Rust Renegade Knight WiP

By | 21st December 2017

Time to roll out the big guns, a pair of very big guns. Avenger Gatling cannons to be precise and two of them! The renegade knight can double up on its gun choices, never sure why it can compared to the loyalist versions.

Renegade Knight wip 1

This will need a whole lot of dice.

Renegade Knight wip 2

So I went with a really battered looking version, this Knight gets repairs when and if it can. Although this being my first plastic knight I didn’t give it any actual damage to the model. Just the aged and worn look.

Renegade Knight wip 3

So much lovely detail in this model.

Renegade Knight wip 3

You can just about see the Dark Angel green showing on the dreadnought.

The process was:

  • Gun metal spray basecoat
  • Stiple browns in sections
  • Selected orange stipling, mainly over the brown
  • Spray with water, apply sea salt and let it dry
  • Undercoat black on sections
  • After that dries knock off the salt
  • Tada battered look!
Renegade Knight wip 4

The currently empty name plate.

Both weapons have only barely been started. I need to remember which blogger did a post on heat treatment of weapon barrels. Any thoughts? 

Renegade Knight wip 6

Beauty shot. You can just about see the eye lenses.

But there you have it, things are coming together. Not sure what to do on the energy shield yet. Might try tie it into the red on the weapons. 

  • Derek McAllister

    Looks absolutely gorgeous, bud.
    I look forward to seeing it finished.
    Have you named it?

  • Mordian7th

    That’s looking sharp! I tend to refer back to the post on From the Warp below for heat bloom:

    http://fromthewarp.blogspot.com/2011/09/how-to-paint-heat-stained-gun-barrels.html

  • Looking cool, mate! The rust is spot on.

    Will you do some heraldry on the shield?

  • He’s looking great. The weathering is coming along nicely. I’ve never done the salt weathering. May have to try that at some point.

  • Looking good! Maybe do a few spots where the rust/verdigris has been knocked off down to the clean metal by more recent shots? Or a couple of panels of armour that are actually clean and properly done, because they’ve been replaced recently?

    This post doesn’t go into technique as much (the From the Warp one is better for that), but he looks at examples of heating in real guns, and concludes that the discolouration should actually be at the breech end of the barrel, not the muzzle: http://tibbsforge.com/heat-stained-metal/

    • Cheers West I was trying to remember who the other person was, Tibbs!

      Still more to do on the armour. Thining of running red across the top of the carapace.