Tuesday 7 April 2015

Knights Of Old

Three Knights done and ready for the Epic battlefields of the 41st millennium. 
If I'm honest I've never been a great fan of these designs. They come from the age in the mid-nineties of insipid mono-pose plastic models. An age that spawned the dull figures in the second edition box set and whole regiments of single cast skaven or chaos warriors. They did the job but were not that exciting once you'd painted one or two. I should say that I think the "new" 40k scale plastic knight is one of the best designs ever produced by GW. It's good to finally -- after owning them for nearly twenty years-- get these ones done. 

For my next project I've delved very deeply into my hoard and pulled out a classic that will never be bettered in my opinion. 
I'm thinking leopard skin and blue-greens with purple, red and yellow. No pink with black here! No, sir. Just pure 80's heavy metal. Need to hunt up some D-rok on YouTube now. 

Speaking of classics. Here is a model that I painted as a teenager. I saw him in White Dwarf and had to buy him on my next trip to the big smoke. This was before there was a GW in my state. I think that there was only one in the whole country. Ahh, the olden days.
I'm still pretty proud of that paint job.