Monday, 14 April 2014

Jumping on the Knight Bandwagon! Legio Astorum Knight

Its been a bit quiet on the blog lately. As usual though, the Forge has not been idol!

Like everyone else in the hobby world, I became absurdly excited with the news of the Imperial Knight release.  Naturally I ordered one from my FLGS (with a cool 10% off RRP), and assembled it immediately.

I made a small adjustment to the pose of the legs. I hated how it was so static (about the only thing i don't like about the model) so i went for a forward-striding pose. I wanted my Knights to match my Reaver from the Legio Astorum Titan Legion, so i replicated the scheme on the Knight.

I haven't made a decision on the transfers i want to use yet, so i've left them off for now. That being said, it looks pretty smart without them!

I used the Eclipse symbol of the Legio Astorum for the shield decoration. Its a little wobbly, but it was my first attempt!

I lavished the usual amount of time on the base, going for a generic urban theme.

Chain sword Arm:

Battlecannon. Finished off with some weathering powers.

The working parts at the rear were kept simple, with a splash of bronze.

Some weathering was applied to the top of the carapace to break up the blue.

Naturally i magnetised the arms:

Unlike most magnetised Knights, i magnetised the limbs at the elbow:

Most I've seen magnetised at the front of the weapons housing. Reason i did this was because if Forgeworld release any weapons options (which they're sure to do) then its more likely that they'll be sold as a whole arm. Well, that's what I'm hoping!

Finally here's a shot of the Knight with Praetorian! Like father like son eh?

The GunGrave


  1. Kool - just the thing to smash all of those spore chimneys...

  2. Nice, but why magnetize the arm at the elbow when the whole arm is removable? I hope that if FW sell other weapon arms it will just be an easy swap of the whole arm. I might be wrong though.

  3. Yeah was hedging my bets with the arm replacements. At least all the bases are covered this way!

    Just built the dam Spore Chimneys! Lol!

  4. I'm about to start my Astorum aligned knights and this is excellent as a reference. Great work, man.