Sunday, April 13, 2014

WIP: Guardians and Spectres

Been really busy lately once I started at my new job. Its still meaningful and exciting, but really tiring at the same time. To liven things up, I've been adding more of the living to my Iyanden Craftworld Eldar. I had only the one Eldar Guardian for the longest time, like 5 years! He definitely looked really lonely and despondent every time I glanced over at the shelves.
I decided to make him part of a complete squad of 10 :) It was difficult to paint when I get home each day, cos the energy levels are not high at all lol! So I base painted the major areas of the mini, like the armor during the weekend first.

And thereafter, every evening of the week, I painted just one area in the models. I painted the helmets blue on Monday (cos its Monday). And I painted the guns black on Tuesday. Then the basic shade for the gems on Wednesday. I painted just the eyes on Thursday. And on Friday, I did some highlights. The models themselves (sans the base) were kinda almost done on Saturday.
And here they are. Just need some basing to be done on the weekend! I didn't give them a Weapons Platform as its quite expensive (points wise) purchase. And the Guardians will probably be hiding in a Serpent or in backfield claiming objectives.

Colors Used:
For the basecoat I used Citadel Averland Sunset. Then I washed the models with Seraphim Sepia. I then layered on a mix of Averland Sunset and Yrie Yellow. Then more Yriel Yellow for the next layer. The highlights were a mix of Yriel Yellow and white. I'm currently using Game Color White Primer.

I basecoated Regal Blue. Then Regal Blue and Enchanted Blue mix. Highlighted with pure Enchanted Blue.

WIP: Eldar Shadow Spectres
I also finally rolled out the Shadow Spectres purchased almost 2 years ago. Did not start any paint work on them yet.

They do fit really well into the Iyanden scheme of things although their Phoenix Lord is from the Mymeara Craftworld. But the Spectres do take their place after death as Wratihguards, guarding the Shadow Spectre Shrine. Fighting on even after death.
They took quite a while to assemble! All those cloth bits that float in the wind lol!
I bought the squad and the Phoenix Lord. Decided not to get the Exarch as the Phoenix Lord model can be used to double up as an Exarch or an Autarch with Spectre wargear.
Although it took a while to put together, the amount of creativity allowed from the placement of the various cloth bits was quite fun. Good thing they are resin, so it was not too difficult. The Spectres are really cool looking and characterful models.

Hope to do more hobbying as I get back to the grind. Take care everyone!

1 comment:

  1. Both look awesome and ready to rock when our Seer Councils convene! Looking forward to seeing them on our next apoc!