We had some time to kill waiting for some more players and he asked me when I will bring in some of the models I've painted. I've been buying from him for about 4 of the 6 months I've been in to the hobby (I quickly learned that GW shops are too pushy and expensive). Since I came straight from work, I had nothing with me except my phone. I showed him some pictures and he seemed genuinely impressed by my work. He then asked me to submit an entry in the painting contest for his shops' birthday. So this long winded story is how we get to Grey Knights...
I love the visual aspect of Grey Knights. The lore behind them is cool too but the mix of medieval knights and science fiction is what does me in. It is a perfect blend of what I enjoy; fantasy and science fiction. Now I have limited experience (on most things really) painting these guys but I love the old school knight-in-shinning-armor look to them. So that is what I went with here:
|Ready for battle!|
The base is cork mat painted in VMA German Grey highlighted with VMA Light Grey and then dry brushed with Citadel Space Wolf Grey. The snow is a mix of PVA glue and baking soda spread with a modeling tool. The grass is Army Painter Battlefields Winter Tuft while the fallen leavers are a mix of Secret Weapon Miniatures Masterclass Scenics: Fallen Leaves - Fall Mix and Fallen Leaves - Brown. It was edged with Citadel Foundation Chardon Granite.
All and all, this was a fun miniature to paint. I have the next member of the squad done and awaiting a base. I also have a Table War unit tray and diorama washers head to me in the mail to tie the whole display together.