Sunday, June 12, 2016
MECHANICUM - A few more Knights
Around the same time as I bought my Warlord Titan last year, I also bought the Questoris Styrix Knight. He has sadly languished in the FW bag for almost a year, but now he stands tall (well, kind of hunched) and ready for paint.
And some of you might remember this guy. A couple of years ago I built this Knight Warden, an homage to the Epic Knight Wardens of ancient times. My conversion was based on the excellent work of Clarence Harrison. But some folks weren't too happy with it. I took a number of suggestions on board, and decided to add a few things that people hadn't suggested.
I wanted to get the feet and legs feeling a lot more like the original, although not a direct copy). I spoke with my friend (and long-time follower of this blog) Jake Schneider, who digitally sculpted the toes, footplate, and greaves that you see in the photos. Jake sent me the files, and it took a little while to get printing sorted. Once I had some great 3D prints (thanks to another friend, Joe) I sent everything off to be molded and cast. I received everything back from the casters a few weeks ago, and now I have started the process of working out how to attach everything : )
This is not the final arrangement of all pieces. I have a few more things to do. I just felt like letting you know that things were finally progressing : )