The Incubi, an esteemed order within the Drukhari, are warriors devoted solely to the art of war and the pursuit of the perfect killing strike. Despite their monk-like discipline, their souls are tainted by the thirst for bloodshed, making them lethal and ruthless fighters. Often serving as bodyguards in the dark city of Commorragh, Incubi are considered more reliable than other Drukhari, showcasing their status and prowess. Enhance your army with these elite warriors and ensure triumph in your realspace raids.
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What’s in the Incubi box
- x68 plastic components that build either 5 Incubi or 4 Incubi and a Klaivex. The Klaivex can be assembled either with a pair of joined demiklaives or separated demiklaives and also has a choice of two heads. The kit also includes a single-piece Drukari symbol that could optionally be used as an objective marker.
- x5 Citadel 28.5mm round bases.
- x1 Citadel 25mm round base.
How to paint the Incubi set
- Step 1: The Mighty Armor
Let’s begin by giving the Incubi’s fearsome armor the attention it deserves. Take your time and apply a smooth basecoat of Incubi Darkness, a luscious black hue, to cover the entire surface. Don’t worry about perfection at this stage; we’ll add more layers to bring out the richness of the color later.
- Step 2: Build Depth with Layers
Now, let’s add depth and dimension to the armor. Use a slightly lighter black color, like Abaddon Black, and gently apply it to the raised edges and contours of the armor plates. This technique, called edge highlighting, will create a stunning contrast and make the armor pop.
- Step 3: Face Masks Unveiled
The Incubi’s masks are iconic and mysterious. Carefully paint them with a crisp white color like White Scar, ensuring full coverage. Remember, patience is key, and a steady hand will make all the difference!
- Step 4: A Touch of Elegance
To elevate the masks to a higher level, add a touch of royalty with a light purple hue, such as Emperor’s Children. Apply this color to the upper edges of the masks, creating gentle highlights that add intrigue to their menacing appearance.
- Step 5: The Fearsome Horns
Now, let’s turn our attention to the horns. Select a bone-colored paint, like Ushabti Bone, and carefully bring out the intricate texture and shape of each horn. Be mindful of the shadows and highlights to make them look natural and menacing.
- Step 6: Gold, the Mark of Power
Every warrior needs a symbol of power, and for the Incubi, it’s gold. Use a metallic gold paint, such as Liberator Gold, to adorn the armor with ornate details. The glint of gold against the dark background will exude an air of authority.
- Step 7: Wash and Define
To enhance the overall appearance and add depth, apply a wash of Druchii Violet to the armor and horns. This will bring out the fine details and create rich shadows that make the model stand out.
- Step 8: The Final Flourish
Take a moment to assess your work and make any necessary touch-ups or additions. Don’t hesitate to add additional highlights, details, or unique embellishments to personalize your Incubi and make them truly yours. For example, you can add green details to their swords and eyes, using Moot Green or Warpstone Glow.
- Step 9: Seal the Deal
To protect your masterpiece and give it a professional finish, apply a matte varnish to the entire model. This will safeguard your hard work and provide a stunning, uniform appearance.