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Re: 40K Imperial Knight

Eric Moore » Mar 6 '14
Just got this fella and had to have him as i loved playing the Epic (read tiny) Adeptus Titanicus way back when, with all those nifty Titan walking machines.

Now Games Workshop have ressurected the Imperial Knight for its regular scale armies and what a great job they`ve done - inside the whcking great back there`s 147 parts and a very comprehnsive decal sheets to enable you to paint and decorate your Titan in the livery of a whole bunch of Houses.

Its a one-man Titan, so quite small compared to the Big Boys, so it stands about 7 inches tall but is VERY wide.

Really keen to get started on this and i`m looking to lighting it - not only its eyes, but some under armour lights too.





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Re: 40K Imperial Knight

Alun » Mar 6 '14
Nice kit. They really do go for a big parts count!
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Re: 40K Imperial Knight

Eric Moore » Mar 7 '14

Certainly do - i`ve just finished the legs and hip section, and each leg alone is made up of around 15 pieces


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Re: 40K Imperial Knight

Eric Moore » Mar 8 '14
Hey we are then with the legs and hips all done - looking really good, and could almost be a figure by itself:




Next up was to start on the upper body and straight away i had a let-down. The plan was to drill out the eyes here and put in LED`s, along with LED lighting under the shoulder pads for downwards lighting effects.

But, while i do have a drill small enough to drill out the eyes, there`s just no space at all inside the head to take the prongs of each LED. And, if i`m not lighting the head, there`s no point in doing the rest of it:




And i was also going to drill out this upper hatch window, put in some clear plastic and have a light come out of that too. Oh well.




Anyway, here we are with the top just plopped onto the bottom ready for priming. I`ll take them off after that for ease of painting, ditto the upper section:



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Re: 40K Imperial Knight

Ellenbethsdad » Mar 9 '14
Nice looking kit there Eric......what`s the plans for a colour scheme?
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Re: 40K Imperial Knight

Eric Moore » Mar 10 '14
Cheers Pete!

Here we are with the main body parts done. I`ve departed from my usual gunmetal/black wash/drybrush gunmetal route for the metallics and instead went with Games Workshops suggested way on their excellent Youtube tutorial on the Big Guy.

Sure it meant buying three additional paints to what i had, but the end result was sure worth it - and much better than this photo suggests.

Colour-wise, even though the paintjobs in White Dwarf are brilliantly done, and i get what they`re doing with suggesting medieval knights heraldry, the colours they use are just SO bright with the blues and reds they look like Transformers to me.

Luckily, there`s the option of building a "Freeblade" - a mercenary Knight who owes allegiance to no particular hose, meaning its up to the builder to choose colours and heraldic symbols.

So i`m going with greens and yellows and using Vallejo paints as they give a much more real word colour shades and here i`ve added a couple of panels.

Again, the lights so bright today that they`re appearing much brighter than they actually are:



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Re: 40K Imperial Knight

Eric Moore » Mar 28 '14
No updates on this as i was having a ball making the fella, but here he is now.

Introducing Artus, The Green Knight:







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