For my first post, I wanted to share my recent project building and painting the new Chaos Knight kit.
I’ll also show you how I magnetised the weapons to allow me to run it is either a Desecrator or Rampager.
I started by building the entire kit in sub assemblies. This makes the painting of the model a lot easier.
At the relevant points in the instructions, I took the time to add magnets to the points where the arms connect to the weapons.
To do this, I had to make some amendments to the arm joint.
With the arms fitted with magnets, I then turned to the weapons themselves.
Fortunately, these come with a preformed hole, so I only had to fill it with green stuff and position the magnets as I did with the arms. You have to be careful with the polarity though! I put red dots on mine to ensure I had them the right way round.
With this completed, it was time to start painting! Having read the codex, I knew I wanted to paint the Knight as a member of House Vextrix.
First, I base sprayed the entire model with Chaos Black. I then added a spray coat of Leadbelcher to the legs, torso and all 3 weapons. I then moved onto layering and transfers.
As the sheet supplied with the kit did not have specific Vextrix transfers, I used others I had from the Renegade boxset and from my other Imperial Knight sheets. They were applied only with water – but you can paint a layer of ‘Ardcoat on the area first, this gives a good base to position the transfer. Once it is dry, seal it with another layer of ‘Ardcoat if you want a gloss finish, or with Lahmian Medium for matte.
The last items to be painted were the weapons – they had layers of Abaddon Black on the panels, and Brass Scorpion on certain parts to break up the metal.
I thoroughly enjoyed building this kit, and look forward to getting it on the table soon. Hopefully it won’t suffer too harshly from New Model Syndrome!