Imperial Knight Progress and Vallejo Metal Color

Three Knights

Well it’s not quite a Sunday post, but it’s a post within a week and quite a long one at that ūüôā ¬†Firstly an up to date progress shot of my¬†three Imperial Knights. ¬†As you can see (or not, the winter weather doesn’t make it easy to take a photo with a phone camera), the majority of the metallics have been done. ¬†I’ve still a few odd fiddly bits and bobs to do, such as pipes and smaller details which I hope to work on over the next week or so. ¬†Most importantly I’ve sorted out the resin weapons for the Maegera which I’ve been putting off for a while. ¬†The power gauntlet isn’t finished (as you can see it’s not even undercoated) and I’ve also a Thermal Cannon that I need to finish off now that I’ve bought a spare elbow joint. ¬†All of the weapon arms are magnetised primarily for storage but also so that I can use my Maegera as a normal Knight if I want. ¬†I’ve also a couple of carapace weapons.

One thing I’m really chuffed with is how well the blue glowing elements have turned out – the Plasma-fussil and Ionic Flare Shields really do pop in the mass of grey-metal and I’m currently considering if I should add some more blue glowing bits in vents and such like to break up the monotony of steel.

As I mentioned in my summary last week, since I’ve been doing these, I’ve purchased some Vallejo Metal Color paints. ¬†These new paints have allowed me to add some more techniques into my repertoire of painting metallics. ¬†In the above picture the heads have all been painted using the new paints with minimal washes and they do pop more than the dulled down chassis.

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