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This is the start of the second of my "Special Subject" P&M blogs. This one will be focusing on the contents of the Imperial Knights: Renegade boxed game. For those of you who don't know, Imperial Knights: Renegade is a boxed game about two Imperial Knights (one of whom has fallen to Chaos) duking it out in the outskirts of an Imperial city. It contains two Imperial Knight kits and a set of terrain (I think it's the Sanctum Imperialis kit), plus a rulebook with rules for this game and for running Renegade Knights in regular Warhammer 40k, a special transfer sheet, and a couple of dice. The Knight kits are one of the newer Warden kits (with the extra sprue included) and one of the old ones.

Enough with the history lesson, here's a pic of the box before I tore the shrink wrap off:

And here is the contents of that box. First we have the Knight Paladin kit:

Next, we have the Knight Warden kit:

Then we have the Sanctum Imperialis kit:

Finally, we have the books, dice, and decals:

Like the Stormsurge I did for my Tau army, this set has lots of parts, especially since there's TWO super-heavy models in there (the term "miniature" is used very loosely when referring to models like this!). I'm going to document the process of building and painting all the plastic stuff in the set, as well as documenting the magnetization of the two Knights (this will be helpful for anyone else who's interested in magnetizing Knights). The plan is to build the kits in subassemblies, do any magnetization that I need, then paint the parts and do the final assembly. The terrain will probably not get touched until I'm done with both Knights, but I do intend to fully paint it (even though right now I have very little use for it). Watch this blog to see the magic happen!

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My armies (re-counted and updated on 1/27/19, including modeled wargear options):
Dark Angels: ~11200 | Space Marines (Blood Ravens and others): ~1300 | Space Wolves: ~3400
Inquisition: ~300 | Officio Assassinorum: ~500 | Imperial Knights: ~800 | Talons of the Emperor: ~500
Tau Empire: ~6200 | Chaos Space Marines (various legions): ~8100 | Death Guard: ~2800 | Chaos Daemons (all types): ~2100
Check out my P&M Blogs: ZergSmasher's P&M Blog | Stormsurge blog | Imperial Knights blog | Total models painted in 2018: 134 | Total models painted in 2019: 16 | Current main painting project: Daemon Prince of Khorne
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Look forward to seeing what Knightly awesomeness you come up with Zergy!

Are you going to do one as Knight Warden and another as paladin? Or just do free blades?

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Glad to have you on board, aov! I'm intending to fully magnetize both Knights to run any configuration I want. I'll do one as a loyalist Freeblade, although he will have some stuff to tie him in with my Dark Angels, if possible. Maybe he'll be one of the Three Witnesses or something. I'll have to see if I can come up with some good fluff for him. The other will be a Chaos Knight of Khorne. I'll paint it up to go with my Khorne Daemonkin army, that way I can use it as either a Renegade Knight or a Forge World Daemon Knight of Khorne.

My armies (re-counted and updated on 1/27/19, including modeled wargear options):
Dark Angels: ~11200 | Space Marines (Blood Ravens and others): ~1300 | Space Wolves: ~3400
Inquisition: ~300 | Officio Assassinorum: ~500 | Imperial Knights: ~800 | Talons of the Emperor: ~500
Tau Empire: ~6200 | Chaos Space Marines (various legions): ~8100 | Death Guard: ~2800 | Chaos Daemons (all types): ~2100
Check out my P&M Blogs: ZergSmasher's P&M Blog | Stormsurge blog | Imperial Knights blog | Total models painted in 2018: 134 | Total models painted in 2019: 16 | Current main painting project: Daemon Prince of Khorne
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I've assembled the first of many subassemblies for the two knights, the carapace weapons. Here's a (not great) photo:

I chose not to bother magnetizing the front part of the missile pod because I won't be using Ironstorm Missiles much, if ever. If I do, my opponent will just have to be okay with what is technically the wrong part. Same as my Stormsurge's weapon, it would have been an unnecessary headache to magnetize it. I will do the main guns with magnets, as I really can't get away with it there and there's loads of tutorials on the Internet for how to do it.

I hope to have more to show soon on this project!

