Showcase: Blackstone Fortress: Amallyn Shadowguide

Showcase: Blackstone Fortress: Amallyn Shadowguide

Published 2023-03-05

Hailing originally from the now-shattered Craftworld of Biel-Tan, Amallyn Shadowguide has traveled the webway for centuries. For her, the Blackstone Fortress represents a possible way to save her dying home and to make Biel-Tan whole again through the strange technologies within.

Miniature Review

Amallyn is the first Eldar, or Aeldari, that I've painted in a long long time. I really like the pose, with a wide stance and the position of the sniper rifle. The mandatory ranger cloak allows for a lot more color to be added to the miniature and adds some depth.

Painting Techniques

Cloak (Outer)

Ork Flesh
Biel Tan Green
Warpstone Glow

Cloak (Inner)

Gutrippa Flesh
Kroak Green


Gore Grunta Fur
Mournfang Brown
Skrag Brown


Corax White
Apothecary White
Basilicanum Grey


Retributor Armour
Reikland Fleshshade Gloss
Liberator Gold


Magos Purple
Stormhost Silver


Nuln Oil Gloss
Stormhost Silver

Black Metal

Black Legion
Thunderhawk Blue
Russ Grey
Fenrisian Grey


Skeleton Horde
Screaming Skull
Pallid Wych Flesh


Guilliman Flesh

Blue Gem

Talassar Blue
Corax White

Red Gems

Spiritstone Red
Blood Angels Red
Evil Sunz Scarlet
Wild Rider Red
Corax White


I mixed sand with glue and applied it to the base. I then drybrushed it with Eshin Grey, then Mechanicus Standard Grey. I then painted the outer base with Rhinox Hide.


As I'm getting to the end of the box this one felt like a bit of a rushed job. I'm not always happy with how contrast paints cover smooth areas, and quite often end up adding so many highlights that I've fully covered up the base layer. This time I only added a few smaller highlights, in some areas it looks fine foo a fraction of the time, in others though its not the best.

One of the bits I am really happy about though is the cloak. I'd actually planned to paint a thorn patten all over it, but I was so happy with how the color and the shading came out I wasn't sure if I messed up if I'd be able to reproduce it, so I decided to leave it as it is.