View Full Version : Il-Kaithe Craftworld

28-05-2013, 00:43
Updated 6/20/2013

Here are my completed and WIP eldar for my Craftworld Il-Kaithe army.

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g157/Zike9999/Mobile%20Uploads/20150218_051446.jpg (http://s55.photobucket.com/user/Zike9999/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150218_051446.jpg.html)
http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g157/Zike9999/Mobile%20Uploads/20150218_050549.jpg (http://s55.photobucket.com/user/Zike9999/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150218_050549.jpg.html)
http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g157/Zike9999/Mobile%20Uploads/20150218_051402.jpg (http://s55.photobucket.com/user/Zike9999/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150218_051402.jpg.html)
http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g157/Zike9999/DSCN4028.jpg (http://s55.photobucket.com/user/Zike9999/media/DSCN4028.jpg.html)
http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g157/Zike9999/DSCN4018.jpg (http://s55.photobucket.com/user/Zike9999/media/DSCN4018.jpg.html)
http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g157/Zike9999/eldargroup1.jpg (http://s55.photobucket.com/user/Zike9999/media/eldargroup1.jpg.html)
http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g157/Zike9999/wraithknight1.jpg (http://s55.photobucket.com/user/Zike9999/media/wraithknight1.jpg.html)
http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g157/Zike9999/wraithblades1.jpg (http://s55.photobucket.com/user/Zike9999/media/wraithblades1.jpg.html)
http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g157/Zike9999/lock1-1.jpg (http://s55.photobucket.com/user/Zike9999/media/lock1-1.jpg.html)

30-05-2013, 21:38
Those are cool sculpts, I tried to get one but they were all gone.

Don't think I've ever seen someone do Il-Kaithe, this will be interesting to watch :)

31-05-2013, 05:14
thanks, working on the other one now and cant wait to crack into my new models saturday

03-06-2013, 03:14
here is a rough pic of my first 2 sample wraithblades, making a mostly wraith army, picked up 3 wraithguard boxes, a wraithknight, a spiritseer and a fighter.

going to spend time taking better pics when i finish the squad

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g157/Zike9999/wraithblades.jpg (http://s55.photobucket.com/user/Zike9999/media/wraithblades.jpg.html)

04-06-2013, 19:21
Colour scheme works really well on those wraithblades, nice poses too. Wish I could get to work on some WBs but can't before November!!

04-06-2013, 21:39
What recipe is that purple colour?

Very interested to see how this plot develops.

04-06-2013, 22:43
Looking real good, but I'm not a fan of the purple on the sword. Would probably look better in a more 'glowing' purple or the same metal as the Wraithguard axes.

05-06-2013, 11:57
the purple is actually just citadel xeraus purple highlighted with geanstealer purple. yeah im still iffy about the warlocks blade as well, i was considering swapping out both my locks blades with the ghostwswords from the new wraithguard kit

05-06-2013, 16:31
the purple is actually just citadel xeraus purple highlighted with geanstealer purple. yeah im still iffy about the warlocks blade as well, i was considering swapping out both my locks blades with the ghostwswords from the new wraithguard kit

I think that'd look amazing!

Also, the way you did the green is really slick. It looks really vibrant.

Any ideas on how you'll do their bases?


05-06-2013, 17:58
the purple is actually just citadel xeraus purple highlighted with geanstealer purple. yeah im still iffy about the warlocks blade as well, i was considering swapping out both my locks blades with the ghostwswords from the new wraithguard kit

Cool, looks really smooth.

More pics!

05-06-2013, 23:48
Looking awesome mate!

How did you do the green? looks super!

06-06-2013, 02:15
the main green is warpstone glow, washed with biel-tan green then worked up with warpstone again and then highlighted with moot green. the cod piece and kneepads are moot green highlighted with 50/50 moot green and white.

I really havnt ecided on bases yet, been scratching my head, was considering buying bases this go round http://www.miniaturemarket.com/swmbat4001.html

06-06-2013, 08:49

Really does look impressive :)

09-06-2013, 12:06
so iv only completed one more wraithblade since my last post......
http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g157/Zike9999/legs3.jpg (http://s55.photobucket.com/user/Zike9999/media/legs3.jpg.html)

because i got distracted by a nice pair of legs :)
http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g157/Zike9999/wraithlegs.jpg (http://s55.photobucket.com/user/Zike9999/media/wraithlegs.jpg.html)

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g157/Zike9999/group.jpg (http://s55.photobucket.com/user/Zike9999/media/group.jpg.html)

Power Hungry Monkey
11-06-2013, 12:44
Really nice green, Very smooth and the blending/highlighting is really crisp

13-06-2013, 09:32
really loving the colour scheme, very nice blending to.


