The pictures of my Kabal, the Malfean Dawn have been kicking around the internet and oddly enough, folks are curious how I accomplished the white on the Razorwing. It’s really not that hard and I have to say that I had lots of help in the form of the “Raiders of Commorragh: Dark Eldar Painting Guide” by Games Workshop. In particular, the instructions for painting the bone armor plates given for the Kabal of the Flayed Skull (pg 105 in the iBook version).
The steps for the Razorwing:
1. Start with a black base coat. I always use a black base coat. I tried white once and couldn’t get it to work for me.
2. Layer upon layer upon layer of watered down Ushabi Bone – or you could use an airbrush. You just got to keep doing this until there aren’t any streaks left. This bit is mind numbingly boring but it’s really important. The Ushabi Bone needs to be consistent across the entire model so it looks uniform. It’s not hard. Just time consuming.
3. I put a wash of Agrax Earthshade into the recesses and then put another layer of Ushabi bone on top. This gives a bit more depth to the various plates on the model.
4. I used Pallid Wych Flesh to highlight all the edges.
When I’m doing my wyches, I hit the whole surface of the armor with Agrax Earthshade. The smaller detail requires a bit more depth than the long, sweeping lines of the Razor Wing.