Knight of Shrouds

Apologies for the lack of content for a while. I got this fella finished up a few weeks ago, but I only got a chance to photograph him last night. He got his first outing in battle against Colin’s Gitz where he was ignominiously ganked by a horde of goblin archers, so he currently sits on the shelf of shame. (The shelf of shame is the same as the regular shelf; the shame is inferred.)

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I had left this guy until last because I’m intimidated by painting any model bigger than infantry, but after I’d painted the Lord Executioner I was confident that I could do a good job on him and I was pretty sure what colours I’d use, so I was actually looking forward to painting this one.

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I made sure to write down the recipe for the horse flesh as if I ever increase this army to 2000 points I’ll probably get a Black Coach, so I want to make sure I can replicate it. If you’re interested, it’s as follows:

  1. Incubi Darkness basecoat
  2. 50/50 Coelia Greenshade/Lahmian Medium shade all over
  3. Watered down 50/50 Abaddon Black/Lahmian Medium recess shade
  4. 50/50 Sotek Green/Lahmian Medium feathered onto edges and raised areas
  5. Temple Guard Blue highlight
  6. Baharroth Blue dot highlight
  7. Ulthuan Grey dot highlight on very sharpest points

 

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When I get a chance I’ll take some photos of the whole army as it stands at 1000 points. I’m also tempted to have a go at doing a video of some of my guys, similar to how GW do their release trailers. They look like a lot of fun to do.

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Our next event is an AoS Skirmish weekend in mid-July, so I’ve got a bunch more terrain and boards to do for that in the mean time. I’m also thinking about swapping over to Stormcast for the Skirmish as I’ve not had a chance to use my converted Steelheart’s Champions in Nightvault yet, so it’ll give them a chance to get some table time. I believe they’re only 80 points, so I can convert up a Stormcast hero to lead them and maybe squeeze in one or two minions as well. We’ll see how it goes.

Till next time!

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10 thoughts on “Knight of Shrouds

  1. Well, he may be on the shelf of shame but at least he’s on a shelf now and not stuck in a box, right? 😉

    Seriously, very nice work there. Really liked what you did with the Stormcasts as well (not something I find myself saying often enough) so I’m curious to see what else you might end up doing with them, especially as part of me wonders about tackling a few Stormcasts myself to battle my Khornate skirmish band.

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    1. Ha, ain’t that the truth. The work-in-progress box is empty once again and ready for some poor new minis.

      Yeah, I’m not sure I’ll ever stretch to a full Stormcast army, but they’re great for Skirmish cause you can get away with only four or five of them.

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  2. hey i love this scheme and i am working on my own horses in the nighthaunt range. Can I ask what the skeleton recipe was? I would love to replicate that!

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    1. Thanks, David! The recipe for the skeleton is a basecoat of Ionrach Skin, a 50/50 wash of Lahmian Medium and Nihilak Oxide, a highlight of Ionrach Skin, and then a final highlight of Deepkin Flesh. I have a full step by step Nighthaunt painting guide that might be of interest, if you scroll back through my posts.

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