The Crimson Hunter is a formidable Eldar aircraft that tracks down and destroys enemy aircraft, securing complete air superiority for the Aeldari. With its sleek design and deadly arsenal, including bright lances or starcannons, this agile fighter is a force to be reckoned with. The Crimson Hunter can also be assembled as a Crimson Hunter Exarch, featuring an additional top piece to replace the spirit stone. Prepare for aerial dominance with this versatile and powerful flyer.
What’s in the Crimson Hunter box
- x61 plastic components with which to make either a Crimson Hunter or a Hemlock Wraithfighter.
- x1 Citadel 170×109 mm flying base.
- x1 Flying Stem.
How to paint the Crimson Hunter set
- Step 1: Basecoat the Top Part of the Hull
Start by applying a solid basecoat of red to the top part of the Crimson Hunter’s hull. For example, you can use Mephiston Red or Evil Sunz Scarlet for a vibrant red color.
- Step 2: Basecoat the Belly of the Aircraft
Next, apply a basecoat of white or a pale color to the belly of the aircraft. This will create a contrast with the red top part. You can use paints like Celestra Grey or Ulthuan Grey for a pale hue.
- Step 3: Apply a Wash
To add depth and shading, apply a wash to both the red and white/pale areas. For the red, you can use a shade like Carroburg Crimson, and for the white/pale areas, consider using a shade such as Drakenhof Nightshade. Apply the wash selectively to the recesses and crevices of the model.
- Step 4: Highlight the Red Areas
Using a lighter shade of red, like Wild Rider Red or Fire Dragon Bright, carefully highlight the raised areas of the red hull. Focus on the edges and prominent features, creating a subtle gradient effect. This will add dimension and bring out the details.
- Step 5: Highlight the White/Pale Areas
Similarly, use a lighter shade of white or a pale color, such as White Scar or Pallid Wych Flesh, to highlight the raised areas of the white/pale belly. This will enhance the contrast and make the details pop.
- Step 6: Paint the Details
Paint the various details on the Crimson Hunter, such as the cockpit, engine vents, and weapon components. Use appropriate colors based on your desired scheme. For example, you can paint the cockpit with a dark color like Abaddon Black or a metallic shade like Leadbelcher. You can also paint models or Aeldari iconography on the wings using White Scar or Yriel Yellow.
- Step 7: Apply Edge Highlighting
To add further definition to the model, carefully apply edge highlights using a lighter shade of the corresponding base colors. For the red, consider using Wazdakka Red or Troll Slayer Orange, and for the white/pale areas, use a touch of White Scar or Ulthuan Grey along the edges.
- Step 8: Varnish for Protection
Apply a varnish, like Ardcoat or Lahmian Medium, to protect your paintwork and provide a glossy or matte finish, according to your preference. This will ensure the longevity of your beautifully painted Crimson Hunter.