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The Venom is an absolutely terrifying sight on the battlefield, an elegant and deadly transport vehicle used by the Dark Eldar. With its incredible speed and agility, it strikes fear into the hearts of enemies as it glides effortlessly, poised to unleash its devastating payload upon those unfortunate enough to cross its path.
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The Drukhari excel in the art of surprise and swiftness, and their skycraft epitomize these traits. Among them, the Venom stands out as the pinnacle of Commorite transports, boasting incredible speed and maneuverability. This arrow-swift skimmer carries a select group of elite warriors, serving as a deadly dart that strikes the heart of the enemy with venomous precision. Even a single Venom breaching enemy defenses can unleash devastation, as its lethal cargo unleashes a barrage of supporting fire. It is no wonder that Archons, Succubi, and their trusted bodyguards favor the Venom as their ultimate transport vehicle.

What’s in the Venom box

  • x62 plastic components that make 1 Venom. This kit also includes two Wyches that represent a unit being transported into battle, a third Wych firing the on-board splinter cannon and a clear plastic canopy, giving you the option to paint the pilot and still be able to see him once the kit is fully assembled
  • x1 Citadel 60mm flying base
  • x1 ball and socket flying stand 

How to paint the Venom set

  1. Step 1: Prime Your Model
    Start by applying a thin, even coat of Chaos Black spray primer to your Venom model. This helps create a smooth surface for painting and ensures better paint adhesion. Allow the primer to dry completely before proceeding.
  2. Step 2: Basecoat the Hull
    Using a brush, apply a base color like Kabalite Green or Caliban Green to the hull of the Venom, for a green theme. Apply the basecoat evenly, covering all areas of the hull.
  3. Step 3: Highlight the Hull
    Select a lighter shade of the base color, such as Sybarite Green or Warpstone Glow, and use a smaller brush to highlight the raised areas of the hull. This technique adds depth and visual interest to the model.
  4. Step 4: Paint the Details
    Use a fine-tipped brush to paint the smaller details of the Venom, such as the window frames, weapons, and other intricate elements. Use appropriate colors like Mephiston Red to add Drukhari symbols and metallic colors like Leadbelcher for the weapons.
  5. Step 5: Apply Washes
    Washes are thin, dark-colored paints that settle into the recesses of the model, creating shadows and enhancing details. For the Venom, apply a wash like Nuln Oil or Drakenhof Nightshade to the recessed areas, such as the panel lines and crevices.
  6. Step 6: Highlight the Details
    After the wash has dried, use a lighter shade of the base color to highlight the raised areas of the details. This step adds dimension and makes the details stand out. For example, if the windows are black, use a dark gray or dark blue-gray color like Administratum Grey or Fenrisian Grey for the window frames.
  7. Step 7: Varnish the Model
    To protect your painted model, apply a layer of varnish. Varnish comes in different finishes, such as Munitorum Varnish (matte) or Ardcoat (gloss). Choose the finish you prefer and follow the instructions on the varnish can for proper application.

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