Wednesday 24 April 2024

Imperial Knight - Armigers in manufactorum pt.4 - METALLICA!

Afternoon #WarHamFam and #WarhammerCommunity I've been #PaintingWarhammer on my Imperial Knight Armigers. With the Deathwing finished I got to focus solely mostly on the Armigers. I wanted this one to have limited yellow and black on it.

Almost just the twin ribbons hanging from the back. I did my usual weathered brassy/bronze. It looks rough as can be but with the weathering it'll work out in the end.

The armour plates are painted separately on the sprue, it was easier at this stage, although I hadn't done the metallics just yet. Although you can see the bonding studs, which were to be white.

The second Armiger was to have the traditional yellow and black chevrons. I didn't have one that had just the two furthest outer fairings of the carapace. So it seemed to make sense to take the opportunity.

I'm not 100% convinced of the structural integrity of the pose. Despite pinning it still feels somewhat wobbly and fragile. Time will tell if it stays in one piece. It doesn't help that the base feels reasonably heavy for something bulked out with cork...

Its armour plates. The yellow is just stippled on Colvin & CO Gamboge art acrylic. Kicking myself I didn't buy more of these now Home Bargains only stocks a few primary colours rather than these more leftfield colours.

With the Gamboge in place it pencilled in the chevrons, using a wooden coffee stirrer to help get a uniform thickness.

And then it's just filled in with black. For the first time I was contemplating the additional white edges here [as part of the House Raven scheme]. It would help tidy up the edges and cover the pencil marks.

But I wasn't going to give in just yet. Things were progressing really quickly, but there were still some unresolved issues in my head. However I was itching to get decals on, even at this stage where I hadn't done half the highlights and shadows. So, although the dopamine was kicking in for the rapid progress there was a shadow of negative doubt building that it wasn't quick enough, which was attempting to squash my feeling of achievement. Could I power through...?

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