Happy New Year Sinners!
I hope you've all had a good break and if you happen to live in the North of England, I hope you haven't suffered from the floods that have plagued us. Fortunately for me, I happen to live at the top of the Pennines so flooding hasn't been a major problem for me. Unfortunately, I happened to be at my parent's place over Christmas, so the floods delayed me getting home for a couple of days.
Because of this, I have very little time to get my army ready for the Caledonian Uprising that is only two weeks away. I have managed to finish building my Rapier Weapons Carriers and give them a quick paint job. They're a bit rough and ready, but at least they're ready!
I'm quite happy with the overall look that I've achieved with this conversion. They look a bit more sleeker than Forge Worlds Rapier Carrier, but I still think they have that twisted Imperial feel to them.
I have no idea what colour a Conversion Beamer is supposed to be, so I opted for the jade green that is a recurring theme throughout my Castigators. I think it adds a nice contrast and helps lift the overall paint scheme.
I've never used these in a game, but if they perform okay and I think they may become a regular in my army I'll come back to them and give them a bit more work.
The front plate was made from an old Rhino door with some plasti-card added on the rim and a gargoyle face made using green stuff.
A monitor was added to the weapon housing and a back plate fitted.
Although Forge World's Rapier Weapon Carrier doesn't use a base, I'm toying with the idea of putting these on a base.....
.....as I think it looks better?
So the Painsworn are done....for now.
I now have two weeks to knock out a Chaos Knight, which could be problematic as I still haven't decided on a colour scheme for the carapace.
I've seen Imperial Knights painted in Chapter colours and while the paint job has looked lovely, it doesn't seem right to me that an Imperial Knight should be sporting Chapter colours. Of course, Chaos Knights are totally different, I can imagine Chaos Marines requisitioning a Chaos Knight and 'honouring' it by inducting it within their Legion/Chapter/Warband or the Chaos Knight showing it's dedication to its god with it's colour scheme. So really, anything goes!
The problem with that though, is it fuels my procrastination as I think about where this Knight came from and how did the Castigators get their grubby little hands on it?.....Is it a Knight from House Devine?.....has it been ordered specially from the Forgeworld Lathe in the Pandora Cluster.....has it been discovered on dead world and reactivated by the Castigator's Chief Sorceror and Warpsmith?....is it a Freeblade that has battled within the Eye of Terror for too long?....whatever I decide, it will effect what colour I paint it.
Is it just me that thinks these bizarre thoughts before I put paint to model?
Hopefully inspiration will dispel this alluring and soporific mist of procrastination and I break out the paints soon!
Until next time.....may Our Lady grant you her number ;-)