The enigmatic Solitaire, a mysterious and deadly Aeldari figure even among the enigmatic Harlequins, remains shrouded in a veil of uncertainty. Countless tales speak of the Solitaire’s unparalleled skills, from effortlessly scaling sheer fortress walls to materializing from the darkness within impenetrable bunkers. Whispers abound of their ability to manipulate time itself, leaving adversaries with little chance of survival. The path of those who cross the Solitaire is unequivocally bound to a grim fate – a fate sealed by the hands of this extraordinary and inscrutable assassin.
What’s in the Solitaire box
- x9 plastic components that make one Harlequin Solitaire armed with a harlequin’s kiss and harlequin’s caress. Also included is the option to add a holo-field to the Solitaire’s jacket.
- x1 Citadel 25mm round base.
How to paint the Solitaire set
- Step 1: Prime the Miniature
To begin painting your Solitaire, apply a thin and even layer of primer to the miniature. Use either black or white primer, depending on the color scheme you want to achieve. Black primer creates a darker and more mysterious look, while white primer provides a brighter appearance.
- Step 2: Base Coat
Using a suitable color, such as deep blue or dark purple, apply the base coat to the Solitaire’s body. Ensure complete coverage with multiple thin coats for a smooth and even finish. For example, you can use Kantor Blue or Naggaroth Night for the base coat.
- Step 3: Define Details
With a smaller brush, carefully paint the intricate details of the Solitaire’s outfit, face, and weapons. Use contrasting colors to make the details stand out. For instance, you can use colors like Calgar Blue, Caledor Sky, or Xereus Purple for the outfit, and Pallid Wych Flesh for the face.
- Step 4: Add Highlights
To add depth and dimension to the miniature, apply highlights to raised areas. For the blue or purple base coat, you can use lighter shades like Alaitoc Blue or Xereus Purple to highlight edges and create contrast.
- Step 5: Eyes and Gems
Paint the Solitaire’s eyes with a bright color, like Mephiston Red or Fire Dragon Bright, to make them stand out and give the miniature a more vibrant appearance. For any gems or jewels, use colors such as Soulstone Blue or Lothern Blue to achieve a gem-like shine.
- Step 6: Shadowing
Apply a wash of Nuln Oil or Druchii Violet to the recessed areas of the miniature to create shadows and add depth. This will enhance the details and give the Solitaire a more realistic and dynamic look.
- Step 7: Fine Details
Use a fine-tipped brush to add intricate details, such as patterns on the Solitaire’s clothing or tattoos on the skin. This step may require a steady hand and patience, but it will elevate the overall look of the miniature.
- Step 8: Basing (Optional)
If desired, create a simple base for your Solitaire. You can use textured paints, flock, or small rocks to represent the environment they are standing on. Ensure the base complements the theme and colors of your Solitaire.
- Step 9: Varnish and Display
Once you are satisfied with your paint job, let the miniature dry completely. Then, protect your hard work by applying a coat of varnish. Choose either matte or gloss varnish based on your preference.