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The Talos, a grotesque and awe-inspiring fusion of organic and mechanical elements, stands as the pinnacle of the Haemonculi's sinister artistry. Adorned with surgical instruments and horrifying weapons, it lurks on the battlefield, ready to unleash pain and terror upon its unfortunate foes.
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Behold the bewildering Talos Pain Engine, a sight that can send shivers down the spine. From hooks to chains, and fat curved serrated blades, this monstrous creation boasts an eye-watering array of barbaric implements. Concealed within its armored, shell-like carapace, and adorned with a scorpion-like aesthetic, a muscular beast lies, horrifyingly fused with machine in the most gruesome manner.

The Talos Pain Engine stands as a testament to the dark and twisted brilliance of the Haemonculi, a nightmarish fusion of science and sadism. Its sinister appearance and formidable array of weaponry make it a force to be reckoned with on the battlefield. Brace yourself for an awe-inspiring addition to your Dark Eldar collection, as the Talos Pain Engine is ready to inflict pain and terror upon all who dare to oppose it. Let the reign of darkness begin!

What’s in the Talos box

  • x89 plastic components with which to make one Talos Pain Engine or one Cronos Parasite Engine. The box includes all manner of features: chain-flails, ichor injectors, a liquefier gun and many syringes, as well as several variant heads and arms. It is a remarkably macabre addition to any Drukhari collection.
  • x1 Citadel 60mm flying base.

How to paint the Talos set

  1. Step 1: Prime the Miniature
    First, grab your Talos miniature and apply a thin, even layer of primer. Go with a black or dark grey primer for that extra scary and dark look.
  2. Step 2: Base Coat 
    Choose some spooky and intimidating colors for your Talos’s body and carapace. You can go for deep blues, purples, or greens to set that ominous atmosphere. Try using paints like Naggaroth Night, Xereus Purple, or Caliban Green.
  3. Step 3: Define Details
    With a smaller brush, carefully paint the Talos’s surgical apparatus and weapons using contrasting colors to make them stand out. For instance, you can use Leadbelcher for the metallic parts, Mephiston Red for any exposed areas, and Abaddon Black for those sharp blades.
  4. Step 4: Apply Shading
    Time to add some depth to our dark masterpiece! Grab a shade like Druchii Violet or Carroburg Crimson and apply it to the recessed areas of the Talos. This will give it a more sinister and menacing look.
  5. Step 5: Add Highlights
    Use a lighter shade of your base colors or even a different contrasting color for highlights. This will give the Talos a more dynamic appearance. For example, try using Genestealer Purple or Warpstone Glow for highlighting.
  6. Step 6: Finishing Touches
    Pay close attention to those little details to complete the scary and dark look. Paint the Talos’s eyes with bright, glowing colors like Mephiston Red or Fire Dragon Bright. To make it look battle-hardened, you can also add some weathering effects with a slightly lighter color using dry brushing.
  7. Step 7: Optional OSL (Object Source Lighting)
    Feeling adventurous? Want to take it to the next level? You can try creating some Object Source Lighting (OSL) effects. Paint glowing areas like the eyes or energy weapons with a bright color like Yriel Yellow or White Scar. Then, surround the area with a darker shade to make it look like it’s emitting light.
  8. Step 8: Varnish and Display
    Alright, time to protect our hard work! Get some Stormshield or Ardcoat varnish and give your Talos a nice coat. Stormshield for that matte finish or Ardcoat for a shiny and sinister look.

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