I finished a model! It’s a rare thing these days so it warrants the exclamation point. Though in fairness, I may go back and make some further tweaks, but for the purposes of this blogpost, we can call it done. Well, 95…ish percent done. Anyway, here’s my brand new Cerastus Knight Lancer for Adeptus Titanicus. He’s called Praetorii Custos and I’m quietly happy with him.
He’s called Praetorii Custos because that means “Praetorian Guardian” and I gave hime that titl edue to the gold and purple look that I’ve gone for – something Rome’s Praetorian Guard sported when on official duty. It also helped inspire the “P” on the tilting shield, which was very handy as it stopped me trying to paint a skull in that tiny space. Thankfully, I found a larger place to paint a skull.
I’ve never been much of a fan of the Knight Lancer’s frame-shield, but it’s amazing what you can do with a little bit of plasticard and some careful trimming with a craft knife. Ok, so a skull is a little bit of a lazy option for me, but I tried to go with a bit more detail on this one and I think it paid off quite nicely.
My favourite details, are the “P” on the tilting shield, and the softly glowing red eyes – both made me pretty happy with this one.
Working on something this scale was a great exercise in concentration and restraint. It also gave me an excuse to buy some magnifying glasses and they were a great help (though they did make me feel a bit queasy). They gave me a confidence that I needed to try working on tiny rivets, and an oil wash or two helped in lots of places too – it really hits the lowlights adding definition, and makes everything grimy too.
The purples are Xereus Purple fading up to Genestealer Purple with some of the new Druchii Violet helping with the shadows. All metallics were painted using silvers, and then stained with Contrast paints.
And there you have it really. I’m just chuffed that I managed to finish something really. I might add a bit more dirt and grime here and there, but there won’t be too much extra going on. Well, there are a couple of metal patches I could do with tidying up. But I’m still calling it all done for the purposes of this blog post. I really enjoyed the Adeptus Titanicus scale and I really do want to do more so I may well dive into that, but I’ve got so many options at the moment, we’ll see.
Oh, and in news not related to the above miniature, I managed to get a ticket to Golden Demon. If you see me there, do say hello. I’ll be the hairy one in the check shirt… that might not narrow it down enough but I will be there somewhere. The tiny knight might be there too. 😉
On to the next project. I have no idea what that project might be, but on we go to it. Until then, Onwards!
Very cool! Love the hanging banner and freehand on the shield.