Azazel is know in this corner of the ‘net for their excellent painting skills and their monthly hobby challenge, this month’s was slightly different from the usual; July is all about going all out with a centrepiece model. Leave your units of Empire Spearmen at the door and break out the Dragon you’ve been meaning to start for years!
Never one to turn down a challenge I’ve decided to attempt to get my new Imperial Knight Castellan fully painted and based before August starts. Now I write that down in full that seems like quite a big ask… Never mind, let’s see what happens…
As you may have seen on a previous tweet I’d already had the big guy built:
So now he needs paint! Quick black under coat and I’m ready to start:
I’m not intending to stick to any particular Knight household, my other two knights are painted up in fairly random colours so I figured I would continue in this theme and have my army made up Freeblades, a mercenary company of knights who are equally happy to stand alongside my Dark Angels and my Deathguard.
The best bit about not sticking to a household is I get to play around with new paint schemes and this guy is no exception; because he is such a large imposing model he was definately going to end up as a centre piece for any army he ends up in. Bearing this in mind I decided to hit my friendly local gaming store (Warboar) and purchased a handful of Greenatuff Worlds Chameleon paints . These paints are amazing. They’re colourshift, you know those fancy TVR cars you occasionally see that change colour as they drive past you? Now my knight will do that! Seriously, check out these paints, they’re incredible.
So, I’ve kind of decided on a colour scheme, now I need to actually paint this thing. In a month. Oh dear….