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Howling Banshees

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These lethal fighters excel in close combat, offering versatile build options for the Exarch and the ability to assemble them as either Asuryani or Ynarri warriors.
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Prepare to be mesmerized by the prowess of the Howling Banshees, an elite and agile force known for their unparalleled skill in close-quarters combat. Renowned for their lightning-fast strikes that leave enemies defenseless, these troops strike fear into the hearts of their foes. As predominantly female warriors, the Howling Banshees exhibit unrivaled precision and efficiency, compensating for their lack of brute strength with their deadly accuracy.

Unleash the fleetest of the Aspect Warriors onto the battlefield and send shivers down the spines of your adversaries with their bone-chilling screams. The haunting wails emanating from their iconic Banshee masks mark the final notes heard by the ill-fated members of lesser races throughout the galaxy. Brace yourself for an unforgettable display of martial prowess and sonic terror!

What’s in the Howling Banshees box

  • x77 plastic components kit that builds either 5 Howling Banshees or 4 Howling Banshees and a Howling Banshee Exarch.
    The Exarch can be armed with a shuriken pistol and power sword, a shuriken pistol and triskele, a shuriken pistol and executioner or a pair of mirror swords. He also has a choice of four heads and the rest of the squad can be assembled either with helmets or unhelmeted.
    The kit also includes a single-piece Aeldari symbol that could optionally be used as an objective marker.
  • x5 Citadel 28.35mm round bases.
  • x1 Citadel 25mm round base.

How to paint the Howling Banshees set

  1. Step 1: Basecoat
    Begin by applying a basecoat to the Howling Banshees’ armor using a suitable color like blue, purple, or bone. Use a medium-sized brush to ensure even coverage. For example, you can use Kantor Blue, Xereus Purple, or Screaming Skull.
  2. Step 2: Metallic Details
    Paint the metallic details of the Banshees’ weapons and armor, such as blades and armor trims, with metallic colors. Use a metallic paint like Ironbreaker or Runefang Steel to make these details stand out.
  3. Step 3: Sash and Cloth
    Paint the sash and cloth parts of the Howling Banshees’ outfits with a contrasting color. For example, you can use a vibrant color like Mephiston Red or Wazdakka Red to create a striking contrast against the armor.
  4. Step 4: Hair
    Paint the hair of the Banshees with a color of your choice. Blonde, brown, or black are common options. Use a small brush to add highlights and shadows for a realistic look. You can use these paints for those hair tones: Hexos Palesun, Balor Brown or Abaddon Black.
  5. Step 5: Fine Details
    Add fine details to the Howling Banshees, such as the gemstones on their helmets or decorative patterns on their armor. Use small brushes and suitable colors to bring out these intricate features. Spiritstone Red, Soulstone Blue or Waystone Green are some good options for this step.
  6. Step 6: Base and Basing
    Paint the bases of the miniatures to match your desired theme or battlefield environment. Add texture, such as sand or rocks, and paint it accordingly. Enhance the bases further by adding grass tufts or other scenic elements.
  7. Step 7: Varnish
    Once you are satisfied with your paint job, protect it by applying a layer of varnish. This will ensure the longevity of your work and protect it from wear and tear. Use a matte or gloss varnish, depending on the finish you prefer.
  8. Step 8: Final Touches
    Inspect the models for any touch-ups or corrections. Add any additional details you desire, such as freehand designs or squad markings. Take this opportunity to make your Howling Banshees uniquely yours.

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