Tuesday 12 October 2021

Imperial Knight - Armiger Helverins Gold #Dreadtober part 5

Afternoon #warmongers and #warhammercommunity it's the 'fifth' of #Dreadtober and I'm continuing my #Imperial Knights Armiger Helverins. It's the second set of highlights - Retributor Armour.

Again, the gold is applied as scruffily as I can but it still takes an entire evening to get all the elements done.

I'm also leaving some areas untouched as I know that armour plates are going to cover them up. I think the leg plates will be glued on soon, when I'm doing the shadow washes as that will help define them more on the model.

I still need to do the marble tiles though... not to mention all the debris.

Can't wait to get to highlight the actual panels on these and start applying transfers too. 

Torso pieces, most of the highlights are done now, just the smoke stacks and some of the more protruding elements will be highlighted further.

Unlike Tyranids these smaller highlights do get quicker and easier, just because I do them so roughly it doesn't require much care and isn;t particularly time consuming.

The carapace weapons also got primed and I started to highlight them. Even at this stage I'm considering painting the barrels of the Helverin Autocannons silver. However, none of the Icarus Autocannons are silver so I'm not sure.

I use a tiny bit of silver on the legs of the Armigers, so there is a precedent to using some metallics that aren't brass or bronze. I 'm just undecided at this point. I may carry on and decided at the end. Until then it's Runelord Brass, next.


  1. That is really coming along well, with only two weeks down and all.

    1. The headstart helped and I was highly motivated to get back into the hobby... then I spotted how easily the paint was getting rubbed off or scratched and got very disheartened.

      I've taken a few days away from it to destress and come back positively - which at least confirms that I need to have that headstart. Without it the whole month would be fraught with pressure, which it the antithesis of the spirit of #DreadTober.

      So, I may have a small pang of guilt about it [very small, easily overlooked, but often mentioned], but it's the right thing for me to do else I wouldn;t enjoy taking part.