“Don’t talk to me or my sons ever again”
After the race of painting my Mechanicus and Knights for this years Armies on Parade, I am finally able to share my painted Armigers who shall serve as squires for Lord Grevan when he pilots Ferrous Maximus.
I have a bad habit of painting things according to the box art and web store pictures because when considering purchases I generally end up falling in love with the scheme shown as I look at it again and again. This, combined with my adoration for House Raven and the design of Ferrous Maximus, has led to the paint scheme on these Warglaives.
I had a fair amount of difficulty getting the hazard stripes to look clean, and they have turned out slightly janky. As with my Ferrous Maximus Knight, I found the most helpful tool to be a long lining brush that helped the lines be smoother despite my shaky hands.
The reaper chain-cleavers seem to be calling for a good spattering of blood for the blood god, however I thought it would be nice to keep them clean and tidy as though their weapons have not tasted flesh since their last clean and service/rituals and prayers of function for the machine spirit.
Something that I do enjoy doing on these larger small unit size models is putting a one and a two on with transfers to help distinguish them when talking about them on the tabletop.
I tried using foam off cuts instead of the cork for the basing to get a less obvious cork shape. As a way to make the blend in a bit more, I opted to put them on before the lava basing crackle paint stuff, so they have a little bit more interest to them. I think I will try highlighting the edges of my next lava rocks, and see if that looks better/more defined (Thanks Alexis West!)
My only wish for these is that I had thought to magnetize the carapace weapons when I assembled them, all the way back in March when I got them in the Forgebane box. I may go back and do this in future when I get around to assembling my Armiger Helverins box.
Overall, I am very pleased with how these models turned out, and how good they look charging down a table ready to reaper chain-cleaver some xenos apart!
Also, as a side note, I found this image from when I was painting my Knight that I took after realizing the faceplate magnet was strong enough to hold the cannon magnet on: