Prepare to witness the bone-chilling presence of the Dark Reapers, their skull-helmed visages striking fear into the hearts of their enemies. These formidable Aspect Warriors embody the essence of the War God as the ultimate Destroyers, and their awe-inspiring warsuits pay homage to their legendary founder, Maugan Ra. With their long-range Reaper Launchers, the Dark Reapers unleash devastating firestorms, employing either starswarm missiles to decimate infantry or armor-piercing starshot variants to pierce even the toughest defenses. But it’s not just their advanced targeting systems that ensure their chilling accuracy; it’s also their uniquely designed armor, which firmly grounds them to the battlefield, allowing them to rain destruction upon their foes from the safety of cover.
This incredible kit provides you with everything you need to assemble a fearsome unit of Dark Reapers armed with reaper launchers. Included is an Exarch who can be customized with a choice of weaponry, including the deadly reaper launcher, the versatile shuriken cannon, the explosive aeldari missile launcher, or the devastating tempest launcher. The Exarch even has the option of holding a skull in their off-hand, adding a touch of grim intimidation to their already imposing presence. Furthermore, the Exarch and each Dark Reaper have multiple head options, allowing you to choose between the iconic skull-helmed appearance or the unhelmeted visage that reveals the determination and unwavering spirit of these warriors. And to further enhance the immersive experience, a small miniature representing a Dark Reaper shrine is also included in this remarkable kit.
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What’s in the Dark Reapers box
- x82 plastic components you can use to assemble 5 Dark Reapers or 5 Ynnari warriors without helmets.
- x5 Citadel 28.5mm Round Bases
- x1 Citadel 25mm Round Base
How to paint the Dark Reapers set
- Step 1: Base Coat – Armor
Start by applying a solid base coat of black paint to the Dark Reapers armor. Use a black paint like Abaddon Black or any other black paint you prefer. Ensure that the armor is evenly covered and let it dry completely.
- Step 2: Base Coat – Skull Helmets
Paint the Dark Reapers skull helmets with a white base coat. Use a white paint such as Wrack White or White Scar. Apply an even layer of white paint to the helmets, making sure to cover all areas. Allow the paint to dry thoroughly.
- Step 3: Detailing – Armor Trim
Using a small brush, carefully paint the trim of the armor with a metallic color like Ironbreaker or Leadbelcher. Focus on the edges, raised details, and any other areas where you want to add a metallic touch. This will provide a striking contrast to the black armor.
- Step 4: Highlighting – Armor
To create depth and visual interest, add highlights to the black armor. Mix a small amount of a dark gray color, such as Mechanicus Standard Grey or Dawnstone, with black paint. Apply this mixture to the raised edges and contours of the armor, emphasizing the shape and adding dimension. Take your time to achieve a smooth transition between the black base coat and the highlighted areas.
- Step 5: Detailing – Skull Helmets
Using a fine brush, carefully paint the details on the skull helmets. You can use a dark gray color, like Administratum Grey or Eshin Grey, to pick out the eye sockets, nose holes, and other intricate features of the skulls. This will make the helmets appear more lifelike and menacing.
- Step 6: Weapon Details
Paint the weapons of the Dark Reapers using metallic colors. For example, you can use Ironbreaker or Leadbelcher for the weapon blades or gun barrels. Take your time to ensure that the metallic details are clean and well-defined.
- Step 7: Contrast – Gemstones
If your Dark Reapers have gemstones on their weapons or accessories, paint them with vibrant colors to create a striking contrast. Use colors like Mephiston Red, Yriel Yellow, or Baharroth Blue. Apply these colors carefully to the gemstones, and consider adding a gloss varnish to make them appear more realistic and reflective.
- Step 8: Base Details
For the base, consider using a dark or earth-tone texture paint to complement the Dark Reapers aesthetic. You can also add additional elements like grass tufts, rocks, or fallen leaves to enhance the overall look. Paint the base accordingly to match your desired effect.
- Step 9: Varnish
To protect your work and give the Dark Reapers a finished look, apply a varnish. Opt for a matte varnish to maintain the dark and menacing appearance of the miniatures. Follow the instructions on the varnish product for application.