Saturday 17 September 2016

Imperial Knight - in manufactorum pt 16

As you can see it was decals, there was some solid reasoning behind it in the end. Yes, I can freehand these symbols but I needed them to be consistent. It's already difficult to put them in a similar space but the same size and thickness. The Euronymous symbols illustrate that's a difficult task. So you can see here I've gloss varnished where the decals were applied [luckily that's all gone now thanks to Lahmian Medium]. I slightly scuffed the Dark Angel symbol on the left but I think I can cover it with battle damage. The other one is random mechanicum sybology and numbers - '69 dude!'

Construction date on the other shin and another Dark Angel badge. The orignal plan was just to have the badge with one wing, but it looked odd. Ultimately the relief I feel from making the decision and moving this forward is reward in itself. My newly minted progress chart is giving me a focus. I can do some proper battle damage on these, add in the patina on the front and then they can be glued to the legs.

That's real progress when I'm gluing the parts together! I can't wait to see this done, I love the model and the very essence of Imperial Knights. I hope with renewed focus and overcoming these hurdles I can crack on with it and finish once and for all. I also painted a little bit on a Bastion too ;)

Parts: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 |


  1. The mottled colour fade is something I have adored about your lancer and this knight as well. I would love to be able to replicate that effect on flat surfaces as well as you have

    1. The secret being - its not flat! That's the £1 craft acrylic art paint from Home & Bargain. It's just stippled on thickly with a really rough brush and dries with a raised texture. That way I can drybrush and pick up the detail.