Warhammer 40k Eldar Craftworld Iyanden: Prince Yriel and his Guardians

Warhammer 40k Eldar Craftworld Iyanden: Prince Yriel and his Guardians
The prince has landed.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Warhammer 40k Craftworld Iyanden: Wraithguard, never leave home without them.





I just finished my first Iyanden Wraithguard. I will have a squad of at least 10 of these things in my Iyanden Army, led by a spirit seer. I know, it is super expensive, and they only have a 12 inch range... but it's IYANDEN! I have to use them. Besides, I love the models. This one was painted using Iyanden Darksun, washed with Gryph Sepia, then layered with 3 different yellows, then highlighted with a 50/50 yellow/white mix, then extreme with white. The gems were done with Red gore, blood red, blazing orange, firey orange and highlighted with white. I did the rune by hand, painting it Space wolf grey first, then white, then giving it a drop shadow with black. The flame was Darksun with yellow then white. I varnished the entire model with Valejo Satin Varnish. I hit the gems with gloss.

Only nine more! I think I will do the next one using just yellow on white, then washing with sepia, then hitting with more layers of yellow. I think it will be faster, but still give a nice effect.

8 comments:

Black Matt said...

I like what youve got going on there! A whole army will be a knockout!

Morkai said...

Wow! I like your Wraithguard! Great painting!

I always liked Iyanden but yellow was too dificult to paint to me! xD

jawaballs said...

Thanks man! I will get back to these guys soon.

Arjan said...

very cool!
I've just started painting on Yriel because he'll be featured in a diorama I'm planning. He'll fight some Kraken Tyranids (which is my main army).

Luis Bermer said...

Awesome!

I link this blog ;)

Sancraer said...

Kl, i've just started iyanden as well. Urs r way better painted than my dudes. Any particular reason ur using spiritseer (warlock negates wraithsight as well but only at 6")?

leti.ryder said...

its really good tho howw did you do the blue and did you prime it black or white? which is best

leti.ryder said...

nice iyanden wraith guard i am doing iyanden army and i have some questions

what colour should i prime the minitures
and im dont want to make the blue as dark as it is in the codex how could i do it brighter

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