My armies (re-counted and updated on 1/27/19, including modeled wargear options):
Dark Angels: ~11200 | Space Marines (Blood Ravens and others): ~1300 | Space Wolves: ~3400
Inquisition: ~300 | Officio Assassinorum: ~500 | Imperial Knights: ~800 | Talons of the Emperor: ~500
Tau Empire: ~6200 | Chaos Space Marines (various legions): ~8100 | Death Guard: ~2800 | Chaos Daemons (all types): ~2100
Check out my P&M Blogs: ZergSmasher's P&M Blog | Stormsurge blog | Imperial Knights blog | Total models painted in 2018: 134 | Total models painted in 2019: 16 | Current main painting project: Daemon Prince of Khorne
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Cool. This should be good.
Looking forward to the magnetising run through .

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@EDC: The magnetization will be done according to a how-to guide I found on the Internet. When I do it, I will post a link to said guide for everyone's reference. The only other magnets will be the ones that actually hold the weapons on the arms themselves, and that will be very simple, although I will tell what types/sizes of magnets I use.

Here's the Avenger Gatling Cannon, probably my favorite of the Imperial Knights' weapons:


I've started on the leg assemblies for the first Knight, but I won't post pics until it's all done. I will leave the plates off until I paint them, as the legs will be much easier to paint without those plates in the way. Same with the shoulders. I'm already brainstorming for schemes for the Loyalist knight; he should definitely look like he belongs with my Dark Angels, but shouldn't just be in chapter colors as that would be kinda cheesy. As for fluff, rather than go with one of the Three Witnesses, I will perhaps say that this Knight possibly knows about the Fallen, but has sworn loyalty to the Dark Angels and will never give away their dark secret. Perhaps he has his own reasons for wanting to help capture the Fallen...

My armies (re-counted and updated on 1/27/19, including modeled wargear options):
Dark Angels: ~11200 | Space Marines (Blood Ravens and others): ~1300 | Space Wolves: ~3400
Inquisition: ~300 | Officio Assassinorum: ~500 | Imperial Knights: ~800 | Talons of the Emperor: ~500
Tau Empire: ~6200 | Chaos Space Marines (various legions): ~8100 | Death Guard: ~2800 | Chaos Daemons (all types): ~2100
Check out my P&M Blogs: ZergSmasher's P&M Blog | Stormsurge blog | Imperial Knights blog | Total models painted in 2018: 134 | Total models painted in 2019: 16 | Current main painting project: Daemon Prince of Khorne
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Looking forward to seeing how you tackle this Zerg...I really enjoyed painting up my copy of Renegade. Agreed on the Gatling cannon being the best ranged weapon, it just looks too damned cool. A DA themed Knight will be really interesting...good luck.

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Cool stuff. Agree that the Gatling cannon is super awesome.

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@Thraxas: I hope I can do these models justice with my painting. Thanks for being here to offer moral support!

@EDC: Thanks! Honestly I like the look of all the Knight weapons, but the Gatling is definitely the coolest. Easiest to assemble too, since I will have to magnetize the RFBC/Thermal cannon to be able to switch between them. I could cop out and just make one of each, but then I couldn't run two of the same gun on the Renegade.

More progress: the legs on the first Knight are assembled and ready for priming:

I'll have to prime and paint these assemblies, then glue them together, then prime and paint the cables and stuff that go between the legs and groin piece and glue them in. I intend to prime the legs with Leadbelcher spray if either of my FLGS carries it. Shame to spend so much money for a spray can, but it will save me a lot of work so it will be worth the expense this one time.

My armies (re-counted and updated on 1/27/19, including modeled wargear options):
Dark Angels: ~11200 | Space Marines (Blood Ravens and others): ~1300 | Space Wolves: ~3400
Inquisition: ~300 | Officio Assassinorum: ~500 | Imperial Knights: ~800 | Talons of the Emperor: ~500
Tau Empire: ~6200 | Chaos Space Marines (various legions): ~8100 | Death Guard: ~2800 | Chaos Daemons (all types): ~2100
Check out my P&M Blogs: ZergSmasher's P&M Blog | Stormsurge blog | Imperial Knights blog | Total models painted in 2018: 134 | Total models painted in 2019: 16 | Current main painting project: Daemon Prince of Khorne
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This is beyond cool, I'll defiantly be watching your progress.

