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Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Monster March - Cerastus Knight Castigator: Part 4

Welcome to part four of my Monster March pledge his year. I must say, trying to paint a super heavy in a month is starting to take its toll. Still, progress has been good and I was brave enough to tackle the Tempest Warblade over the weekend.



Shiny!
I went for a purple/pink fade roughly following a tutorial from a copy of White Dwarf from 2017. I'm fairly happy with how it came out but I also feel like I could have done better. There comes a point however where you just have to call something done and move on to the next phase. Speaking of which.


The current state of the model
In the photo above you can see that I've managed to finish up the left leg and that I got all giddy and glued on a bunch of armour panels that probably would have been best left until later. The top carapace armour isn't finished yet, nor is it glued in place but I was just posing for the camera.


Because shoulders need guarding too.
I also glued on the right shoulder guards which was really enjoyable and added a lot to the miniature. So, what do I have left to do? Well, my Excel spreadsheet tells me (because I am a sad bastard) that I have to finish painting the Bolt Cannon; highlight the head and the carapace armour; highlight the back of the torso; glue the remaining armour in place and sort out some transfers and the banner which hangs between its legs. There's still plenty to do but I'm pleased with my progress so far. Hopefully I can keep ploughing on and get this thing finished in the next ten days.


As always, a huge thanks to Swordmaster over at Path of an Outcast for running the event. If you want to see my journey so far, you can check it out here, here and here.


Tune in next time for the final installment of Monster March. Will I succeed in my Knightly quest or will my dream fall in tatters. Only time, and this blog, will tell.



12 comments:

  1. The blade looks excellent. I think the problem with assessing your own work is you'll always see the bits you don't like and other people simply won't notice. Not only that but no one will look as closely at it either.

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    1. Thanks a lot. We are always more critical of our own work. I'm hoping to enter this in a local painting competition in April so it will be scrutinized pretty harshly.

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  2. Really digging the blade. Well done.

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  3. That's looking aces! I think the blade work looks good. It's a fun change from the typical blue.

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    1. Thanks very much. I've used pink throughout my Mechanicus army as an accent colour and I think it works really well with the scheme.

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  4. Loving the sword & the knight castigator is coming along nicely.

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  5. Great work, loving the look of the blade.

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    1. Cheers Michael. It was fun to try a new technique.

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  6. the sword is really great. The rest of the knight too, but i'm in love with that sword

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    1. Thanks mate! I'm much happier with it for a bit of time and distance.

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