After black primer, I started with the basic grays, using Adeptus Battlegray, then Codex, Fortress, and finishing with a slight white line along the very edges. I used Kommando Khaki, Bleached Bone, and white edges again for his armor decoration. His sword is Hawk Turquoise, Ice Blue, and white. The original symbol was painted in Scorpion Green and Hawk Turquoise, but I ended up changing it later. His tunic or whatever it is, was painted to match the rest of my Eldar army using purple shades lightening to white.
The next step was his staff. I painted the top Shadow Gray with an ice blue highlight. I used the same colors for his Obi. The symbol was painted with the same purple tones as his tunic, but with larger soft white highlights. The lower part was done with Scorched Brown, Graveyard Earth, and finally some Khaki highlights. The same colors were used for his pouches and the grip of his sword. I added some gray highlights around the gems and on the sword as well.
The next step were the MANY gems covering him. I painted them green, matching the rest of my Eldar. I used Orkhide Shade, Snot Green, and Scorpion Green, with a white highlight to bring it out and make it shine. I painted a number of tassles around him using reds and oranges and did the straps holding his pouches with reds as well. I used fortress gray on the charms around his forearms, and hawk turnquoise for the bangle around his upper arm.
I finished him up using more reds and oranges for some of the decorations adorning his sword and the back of his staff. I also used the Hawl Turquoise/Ice Blue in other places on the model, I liked the way it ended up contrasting with the darker tones. I cleaned up his base using grays and added the green tone static grass that I used for my other eldar and he was complete.
He ended up second place in the painting contest to Demosthenes’ Salamander Librarian.
~Next on the list is my own Red Scorpions Terminator Librarian that I custom built for the Badab Campaign. Comments as always are welcome!