Friday, September 7, 2018

WIP: Questoris Mechanicus Knight Paladin of House Taranis - Part 2

As I enter the 2018/19 Hobby Season, I'm kicking things off big by getting back to work on the Knights of House Taranis.  The Questoris Knight Paladin, Custos Martis, returned to the painting table as I continue to transform the knight from a Freeblade to a House Taranis knight.  In part one of this WIP series, I describes using the air brush to repaint the armor in the House Taranis livery.  Now it was time to clean up that work by touching up the panels and laying down the silver trim. Here's the before shot from part one.

House Taranis Questoris Knight Paladin WIP

And here is what things looked like with cleanup and new trim work complete.  I decided to go ahead and glue down the face plate at this stage.  Tough to cover up all the face detail, but I know its there. And anyone peering into the eye slits will see the soft glow of the optics.

House Taranis Questoris Knight Paladin WIP

Next up, I started cleaning up the over spray on the knight's skeleton, as well as additional tidying up up around the edges of the red panels where masking got in the way of the spray.  Then I applied shading with GW Nuln Oil.  This really darkens things and I'll go back in with the base colors to brighten the major smooth surfaces of the armor later.  The results can be seen below on the shoulders (though it is a bit washed out) where the white portions have already been tidied up.

House Taranis Questoris Knight Paladin WIP

The red over spray is all gone and the armor is starting to take shape.  The banner was also cleaned up and shaded.  Not sure what I'm going to do there yet, so it's literally painted up to be a clean canvas at this point. Taking a break from the legs and torso, I then put some base colors on the weapons.  They are far form done, but some progress is still progress!

House Taranis Questoris Knight Paladin WIP Weapons

Knights can be large and daunting to paint so it really helps to break them down smaller sub-projects.  The trick there, of course, is to stay consistent over the project so the different components come together to form a cohesive whole in the end, and not some rag-tag patch work.

Anyway, welcome to the 2018/19 Hobby Season and my first project.

Cheers and Happy Gaming!


  1. Nice effective scheme coming together.

    1. Thanks. Pretty much sticking to the codex/canon while trying to be sure each night has some independence.