13-06-2013, 15:02
Just 2 arms and a base to go, again sorry for the horrid pics, once i finish him ill figure ut a way to take some better ones

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g157/Zike9999/wk1.jpg (http://s55.photobucket.com/user/Zike9999/media/wk1.jpg.html)
http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g157/Zike9999/wk2.jpg (http://s55.photobucket.com/user/Zike9999/media/wk2.jpg.html)
http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g157/Zike9999/wk3.jpg (http://s55.photobucket.com/user/Zike9999/media/wk3.jpg.html)

17-06-2013, 02:04
That Spirit Stone in the Wraithknight is beautiful. It doesn't take away from the rest of the model either. (:

17-06-2013, 04:56
One hint: Try not to photograph your models with the window shining from behind. This is really not helpful. Try to photograph them with the window in your back and their front. If you have to go into another room for doing so, so be it. It would really help your pictures as all the reflections from the back make the pictures much less pleasing.

17-06-2013, 05:16
I love the fact that you have that anti-hero from Super Dungeon Explore behind the model, love that game!


17-06-2013, 11:51
well the knight is complete sans the base, its painted but needs dulcoat which im out of, so here are some pics :)
http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g157/Zike9999/wkf3.jpg (http://s55.photobucket.com/user/Zike9999/media/wkf3.jpg.html)
http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g157/Zike9999/wkf2.jpg (http://s55.photobucket.com/user/Zike9999/media/wkf2.jpg.html)
http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g157/Zike9999/wkf1.jpg (http://s55.photobucket.com/user/Zike9999/media/wkf1.jpg.html)

17-06-2013, 12:19
Very nice. The colour scheme looks very striking. I also like the way the model is posed.

17-06-2013, 21:05
Must say, I do like the aggressive 'relentless' pose :)

18-06-2013, 01:00
Loving the greens.
Loving the pose.
Loving this log, keep up the great work.

18-06-2013, 18:03
So decided to make my own warp spiders, but need some bits, Looking for 5 plastic splinter cannons from the dark eldar warrior/scourge boxs, or 5 haywire blasters or heat lances from the scourge set and 7 plastic shredders from any plastic kit.

also looking for warp spider exarch jump generators, also need 5

if anyone has any ill buy them or let me know what bits your looking for

18-06-2013, 19:06
I might have all of those weapons, but won't be able to check until sat/sun. Might also have an Autarch jump generator which could be good for the exarch.

It's all in boxes in the UK, flying back for the weekend. Will let you know.

18-06-2013, 22:51
awesome thx

19-06-2013, 23:40
Here is my WIP prototype for my warp spiders. current plan for the gun is dark eldar scourge heat lance arms with a reworked wraithcannon head. The more and more I look at it the more it looks more like ant or a firefly than an ant, if i took the 'mandibles" to the top front more like antennae. So what do you guys think, new age warp spider or create my own count as shrine?

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g157/Zike9999/DSCN3952.jpg (http://s55.photobucket.com/user/Zike9999/media/DSCN3952.jpg.html) http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g157/Zike9999/DSCN3956.jpg (http://s55.photobucket.com/user/Zike9999/media/DSCN3956.jpg.html) http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g157/Zike9999/DSCN3957.jpg (http://s55.photobucket.com/user/Zike9999/media/DSCN3957.jpg.html) http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g157/Zike9999/DSCN3961.jpg (http://s55.photobucket.com/user/Zike9999/media/DSCN3961.jpg.html)

Power Hungry Monkey
20-06-2013, 06:58
MAD! Very very cool work on the Spider. You've given me a few ideas to try on my own conversions. The warp-pack is very cool (and yeah, kinda ant-like) and the addition on the stabilisers on the legs really adds a touch of realism to it. MORE! NOW!

20-06-2013, 10:49
Stunning paint job - look forward to seeing more!!

20-06-2013, 10:52
That spider is insane!

20-06-2013, 20:57
updated my main post with based and completed models, reworked the lock abit.

Here is my progress on the prototype warp spider
http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g157/Zike9999/wshead1.jpg (http://s55.photobucket.com/user/Zike9999/media/wshead1.jpg.html)

and here is my design for the deathspinner, decided to go more rifle like, looks neat and the guns are easier to come by. all i need know to coplete the squad are 4 heavy wraithcannon power supplys from the wraithknight kit and a dark eldar shredder.
http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g157/Zike9999/deathspinner.jpg (http://s55.photobucket.com/user/Zike9999/media/deathspinner.jpg.html)

21-06-2013, 01:10
I love this army so much! I'm doing an entirely wraith themed army and have been so torn as to what scheme to do! Yours is truly making me love purple! Thanks for the inspiration, can't wait to see more of what you do!

21-06-2013, 07:35
I demand to know how you made the jump generator!

Also it's early and I can't think where those mandibles are from?

Can you point to pictures of those bits you need - I think I may have some of them spare.

21-06-2013, 08:13
The mandibles are probably Guardian-back-fins.

21-06-2013, 08:27
the mandibles look like the arm fins from the wraithblades to me, from the pic it looks like most of the warp jump pack is from the wraithguard kit too, thigh guards, torso. He does look awesome, kudos! I'll look forward to seeing him all put together.

21-06-2013, 11:21
The mandibles are actually the fin piece from the d-scyths, the backpack is mostly wriathguard and wraithknight pieces. When i start assembling the rest of them i can post WIP pics. the pieces i need are the ones on the right right above the barrel http://www.ebay.com/itm/ELDAR-WRAITHKNIGHT-HEAVY-WRAITHCANNON-BARRELS-CR-/251289001736

22-06-2013, 03:10
here is my first complete warp spider. i have to say im really happy how he turned out, now to finish his friends.
http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g157/Zike9999/1-2.jpg (http://s55.photobucket.com/user/Zike9999/media/1-2.jpg.html) http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g157/Zike9999/2-2.jpg (http://s55.photobucket.com/user/Zike9999/media/2-2.jpg.html) http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g157/Zike9999/3-2.jpg (http://s55.photobucket.com/user/Zike9999/media/3-2.jpg.html) http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g157/Zike9999/4-2.jpg (http://s55.photobucket.com/user/Zike9999/media/4-2.jpg.html)

22-06-2013, 03:14
The deathspinner is a bit too long IMHO, but other than that: amazing conversion! Ant-like though it may be, it really works!

Inquisitor Engel
22-06-2013, 05:26
http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g157/Zike9999/1-2.jpg (http://s55.photobucket.com/user/Zike9999/media/1-2.jpg.html)

I am so stealing this. :)

22-06-2013, 08:36
Love the addition of a spiderweb to his leg, nice touch :)

23-06-2013, 16:48
This is indeed a very nice Spider. Consider the idea stolen.

However, I can't help feeling you ought to have done something to the arms to make them more like heavy Aspect armour and not DE armour. Either an arm swap or some filing and scultping of Aspect plates. Did you consider it at all?

24-06-2013, 12:19
i did, but i actually like the way the DE armor looks carapace and spider like

25-06-2013, 02:57
Here is A'rulain, The Unsung, Exarch of The Shrine of the Infinite Web

I wanted to do my exarch with a spinneret rifle and make here alot more spider like.

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g157/Zike9999/EX1.jpg (http://s55.photobucket.com/user/Zike9999/media/EX1.jpg.html) http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g157/Zike9999/ex3.jpg (http://s55.photobucket.com/user/Zike9999/media/ex3.jpg.html) http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g157/Zike9999/ex2.jpg (http://s55.photobucket.com/user/Zike9999/media/ex2.jpg.html)

25-06-2013, 04:39
Looks fantastic, love it

25-06-2013, 08:10
Great rendition of the warp spiders mate, they really look the part and sit really well in the current design, probably because they are made of new bitz. Well done.

25-06-2013, 13:52
Really nice take on the Spinneret rifle, and generally love your take on the warp spiders.

My only misgiving is that the pose looks a little static, though that might just be the picture's angle...

Can't wait for the next instalment!


25-06-2013, 21:02
A'rulain, the Unsung is painted :)

And on the staticness, i was putting some of it in purposely, as i view warp spiders moving very intentionally, i think wearing heavy aspect armor and using warp jump generators would train them this way.

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g157/Zike9999/DSCN4007.jpg (http://s55.photobucket.com/user/Zike9999/media/DSCN4007.jpg.html) http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g157/Zike9999/DSCN4009.jpg (http://s55.photobucket.com/user/Zike9999/media/DSCN4009.jpg.html) http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g157/Zike9999/DSCN4010.jpg (http://s55.photobucket.com/user/Zike9999/media/DSCN4010.jpg.html) http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g157/Zike9999/DSCN4013.jpg (http://s55.photobucket.com/user/Zike9999/media/DSCN4013.jpg.html)

27-06-2013, 21:48
I love the spiders. Great conversions, great painting. The sculpted web ornaments are a really nice touch.

28-06-2013, 01:44
thanks for all the kind words everyone

02-07-2013, 14:50
Here is my completed spiritseer.
http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g157/Zike9999/DSCN4018.jpg (http://s55.photobucket.com/user/Zike9999/media/DSCN4018.jpg.html)

Also here is a picture of the parts for my spiders(except green stuff). Dor some reason the picture is grainy but i think they can all be made out
http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g157/Zike9999/DSCN4016.jpg (http://s55.photobucket.com/user/Zike9999/media/DSCN4016.jpg.html)

03-07-2013, 18:56
That's really useful, I can imagine a few people will be copying your conversion!!

09-07-2013, 00:22
Finished the Warp spiders, all i got left for my 1k army is my crimson hunter and 5 wraithguard

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g157/Zike9999/DSCN4028.jpg (http://s55.photobucket.com/user/Zike9999/media/DSCN4028.jpg.html)

09-07-2013, 06:53
They look brilliant mate. Thanks for the parts break down, thats really helpful.

09-07-2013, 11:59
Thank you very much, and im glad it helps

09-07-2013, 13:19
Those are really good conversions

09-07-2013, 14:07
Fantastic work. The whole squad looks excellent. Did you pick up 3 Wraithknights? For those bitz I'm seeing the Heavy Wraithcannon rift generator as part of the backpack, and with 2 per Wraithknight I'm figuring that's a Dreamwalker formation you've got.

10-07-2013, 01:26
nice color scheme. a nice green like that really makes the a model pop.

10-07-2013, 01:47
No Fable sadly i just got the bits off others :( lol though 3 would be nice it took me long enough to paint one.

Hazelnut Soup
18-02-2015, 11:46
[QUOTE=Zombiebeatbox;6830294]Here is my completed spiritseer.

Sorry to Necro this post, but can you tell us which models those pays ate all from? Thanks in advance, HNS.

18-02-2015, 11:46
Haven't updated but here is the start of my harlequins, The Masque of the Rising Question
http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g157/Zike9999/Mobile%20Uploads/20150218_050549.jpg (http://s55.photobucket.com/user/Zike9999/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150218_050549.jpg.html)
http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g157/Zike9999/Mobile%20Uploads/20150218_050840.jpg (http://s55.photobucket.com/user/Zike9999/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150218_050840.jpg.html)
http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g157/Zike9999/Mobile%20Uploads/20150218_050859.jpg (http://s55.photobucket.com/user/Zike9999/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150218_050859.jpg.html)
http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g157/Zike9999/Mobile%20Uploads/20150218_051402.jpg (http://s55.photobucket.com/user/Zike9999/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150218_051402.jpg.html)

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g157/Zike9999/Mobile%20Uploads/20150218_051446.jpg (http://s55.photobucket.com/user/Zike9999/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150218_051446.jpg.html)

18-02-2015, 20:12
Colours on the harlequins are beautiful!

19-02-2015, 00:42
I have to second that motion! I really like the colours you've used on the harlequins and I like that even though you've made them colourful they still look cohesive as a unit. Very impressed, keep it up!

Although one thing I'd have to say is that I think they'd probably look better with black trims to the bases instead of the wraith bone colour. But - that's just a personal preference!

20-02-2015, 06:52
Very clean painting! Agree on the colours, the warm spectrum jackets & sharp diamonds are great :)

26-02-2015, 04:03
Thanks for the feedback, just got this guy finished
http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g157/Zike9999/Mobile%20Uploads/20150225_225143.jpg (http://s55.photobucket.com/user/Zike9999/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150225_225143.jpg.html)http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g157/Zike9999/Mobile%20Uploads/20150225_225133.jpg (http://s55.photobucket.com/user/Zike9999/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150225_225133.jpg.html)

27-02-2015, 23:05
beautiful harlequins. Love the simplified approach to the harlequin colors. Very appealing without driving yourself nuts.