There are some fantastic people in the miniatures hobby, and over at the Oldhammer Community Facebook group, Aaron Thompson has run a couple of giveaways. The only rules - "stay home, stay safe and start painting!"
Aaron has kindly gifted and sent a selection of figures out to other hobbyists with the only intention that the recipients will get a few hours of fun from painting them up. I stuck my hand up for an Epic Imperial Knight Castellan and did indeed get a few hours of fun painting it up once it arrived. I painted up a Knight Warden in the same sitting and am now the happy owner of a slightly under-strength and mis-matched Knight detachment!
I chose to paint both in a battered yellow colour scheme with blue and white accents to mimic the heraldry often shown on Knights. I also mounted them on 30mm bases rather than 25mm to avoid that annoying overhang.
In retrospect, I think I dulled down the yellow a bit too far (I washed with sepia then brown, when I probably should have just used the sepia), but they do look like they've been through a few battles!
|An under-strength Knight detachment faces off fast-moving Dark Eldar skimmers.|
I love that the Epic Knights are (by and large) scale agnostic, as it allows me to use these as 28mm scale robots alongside others I've painted previously.
|Note the brighter yellow on the other 'bots. I probably didn't give those a brown wash!|
I'm delighted to have had the opportunity to paint up the Knight, alongside the other one which had been neglected in a box for ages. Thanks for the kind gift Aaron!