Artscale Grey Knight Squad
This 5 man Grey Knight squad are to based on Grey Knights immediately after the Heresy. As such they have Nemesis Force Weapons in the style of those on 1st edition Grey Knights, ie: Halberds with storm bolters built in.
I opted to use the older metal Terminators as a base for the legs as I find them to be much better posed than the plastic ones which seem to me to be a bit too widely spread. Adding Green Stuff to metal is more difficult than adding to plastic, I’m not entirely certain why that is but I would advise beginners to use plastic models as a base.
The Grey Knight plastic torsos are unusually deep compared to regular Space Marines so I used no spacer in between the front and back. The NFW has had its blade removed and attached lower down so that a cut down bolter would fit atop of the blade. The bolter barrel had to be replaced so that it was in a better position. The added =I= symbol also fit perfectly and the cable was my first try out of my new TubeTool from Masq-Mini (I’ll review it properly in a later post) and I’m very pleased with it.
I lengthened the arms (using plasticard spacers) and Green Stuffed over them to add the necessary size (see a Tutorial here). When I’m working on individual bits like this and I need to put them somewhere for the Green Stuff to cure without getting damaged I use a large blob of poster BluTac (sometimes I also add temporary pins to hold small pieces by).
I had quite a specific brief for the Justicar to resemble a model I did very early on in the blog. I also got the chance to add a shoulder mounted psycannon (I have a bit of a thing for shoulder mounted ranged weapons, not sure why). It took quite a while to make it fit nicely, but I think it works. I wanted the psycannon to be pointing in the same direction as the Justicar’s bionic eye, as if the two are linked. The rest of the squad came together quite naturally from using mostly Grey Knight components. The whole squad is pretty self explanatory to anyone who’s seen my work before.