   
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@Heretic Tom: Good to have you aboard!

I've made some progress recently; the leg and waist assemblies have been primed with Army Painter Gunmetal (looks to be a good match for GW's Leadbelcher), and the main body has been assembled and primed as well. Here's a pic:

This Knight will be the Khorne one. I've done some things already to make it look more Chaos-like; note the gargoyles from the Chaos Vehicle sprue where the little eagle heads or AdMech symbols would go. The primer worked okay, but not perfect, but that was because the weather was borderline too hot for priming.

Here's a pic of some other parts I've assembled:

Note the Chaos star in place of the Imperial Aquila above where the head will go. It didn't fit perfectly due to being a flat piece but it'll work okay. The small weapons will get magnets to make them swappable. As for the main guns, I think I will cop out after all and just build one each of the Battle Cannon and Thermal Cannon. It'll save me a LOT of work and besides, I'm unlikely to want to run two of either of those weapons on a Renegade knight.

More to come soon, I hope!

My armies (re-counted and updated on 1/27/19, including modeled wargear options):
Dark Angels: ~11200 | Space Marines (Blood Ravens and others): ~1300 | Space Wolves: ~3400
Inquisition: ~300 | Officio Assassinorum: ~500 | Imperial Knights: ~800 | Talons of the Emperor: ~500
Tau Empire: ~6200 | Chaos Space Marines (various legions): ~8100 | Death Guard: ~2800 | Chaos Daemons (all types): ~2100
Check out my P&M Blogs: ZergSmasher's P&M Blog | Stormsurge blog | Imperial Knights blog | Total models painted in 2018: 134 | Total models painted in 2019: 16 | Current main painting project: Daemon Prince of Khorne
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I think I've gotten all the subassemblies done on the Chaos Knight. I added some grisly trophies to the carapace to give the Knight a more Chaos-y feel:

Hopefully between this and the paintjob (trust me, I intend to use a fair amount of Blood for the Blood God paint) this Knight will look like a true servant of Khorne.

Here's a shot of the four weapons I've assembled:

I added a couple of spikes to the chainsword to help convey the Chaos theme (you can't have enough spikes on a Chaos model!); since this weapon will not be shared between the two Knights I was able to customize it a little. All of the other weapons (Avenger Gatling Cannon, Rapid-fire Battle Cannon, Thunderstrike Gauntlet, and the as-yet-unbuilt Thermal Cannon) will have to be painted and decorated in such a way as they will look good on either of my Knights. Don't worry, it won't be a problem!

I promised to show how I do the magnets for this model, so here's the first bit of that. For the pintle gun, to make it swappable between a Meltagun or Heavy Stubber, I just glued on the part that normally holds the assembled gun to the body. I also fully assembled both guns. For the body, I then glued a 1/8x1/16" magnet into the small depression. The magnet is big enough that it fits over the hole, although you could drill the hole out easily enough and put the magnet in there. For the guns, I just cut off the top part of the stems, the part that normally goes in the hole on the side of the body. I sanded the resulting surface smooth and glued another 1/8x1/16" magnet to each weapon. Here's pics of what the assemblies look like with magnets attached:

Extremely simple, yet effective. The only tricky part was making sure the polarity was correct, and for that I just marked my stack of magnets with a + and - on the ends. After I pulled one off, I marked the next one with a + or - as appropriate, and made sure the symbol was not visible when I glued the magnet in place.

More to come, so stay tuned!

My armies (re-counted and updated on 1/27/19, including modeled wargear options):
Dark Angels: ~11200 | Space Marines (Blood Ravens and others): ~1300 | Space Wolves: ~3400
Inquisition: ~300 | Officio Assassinorum: ~500 | Imperial Knights: ~800 | Talons of the Emperor: ~500
Tau Empire: ~6200 | Chaos Space Marines (various legions): ~8100 | Death Guard: ~2800 | Chaos Daemons (all types): ~2100
Check out my P&M Blogs: ZergSmasher's P&M Blog | Stormsurge blog | Imperial Knights blog | Total models painted in 2018: 134 | Total models painted in 2019: 16 | Current main painting project: Daemon Prince of Khorne
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Well, finally after several weeks I've gotten back to work on my Imperial Knights. I've now shaded and highlighted the legs, as well as painting the black details:

This photo is terrible (shot on my computer desk because that's where I do a fair amount of my painting these days), but you can hopefully tell I'm making some progress. I've also spray primed the main carapace plate in Army Painter Pure Red, and gotten to work on some of the other plates, although I am going to get a bit more done before I show pics. I hope to have more to show soon!

