Patreon
Patreon
Upcoming Events
Sep
21
Sat
all-day Bad Decisions III – The Baddening @ Common Ground Games
Bad Decisions III – The Baddening @ Common Ground Games
Sep 21 – Sep 22 all-day
Bad Decisions III - The Baddening @ Common Ground Games
  Further Details to be announced soon….
Oct
5
Sat
all-day Voidhammer 2019 @ The Seaforth Centre
Voidhammer 2019 @ The Seaforth Centre
Oct 5 – Oct 6 all-day
Voidhammer 2019 @ The Seaforth Centre
  Void Hammer is the North East of Scotland’s premier 2-day Warhammer 40k ITC Tournament. Up to a maximum of 40 players will compete across 5 games to have fun and win awesome prizes! Tickets[...]
Oct
19
Sat
all-day The Freedom GT 2 @ Common Ground Games
The Freedom GT 2 @ Common Ground Games
Oct 19 all-day
The Freedom GT 2 @ Common Ground Games
  The Freedom GT is back! Returning to Common Ground Games for its second year, the Freedom GT is a 5 round 2-day Warhammer 40K event. This year we will be using the Glasshammer Guideline[...]
Oct
26
Sat
all-day Rapid Fire 2019 @ Stirling Wargamers
Rapid Fire 2019 @ Stirling Wargamers
Oct 26 – Oct 27 all-day
Rapid Fire 2019 @ Stirling Wargamers
  40k 2000 point 2 day singles tournament
Nov
9
Sat
all-day Scottish Take Over 6 @ The Seaforth Club
Scottish Take Over 6 @ The Seaforth Club
Nov 9 – Nov 10 all-day
Scottish Take Over 6 @ The Seaforth Club
Our 6th GT and we are looking to be bigger and better than before. Location As normal we will be at the Seaforth Club in Elgin. Very reliable and safe location. Parking right across the[...]
Nov
23
Sat
all-day The Grand Strategist GT 2 @ Common Ground Games
The Grand Strategist GT 2 @ Common Ground Games
Nov 23 all-day
The Grand Strategist GT 2 @ Common Ground Games
  Further Details to be announced….
Feb
22
Sat
all-day Dark Millennium 7 @ Common Ground Games
Dark Millennium 7 @ Common Ground Games
Feb 22 – Feb 23 all-day
Dark Millennium 7 @ Common Ground Games
  Dark Millennium returns in 2020 for its 7th year – details to be published nearer the end of 2019. Expect new and exciting customized missions, and a likely points limit of 2000 for your[...]
Caledonian Deathwatch Network

House Ordos Project Blog – Mission 10

Greetings fans of the Executrix!

So with the colour scheme nailed, it was time to move onto painting the Questoris Knights. I painted both Knights together over the space of a few days, doing the same parts on each knight at the same time. This way I found it easier to maintain a level of consistency – not too different to the “production line” technique that i’ve seen applied to units such as Tactical Squads or the likes.

As mentioned in an earlier post, I had undercoated all of the components with a spray base-coat of Mechanicus Standard Grey:

 

 

And then again applied a drybrush layer of Leadbelcher, followed by again doing “points of interest” with Balthazar Gold. I also found an old pot of Tin Bitz and mixed this a little with the gold:

 

And same as with the Armigers, I worked some Nuln Oil into the metal work to enhance the detail:

 

 

This time (to allow maximum drying time), I applied the Sand to the bases before I started building up the layers of colour:

 

Next up was fleshing out the Caliban Green and Xerus Purple on the armour chassis. One particular picture I wanted to draw your attention to is the “one coat versus two coats” comparison. Check out this picture of the shoulder plates:

 

 

Historically, i’d have settled for that “washy” looking green, and slapped a wash over it and called it finished. It’s actually quite startling to see how poor the quality is compared to the solid purple colour of doing two coats. I realise this is a painting fundamentals 101 topic of discussion, but remember i’m trying to banish some painting daemons here! This was a big revelation for me, and I knew that I wanted to make a point of getting this one logged! Here is the completed shoulder sections (with 2 thin coats!):

 

Then as before, I used Shining Gold to pick out the emblem details on both the face and armour plates (and also on the loincloth fabric around the main design). I even had a go at doing some freehand on the chest scroll. I painted that in Tyrant Skull, and tried some freehand using Abbadon Black. If you squint your head, you might be able to see the word “Ordos” on it? I at least had a go, and it was kinda fun to try:

 

Then it was back to the bases. Again, i stuck with Gorthor Brown followed by Tyrant Skull. This time i was far less liberal with the drybrushing, and I am much happier with how these bases turned out than on the Armigers:

 

Some feedback from friends said that this looked good, but could do with some of the tufts of grass you can buy from Games workshop. I’ve really resisted this though, to maintain the “Arrakis Invasion Force” theme. There is no greenery on Arrakis!

With transfers, I just stuck to the ‘Ardcoat method of applying to the armour plates and over the transfers, and that was it! The Questoris Knights were now complete:

 

I am super delighted with these knights. When you consider all those blog posts ago how they looked initially (dunked in Detol), to now acting as a great addition to the Armigers – I am thrilled. I’ve never re-done such large models before, and to think that I was able to turn unused models into a prominent part of my new army was an awesome feeling. I can’t recommend the re-use of models enough, if for nothing else the challenge of trying to “resurrect” an old friend! And remember, to any non-painters out there – I guarantee I am worse at hobbying than you – if I can do this, then YOU can definitely do this!

Paints used:

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

Here’s the full album:

Questoris Photos

Next up, the Dominus Class Castellan!

 

<< Prev                                                                                                                                                               >>Next

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Our Sponsors
Element Games - Wargaming Webstore

KR Multicase

Secret Weapon Miniatures
FB Events

Unable to display Facebook posts.
Show error

Error: (#4) Application request limit reached
Type: OAuthException
Code: 4
Please refer to our Error Message Reference.