Eye of Horus

Eye of Horus

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    24 Nov 2020
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    24 Nov 2020
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A quick guide to painting the Eye of Horus on Chaos Marines.

  1. Basecoat Mephiston Red . You can apply a thinned amount of this into the crevices if you want it to look like a glow.
  2. Paint 2/3rds Evil Sunz Scarlet , running a bit more into the recesses as above.
  3. Paint just over half with Wild Rider Red
  4. Paint just under half Troll Slayer Orange . This has a gradient of red to orange now towards the bottom.
  5. Paint a black line with Black Templar (I find this easier to control out of the pot, but Abaddon Black watered down would work)
  6. Thicken the line to a slightly rounded triangle, or an oval for the Sauron style eye.
  7. Paint a thick line of Fire Dragon Bright around the black line. Add dots at the side points of the eye.
  8. Paint a mix of Fire Dragon Bright and Yriel Yellow inside the orange layer, next to the black line. Dot inside the side dots as previous.
  9. Add a very fine Yriel Yellow line.
  10. Use White Scar to add a dot inside the black line as a reflection.
  11. Coat the whole thing with a medium as the reds all have different finishes.



Warhammer Hobbyist. Mostly Black Legion, Thousand Sons, Chaos Daemons and Chaos Knights. Drukhari for 2023. Hope you find these recipes useful!

Citadel Painting System 9
Base 2
  • Abaddon Black
  • Mephiston Red
Layer 6
  • Evil Sunz Scarlet
  • Fire Dragon Bright
  • Troll Slayer Orange
  • White Scar
  • Wild Rider Red
  • Yriel Yellow
Contrast 1
  • Black Templar
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