For the last couple of days I’ve worked on test models for my new upcoming Eldar army, which will belong to craftworld Iybraesil. Those that follow this blog for a longer time know that I already own a Saim-Hann army of a reasonable size. So why comes this sudden change to Iybraesil? Well, with the new Eldar releases of last year, it occured to me to start something fresh. My brushwork skills have improved since I painted the majority of my Saim-Hann models, and I own an airbrush by now, which helps painting Eldar vehicles immensely. A new craftworld also means a new paint scheme, so I can refine and improve what I learnt about painting Eldar so far.
As you can see above, the paint and basing style are still pretty similar to my Saim-Hann craftworld, so the Iybraesil additions feel like an allied contigent, sort of. For this reason, I want to concentrate on units that are absent in my Saim-Hann collection in the beginning, for example Wraithguard, Rangers, Hornets and War Walkers. Eventually, the Iybraesil part of my Eldar collection will grow to a fully-fledged army. Due to the same basing, they’ll even work as allies for my Dark Eldar, so I might end up with an epic army of all kinds of pointy-ears one day 😉
What do you think?
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Traditional with a little twist I'd guess, but it will be a long time before I get to do aspects!
Hyped for Eldar, they are my favorite race and would love to see you do them justice.
I personally think the green grass would look better on the Iybraesil army just because the dead grass is almost the same tone as the bone colour of the weapon. Maybe it's just personal preference, but looks great either way. Looking forward to seeing your army 🙂
Stahly, can you do no wrong? Looks great! I too am working on an eldar project and did a matching base scheme for the same reason. I actually inverted my colors of my Dark Eldar so that my Eldar constrast with them sharply. The teal and purple go very well together though!
Looks great! Any chance of getting a recipe/tutorial for the iybraesil scheme?
Yes, there will be a tutorial. Just wait for a little longer 😉
I like the one in the middle and i hope to see tutorials on it soon!
That Guardian is amazing! I've always been a fan of your Eldar collection. The one point of criticism I have is the helmet cowling. The white seems like it is applied as a uniform ayer of absolute white. (This might just be the photo!) Using a subtly darker shade and higlighting with true white, in my opinion, would not only look more consistent, it'd be a great opportunity to showcase your gorgeous edge highlighting skills!
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Looks solid, I'm excited about seeing your new Eldar painted up!
Do you have any plans for aspect warrior color schemes? Traditional, matched to your Guardians, or whatever you feel like?