Iyanden Eldar Armour

Iyanden Eldar Armour

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    11 Dec 2020
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    23 Dec 2020
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This is how I painted the yellow and blue armour of my Craftworld Iyanden Eldar Guardian.

  1. Basecoat all of the yellow armour with Averland Sunset .
  2. Use Iyanden Yellow diluted with Contrast Medium , mixed 1:2 and go over all of the yellow again.
  3. Selectively shade the deepest recesses of the armour with thinned Mournfang Brown .
  4. Bring the plates and exposed of the armour back to the base colour by painting/glazing Averland Sunset over them again.
  5. Chunky edge highlight of Averland Sunset and Screaming Skull mixed 2:1.
  6. Fine edge highlight of Averland Sunset and Screaming Skull mixed 1:1.
  7. Selective highlight of pure Screaming Skull . I would advise sticking to corners and the most prominent areas only.
  8. Dot highlight of Screaming Skull mixed with a little pure white, like Dead White .
  9. If at any point you are dissatisfied with the vibrancy of the yellow, I would recommend adding a little ink (like Vallejo Game Ink Yellow ) into your paint. You can then glaze over the affected area and start building up colours again.
  10. Basecoat the helmet and and relevant areas with Macragge Blue .
  11. Recess shade any raises detail with Kantor Blue , watered down to a glaze. This may take a couple of attempts. Alternatively, use Drakenhof Nightshade .
  12. Chunky edge highlight of Alaitoc Blue .
  13. Fine edge highlight of Calgar Blue .
  14. With Calgar Blue and Blue Horror mixed 1:1, selectively highlight the most pronounced parts of edges and corners.
  15. Place dot highlights of pure Blue Horror in corners and in the centre of the previous steps highlights.

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Citadel Painting System 12
Base 3
  • Averland Sunset
  • Kantor Blue
  • Macragge Blue
Shade 1
  • Drakenhof Nightshade
Layer 4
  • Alaitoc Blue
  • Blue Horror
  • Calgar Blue
  • Screaming Skull
Technical 1
  • Contrast Medium
Air 2
  • Calgar Blue
  • Mournfang Brown
Contrast 1
  • Iyanden Yellow
Vallejo Game Color 2
Base 1
  • 72.001 Dead White
Ink 1
  • 72.085 Yellow
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