You get three Nightwing fighters, in the Wrath of Angels boxed game, you also get three Phoenix Bombers.
So the next stage after giving the Asuryani Flyers for Aeronautica Imperialis a white undercoat was to think about the colour scheme.
My Ork flyers are red and yellow, so decided I wanted something different to that. My Imperial Navy flyers are dark blue, and again I wanted to avoid duplication. So what was left on the colour wheel was potentially green.
I did quite like this Eldar colour scheme from the GW displays at Warhammer World and Games Day.
And this one.
So that was that really, I was going green.
It did what I wanted on the model in the sense of adding shadow to the panel lines.
This wasn’t as effective has I hoped with some pooling in places on the flat wings.
I think with a heavy dry brush I can retain the shadows and remove some of the effects of the pooling.
The next stage will be that heavy dry brush and then a lighter dry brush to draw out the highlights.
After that it will be detailing the engines and weapons.
The primary aircraft employed by the enigmatic xenos known as Craftworld Aeldari, Nightwing fighters possesses a level of speed and manoeuvrability that appears preternatural. In battle, squadrons of Nightwings weave around enemy aircraft, tearing their foe apart with bursts of fire from shuriken cannons and bright lances. The Asuryani air fleet is full of intensely fast, hard-hitting yet fragile aircraft. Nightwings are all of these, with the speed and maneuverability to stay out of the line of fire and set up an ideal tailing position before unleashing devastating firepower.
There are three of these in the Wrath of Angels boxed set. These are the painted versions on the GW website.
There are three models on the single sprue you get in the Wrath of Angels boxed set.
These were simple models to construct, though the swing wings were a little fiddly.
They do move, but I kind of expect them get “stuck” once undercoated and painting.