I've been saving this model for a few weeks now, building up to painting it! Its been a long time since i built and painted a Knight, but I have to say, this one has been a joy to work on from the start! Its a fantastic kit!
So this Knight Acheron is going to be fighting for my Mechanicum forces. Perhaps not a Household in its own right, but certainly aligned with the Mechanicum. As such, i wanted a strong visual tie with the army, so its red and brass all over!
The red armour plates are being built up from black to red in 3 stages with an airbrush. So far the effect looks great and really gives the model some flavour!
Here's a shot of the armour panels so far. The base colours are done, i just need to wash and highlight. As with the rest of the mechanicum army, there will be minimal battle damage and just some light dust weathering. The shoulder pads and shin guards will have some transfers/heraldry on them, when forge World finally gets around to releasing a Mechanicum transfer sheet! In the meantime I'll be patient.
More on this soon!