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Greetings fans of the Executrix!

So here we go! In this post i’m going to talk about the painting process for ALL of my Armiger class knights (because really the process was largely the same on all of them).

First, I drybrushed Leadbelcher over EVERYTHING – torsos, legs, weapons. This was on top of the Mechanicus Standard Grey basecoat that I had already applied to everything (and yes, i promise I thinned my paints!)

 

 

 

Then as per the advice of the Duncan tutorials, I drybrushed “features of interest” on the skeleton Balthazar Gold. So I went for obvious things such as exhausts, cogs, some interior armour plates, tubing, those kinds of details.

 

After all the metal work had been completed, I worked in a deep layer of Nuln Oil with a drybrush. This really helped bring out all of the metal detail on the model and made it look really realistic. In the past, I have been guilty of slapping on washes over coloured sections – this approach is far better, and i was much more pleased with the end result (as you will see later).

 

So now it had came to the colour scheme. I had intended to go for a paler green such as Kabalite or Sybarite Green, but I decided that I wanted the armour to be as close to the green on the Ordos transfers as possible. In the end I decided to go with Caliban Green, as I felt that this was deeper and more in sync with the House logo. As a secondary purple, I stuck with my plan of Xerus Purple which I felt complimented the green well.

 

I even used 2 thin coats of these colours! I do have to say, I have been super guilty in the past of literally slapping on paint directly from the bottle and leaving it at that. When Duncan goes on about 2 thin coats, he’s really not doing it to be awkward! It’s the truth! The panels look much more solid and complete when the layers of colour are built up properly. I’m glad I took the time to do this, it made such a big difference.

Next, I was looking for a colour to add more decoration to the plates – I had in my trusty toolbox an unused pot of Shining Gold. I suspect this is now a defunct colour, but there is probably something close to that these days. I used the gold on the emblems on the armour plates – both the legs and the shoulders.

I gave the gold a small wash of Nuln Oil just to help pick out the detail here as well. You can probably also see some red on the eyes and the gem on the top carapace. I wasn’t confident to try any highlighting or deep detail, so I went with a simple coat of Mephiston Red to do these parts.

In terms of task management I went to do the transfers next – but the tutorials recommended leaving a decent amount of time after applying material to your base. So I applied sand to the base next using PVA glue.

After the sand had dried, I painted the top part of the base. The tutorial recommended Steel Legion Drab, but I only had Gorthor Brown, so that’s what I ended up using. After the brown had dried, I used Tyrant Skull to drybrush the top of the base. I was a bit heavy handed with the drybrushing at this stage – some of my later efforts would be better.

 

I completed the base by painting the circumference gorthor brown also. Then it was time for the transfers. With these, I literally took my time, and was very delicate in placing them. I dabbed clean water onto the target areas, and lay the transfers on accordingly. Once they had dried, I painted a layer of ‘Ardcoat onto all of the colour plates – sealing the transfers, and trying to give a “polished armour” type of effect.

 

And here are the completed Armiger class Knights:

 

So overall i’m pretty delighted with these. I understand that they are absolutely mediocre, but for me this is a VERY high standard! I can assure you all that I am a terrible painter – and if I can get models looking semi-presentable like this, then you can as well!

For reference, the paints I used were:

  • Mechanicus Standard Grey
  • Leadbelcher
  • Balthazar Gold
  • Nuln Oil
  • Mephiston Red
  • Shining Gold
  • Xerus Purple
  • Caliban Green
  • Gorthor Brown
  • Tyrant Skull
  • ‘Ardcoat

A whopping ELEVEN (counting the basecoat and gloss – they TOTALLY count) colours! That’s even more than I figured I had used.

If you want to see more photos, here is the full album from the Armigers:

Armiger Painting Album

Next up, how will painting 2 Questoris Knights that had been dunked in Detol go?

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