Friday, 3 August 2018

Adeptus Titanicus Knights


Imperial Knights are pretty special to me. In my time in the Studio system at GW I have been lucky to work on the line drawings, iconography and decals for the Knights from when the range was being rebooted. It's like they are a part of me, and a tiny bit of me is in their genetic code.

You can imagine my excitement when I given some early versions of the Knights from the forthcoming Adeptus Titanicus game. I decided to make them House Hawkshroud so they tie them to my existing collection of Heresy-era Imperial Fists. So I set-to these guys with gusto. In retrospect, perhaps a little too much gusto. You see, what I failed to do was read my old painting recipe, so they are a markedly different shade of yellow to my older miniatures. Which I am a bit annoyed by. OK, a lot annoyed by. But lesson learned. And they still look cool.



In fact, they look really cool. These little blighters are incredibly faithful facsimiles of their larger cousins. The designers in Specialist Games have done a wonderful job of balancing the details with the challenges of scaling. So if you like Knights, you're going to love them.

At the time the Adeptus Titanicus decal sheet hadn't been made, so I cobbled together various tiny and suitably heraldic decals, particularly from places like the Black Templars Forge World sheet. Plus I used some of the smaller Hawkshroud icons to denote their allegiance. The addition of such decals really helps to scale the knights which is evident in the plan photo below.


For more details about the awesomeness that is Adeptus Titanicus, check out this month's White Dwarf magazine and the GW Community website.

16 comments:

  1. It kinda blows my mind every time I see pics of those. They did such an amazing job of scaling down those designs without losing important detail.

    Great work painting them, too. It may not match your Fists, but that's still a really well-done yellow, and a wonderful job of scaling the weathering and wear down. I'm having trouble finding the words for specifically how that's well done, but it would have been easy to end up with it done in a way that messed up the sense of scale for them.

    Also, I see that their feet are at all kinds of different angles on your basing. Do they come with poseable ankle joints, or do you have to convert them like you do to get full-scale knights to have different ankle angles?

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    1. Glad you like them WestRider. Yes, you're right. I did reposition the feet on one or two. But these are actually resin pre-production models and I'm not sure how the plastics are configured. Given the geometry, I'd expect the feet to be separate and so have a degree of posability.

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    2. Oh, cool! That's awesome that you get to paint up some of the pre-production casts!

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  2. They are absolutely stunning miniatures, the mind boggles at the amount of detail they have at that scale.

    And I think you've done a fantastic paint job!

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  3. Looking great, can't wait to see more.

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    1. Thanks MOTN. Yes, a couple more BIG guys on the way!! Woof woof.

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    2. Hoping that's a Warhound hint.

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  4. Very impressive--looking forward to seeing more. Adeptus Titanicus is the first time in a long time I've been really excited about a GW new release...! Can't wait to pick it up.

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    1. Hey Kym - yes, it's looking sweeeeeet! I can't wait either.

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  5. Wow! Those tiny Knights look wonderful. They look like they walked right out of the pages of your artwork!

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    1. Thanks Adam - testament to the sculptor's talents.

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  6. Wow! Those are great. The tiny transfers really give them a great look.

    I do not think I am going to get in to AT, but I might get a box of knights just for fun...

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