My armies (re-counted and updated on 1/27/19, including modeled wargear options):
Dark Angels: ~11200 | Space Marines (Blood Ravens and others): ~1300 | Space Wolves: ~3400
Inquisition: ~300 | Officio Assassinorum: ~500 | Imperial Knights: ~800 | Talons of the Emperor: ~500
Tau Empire: ~6200 | Chaos Space Marines (various legions): ~8100 | Death Guard: ~2800 | Chaos Daemons (all types): ~2100
Check out my P&M Blogs: ZergSmasher's P&M Blog | Stormsurge blog | Imperial Knights blog | Total models painted in 2018: 134 | Total models painted in 2019: 16 | Current main painting project: Daemon Prince of Khorne
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I've now done a bit of the magnetization of the main weapons. I'm not just going to show you what I've done, I'm going to show how I did it. Many will find this rather obvious, but others may find it helpful.

To start off, I acquired some magnets at my FLGS. The size I used for this is 3/8x1/16" discs. Here's a pic of the stack of magnets:

One thing to remember is that rare earth magnets of this size are very strong, so watch out if you get them near any kind of metal objects (think of Magneto from X-men). This is even worse with the whole stack of magnets, so it's a good idea to keep your work area clear of metal objects (especially sharp ones like hobby blades, tacks or pins) while you work with these.

The next thing I did was to prepare the weapon to take a magnet. I did this by filling the hole where it would normally connect to the shoulder joint with Green Stuff (technically I used Procreate, but same diff) and sanding it flat. It's a good idea to sand the rim of the hole flat, then insert and flatten the putty as much as possible, then sand again after the putty dries. The putty gives a much bigger surface area for the glue to grip the magnet (otherwise it would only have a thin ring of glue holding it on). Here's a pic of the work:


On the shoulder joint piece, I used a small hacksaw to cut off the part that normally would be inserted into the hole on the weapon joint (and managed to damage my desk in the process ). I then sanded the resulting surface as smooth as possible to prepare it to take a magnet:

As you can see, not perfect, but good enough for my purpose. It pays to be careful with the saw, as I nearly screwed it up very badly (was worse with the other shoulder joint).

The next step is to glue the magnets on. I marked one end of the magnet stack with a - sign, the other with a +. I then pulled the magnet from the - end and marked the next one in the stack with a - to keep track of the polarity. I glued the magnet onto the weapon joint with the - sign down. I used Krazy Glue superglue, but any type of CA glue should work for this. For the shoulder joint, I repeated the process, but with the + magnet being glued face down on the surface. Marking the magnet stack and then always placing the magnets on the parts with the sign not showing is a good way to keep polarity straight. Just remember which side of the joint gets which sign and you're golden. Here's the weapon joint with the magnet in place:


And here's the two magnets doing what they do best, showing that the method works:

Just make sure you give the glue time to set before you test the magnets out, otherwise you get to start over.

Hope that little mini tutorial was helpful!

My armies (re-counted and updated on 1/27/19, including modeled wargear options):
Dark Angels: ~11200 | Space Marines (Blood Ravens and others): ~1300 | Space Wolves: ~3400
Inquisition: ~300 | Officio Assassinorum: ~500 | Imperial Knights: ~800 | Talons of the Emperor: ~500
Tau Empire: ~6200 | Chaos Space Marines (various legions): ~8100 | Death Guard: ~2800 | Chaos Daemons (all types): ~2100
Check out my P&M Blogs: ZergSmasher's P&M Blog | Stormsurge blog | Imperial Knights blog | Total models painted in 2018: 134 | Total models painted in 2019: 16 | Current main painting project: Daemon Prince of Khorne
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Awesome stuff Zerg. You weren't tempted to drill and have the magnets set in the gun? Is the gap noticeable?

