I never really liked the Eldar Avatar of Khaine until I used him in Dawn of War. In DoW he’s an unstoppable killing machine – glowing and nasty as all hell. As well he should be – he’s a daemon incarnate – come to wreak vengeance on the enemy of the Eldar. Yay! There are reasons he’s the first unit described in the codex: he’s a cc nightmare – 4 attacks at S:6, untouchable by melta and flamer weaponry, monstrous creature privileges, and the Wailing Doom – a sword that’s a 12″ melta gun. What’s not to like?
This model was painted pretty quickly, with deliberate effect. I wanted a glowing, fire-hot model that looked like armoured magma, and I think I’ve achieved it pretty well. Only the Avatar’s loin cloth isn’t on fire – and that just so I could tie him into my army colours a little better.
The model was spray painted white, washed in yellow ink, washed in orange ink, and finally washed in part, in red ink. Then I did light yellow and white highlights. Done. It’s a pretty cool model for washing – lots and lots of detail is brought out in the process.
Eldar Avatar of Khaine:
WS:10 BS:5 S:6 T:6 W:4 I:6 A:4 Ld:10 Sv:3+
Points on the table: 155pts Time to paint: 2.5hrs