The Rangers embody the spirit of Outcast warriors, having forsaken the structured lives of the craftworlds. Masters of stealth warfare, marksmanship, and tracking, these skilled scouts support their brethren as invaluable snipers. Shrouded in cameleoline cloaks and protected by gloom field generators, they effortlessly blend into their surroundings, eliminating targets from extreme ranges with their precise Ranger long rifles.
This versatile kit allows you to assemble a squad of five Aeldari Rangers, equipped with deadly Ranger long rifles designed for pinpoint sniping. Each Ranger offers two build options, offering a range of dynamic poses. Some can be seen using binoculars or aiming shuriken pistols, while one Ranger can be posed deploying a gloom field or wireweave net. With a choice of 11 heads, including helmeted, helmeted with hoods up, male, and female options, you can further customize the appearance of the unit. Additionally, the kit includes a shrine dedicated to Kurnous the Hunter, an honored Aeldari deity revered by the Rangers.
Unleash the stealthy prowess of the Rangers on the battlefield, utilizing their expert marksmanship and cunning tactics to turn the tides in favor of the Aeldari. With this kit, you have the tools to assemble a squad that embodies the relentless pursuit of precision and the unyielding spirit of the Outcasts.
What’s in the Rangers box
- x63 plastic components that make five Aeldari Rangers, stealthy scouts armed with precise Ranger long rifles.
- x5 Citadel 28.5mm Round Bases
- x1 Citadel 25mm Round Base
How to paint the Rangers set
- Step 1: Prime the Miniatures
Apply a thin and even coat of primer to the Aeldari Rangers. Use Chaos Black Spray to provide a solid base for the paint and improve adhesion.
- Step 2: Basecoat the Armor
Start by applying a basecoat of red paint to the armor areas of the miniatures. For example, you can use Mephiston Red. Apply multiple thin coats for smooth and even coverage.
- Step 3: Basecoat the Cloaks
Next, apply a basecoat of dark green paint to the cloak areas of the Rangers. Caliban Green is a good option for this. Apply multiple thin coats for smooth and even coverage.
- Step 4: Shade the Armor
To add depth and definition to the red armor, apply a shade like Carroburg Crimson or Agrax Earthshade. Brush the shade into the recessed areas and crevices of the armor. Use a smaller brush for more controlled application. Let the shade dry completely.
- Step 5: Highlight the Armor
Using a lighter shade of red, highlight the raised areas of the armor. For example, you can mix a little Wild Rider Red or Evil Sunz Scarlet with the base red color and apply it to the edges and contours of the armor. Focus on creating thin, controlled lines for a crisp and defined look.
- Step 6: Shade the Cloaks
To add depth and shadow to the dark green cloaks, apply a shade like Nuln Oil or Biel-Tan Green. Brush the shade into the recessed areas of the cloaks, emphasizing the folds and creases. Use a smaller brush for more controlled application. Let the shade dry completely.
- Step 7: Highlight the Cloaks
Using a lighter shade of green, highlight the raised areas of the cloaks. For example, you can mix a little Warpstone Glow with the base green color and apply it to the edges and raised surfaces of the cloaks. Focus on creating thin, controlled lines for a sense of texture and depth.
- Step 8: Paint the Details
Pay attention to painting the additional details, such as the face, weapon hilts, and gems. Use appropriate colors, like Bugman’s Glow for flesh tones or colors like White Scar for the helmets. Take your time and use a small brush for precision.
- Step 9: Paint the Weapon
Focus on painting the weapons of the Rangers. For example, use metallic colors like Leadbelcher for metallic parts or Jokaero Orange for the energy coils of a shuriken pistol. Apply thin layers and use a small brush for detailed work.
- Step 10: Base and Basing
Finish off the miniatures by painting the bases. Use suitable colors and textures, such as Stirland Mud for earthy bases or Astrogranite Debris for a rocky appearance. Add additional details like grass tufts or small rocks to enhance the base.
- Step 11: Varnish the Miniatures
To protect your paint job and add a professional finish, apply a thin and even coat of varnish over the painted Aeldari Rangers. Ensure the miniatures are completely dry before applying the varnish.