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@EDC: I don't currently own a power drill or Dremel or anything like that, so drilling a big enough hole for these magnets was not an option. The gap is not terribly noticeable, and it'll be even less so once everything is painted. I've got a friend who did his Knight the same way, and it worked well for him, which is why I did mine this way.

My armies (re-counted and updated on 1/27/19, including modeled wargear options):
Dark Angels: ~11200 | Space Marines (Blood Ravens and others): ~1300 | Space Wolves: ~3400
Inquisition: ~300 | Officio Assassinorum: ~500 | Imperial Knights: ~800 | Talons of the Emperor: ~500
Tau Empire: ~6200 | Chaos Space Marines (various legions): ~8100 | Death Guard: ~2800 | Chaos Daemons (all types): ~2100
Check out my P&M Blogs: ZergSmasher's P&M Blog | Stormsurge blog | Imperial Knights blog | Total models painted in 2018: 134 | Total models painted in 2019: 16 | Current main painting project: Daemon Prince of Khorne
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I've basically finished the legs of the Chaos knight, minus the armor plates. Here's a pic:

I may go back and add a bit more shade, particularly around the feet, but this assembly is basically done. Now I've got to get the rest done!

My armies (re-counted and updated on 1/27/19, including modeled wargear options):
Dark Angels: ~11200 | Space Marines (Blood Ravens and others): ~1300 | Space Wolves: ~3400
Inquisition: ~300 | Officio Assassinorum: ~500 | Imperial Knights: ~800 | Talons of the Emperor: ~500
Tau Empire: ~6200 | Chaos Space Marines (various legions): ~8100 | Death Guard: ~2800 | Chaos Daemons (all types): ~2100
Check out my P&M Blogs: ZergSmasher's P&M Blog | Stormsurge blog | Imperial Knights blog | Total models painted in 2018: 134 | Total models painted in 2019: 16 | Current main painting project: Daemon Prince of Khorne
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After a long time away from this project (partially due to other models being painted, partly due to RL stuff), I'm finally getting back to it, at least for now. I finished basecoating the shoulder plates for the Chaos Knight a few weeks ago but forgot to take a picture, so here they are:

I went with half Evil Sunz Scarlet and half Vallejo Black, as I figured doing the Knight in all red would be a bit monotonous. Black will help break the model up visually and I think help it look better overall. I actually don't have a huge amount left to do on these shoulder plates. Just some shading on and around the trim, the some highlights on the metal, then a big Khorne symbol painted in blood (well, Blood for the Blood God paint) on the red half of each plate, and they'll be done!

I've also gotten a bunch of other subassemblies for this thing primed (finally!) in Army Painter Gun Metal:

The spray is a bit touchy, but it gives decent results, if not as good as you probably get from Citadel's Leadbelcher spray.

Hope to have more to show here sooner rather than later, as I hope to get cracking on the second Knight before it gets too cold to spray outside.

My armies (re-counted and updated on 1/27/19, including modeled wargear options):
Dark Angels: ~11200 | Space Marines (Blood Ravens and others): ~1300 | Space Wolves: ~3400
Inquisition: ~300 | Officio Assassinorum: ~500 | Imperial Knights: ~800 | Talons of the Emperor: ~500
Tau Empire: ~6200 | Chaos Space Marines (various legions): ~8100 | Death Guard: ~2800 | Chaos Daemons (all types): ~2100
Check out my P&M Blogs: ZergSmasher's P&M Blog | Stormsurge blog | Imperial Knights blog | Total models painted in 2018: 134 | Total models painted in 2019: 16 | Current main painting project: Daemon Prince of Khorne
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Looking good Zerg, I'm looking forward to seeing the Khorne symbol painted in Blood for the Blood God.

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@EDC: Thanks a lot, I'll try not to disappoint!

