Well, one weekend in (Monday was a holiday - happy 152nd birthday, Canada) to my second ETL vow and I thought I would share my progress.
Here is my knight so far - the colours on the shields are placeholders, and I'm not sure about the pink (when done, it will all be the colour on the arrmour on the meltagun under its left (our right) shoulder).
What I am really happy with are his guns, which are almost done - together, they are almost the cost of my entire first vow.
That's probably more edge highlighting than I've done before in my life, but I love the effect.
So, question time - any opinions on how I should paint my knight? I want it to fit in with both my chaos armies - my daemonettes and my emperor's children - I've included representative samples of both armies in the picture above.
Now, some things I'm set on:
- The shoulders (now gray) will be white, with a bright red scale symbol on the front right (back right and whether I will have anything on the left under the spikes are undecided).
- The centre carapace and at least half the colour on the lower armour will the purple I'm currently using.
- The guns stay dark purple. The gunshields can and likely will change, but will have gold trim.
- The gold needs a drybrush, and should hopefully end up looking like the gold on the missile launcher.
I'm thinking the pink top carapace is too much, and I do want some pink, but not sure how much. The least amount would be just the gun shields, but I'm afraid that will leave it too purple if I do the armour all purple and looking too much like my CSM. If I kept the pink to just the gun shileds, I could swap the pink out for a third colour - maybe ushabi bone.
Anyway, your thoughts are most welcome.