Painting Alarielle & Sylvaneth the GW Way



Learn to paint up the Alarielle, Tree-Revenants & Dryands – the GW WAY with Duncan & Emma! Break out your brushes and follow along.

In this tutorial video Duncan demonstrates a fantastic way to paint the true centerpiece of any Sylvaneth army, Alarielle the Everqueen. He covers everything from getting Alarielle’s pale skin tone to getting that slight purple hue on the Wardroth Beetle’s carapace.


In this tutorial, Emma shows some great techniques on how to paint the ethereal looking Sylvaneth Tree-revenants.


In the video Duncan shows you how to paint the core of your Sylvaneth army, the Dryads.


I have to say that GW is really doing a good job with these painting tutorial videos. Its a great introduction for beginners and hits technical skills such as drybrushing, decals and masking as they go through them.  Looking good GW.

~That was a really thorough one – great job GW!

  • Drathmere

    I love Duncan’s videos. It is really nice that GW does these.

    • Shiwan8

      This is something GW does well.

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    • Koschei

      Give it a good shake!

  • Pagus

    Love these videos. New to the hobby and painting as of last year when AOS launched. Re branding of system and videos like these got me into Warhammer and tabletop games

    • Zack Seiders

      That and these videos are handy in regards to specifics “what works for an orruk brute would work for the foot megaboss and warchanter” Plus handy in regards to painting big models.

  • Burnt Angel

    Thumbs up for GW doing these videos. Wish they did more to be honest. I find them invaluable for painting.

  • Eenie

    I love these vids, both Emma and Duncan’s. Tbh I don’t care who’s doing them as long as they’re done! Emma done well in catching Duncan up though

  • SicSemperTyrannis

    Painting the GW way? You mean painting the model half-assed, changing design directions in the middle of the process,just to leave it abandoned while you shovel new grey plastic on the table?

    Jokes aside. It´s a lovely model, Duncan is a god. With all those fine details I wouldn´t want to transport it anywhere tough.

    • Aezeal

      Transporting a Sylvaneth army will be a nightmare..
      Drycha and Allarielle will each need their own padded box just like Durthu (and other new treelords)

  • Chris Fitzsimmons

    Love these videos, but when did he start not using a GW palette?

  • Firemind

    Another great painting video from gdubs, these helped me a great deal when I started painting (I was that guy that had to look up a tutorial to paint a necron warrior) And I’m sure they will help a lot of other players.
    If I had to criticize anything from these it would be the fact that sometimes their lines can be a bit repetitive one can only hear “Remeber to give the shades plenty of time to dry, about 20 minutes should be fine” before it getting a bit old.

  • Aezeal

    Question: Is there a rumour about a sylvaneth get started kit featuring (some) of these models?
    Does anyone think it likely that it might happen (with these new models?). Some of the other starters had nice and relatively new models but I’ve not really been paying attention to releases not from my army so they might just have been all old.
    I think a starter might be good to promote the game but on the other hand I think these models will sell anyway and it’s not like GW to discount stuff that will sell anyway.