I've made a little more progress on some of the parts, meaning most of the basecoating for the model (other than the weapons) is done. Here's a pic:

The head and face plate are completely basecoated, so all they need is a wash and highlight and they'll be ready to go. The head cowl is also ready for shade and highlight. The chest plate needs another coat of Zandri Dust followed by a coat of Ushabti Bone on the scrollwork, then it'll be ready for the shade and highlight treatment as well. The main carapace armor piece needs a few more parts basecoated (mainly the skulls and the Tau helmet on the spikes), but the actual body piece (far right in the picture) is basically ready for its shading. I'm still brainstorming ideas for the base itself, but I'm pretty sure I'm going to put a Tau casualty on it. I've already put something together, but you'll have to wait to see it, so keep following this blog!

My armies (re-counted and updated on 1/27/19, including modeled wargear options):
Dark Angels: ~11200 | Space Marines (Blood Ravens and others): ~1300 | Space Wolves: ~3400
Inquisition: ~300 | Officio Assassinorum: ~500 | Imperial Knights: ~800 | Talons of the Emperor: ~500
Tau Empire: ~6200 | Chaos Space Marines (various legions): ~8100 | Death Guard: ~2800 | Chaos Daemons (all types): ~2100
Check out my P&M Blogs: ZergSmasher's P&M Blog | Stormsurge blog | Imperial Knights blog | Total models painted in 2018: 134 | Total models painted in 2019: 16 | Current main painting project: Daemon Prince of Khorne
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Ugh, this project keeps getting pushed down the bench in favor of other stuff, but hopefully not much longer! I've made progress on most of the armor panels, with the shading and most of the highlighting done on them:

I plan to do an edge highlight of the brass trim using Golden Griffon, then clean up the black areas where I was a little bit sloppy with the Hashut Copper highlights. After that, it'll be time to finally do those Khorne symbols in blood on the shoulders!

As for the base, I've put some rocks on it, and I've assembled a Tau casualty to put there as well. None of it has any paint on it yet, hence no photos (there will be some when I get some paint down on that. I'm hoping to have the model done, at least enough to play with, in the next couple of weeks for a local tournament. Not sure if I'm going to make that happen or not, but I'll give it the old college try!

My armies (re-counted and updated on 1/27/19, including modeled wargear options):
Dark Angels: ~11200 | Space Marines (Blood Ravens and others): ~1300 | Space Wolves: ~3400
Inquisition: ~300 | Officio Assassinorum: ~500 | Imperial Knights: ~800 | Talons of the Emperor: ~500
Tau Empire: ~6200 | Chaos Space Marines (various legions): ~8100 | Death Guard: ~2800 | Chaos Daemons (all types): ~2100
Check out my P&M Blogs: ZergSmasher's P&M Blog | Stormsurge blog | Imperial Knights blog | Total models painted in 2018: 134 | Total models painted in 2019: 16 | Current main painting project: Daemon Prince of Khorne
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I've now added the armor plates to the legs, and I am calling them done. All I have to do now is attach them to the base:

I decided to skip the hanging banner between the legs, as I figured the pilot would have ripped that off when he dedicated his machine to Khorne. I thought about putting something else there instead, but nothing I had looked very good, so I just skipped it. Rest assured, the loyalist Knight will have his banner.

I've also finished the face mask and attached it to the Knight's head:


I shaded the body and main carapace plates, so now I need to highlight them. Once I get those done, and the shoulder plates, I can glue the body together and then glue the whole works onto the legs. At that point it'll be done enough to play with, as the weapons are magnetized and so can be used unpainted if necessary. I do intend to properly finish hopefully by the end of the month, though.

My armies (re-counted and updated on 1/27/19, including modeled wargear options):
Dark Angels: ~11200 | Space Marines (Blood Ravens and others): ~1300 | Space Wolves: ~3400
Inquisition: ~300 | Officio Assassinorum: ~500 | Imperial Knights: ~800 | Talons of the Emperor: ~500
Tau Empire: ~6200 | Chaos Space Marines (various legions): ~8100 | Death Guard: ~2800 | Chaos Daemons (all types): ~2100
Check out my P&M Blogs: ZergSmasher's P&M Blog | Stormsurge blog | Imperial Knights blog | Total models painted in 2018: 134 | Total models painted in 2019: 16 | Current main painting project: Daemon Prince of Khorne
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All these knights make me want to get a knight. Is there a significant discount for getting the renegades pack?
   
