Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Jewel of July: House Taranis Cerastus Knight-Castigator - week 4 - TO DONE

House Taranis Knights on the March

Welcome to week four of the Jewel of July challenge.  As expected, I was able to finish off the Cerastus Knight-Castigator.  It stands proud, leading my growing collection of House Taranis knights.  I have five more built and primed waiting forlornly for more paint.  For now, I'll be content to put the big seal o' DONE on this model.

After applying a good coat of lacquer to the whole model, I brushed on some weathering powders soaked in pigment fixer. When that was dry, I dropped a little water effects in the deepest craters and holes on the base.  I don't use water effects much, so I decided this base offered a good opportunity to give 'em a go.

House Taranis Cerastus Knight-Castigator

Otherwise, the decals were finished and additional highlights added prior to the coat of lacquer going on.  Here is how the Knight-Castigator turned out.  I'm pleased with the result.  I do favor a cleaner look than some, but I think the knight still stands tall and proud regardless of its lack of weathering and battle damage.

House Taranis Cerastus Knight-Castigator

Ready to bring the Omnissiah's Justice to Heretic and Xenos alike.

House Taranis Cerastus Knight-Castigator

The big guns never tire...

House Taranis Cerastus Knight-Castigator

A good shot of the 10 - 20 seconds of ammo available for the bullet hose.

House Taranis Cerastus Knight-Castigator

Crackling power sword ready to cleave something in two...

House Taranis Cerastus Knight-Castigator

Our Baron seated in his comfy chair, watching the battle play out on thrice blessed displays.

House Taranis Cerastus Knight-Castigator

So that puts and end to the Jewel of July challenge for me.  I hope everyone isn't now burnt out on Knight-Castigator WIP picks.  Moving on, I'll start painting Dark Angels - either 30k or some new 40k Primaris.  I'm torn as I have the backlog of 30K models built, primed and ready - but I also got my Indomitus box and so have some really great new 40k Primaris to paint in Dark Angels livery.

I also have two Legio Ignatum Warhound Titans for Adeptus Titanicus waiting for some paint.  I do love painting tiny titans.

You'll have to check back next week to see what I move forward, I'm afraid.

Stay safe out there.

Cheers and Happy Gaming!


  1. Brilliant DAM. Love the cockpit details and the weathering around the feet to tie into the base. Nice name plate too, that’s the only way I’ll remember all my Knights names, I nearly forget the Titans names!

    1. Right?! I would never remember w/out the name plates. Thanks for the compliments. I’m edging my way to having a knight force to register on ToC; thought it feels like cheating without a big engine to register as well.

  2. Awesome work mate, such an imposing figure!