Saturday, 14 July 2018

House Malinax Knights progress 14/07/2018

Hi all. 

So after my false start I have finally got the armour plates all done. I have done it as per the original instructions that our reader Commussar Ibram Gaunt shared, and I am happier with the results. The reason why the lighter less colourful stage came before the more colourful step is that it was a pre-shading layer. I tested this by trying to miss Step 2 Completely and go to step 3 straight from step 1, but as you can see in the image below (on the right half of the Carapace) the effect is completely different from the Carapace on the right which I did steps 1-3 in order on). 

The colour actually looks a lot more like this in reality:

Colour scheme: 
Undercoat choas black

- Basecoat leadbelcher
- wash 50:50 nuln oil and seraphim sepa

Armour plates:
- base tamiya flat earth
- layer wood deck tan
- layer 50:50 wood deck tan and desert yellow
- highlight previous layer with a little white scar

Armour trim:
- base 50:50 leadbelcher amd adeptus battle grey
- wash nuln oil
- drybrush edges leadbelcher
- stipple edges randomly with typhus corrosion 

Entire model
- wash 50:50 of nuln oil and seraphim sepia
- thin ryza rust using lahiam medium and flow into creases, joints and recesses as desired

So here is where I am up to with two Knights. 

Coming on slowly but surely. 



  1. It’s a lovely scheme coming together nicely

  2. On the armour plates, the 4th step says to ‘highlight previous layer with a little white scar’. Does that mean to add a little white scar to the previous mix and use that as the highlight?

    1. That’s the way I’m reading it too. Just a lil’ bit of edge highlighting before weathering.

  3. Looking good, might need some more contrast around the edges and recesses though. From the top they look nice but when on the knights in some more natural light they look a bit flat. But that might change when the rest of the colors goes on. Envious of the quickness with which you paint. Will be nice to seem them all together and finished. Are you planing any more variants for the banner of will it consist of what you found in the house?

    1. Hi Agis. Yup I agree. I am planning on having a lot more weathering and grime around the panel extents and recesses. I MIGHT do the oil rub and buff, but am not 100% sure yet. I know Rudgie used that effect on his Makabius Knights and they looked great. Truth be told I am not good with regular washes (Agrax, Nuln etc). For some reason it never seems to sit right for me unless I add Klear and rub excess off as I go.

      Regarding variants, well I have sent my lil’ bro to Warhammer World tomorrow with a wallet full of cash for Knight heads :) getting all FW Mechanicum heads for Questoris pattern and two Cerastus pattern ones. That should add a good “we from Malinax!” Vibe to them.
      I’m going to do 2x Errants (1x Fist, 1x Reaper), 1x Paladin, 1x Crusader, 1x Warden.