Monday, 30 January 2012

Miniature Monday - First Grey Knight.

This is my entry for #miniaturemonday on Twitter. For those not in the know it's a hashtag thing where people post up their latest work for everyone to see. It gives you a great opportunity to see what others are working on, get inspired and to keep up the enthusiasm.

This chap is the first marine I'd painted in months, I think he's turned out nicely, he took long enough! I tried using some of the 'Eavy Metal techniques from an issue of White Dwarf but slightly modified. One area where I am struggling with is highlighting the red. I really like the flat dull look of Mechrite Red but I've got no idea what to use to compliment this.

As time goes on I'll be working on some fluff for each of my Knights. At the moment all I've got is that he's called Auriga (I used a list of constellations on Wikipedia for inspiration) and that his personal heraldry is a diagonal split between red and white.

Please let me know what you think, if you have any tips for my red issue, or anything else at all. Hopefully I'll have the next one finished soon.


  1. I really like the silver on the model. As for the red, I start with Mechrite and then use Red Gore and Devlan Mud to shade. From there I'll take a bright red color (very pure) and give it an edge highlight.

    That way, I keep my red color without going too orange looking.

    Ron, From the Warp

  2. Spot on comments from Ron there. I love how you've got a good pure looking silver colour that seems to be shining brown as opposed to the GW blue sheen. And for the red I agree, focus on shading, I like Blood Red for a highlight, although I use it on Empire state troops so I just drybrush it on. Then you could use a yellow highlight if you want to catch a little of that '90's style. :)

  3. Sweet work on the GK buddy! looks very very crisp and clean. I also like the use of red on the backpack, nicely different. As for highlighting red, you could have a stab at using vomit brown followed by blazing orange, Its what I've used on my BA's,

  4. Thanks for the feedback about the red everyone (and the compliments!). Once I've got more work done I'll give it a go and see how it turns out. It's funny you're not the first person to say my silver looks brown, I didn't use any brown or mud on them except for base coating the gold and bone. Maybe it's just my camera.

    @Dean - I really like your BAs so if my red can get anywhere close to that I'll be well chuffed!