Most of the armour plating in the above photo is loosely resting in place, and apart from a few masked off areas on the arms and feet, can be completely detached for painting. I am looking to recreate a gold edge and various fleur-de-lis like details on the armour, but I will have to get cracking on the skeleton first. As with most of my newer highlight/glaze painting attempts the darks and lights are far too subtle for a model this size, and I will be continually reworking until I have probably gone too far! You can see some of the experimental shading work on the chainsword arm in the photo below.
I have been inspired by more than a few Knights on the blogosphere, and I recommend you follow their progress over the coming weeks. The best WIP's so far have wisely chosen to use an airbrush for quick and smooth paint jobs (not to mention excellent colour modulation) but I feel I will just have mine finished by the end of the month with my drybrushed/lined highlights and glazed shadows, fingers crossed!
40k Hobby Blog's "Heresy Era" Knight complete with detailed cockpit!
Tale of Painters' ThirdEyeNuke's deep blue and red combo Knight
Lil'Legend's House Taranis Red/Silver beauty (completed already!)