How to paint Ulthwe Aeldari

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This is How to paint Ulthwe Aeldari! Our expert painter breaks down each and every step to get professional looking, table ready miniatures in no time.

But first, in case you need a refresher here’s a little background on Ulthwe…

Farseer Lsathranil of Ulthwé established Lsathranil’s Shield to contain the Necrons on the planet Rahe’s Paradise much before M41, as well as the prophecy Ishandruir that prophesied their return. 

Ulthwé was caught in the gravitational pull of the Eye of Terror when it formed during Slaanesh’s birth, and currently orbits it, perilously close to final absorption and under constant attack from the Eye of Terror’s occupants. Because of its proximity to the Eye, the Craftworld has fought Chaos forces for a long time.

Battles waged within Ulthwé itself between Eldar and Chaos raiders have left areas of the Craftworld in ruins. Ulthwé’s position is cited as the explanation for their huge population of Warlocks, although some say it is more likely that their location generates enhanced psychic powers in the Ulthwé populace, which leads to the birth of additional Warlocks.

For whatever reason, numerous Warlocks and other psychic warriors accompany the Ulthwé armies to combat, and their abilities are far superior to those of other Craftworlds, allowing them to see further ahead in time and with greater precision.

The Seer Council is one of the most well-known and important components of the Ulthwé Craftworld. The council, which was once commanded by the now-deceased Eldrad Ulthran, interacts with other races both openly and covertly in an attempt to sway fate in their favor. Ulthwé has no doubt been able to survive in such a dangerous situation because of this. As a result of this strategy, Ulthwé’s strikes may appear to be pointless or without immediate purpose. Instead, they are frequently used to influence events far in the future, earning the Eldar the reputation of being capricious and unpredictable. Ulthwé is alleged to be responsible for various disastrous events in the Imperium, including the Second War for Armageddon, the Sanapan Scouring, the Mortis Annihilation, and the Third Coming of Orian, according to Inquisitorial records based on Eldar intelligence reports.

Ulthwé’s dependence on seers and warlocks has resulted in a scarcity of Aspect Warriors in the Craftworld. To compensate, it maintains a highly trained standing army known as the Black Guardians due to the color of their armour, which is dedicated to quickly responding to the Eye of Terror’s various strikes. Ulthwé has survived years of constant attacks thanks to this force. 

Ulthwé’s symbol is the Eye of Isha, which represents their goddess ancestor’s grief after Asuryan forced her to be removed from her Eldar offspring. Vaul is claimed to have turned her tears into spirit stones, making her sadness useful to the Eldar even now. Ulthwé has adopted the tear as their symbol to remind them of the godhood they once held.

Contents

BONE WHITE

  • Step 1: Zenithal Prime 
  • Step 2: Skeleton Horde Contrast Wash
  • Step 3: Corax White Dry Brush
  • Step 4: Seraphim Sepia Wash
  • Colors and brushes used

ULTHWE BLUE BLACK

  • Step 1: Zenithal Prime 
  • Step 2: Black Templars Contrast Wash
  • Step 3: Fenrisian Grey Dry Brush
  • Step 4: Coelia Greenshade Wash
  • Colors and brushes used

Bone White

Step 1: Prime the miniature black. Then, spraying only from directly above and at 45 degree angle, use white in  a spray can or an airbrush to pre-highlight the miniature. This is called a zenithal highlight.

Step 2: Carefully apply Skeleton Horde Contrast paint to all of the areas that are going to be bone white colored. Try to be controlled at this step so that you don’t get any spotting. 

Step 3: Apply Corax White to a dry brush, specific paintbrush or just an old brush if you don’t have one. Dry brush the bone white areas highlighting the raised areas. 

Step 4: Apply Seraphim Sepia wash to a brush. Apply the wash to all of the bone white areas. Do this in a controlled fashion. Applying too much wash at once can lead to bad results.

Colors used:

  •  Skeleton Horde
  • Corax White
  • Seraphim Sepia

Paint brushes used:

  • Winsor & Newton Series 7
  • Winsor & Newton Series 2
  • Winsor & Newton Series 0

Ulthwe Blue Black

Step 1: Prime the miniature black. Then, spraying only from directly above and at 45 degree angle, use white in  a spray can or an airbrush to pre-highlight the miniature. This is called a zenithal highlight.

Step 2: Carefully apply Black Templars Contrast paint to all of the areas that are going to be blue black colored. Try to be controlled at this step so that you don’t get any spotting.

Step 3: Apply Fenrisian Gray to a dry brush, specific paintbrush or just an old brush if you don’t have one. Dry brush the blue black areas highlighting the raised areas. 

Step 4: Apply Coelia Greenshade wash to a brush. Apply the wash to all of the blue black areas. Do this in a controlled fashion. Applying too much wash at once can lead to bad results. 

Colors used:

  • Black Templars
  •  Fenrisian Gray
  •  Coelia Greenshade

Paint brushes used:

  • Winsor & Newton Series 7
  • Winsor & Newton Series 2
  • Winsor & Newton Series 0

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