Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Legio Astorum Knight Errant

So, after a quick pallet cleanse with some Istvaan terrain, i found where i needed to go with the hobby post-Warlord. More Titans! Well, their mini cousins anyway.

I figured that the Legio Astorum needed their Knight Household expanding, as they will be the foot men which proceed the God Machines themselves. As i had 5 Knights waiting to be built, i got to work. First up was a Knight Errant.



The colors are of course that of the Legio Astorum. For such a big and ancient forge world like Lucius, it seemed right that they had their own Knight Household.


To mix things up a bit i added chevrons to the pilots hatch.


Getting the Legio Astorum transfers onto the shoulder pads was a lot of work. Circular transfers just dont do well on rounded surfaces. I also had the same problem with the transfers as i did on the Warlord, in that they seem to dry with this nasty film around the edges. Still working on how to get rid of  that, so if anyone's got any ideas, please let me know.



The transfers went onto the shins a little better, as the surface only curved one way.



The Thermal Canon was washed with some purple and then blue GW washes (i always forget the names!) Then finished off with some black weathering powder.


Finally the basel. This was a lot of fun to do, and i always try and create interesting bases for the larger models. The Knight Astorum will be making their way through a ruined city!


After finishing this Knight i feel that i really need to go back and update the first Legio Astorum Knight i did. I have started taking that apart for a quick repaint, more on that soon.

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14 comments:

  1. Have a look for Youtube tutorials for Micro-sol and Micro-set. They are some sort of black magic when it comes towards getting rid of transfer edges and shine.

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    1. Great thanks I'll take a look. It's bugging the hell out of me now!

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    2. Gloss the area to a high shine. Paint on microsol. Place transfer and let dry. Start applying micro set. You may need to do several applications. While doing this, Use a brush to lightly work out bubbles. A pin can be used to pierce air bubbles. Hope this helps.

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    3. Oh and make sure you gloss the whole panel. Just doing the area where the transfer will go creates issues later.

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  2. Alan Bligh confirmed at the weekender all legio have there own Knights in addition to vassal houses. They will be in the legio colours with the new seculary in support.

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    1. Awesome, in ahead of the curve then!

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  3. Now you've done the transfers, try on a spare bit the same as you have, then cover the whole transfer and panel with gloss, then when dry spray satin varnish to bring back the Matt finish, hopefully the gloss layer blends the transfer and prevents the film haze.

    But recommend micro sol, it softens and blends transfers, and as Col H says, start with a gloss base layer.

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    1. Cheers Siph I'll give it a go - need to try and sort these knights out.....

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  4. And if you have four more to do, are you to bend the legs on any of the future ones ?

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    1. Yeah I've modified all the legs so far, and I will for the remaining Knights. I just hate the static pose they have normally!

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    2. I asked Darren Parwood and Mark Bedford to do a resin set of legs. They have thought about it and would like too, but it could be a bit political if they do.

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    3. They really need to I think, as every Knight up and down the country looks the same at the moment!!

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    4. They could do it as an ultra detail kit with an interior also. Would be cool.

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    5. I've got a command throne from a Warhound - just don't think I have the skill or aptitude to bring it off.

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