Doc here with the promised showcase of my Imperial Knight Freeblade. I don't have WIP shots for this model as it was completed in secret so I could surprise Red Mist in a recent battle. So many of my recent posts have talked about sponge weathering and this model gave me the chance to really put that to good use.
I have painted him in the Gerantius 'The Forgotten Knight' colour scheme. Two reasons for this firstly I only intend to use 1 and second I really liked the look of the sea green. Its a colour I haven't painted much before. This model also allowed me to get over I hate transfers thing.... Well sort of still hate transfers!
Anyway on to the picture dump....
The shot above shows the completed knight and I must admit I was tempted to add loads to the base, using city fight building parts. In the end I toned it back as I wanted the focus on the model. Also in this set up he will fit with all my other armies.
The shot above shows the sponge weathering, I concentrated along the panel edges and again less is more I think. The back half of the top shows the vents which were all made to look like exhaust points by using a black weathering powder and also sponge weathering. The top half of the gold exhausts also received the same treatment.
With the Thermal Cannon above I used the black again to make the end of the gun look burnt. In hindsight I'm not sure I should have tried a different technique on this part to differentiate it from the exhausts.
The reaper chainsaw was painted cleanly although I admit to thinking about getting the blood gore out! All the metal parts were also line highlighted I really have gone away from the dry brush now the new washes are around.
The show above showing the lower half highlights the missing banner between the legs. Why.. you may ask? Well I'm not a fan of the piece a bit too pompish for me. Also I have earmarked it for use of an different project. This shot also just shows the brown weathering on the armour plates below the knee and the feet.
Well that's it folks hope you like it as much as I do. As always I always appreciate feedback and comments. This model also gives me 10 painting points Rock On!