Saturday, February 20, 2010

Knight Paladin 'Vultus Mors' - Part 3

Work continues apace on the Knight Paladin - I found some time to add some of the detail scrollwork as well as add some waterslide transfers.

 
I took the advice of several people and rooted around in the old Empire transfers that a friend gave me to find a rampant lion, and decided to add a smaller stylized "T" of the titan legions just to show the Knight household's connection with their larger cousins.

 

I started working on the base as well, it's nearing completion though there's still a bit more weathering and highlighting that I plan to do. I've been experimenting with adding modeling snow to some bases based on the excellent tutorial by Misterjustin on From The Warp, and I'm considering adding some to the various bases on the Ad-Mech army. I think that some white snow on the rubble bases could set off the reds and golds of the models nicely...
 
 

The next package from the fellow that sculpted the Knight Paladin arrived yesterday, which included a pair of Knight Pilot models, the original sculpts can be seen here at Big Daddy's Blog. Of course, it's back to blowing snow and sub freezing weather here, so they're not getting primered any time soon, more's the pity. I really need to track down some Gesso and give that a try for these cold winter months...

One more painting session and I think I'll be finished with Vultus Mors. No major changes from here though, minor cosmetic detailing and weathering is all that remains!

10 comments:

Matt said...

The Titan looks great. I'm looking forward to seeing the final finished product, although I think it looks great now.

Lantz said...

I agree, looks fantastic!

Mordian7th said...

Thanks folks! It's 98% done, and was an absolute blast to paint. Of course, as is usually the case with a model I spend a lot of time painting, it'll no doubt be destroyed on turn 1 every game. Hah!

#2501 said...

Awesome job, man, really. Whenever one of those resin Knights surface on eBay, I'm sorely tempted. I just don't play enough Apoc (or have the ready cash) to justify it.

dnyarak said...

Mordian that looks fantastic! Where did you buy the titans from? I would love to get a couple for my traitor legions.

Mordian7th said...

Thanks!

@ #2501 - I'll agree that I definitely don't field the Knight in every game, I do play a fair number of 3000+ point games where a Knight or some other superheavy aren't so out of place. As far as cost goes, I'd sold some old models to help finance it which helped.

@ dnyarak - I got it off eBay from a guy in Monaco who has his own blog here: http://hearthguard.over-blog.com/ - It's in French, but he's quick to respond to questions in both French and English. Good guy, I've ordered a number of Knights and such from him and the packages always arrive swiftly and hassle-free!

Col. Corbane said...

I remember when the Knights first came out in WD, I've still got the issue. Back then, I wondered what they'd look like in 40k rather than Adaptus Titanicus.

Now I know! Cracking job mate.

Mordian7th said...

Thanks Corbane! Of the two Knights I've acquired, I think this one captures the feel of the old Epic models more closely than the first one I'd painted. I've been discussing with the sculptor the possibility of other knight variants similar to the old Wardens and Lancers, much to my hobby fund's horror! :)

RWM1974 said...

Mordian7th: Where did you buy the Knight kit or did you build it?

Mordian7th said...

@RWM1974 - as stated above, I got it off eBay from a guy in Monaco who has his own blog here: http://hearthguard.over-blog.com/ - It's in French, but he's quick to respond to questions in both French and English.