Friday, September 23, 2016
Grey Knight Interceptors
I inherited a couple squads of Grey Knights from a player who had planned to start an army but then decided against it, so I thought it would be a good ally for my Blood Angels and Executioners.I built the first squad as an Interceptor squad, since the idea of a jump pack unit with power weapons and a heavy flamer seemed really impressive to the Blood Angel player in me.
I chose a light grey color scheme for a few reasons. First, I'd never done one before. Second, I wanted to stand out from the mass of drybrushed silver Grey Knights. Plus, it's a throwback to the scheme I remember from 2nd Edition. Finally, it gave me a chance to base the army on one of my favorite superheroes, Moon Knight. In homage to him, I wanted the shades to be very dark grey but the highlights to be almost white.
Moon Knight also provided much of their background, from their name and basing on the moon to their penchant for flaying victims to their crescent moon iconography.
I based the models with Mechanicus Standard Grey and then layered up with Celestra Grey. This took forever to get an even coat and partially explains why I haven't posted any finished models since May (though the new baby is really the biggest reason. He's doing great!). Finally, I highlighted with Ulthuan Grey.
I equipped the squad mostly with swords to keep it cheap, adding in a daemon hammer to take on hard targets and a incinerator because template weapons on jump infantry are amazing.
I'm happy with the final look, though not so much with how long it took. Even so, I'm sure subsequent squads will be faster now that I have the squad down.What do you think?