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 nesbitt wrote:
All these knights make me want to get a knight. Is there a significant discount for getting the renegades pack?

Unfortunately GW has stopped selling Imperial Knights: Renegade, but you can still find it on eBay pretty cheap (which is where I got mine). It's a huge savings. It retailed for $200 US, but contained almost $300 worth of stuff (New Knight kit, old Knight kit, plus the Sanctum Imperialis terrain), so an incredible deal. If you want to get into Knights, hit eBay and try to find it.

My armies (re-counted and updated on 1/27/19, including modeled wargear options):
Dark Angels: ~11200 | Space Marines (Blood Ravens and others): ~1300 | Space Wolves: ~3400
Inquisition: ~300 | Officio Assassinorum: ~500 | Imperial Knights: ~800 | Talons of the Emperor: ~500
Tau Empire: ~6200 | Chaos Space Marines (various legions): ~8100 | Death Guard: ~2800 | Chaos Daemons (all types): ~2100
Check out my P&M Blogs: ZergSmasher's P&M Blog | Stormsurge blog | Imperial Knights blog | Total models painted in 2018: 134 | Total models painted in 2019: 16 | Current main painting project: Daemon Prince of Khorne
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I guess you could say that I've made some progress since my last post:

That's right, he's ready for war, although not completely done being painted. I still need to finish the weapons (the main weapons have only had silver primer and a couple of coats of Mephiston Red so far, and the pintle Stubber is just black primer), highlight the skulls on the trophy spikes (forgot those before I put the top plate on ), and do the base, plus a few details. I ended up not doing the symbols with Blood for the Blood God, as you can see. I tried it, and it just looked stupid (that paint does not scale up well for something like that), so I wiped it off before it could dry and painted the symbols black. They look somewhat crude, but I wasn't worried about it since I wanted them to look like they were done by hand, like maybe the pilot didn't want to stop killing stuff long enough to do them properly. I do intend to add some blood to the model, like maybe on the back where the little AdMech cog symbol is. I might draw a small Chaos star in BFTBG paint back there. I'll also put some blood on the chainsword, as even a non-Khorne model would surely have some there, right?

I intend to fully finish and base this model by the end of the year, so my next post may be the finished product! Then it'll be on to the loyalist Knight! Stay tuned!

My armies (re-counted and updated on 1/27/19, including modeled wargear options):
Dark Angels: ~11200 | Space Marines (Blood Ravens and others): ~1300 | Space Wolves: ~3400
Inquisition: ~300 | Officio Assassinorum: ~500 | Imperial Knights: ~800 | Talons of the Emperor: ~500
Tau Empire: ~6200 | Chaos Space Marines (various legions): ~8100 | Death Guard: ~2800 | Chaos Daemons (all types): ~2100
Check out my P&M Blogs: ZergSmasher's P&M Blog | Stormsurge blog | Imperial Knights blog | Total models painted in 2018: 134 | Total models painted in 2019: 16 | Current main painting project: Daemon Prince of Khorne
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Vigilus

Looks good! I mean, for a despicable heretic... Nice job making it look so Khorney...

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Thanks! I really am happy with how it has turned out so far; it'll fit right in with the rest of my Daemonkin army, especially once I get more of those models finished!

My armies (re-counted and updated on 1/27/19, including modeled wargear options):
Dark Angels: ~11200 | Space Marines (Blood Ravens and others): ~1300 | Space Wolves: ~3400
Inquisition: ~300 | Officio Assassinorum: ~500 | Imperial Knights: ~800 | Talons of the Emperor: ~500
Tau Empire: ~6200 | Chaos Space Marines (various legions): ~8100 | Death Guard: ~2800 | Chaos Daemons (all types): ~2100
Check out my P&M Blogs: ZergSmasher's P&M Blog | Stormsurge blog | Imperial Knights blog | Total models painted in 2018: 134 | Total models painted in 2019: 16 | Current main painting project: Daemon Prince of Khorne
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At long last, it's time to bring this thread out of hibernation now that Imperial Knights are actually decent again. I'm finally building the second Knight from the original Imperial Knight: Renegade box set. All of the subassemblies are built now, just awaiting magnets on the main guns and shoulder mounts, and the armor plates, which will be painted separately from the main chassis. Here's a pic of the subassemblies:

The only weapons that had not been built and magnetized yet were the second Reaper Chainsword and the Thermal Cannon, so here they are. I'll have to put some ProCreate putty in the weapon joints to provide a surface to glue the magnets to just like with the other four weapons, but that will not be too hard. Then I've got to wait for a window in the weather to get stuff primed. We've been having what might be the hottest spring I can remember here in central Missouri, so I'm not hopeful on whether I can get this beast primed anytime soon since actual summer starts in just a couple of days.

