Friday 26 April 2024

Imperial Knight - Armigers in manufactorum pt.5 - BLESSED VERDIGRIS 🗽

Afternoon #WarHamFam and #WarhammerCommunity I've been #PaintingWarhammer on my Imperial Knight Armigers and it's time for the BLESSED VERDIGRIS 🗽 Despite the polarised feelings of progress and stagnation getting the patina on has made a huge difference.

But not just that I did highlights in places too. Some of the weapons were a bit behind on the metallics but this surge in development was helping keep the project going. 

Not without some trials though, I had applied washes to the Gamboge and in some places it seeped under the paint, puckered it like fingers left in the bath too long and the paint started to slew off. But I fixed it all and the yellow is really starting to stand out on this one.

Meanwhile, my 'Headhunter', House Raven's designated executioner was not quite what I was hoping for. I split the groin armour white [cream] and black so I could have alternating black and white cog symbols either side. I thought it would match up with the studs too.

But despite the idea of having it predominantly black and red, with more white elements than yellow - to represent this Armiger's sombre task, I just wasn't feeling it.

I split the Melta Lance shield plate to add some heraldic campaign badges on it in the decal phase. I wanted Dark Angels, Legio Gryphonicus and Adeptus Titanicus badges because the decals are really cool. However, I must admit some of the verdigris on the head cowls/collars are a bit ungainly. Not what I had intended, but I can live with it.

So progress was good, but I was still beset by doubts, they were just different ones now.


  1. All praise the blessed verdigris :-) I like the idea of the heraldry on the shield plate. I wish I had more time/energy to do this kind of stuff on my Dark Angels; I usually draw a red stripe on it and call it done.

    1. Well it's much easier to do when you only have a few figures in your army though... ;) I'd like to go to town on my Dark Angels too, kitbashing and individualising each one but I'm already looking at ways to speed up painting what I have of them. Going that level of customisation would go against that. Although, it's the detailing I find fun and exciting so if I was able to get the bulk of the models done and just spent time on the decals and markings I'm sure that would work out the best way to approach it...?