But they are done and if you see all those folk claiming their models are 'done except for the base' - so they're not done! I think I'm owed some latitude but right now, regarding my To Do List, if it's all I complete this Season I'm happy with that. It's unlikely this would just be it, but all things considered they mean a lot.
Which is where the contradiction occurs, because as I've touched on before, they mean so much but their game play and the reputation of Knights in tournament setting are just at odds with how much I would love to play them.
Sadly you can't even dilute your force with other Imperium without being dubbed a 'soup' list player. It's a no-win scenario and it's just a bit galling really. You never know, now I have 4 Knights and 2 Warlgaives they could play differently but we'll see when I next have a 'friendly' game with my mates.
Lady Pettorini, she's going 'full tilt' on this. Really looking forward to showing them off at some point.
But I think I may have titled them wrongly, in that their namesakes - one is short and one is tall and I've switched them because this Gallant will be at the forefront and part of me thinks that representing that spirit was more fitting, than actual physical stature.
But I've already caught myself accidentally calling this one Lady Pettorini, when it's Ser Ellenbogen.
Considering I was originally not a fan of this face plate I absolutely love it now. As soon as I put it on I could see no alternative.
I've started a banner for this, but I can't imagine it will suit unfortunately. The space between the legs would be too cluttered I think.
The Gallant also has a banner that's less progressed but it might still fit and not spoil the silhouette of the model as it is 'in flow'.
Top view, sometimes I wonder how this stuff happens. I'm under no illusion this is Golden Demon level but I can;t quite comprehend what I've achieved. perhaps it's rooted in my history of not finishing things and now I do, to a standard I'm more than happy with.
I never expected this model to feel so 'alive', given the static pose, but somehow it does look like a captured a moment with it.
These are my desktop/wallpaper pics, suitable for phone or PC.
Although my Armies on Parade background is a little busy. Maybe when I do the Ferron Proxima mat background they'll be even better.
Something about the cheek guards and their old skool grime sings to me.
And a more sensible right hand image for PC desktops.
And what lies beneath the mask, so you can see what was lost in the eyes with the Tamiya Clear Orange X-26
My House Corvus is 'complete'. There's obviously a Castellan I should add, but I'm not overly fussed on the model. I'd love some of the other Cerastus but not really going to explore that. I might get some Helverins at some point but not sure I really need anything else.
If the Lancer is ever an issue - cost/performance benefits I'll swap it out for Euronymous to keep the other Knights in check and bring the points down. And I actually think the Freeblade rules give you extra benefits without spending CPs for extra Warlord Traits/relics
They came out really well, bravo. Always nice to get something big like this over the line.ReplyDelete
Indeed and in some respects that'd do me. I'm on a bit of a high for completing them, not sure how long it'll last though.Delete
Congrats! Lovely Banner you have builtReplyDelete
Indeed, can't see the Castellan joining but maybe the Helverins. I just wish the Castellan was bigger, although there are a number resin parts to big em up, but then you may as well look at another Cerastus. I love the Acheron but when they brought the Lancer out I always hoped for one with a gatling weapon of some kind so there's the Castigator too. I'm not a fan of the Atropos, although I belive it might be the best of all of them.Delete
I love how these turned out, incredible work! And for what it's worth, I don't mind getting stomped in-game against an army painted to the quality you have here :)ReplyDelete
Realistically I'm not that good of a player anyway, it's just the perception you get for running them which is a shame. Although that LCO tournament showed how bad they can be for your opponent as well as how easily defeated and I did 'soup'!Delete
Those are gorgeous, I love your high contrast knights. While they may not be golden daemon standard they are miles above a standard tabletop and should place well in any tournament comp.ReplyDelete
Thanks Daniel, I totally get what you mean. I look at Golden Demon quality and I'm nowhere near that. I'd aspire for a pin but no realisation of anything else. But I'm about painting what I have to a standard I'm happy with and I've more than done that. Getting stuff done versus winning (big) painting comps was a topic on Warhammer TV, or Voxcast the other week which echoed this sentiment.Delete
Fun pics! And great work on the knights. They look fantastic.!ReplyDelete
Many thanks for the compliment, glad you like them.Delete
Friggin amazing Dave well done!ReplyDelete
I try my best and I'll keep trying to entertain all you hobbyists who enjoy my efforts. Its cool to have you all along for the ride. All the positive comments really help make this worthwhile!Delete
Looking fantastic buddy, and as for gaming with them, they’re fine if your opponent knows what they’re facing and can build accordingly. My own saltiness with them is mainly because my main army has very little anti tank in it.ReplyDelete
I'm just as salty don't worry and it's clear folk think they're being used as a crutch for rubbish players. However, I am a rubbish player and I'm still more losses than wins with Knights so it's not much of a crutch for me afterall 😂Delete
They look fantastic! I was surprised that you used that faceplate but it was a good choice ;-)ReplyDelete
It surprised me too, but I did a few other plates at the same time so I can swap them but that one just works so well.Delete
Menacing! Have you changed the pose slightly or does s/he just look better with clothes on? (and a gnarly paint job!)ReplyDelete
The pose has pretty much stayed the same since they were reposed, there's no sensible way to screw around with it once it was done. The Galant is a bit more upright once it was glued in though, it always leaned forward more than it was going to without the glue holding it in place.Delete
Perhaps all the armour plates do make a huge difference to their silhouette?