Greetings Brothers of War, Jamie here with a little project that i'm working on with Sam's help.
I am in the process of constructing 5 Imperial Knights. That's right 5 of the beauts! I plan to have a mix of loadouts to both look great on the shelf and be powerhouses on the tabletop.
Fortunatly I had built a Kinght before, so I already had a good idea how to put them together. I have (with assistance from Sam) managed to magnetize the knights in several places allowing for a wide variety of weapons to be used. The megnets are joining the mid section, shoulders, elbows, the thermal and battle cannon turrets for easy swapping, and the carapace weapon on top.
The clips that normally hold the shoulders on have been cut away to allow a flat surface for the magnet. On the joint I placed a penny to create that flat surface for the magnet. This was fiddly as we needed to make sure that each shoulder magnet was able to attach to all the shoulders for all models. We had to ensure that all the magnets were placed the right way round and were all in the exact same place.
One knight has been completed and painted as a test for the theme, I love the effect that the airbrush has given along with wash on the blue that was used as a base instead of black. The metal parts were all sprayed silver before we began assembely which helped minimize the colour bleed between sections and my own painting mistakes. (Happens a lot ;) )
I was very surprised when Sam started on some of the smaller details the cables and pipes, it was great to see that picking out a few details here and there suddenly brought the whole model to life.
As with all my Space Wolves, I like to do the bases in snow and its easy as pie to do with a bit of PVA glue and modeling snow. The effect makes it look so realistic and allows it to be molded around other objects such as the Blood Angel Dreadnought that has been buried after being destroyed.
I wanted to model the base with a future campaign idea in mind: Did the dreadnought challenge the knight and get destroyed, or has the Knight been called in to assist it's Cursed Battle Brothers? Maybe we will see at a later point, but there is a rumoured alliance between the Blood Angels and the Space Wolves to take down an as yet unknown enemy.