Monday, March 26, 2018

WIP: Grey Knights Brotherhood Champion - Part 1

Grey Knights Brotherhood Champion WIP Title Image

Today I have a new character for my Grey Knights on the painting table.  I built this Brotherhood Champion last year after the codex dropped and it is time for him to get some paint. Here's what he looked like after the build. He has been glued down on a custom cork base of my own design. Vallejo Black Lava was used to add surface texture and mask the distinctive look of the cork.

Grey Knights Brotherhood Champion WIP Built Front

Grey Knights Brotherhood Champion WIP Built Back

Army Painter Matt Black primer was laid down in the spray booth before painting got under way.

Grey Knights Brotherhood Champion WIP Primed

Nothing special here...just-another-primed-model in the collection.  But wait...there's more! This guy took a turn in the spray booth getting a base coat of Vallejo Model Air Steel (71.065) on the armor. This was then shaded with an over all coat of GW Nuln Oil Gloss.  The GW Mephiston Red was painted on the lining of the loin cloth, while P3 Menoth White was painted on the front.  Both front and back were then shaded with GW Agrax Earthshade.  Gold details were painted on the armor with Vallejo Brass (70.801) and shaded with GW Reikland Fleshshade. At the end of the first session the champion was starting to take shape.

Grey Knight Brotherhood Champion WIP Front

Grey Knights Brotherhood Champion WIP Back

Next up, I tackled the power sword and details such as scrolls and purity seals. I finished the sword blade, but the hilt needs more work. I chose to work with the paint scheme I chose for the Custodes. Honestly, I'm still getting used to it, but it definitely grows on me day by day.  It is certainly better than my "blue shade over gunmetal" scheme from older days...At least the blades clearly stand out as power weapons for games.

Grey Knights Brotherhood Champion WIP front

Grey Knights Brotherhood Champion WIP back

So the champion as coming along quite well. Some remaining details and highlighting to complete.  Then, I will do the base and seal everything up.  I *love* the look of Grey Knights.  It's a shame I enjoy painting them so much more than the Dark Angels.

Next up, I'll have some progress on a my Deathwatch Watch Captain with Jetpack, so check back later in the week for that.

Cheers and Happy Gaming!

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