April 20, 2010

WIP - eKreoss & Exemplars as Knights Templar

Got on to repainting Grand Exemplar Kreoss this week after paint stripping him the week before. Found him an incredibly easy and enjoyable model to paint. While I stuck to my new Menoth colour scheme I did make a slight change and vary the distribution of the colours.


The change included making the cross of Menoth on his armour red against a white background - alah Knights Templar. Surprisingly this turned out to look pretty good so last night I began the process of retouching my Knights Exemplar units to follow the same pattern. Will make fielding an all Exemplar army look that much better.

Completed Menoth Cross on Kreoss's shoulder armour


eKreoss is pretty much finished except for his eyes, some highlighting on his hands and face, and his weapon which needs washing etc. Also going to paint runes onto the banners on his back similiar to what I placed on the Redeemer a while back.


Knights Exemplar still need more work. These two models only had their arms and shields put on last night but are otherwise complete. You can see the difference between the crosses on their armour and the completed version on Kreoss's.


On a side note its amazing how much painting you can get done when the TV is broken, the kids go to sleep early and your wife is busy doing other stuff. Unfortunately while I have enjoyed painting these guys my work on High Exemplar Gravus has turned out to be a complete bust as he looks like crap. So its off to the Warehouse to grab some cheap nail polish remover and into the pot in will go. Basically I tryed to get too complicated and next time will stick to a much simpler scheme like that on the Knights Exemplars above.

7 comments:

Kuffeh said...

They look great dude. Nice work on the white. What's next?

John said...

Thanks mate - finish off the Exemplars then its my High Elf Dragon Princes and some Menoth Reclaimers.

Binz said...

very cool!

Your exemplar army is a scary prospect too.

whats your technique with nail polish remover? I want to strip a couple of my models as well...

John said...

Ha ha cheers mate ill be using it on Thursday

Fill a jar with it stick the models in till they're covered - remove the bases first so you dont get flock mixing with everything.

Leave it overnight - scrub in separate bowl of warm soapy water - use file to get tricky bits out. If necessary soak again for another night.

Scrub again with hot soapy water then dry etc...

AoM said...

Hate to be "that guy," but those are Exemplars Errant, not Knights Exemplar. KE have two handed swords. Errants have Belssed Crossbows to go with their swords and shields. KE are too manly for shields.

John said...

@AoM - yeah mate I know but I proxy Errants for Knights Exemplar its cheaper than buying two lots of the same looking model.

Binz said...

You do use them as errants sometimes, but i think the knights exemplar are better units. Bond of Brotherhood is just too good to pass up - although, dont errants now have magic ranged attacks? would be good against stuff like my Blackbanes Ghost Pirates which have been rather annoying to you lately!