for this unit, and the remainder of the Kabal, as this group is more closely affiliated to the Kabal. This one has the wings of an eagle, and the others will all feature different styles of bird wings such as raven, hawk, eagle, etc.
The Mandrake, this one has been done quite differently with tanned skin tones rather than pure black. This unit is actually nearly finished, and once all five are done i'll have another picture with them all together. The tattoo markings however have been left undone as it's damn difficult to actually paint the engraved markings, so rather than that my grandfather has just painted some markings of his own on them and in a brighter colour to draw attention away from the markings, which he's given a slight wash.
And finally the first Wych of the Cult of the Broken Mirror. Now with this one we have gone for a camo-pattern armour, a mix of dark blue and silver all across the armour with a gold trim around the mask and a red eye. On the bare-headed Wyches i'm thinking the obvious pale skin but with bright red or purple hair as a contrast to the darker patterns on the armour. The Hydra gauntlets are steel and some modelling sand has been lightly applied to the boots to create a dust effect, the dirt of the arena if you will.
More models will come soon, the Archon and a group of four Kabalite Warriors. With the Warriors we've gone with a metallic ice blue with silver edges and bright yellow eyes, a darker metallic colour for the guns, tanned leather for the skin tabards and bone for the bone spikes and skulls, and pure yellow for the models that have hair tassels on their helmets. However to make the metallic blue stand out more a coat of much darker blue, Vallejo Prussian Blue in fact, will be added to the back of the legs to reflect the skintight suit while the light blue is the actual armour. The Archon will be much the same, armour-wise, but his cloak will be a deep red, almost maroon to reflect his status, and his Huskblade will feature a bone-coloured blade with a dark metallic guard, and the flames on his soul-trap will probably be the same green/yellow of the Mandrakes. Images of them once their done.
If you want to know what colour the blue Scourge and Kabalite warriors use as their primary, it's Enchanted Blue from Coat D'Arms.