Wowsers I have been away from the blog and hobby for a while, apologies for that and now it is time to get my mojo back! It is also bad timing as traditionally code40k members tail back the hobby work over the summer months meaning blog posts have been a little thin on the ground. Anyway trying to get back going again now...
So I have gone back my Knight Acheron and for those of you who need reminding or missed it the original build post is here and the first WIP is here.
In order to go any further I need to get all the waterslide transfers in place or decals depending on where you are in the world. I have bought the House Makabius set from forgeworld. This is mainly because I intend to paint 4 knights in this colour scheme. Over the years transfers have been a bane and I still dont like them but since switching to the Micro -Set and Micro Sol method it has become easier. I would recommend the following youtube video for an explanation:
And the following video as a tutorial:
Here are some photos of the transfers in place before weathering:
My main top tip for this post is to always apply the transfers before weathering which is a mistake I made a while back. To not do so means they look out of place and pristine with the rest of the model looking weathered. As you can see from the pictures above I have successfully applied all the transfers. The most difficult transfer which is not pictured is the banner transfer which hangs between the legs. The banner is curved and the micro sol came in particularly handy for the banner piece.
So with transfers applied the next stage will be to complete the base and then finish weathering followed by completed assembly. I hope to show you a completed knight in the next two weeks.
So nice to be back in the saddle