With the lava effect base done and dusted on the Dragon
king, and with the final little cleanup tasks completed he is ready to face
down the survivors of Kingdom death. I have also painted up the four dragon
king armour survivors and their bases to partially match the beast they are
Bonus model – Knight armour of brother Nixios
With so much of my focus being on the Void Jackals it would
have been rude to not paint up at least one knight armour for them. Starting
out as a knight Valiant I have modified the model in the following ways. Head
replacement (swapping out the normal head for one acquired from shapeways),
construction of a hekaton siege claw (Made from a stripped down thundercoil
harpoon, a battlefield accessories tank trap, Four armiger chainglaives, a
leviathan dreadnought flamer and some plasticard) altering the pose (removing the
guidance tabs from the legs and hips) and adding replacement weapons where the
twin meltas would normally sit (a Rhino sensor relay and a stormraven assault
cannon) I then set about giving the model a nice paint job.
To do this I followed my Void jackal colour scheme with a
few minor alterations as I had a larger model to work with this time.
Essentially this meant that I could indulge with the chapter symbol and the
warriors personal heraldry.
I added some battle damage to some of the upper armour plates
which I then picked out with a dark silver paint. The base like his armiger
brethren will be completed once the diorama they are intended to be a part of
is complete so I can match the base to my final design.
I may even see to converting up two more knights to
represent the three void jackals when they march to war. (BTW I still don’t
understand why GW doesn’t just let you design your own knight at this point.
Pts for a base body and then its up to you to fill the hardpoints with the
available options from say a list.)
Last year / this year
Last year I managed to complete four models during monster
march (eldar wraithseer, KDM phoenix, KDM lion god, Alpha legion Mhara gal),
this year I have powered through eleven models (KDM dragon king, AT Warlord
titan, 2 Armigers, Nakar fel, Macrocarid explorator, A void jackal knight and
four dragon king armour set survivors)
A very productive month and a great community challenge.
Congrats to all the other participants of Monster March your models and
projects have provided me with the drive that I needed to crack on with the
models I tackled this year. And It helped me shrink my to do pile but then
again there’s still more than three hundred models in my pile of shame…Oh well
35 till I can complete my dioramas so that my next target. Until next time.