Eldar – Harlequin 1

Produced by: Games Workshop

Line: Warhammer 40K

Find it: Amazingly, GW seems to have it cheapest… This week…


CHALLENGE ACCEPTED!!! I don’t know why but when I found the Harlequins and their checkered patterns I had to do them. I wasn’t sure how it would turn out since I had never done anything this detailed, but I jumped at the challenge and I think it turned out pretty well for all the color schemes. Of course… That was after I did a little research.



  1. Ultramarine Blue
  2. Dark Green
  3. Goblin Green
  4. Black
  5. Silver
  6. Black Ink
  7. Bloody Red
  8. Orange Fire
  9. Dead White
  10. Stonewall Grey
  11. Agrellan earth
  12. Skin Wash
  13. Leather Brown


  • Cloak
    1. Base with 1:1 mix of Ultramarine Blue and Dark Green
    2. Highlight with Ultramarine
  • Checker Pattern
    • Base in Stonewall Grey
    • Black Lines
      1. Spiral several parallel lines down the legs and arms
      2. Then reverse them to create diamonds
    • Green
      1. Goblin Green
      2. Highlight with 1:1 Goblin Green and Dead White
    • Yellow
      1. Sun Yellow
      2. Hightlight with 1:1 mix of Sun Yellow and Dead White
  • Gems
    • Base in Black
    • Layer Green Highlight in bottom right corner
    • Layer Goblin Green in above and to the left of that
    • Layer Dark Green above that
    • Put dot of Dead White in top left corner
  • Undersuit
    • Base of Black
    • Highlight with Black with hint of Ultramarine
  • Silver Accents
    • Base with Silver
    • Wash of Black Ink
  • Base Stone
    • Base Leather Brown
    • Wash with Skin Wash
    • Lightly drybrush with Leather Brown
  • Base
    • Agrellan Earth
    • Drybrush with thinned Skin Wash

What I Learned/What I’d Do Differently

I ended up really proud of how this one turned out. Only things I would change are how much I thinned down the Black Ink for the Silver areas and make the yellow a little less muddy looking.