Friday, February 24, 2017

Yvraine: The Emissary of Ynnead

Another week passed and Another member of the Triumverate is completed.  In this case Yvraine.  I'm a big fan of the model as I really like its  over the top elegance.  To keep the model as a unifying choice between the factions I opted to use some of the blood technical paint to help it bridge the gap.  I gave it a second coating post Matte spray in order to keep it glistening and fresh looking.  In reference to her arc in the book I made her left hand, the restored hand, coloured with the blood paint as well, almost as if it's a bridge between Ynnead and Khaine.

One of the real joys of these Ynnari models is that they allow me to splash more colour in to my force.  I've built the Visarch and I've also started the Deathworld Forest.  Seems odd to have an obviously themed terrain set that is actually deadly to the force using it as cover.  Especially considering it doesn't actually block line of sight.  In fact, I just don't know how much I like that it is so porous.  I might try to find ways to amend that issue, which would also make the terrain more tactical in its implementation.  We'll see how it goes.  In the mean time I'm back at the Triumverate and I've been crafting my first list.  

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Ynnari Gaming Cards

Over the last few years I've found the cards that Games Workshop released very helpful for actual gaming, and so I was a bit disappointed that Gathering Storm II (Electric Boogaloo) did not have a set of cards released for the Revenant discipline or tactical objective cards.  So I thought I'd make my own, but while I was at it I figured I'd make wargear cards as well to cover the entire range of Aeldari relics/artefacts/enigmas since an Ynnari list can take from either the parent book or the new set.  I find it's good to have something on hand that both I and my opponent can use to reference rules without having to flip through books as often.

Below you can find the file to print out your own copy of the cards.  They are designed to be the back to back on A4 sized paper (slightly different from the US Letter size).  To create a real card feel I'd suggest using 200gsm paper or thicker.  The corners are designed like the 6th edition psychic cards and I left the tactical cards square so that the corners can be left square or rounded as per the wish of the person doing the cutting.

Download: Ynnari Cards

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

The Yncarne

It took me about a week, but I finished the Yncarne (pictured next to the FW Avatar of Khaine for size comparison):

I have real respect for the people that could put the whole model together and paint it as one piece.  I simply couldn't I found there were too many details hidden in the parallel pieces that were too close together for me to either 1) get my brush in there or 2) not ruin another part of the model.  I had to keep in in five pieces.  The left and right parts of the lower part of the soulstream.  The add on section of soul stream at that goes high, the head with top part of the hair, and the body.

I actually quite disliked the model when it was all grey.  It looked far too busy and seemed to lack definition to me.  That said, the fully painted version of the model feels far more elegant.  There is a lot of detail, but it doesn't feel overwhelming.

It doesn't have the pure centrepiece size one might expect, but it with the vibrant colours it should still stick out on the tabletop.  More pics below: