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New Imperial Knight army - Helverins finished
« on: June 28, 2018, 01:28:33 PM »
I did a quick test paint for my knight army.  I like the style, but it needs decals and weathering.  I have painted 9 full sized knights (I made a bit of a business out of commission knight production!) so moving to the 6 I have ready to go will be nice.  I never did a single unified color scheme.  I think this will work fine.  Yellow can be a headache but this is doable when broken up with reddish/orange and black.

Paint job took about 4 hours so the time is right.  I estimate another 2 in weathering and basing plus decals.  Big knights should come in at around 10 hours, which is where I was with the ones I was painting on commission.











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Re: New Imperial Knight army - First test model
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2018, 02:28:45 PM »
Well that looks freaking awesome. The yellow is fantastic. Can't wait to see it after the weathering.

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Re: New Imperial Knight army - First test model
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2018, 08:15:44 AM »
With that new box being such good value, have you considered reviving your business?

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Re: New Imperial Knight army - First test model
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2018, 09:58:55 PM »
No, I sort of found those knights petered out a bit!  Funny enough, I also have so many of my own projects that the money I get from pumping out knights doesn't really hold up to the time required to build and paint them!

I am finishing my Valiant today and basing it.  So I have a Warden, a Valiant, and an Armiger.  I will crank out a Gallant over the next couple days so I can try these guys out this weekend.

My Warden.  I went heavy on the orangish red.  The Valiant has a large amount of black.  I am looking to unify the models while still giving each a distinct look.









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Re: New Imperial Knight army - First test model
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2018, 03:14:00 AM »
Good job :::cheers:::

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Re: New Imperial Knight army - First test model
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2018, 03:56:44 AM »
I think they look great. How long does it take you to finish a knight from total start to finish? With the length it takes me to finish a basic trooper I figure it'll take most of a month for me to finish a knight.

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Re: New Imperial Knight army - First test model
« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2018, 02:22:35 PM »
I'd say about 4 hours assembly (they are heavily magnetized) and roughly 13-15 hours to fully paint and base.  Considering the 10 Flashgitz I finished ran me about 30 hours from assembly to fully painted, its not a bad pace.

I find these big models actually paint up very quickly.  They are comparatively uncomplicated, with much of the detail being done with transfers and very simple shading. Small models with lots of bitz and bobs are much more difficult to get right and work with.  I will have my full army of 4 armigers, 3 questoris, and 2 dominus knights done by August I think.  A full army wrapped up!
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Re: New Imperial Knight army - First test model
« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2018, 11:17:22 PM »
Thank you!  I just finished my Valiant, Barron Philip the V, Lord of the Black Gate.  On to the Gallant next!















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Re: New Imperial Knight army - First test model
« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2018, 01:39:09 AM »
Beautiful looking knight!

Time to finish isn't that bad either actually. I was expecting longer. like you say to, comparing it to a squad makes it seem pretty reasonable.

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Re: New Imperial Knight army - First test model
« Reply #9 on: July 05, 2018, 08:35:42 AM »
Looking great yet again!
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Re: New Imperial Knight army - Four down, five to go!
« Reply #10 on: July 08, 2018, 09:55:15 PM »
Finished my Gallant.  He was fabulous in the game I played yesterday, which was an absolute blood bath!!

Here is my inspiration for the arm, Classic 90ís GW:



A couple snaps from yesterday:





The finished gallant (yesterdayís was only partially done.)














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Re: New Imperial Knight army - First test model
« Reply #11 on: July 10, 2018, 01:50:06 PM »
Well that looks freaking awesome. The yellow is fantastic. Can't wait to see it after the weathering.

Yeah, that's one pissed off metal chicken. :biggriin:
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Re: New Imperial Knight army - Four down, five to go!
« Reply #12 on: July 12, 2018, 12:46:04 PM »
The Tender Heart is a hero!
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Re: New Imperial Knight army - Castellan complete
« Reply #13 on: July 13, 2018, 11:58:00 AM »
Finished the Castellan.  Now to the three remaining Armigers then the Crusader and I am done!















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Re: New Imperial Knight army - Castellan complete
« Reply #14 on: July 13, 2018, 03:10:50 PM »
 :icon_eek: :::cheers:::

Looks great.
 A tiny criticism would be the scroll on this chest needs a little more definition around the end edges, maybe a thin ink, and a highlight to edges, in rakarth flesh.

Looking forward to the armigers
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Re: New Imperial Knight army - Castellan complete
« Reply #15 on: July 13, 2018, 03:28:47 PM »
Yes!  Totally agree!  I noticed a couple other things as well after I took pictures.  You know how it is, sometimes you miss the slip ups until you see them on camera!  I didnít finish washing the top guns or meltas and there is an incomplete highlight on the plasma glow effect!
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Re: New Imperial Knight army - Castellan complete
« Reply #16 on: July 14, 2018, 10:46:17 PM »
Totally know what you mean with the pictures. I hate doing proper pictures with camera as it shows up all the little bits you miss and is very unforgiving. You think youíve done a great job then, boom, picture makes you think otherwise.

How have you been doing youíre OLS? It looks really good. Iíve been meaning to try it recently, but have been concentrating on smashing out models rather than learning new techniques.
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Re: New Imperial Knight army - Castellan complete
« Reply #17 on: July 18, 2018, 01:34:10 PM »
I'm really impressed by that yellow. This color is freaking hard to paint well. :eusa_clap:
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Re: New Imperial Knight army - Castellan complete
« Reply #18 on: July 23, 2018, 01:02:50 PM »
My Helverins are finished!




















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Re: New Imperial Knight army - Helverins finished
« Reply #19 on: July 25, 2018, 12:27:06 PM »
Pissed off metal chickens with superior firepower! :ph34r:
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