So we have two test models here, and I think a pretty clear winner.
The main plan with the Slaanesh warriors was a very limited palette - pink, black, white, some steel and some gold. That's it! This then matches the Chaos Chariot already in progress. Overall the aim was to make the entire palette warm, pinks and gold with a warm white furs and even the blacks to be highlighted with a warm grey, In fact the only cool colour would be the steel and the trim on the shield that would be a blue rather than the usual grey we do for blacks.
The cape edges and boots were drybrushed with Dryad Bark and then Baneblade Brown to show the dirt and dust from trudging across the world.
Overall we were happy with this and how it would look at an army level. Then, in the dead of the night I realised that I'd used Kakophoni Purple to highlight pink! Making the pink look more purple than we'd planned. What was I thinking? So...
So - the takeaway is that Emperor's Children is the key to making Screamer Pink pop. The second mini looks much better, so will be the paint master for the rest. Overall, we think the warm palette works, with only the steel, shield rim and the cloak drybrush bucking the trend of being cool colours.
Also the green grass was a purposeful way to make the pink look REALLY pink!
What do you think? Overall, very happy with a first try at Slaanesh Chaos Warriors - the Chaos Knights look like a pretty scary prospect though...