So, I've decided that I will paint each knight one at a time. It allows me to do a better job and really customize each knight.
So here's the first Knight of the Realm I completed step by step.
I first laid out the entire unit (minus metal BSB model which I'm using for KoTR standard bearers).
I also assembled the metal Bretonnian Battle Standard Bearer model to serve as the regular unit Standard Bearer for the following reasons:
1. The kit comes with 8 Knights not 9
2. I really liked the model and wanted to use it.
3. Cause it is bad ass. Do I really need to justify that reason?
I had to use a brass rod to serve as the standard bearer's pole and pin that and his arm to the model's body. I would like to point out it took relatively no time with the Dremel Stylus.
As you can see here I began the annoying task of making sure the horses ranked up appropriately. You would be amazed how poorly they do.
I next assembled all the models and made sure it all fit before making any final decisions.
Here is the first Knight of the Realm all primerered with Grey Primer. I chose Grey to not only differentiate from the Black primer but to also improve my painting skills and experiment with the colour pallet a bit.
After the wash I first used the Leadbelcher base paint to paint on the metallic armor and rivets. This went surprisingly fast.
Have a great weekend!