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.



Collector of Black Legion in 40K; Daughters of Khaine and all things Dark Aelven in AoS.

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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