Friday, August 8, 2014

8/8/14: Finished: The Independent Characters' House Hawkshroud Knight Titan

Hey folks!

As promised, more pictures of what I've been working on the last couple of weeks (for those of you who DONT follow my Facebook and Twitter!). For those of you who don't know, I've been a sponsor of The Independent Characters for nearly three years now. They're easily the best 40k gaming podcast available right now, and the fact they're over 100 episodes now proves that! On episode 104, Carl mentioned he had a Knight Titan sitting in a box and needed to get some paint on it! I dropped him an email and, soon after, the Knight was sitting in my studio instead! Enough chatter though, lets show it off!

The Scheme is a modified Hawkshroud scheme with a Howling Griffons scheme and insignia. GW doesn't make the decals for the griffin shoulderpad anymore, so it was up to some trick freehanding work to get it done!

And Carl's completed Knight in all its glory!

The yellow turned out really nicely. It was based with brown and grey to create initial shading, then sprayed white. Once the white was dry, it was sprayed with yellow to get the smooth look you see here!

The freehanded griffin symbol! I'm incredibly happy with how this turned out, as was Carl! 

The decal work really makes these models, as it breaks up the huge tracts of color and adds detail.

The Berserker helmets were added to tie into Carl's World Eaters army!

You can see the metallics were tinted purple to tie back into the yellow and red. Thats Color Theory folks!

And both guns are magnetized for total optimization!

I had a lot of fun with this one, so much that I may do a Hawkshroud Knight for my own personal collection next, but we'll see!

Alrighty, next up is a Nurgle Daemons showcase, as well as more Knights and some Necrons! Stay tuned!



  1. Beautiful knight. The freehand work is great. Very nicely done! Lotta steps on that yellow, but i came out very vibrant with excellent depth!

  2. Thanks buddy! It is a couple of steps, but its worth the extra time if you're working on yellow!