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Loopy - Imperial Knights

Post by Loopy » Tue Dec 20, 2016 1:48 pm

So, I've started an Imperial Knights army. I picked up some Forge World knights from my trip to England back in the spring. I did some trading and also used some Best Painted tournament winnings to buy some regular GW knights.

I am still crafting the narrative for my knights army in my mind, but I do know I want to use the Black Knights scheme I used for the Grey Knights commission I did a couple of years ago. The scheme is based off of Maleficent from Snow White.

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Here's the building process.

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Some people say these knight poses are easy. Some say they are hard. I found them rather challenging, but worth the effort.

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I used 2 cans of Rust-oleum Universal Metallic Paint&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 12.8px;">+ Primer Flat Soft Iron for the basecoat.

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Then, I drybrushed everything with Leadbelcher and Ironbreaker.

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The bases are random bits, rocky pebbles you get from the aquarium section of the store, and also sprue that has been ground up in a manual meatgrinder to simulate rubble. I also ground up some bitz to add to the mix. Then, I added sand flock to the base.

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I also picked up some shield and damage markers from Mechanical Warhorse which I incorporated into the bases.


I'll probably just go ahead and paint one knight to completion as a "test model" so I'm 100% sure I want the scheme to be a certain way.

Wish me luck!
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Re: Loopy - Imperial Knights

Post by Loopy » Tue Dec 20, 2016 9:05 pm

Did a few hours on the panels tonight.

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Re: Loopy - Imperial Knights

Post by blockade23 » Thu Dec 22, 2016 4:02 pm

Looking cool! If I only had the money for one knight (Which is true) Which knight should I get? Which one is the most versatile and also the least wallet busting?
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Re: Loopy - Imperial Knights

Post by Loopy » Fri Dec 23, 2016 8:09 am

I suggest getting a Knight Warden. It's got lots of shooting potential, but still has the sword for Str D in close combat.

If you want to get a Forge World Knight, I feel like the Lancer is the coolest model and has initiative 5 on the assault, so it can contend with Wraithknights.
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Post by Loopy » Fri Dec 23, 2016 8:11 am

I think the incubi darkness as the highlight for the black is working. I think if people ask me if it's black or blue, I'll tell them that the model isn't black, blue, or even purple. The color of the model is "Shadow" with a "Twilight" spot color. :)

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Re: Loopy - Imperial Knights

Post by Loopy » Fri Dec 23, 2016 9:46 pm

Waiting on some decals from ebay, then I can finish the rest of the freehand and basing.

Almost done!

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Post by Grots Life » Sat Dec 24, 2016 4:00 am

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Re: Loopy - Imperial Knights

Post by Loopy » Sat Dec 24, 2016 9:58 am

So, I have quite the conundrum. Someone on Facebook asked me if I was gonna do a different disney villain for each one. I said, no, I'm gonna use the same scheme and just name each knight for a different dragon from history and literature.

Then I got to thinking...

What if i did each dragon in the scheme of these different dragons? What do you guys think? Cohesive scheme or cohesive theme?

Possible schemes:

Knight Lancer:
Falcor - Bone white and gold - no flame (black sky in mural)

Knight Acheron:
Smaug - basically the same colors used for the smaug mini from Games Workshop - orange and red flame

Knight Styrix:
Jabberwocky - swamp green - fire resembling swamp gas

Knights Gallant:
Drogon - very very very dark red with orange and red flame - Probably one of the two Knight Gallants
Trogdor - green - orange and red flame

Knights Warden:
Melificent - Black and Purple with Green flame (already done)
Tiamat - gray with multi-colored flame


Or do you think I should stick with the cohesive paint scheme?






Grendel - ??
Humbaba - ??
Vritra - ??
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Re: Loopy - Imperial Knights

Post by Loopy » Sat Dec 24, 2016 5:47 pm

Thoughts? I'm still very torn on not having a cohesive color scheme.

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Re: Loopy - Imperial Knights

Post by Loopy » Sun Dec 25, 2016 10:01 am

Drogon WiP

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