In the relatively near future, I am planning to buy the new Imperial Knights: Renegade box pretty soon with a bunch of store credit I have at my FLGS, and I already have a set of Armiger Helverins on the way. I also hope to pick up a Knight Valiant at some point, although that will probably be a little ways off yet. Whatever happens, this blog will be where it will be documented, separate from the regular stuff covered in my main P&M blog.

One final thing: in case anyone was wondering, the Renegade Knight I had built and mostly painted previously has been placed in an indefinite holding pattern. Renegade Knights are still stuck without stratagems and at Index point values, so I have little incentive to finish that instead of working on other projects. I do hope to get back around to it eventually, but it is very low priority at the moment.

My armies (re-counted and updated on 1/27/19, including modeled wargear options):
Dark Angels: ~11200 | Space Marines (Blood Ravens and others): ~1300 | Space Wolves: ~3400
Inquisition: ~300 | Officio Assassinorum: ~500 | Imperial Knights: ~800 | Talons of the Emperor: ~500
Tau Empire: ~6200 | Chaos Space Marines (various legions): ~8100 | Death Guard: ~2800 | Chaos Daemons (all types): ~2100
Check out my P&M Blogs: ZergSmasher's P&M Blog | Stormsurge blog | Imperial Knights blog | Total models painted in 2018: 134 | Total models painted in 2019: 16 | Current main painting project: Daemon Prince of Khorne
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Big update: the other day I finally got a window in the weather and got the Knight parts primed, but I didn't really start work on this thing until today, with Warhammer TV's "Big Knight Painting Night" on their Twitch stream. I worked on this thing pretty much the whole time Duncan and company were on the stream working on their Knights, plus some afterwards, and I think I made good progress:



Most of this thing's parts are now basecoated, with only a few small details left to pick out (notably the bronze color of the exhaust stacks and the little gold eagle heads). I'm pretty happy with this progress so far. The white color only looks that way in the photos; it is actually just light gray.

Yesterday I also assembled one of my two Armiger Helverins:

It might seem unwise to have assembled the whole thing before painting, but unlike the big knight this model should not be too difficult to paint fully assembled. Plus this way I can play games with it before I get around to painting it.

As for the color scheme I've chosen, it will come together more once I get some detailing done, but ultimately what it will be is my own Knightly House, which I call House Heraan. The name and color scheme are a reference to an old and somewhat obscure PC space adventure game called Escape Velocity: Nova. It'll look more complete once I add some red lightning bolts to some of the armor plates, evoking the look of one of the factions' ships.

I hope to have more to show sooner rather than later, as I really want to be able to run this Knight. I'll also add more background in here for House Heraan, like its heraldry, traditions, etc.

My armies (re-counted and updated on 1/27/19, including modeled wargear options):
Dark Angels: ~11200 | Space Marines (Blood Ravens and others): ~1300 | Space Wolves: ~3400
Inquisition: ~300 | Officio Assassinorum: ~500 | Imperial Knights: ~800 | Talons of the Emperor: ~500
Tau Empire: ~6200 | Chaos Space Marines (various legions): ~8100 | Death Guard: ~2800 | Chaos Daemons (all types): ~2100
Check out my P&M Blogs: ZergSmasher's P&M Blog | Stormsurge blog | Imperial Knights blog | Total models painted in 2018: 134 | Total models painted in 2019: 16 | Current main painting project: Daemon Prince of Khorne
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I’m liking the new not so big stumpy robot. It’s hard resisting getting back into 40K with all the new cool stuff. I’ve had forgebane??? In my hands multiple times over the last few weeks.

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

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