Friday, February 24, 2012

Grey Knights Progress Update

I had the opportunity to play in a local Combat Patrol tournament last night, and I took my Grey Knights. A friend of mine I between rounds asked why I hadn't posted an update the army lately. My answer was "Well, the first squad isn't done yet...". His answer?

"So post something in progress, anyway. Show folks that you're actually working on them."

He had a good point.

Besides, it gives me a chance to update the recipe for my gunmetal armor as well! It's a bit more simplified than the last formula, but the end result is still what I wanted.


Gunmetal armor:

Boltgun Metal

2. Liberal washes of Badab Black

Feathering of Boltgun Metal

1:3 ratio of Asurmen Blue to Water glaze in the shaded areas

Highlight of 1:1 Chainmail and Mithril Silver


I've gotten the Gunmetal armor done on these, as well as the reds, which the recipe didn't really change for those. I really like the way the Asurmen Blue glaze gives some depth to the metallic armor. The "white" still needs its final feathering of Menoth White Highlight, then it'll be finished.

I've gotten each heraldic shoulderpad different on these, and I'm a little challenged of how I'll work the rest of the heraldry for the rest of the Knights, considering they all have personalized heraldry. I'll figure something out though.

Short, but sweet update. I'm happy with the progress on them, I just need to step up the pace a bit is all! A lot to get done before Adepticon!

How's everyone else coming along?

- Tim



  1. Well what do you know, you listened :)

    Now we just have to work out when you want to test the list.

    1. I listen!!! I don't always do, but I do listen ;)

      I actually take any and all suggestions for this blog under advisement and consideration. the people who read the nonsense I have to say, as well as their opinions and comments, are important to me. Hence me trying to respond to each and every one of them!

      And yes, yes we do! I'll shoot you some dates I'm free and we'll go from there :)

  2. Looking good! I particularly like the darker metal look you've gotten, rather than the super bright shiny steel. Good stuff, man!

    1. glad you're liking it so far :) Yeah, I can't stand the newly-polished chrome look for my own models. Don't get me wrong, it's not a bad look, it's just my opinion for my own stuff. I just prefer the gunmetal look is all.

      I'm thinking of doing the force weapons in a red-black look to keep the models dark with warm overtones too, what do you think?

  3. The secrets that you have shared on your blog continue to amaze me. I am left wondering if you mastered your craft during the cold war? Regardless you have once again been caught wearing your Sunday Best. Hope you don't mind me throwing you a shout out in my weekly themed top-x. Cheers and thanks for sharing.

    1. WOO! Thanks Panda :) I never mind and am honored to be a part of it! Thank you sir :)

  4. I like the idea of the red-black force weapons. Are you going to fade the from a red at the tip down to a black at the bottom?

    1. That's the route I'm thinking of taking, yes :) Most likely with some sort of red 'lightning' arcing down into the black slightly, not fully though.

    2. Looking at the shoulder pads, "Wow" those looked sharp. I really like how the colors contrast. I would like to know how you were able to get that look. I would like to use something similar on a Librarian that I am making from a Grey Knight single model. Thanks...