24 December, 2014

Imperial Knight, day 24 - finished!

What a journey! I have never painted a model of this size before, and where it has been hard at times I do think that the rewards of seeing this BIG DUDE finished is really awsome.







What is your favourite part, I ask myself? The verdigris effect on the copper rims. The idea of having weathered copper plating on the Knight corresponds so nicely with Church roofs and a general grim-dark gothic style that it had to be tried. It is not perfect, but it is a start into something really challenging and fun. I definately want to try other techniques like this in the future.

Overall, I am really happy with the vivid colour scheme. The colour literally attacks your eyes, but he still suggest a dark and gritty universe. That is quite nice I think. He will really stand out nicely on the battlefield for sure.

Regarding the photos I will do some crisper shots and more angles when there is proper light and time.

Well, that's it for now... Season Greetings and Happy Painting!

25 comments:

  1. Stunning piece indeed!!!
    Too bad there's not 'nuff space in my display case to get one myself.

    Hope to see more of your paint jobs in the coming year!

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  2. This has been a treat Jakob! Thank you for sharing the proces and your thoughts throughout December.

    It is a beauty. I really like the copper and verdigris solution - and the fact that you describe it as 'not perfect' but a start into more experimentation. That is what its all about!

    A well-deserved Merry Christmas to you and yours :)

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    1. Cheers. Glad you like to verdigris/copper. And as you say, the process and the experimentation are great experiences from a project like this.

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  3. Spectacular! Well worth the effort. Its been a real treat to follow this project. To get to follow a really great painter every step along the way - not only on painting techniques but also decisions on colour etc - has been really educational and a real inspiration. Thanks for sharing, and merry christmas!
    /Mattias

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  5. What a journey, indeed! I have really enjoyed seeing this bad boy come together. Terrific work.

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  6. I think the verdigris is what brings the whole model home, an great solution to the problem that the rims posed. Thanks for sharing the process with us, it's been both inspirational and educational.

    God jul!

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  7. Congrats! The model looks great. Lots of little details to keep your eye looking at it, yet it comes together as a whole model from a distance. Please do post crisper pictures some day.

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  8. Thank you for posting your progress like this. It has ben a lot of fun to watch it come together, and to read your thoughts on the build and paint process you go through : )

    Merry Christmas!

    Cheers
    Dave

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  9. I really love the orange and verdigris contrast.

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  10. I've really enjoyed watching your progress sorry for not commenting earlier!

    I've really enjoyed your insight as you went and the parts you changed as you gradually drew closer to the finished piece.

    Ka pai Jakob!

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  11. Very nice paintjob.
    The colour scheme work really well, it would look fantastic on a small army (or a big one?!)

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  12. Thank you all for greetings and comments. I am so glad I did this project. I was in doubt whether it would proove to hard, but with proper planning it did not turn out as scary and hard as I had feared.

    Just primed up a Scion Captain. I believe he will get orange armour and a seriously dusty commissar cloak...

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  13. An absolute beauty! I love the care and attention to detail that goes to all of your models, and seeing it applied to such new and exciting subject matter makes it very special!

    As a side note, I find the blue background overloading on the orange model and would be great to see some photos over neutral background (and with a little more resolution). A lot of the WIP photos are actually fantastic and speak to the detail better.

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    1. Thanks Migs.

      Regarding the blue I think you are very right about that I think I ought to built an awsome battle board to showcase the model. Another goal for 2015. But I will definately look into this when I do final proper photo session.

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  14. Delicious Jakob. Looking forward to seeing it with my fingers ;)

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    1. Cheers. I'll see if I can bring it next time the Danes meet to look at miniatures!

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  15. Jakob, I finally got pics of the orange knight I just completely online. We went in different directions but overall I got a lot from your posts, esp in painting the head. Thanks again for posting your work, it's always been a source of inspiration to me.

    http://www.coolminiornot.com/370930

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    1. Awsome. Thanks for posting the link. Now everyone: " Go and check out Tim's model!" it looks really great. Orange, black and white. And different. Superb! In particular I like the way Tim uses both super-bright steel and a darker metal on the upper legs and hips area. Works really well.

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    2. Very cool, got a nice old school vibe to it. I like the Blanchian flames in particular.

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    3. Thanks, guys. Jakob's been a big influence on me for many years. Its great to get this positive feedback.

      I used to live in Copenhagen 1994-1997. Jakob, I think I remember seeing your stuff on display at Fantask. Was that you or some other amazing Danish painter?

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    4. Not my stuff in Fantask at that time. I do think I have had a few models there around 2002-4 or so. Cannot really remember. Some of my miniatures have travelled far and wide. Cheers!

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  16. Stunning! The verdigris really stands out and gives the old, gothic look.

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