My quest in re-painting the Iyanden Eldar has seen the appearance of one of the rare sights of the Craftworld: The Guardian. With the Craftworld's population much diminished by the devastating Tyranid attack, the basic Eldar Guardians are seldom seen in large numbers in any Iyanden force.
I will be re-doing my old squad of Guardians. Here's one that I painted in the colors of Iyanden.
I have always liked the look of the basic Eldar Guardian. I hope I've done justice to a really great sculpt.
Brave (New Worlds)
I also managed to catch Pixar's newest movie offering Brave. My wife and I both found it a really visually stunning film. The storyline was also touching and meaningful. The beginning short clip La Luna was also really heart warming.
But what i really liked was the feel of seeing another world. The 'world' of Brave does have its inspirations from Celtic myth and culture. But it is its own World.
The only portals i can find to date in touching such worlds are through movies, books and the world of miniature wargaming. I think access to these places of fantasy and refuge are becoming more vital these days. These tales and stories not only serve to inspire, but they also weave in that bright thread of hope, love and courage into our reality that is increasingly permeated with apathy and pain. These pockets of adventures in time can give us purpose, that there are still things worth fighting for.
Perhaps one day, one of these paths can lead me to a real portal, and I will step through it without hesitation, for that one last adventure..
Have a fruitful and enjoyable week ahead all! And keep hobbying through the maelstrom of work and other daily demands ;)