Hey all :), If you read my review of the Imperial Knight you would know that I have two of them that I am currently painting up. And hopefully should have them both finished in the next few days. The one above is still in its early stages. You will have to excuse the photo as I quickly shot it using my mobile phone and the lighting is not the best. But by showcase for both of them I will have better quality photos. For this one I used Vallejo liquid old gold and silver for the first time which was a blast as they are really shine. Normally I would rely on standard Vallejo metal paints, but thought for this model I would give the liquid paints a go as I have always wanted to mess around with them. Anyway the model still has a long way to go as clean cut and naked as he looks. Its time to get dirty for this one. ABC Warrior style 🙂
What do you guys think so far? Are you excited for the new codex and companion book?
Did you use an airbrush for the carapace?
Also it looks like you have it assembled completely or it is broken down into sub assemlies?
I am starting my build tonight so would be good to hear from someone who has already built one.
Looking forward to seeing the finished version
Hey, I did airbrush the carapace. But also drydrushed it after. I would recommend painting it in sections. For this one I painted it joined together which is a lesson learned as I had to keep masking of everything. But the other Knight I'm working on is in sections so that I can get to it easier.
- Greg Sapara
Incredible! Looking forward to the finished product!
Very nice so far. The liquid gold looks damn good, I gotta get me some of that. What did you use for the steel metal parts?
The metal parts are layers of tallarn codex grey+purple ink, followed by tallarn flesh+sepia ink. Then drybrushed boltgun metal followed by a sepia ink. Then I drybrushed vallejo oily steel followed by chrome metal. Then edged bits and pieces with vallejo liquid silver. The liquid vallejo paints are good but difficult to photograph due to the shine.
It's a great effect. Thanks for sharing. I gotta look into those vallejo metals.
man, you've had much more success than I with the Vallejo metal metallics. I agree, they're fantastically shiny, but really tough to get a smooth surface with on large areas. How'd you pull it off?
One thing I noticed is that you have to really mix the bottle a lot and then give it a good shake. As if you dont do this the paint can become separated. Also I noticed that after about 5 minutes painting the paint in the bottle starts separating again which can make it look blotchy. So you have to keep mixing it to keep the color consistent. But for painting this one I just used a old gw brush and it came out fairly smooth.
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Looking good! Happy to see an ABC warriors reference too. I'm sure it will turn out totally zarjazz 😉