Given how fast it is to paint Chaos Knights using the scheme I chose for House Slughorn (featuring in the Plague War of Ultramar), it was only a matter of time before I added a new model to their ranks – behold, the mighty Knight-Tyrant…

Despite its slightly larger size, this was another super-fast model to do – build it over a lazy afternoon, get all the painting done in a single evening. Seriously, it would be pushing it to say that there was two hours of painting work to be done here.

My biggest issue was during building as it is, obviously, an Imperial Knight model. GW’s solution to this is to paint Chaos-y icons over it, but that is beyond my Talent Limit and it would not really fit in with what I have done with the other models in the army. The same applies to the use of transfers.

In the end, I grabbed some bits left over from the Chaos Knight army set. I replaced the head plate with one of the spare ones from the Abominant kit, changed the AdMech icon for a Chaos one, and added some chains, horns and a spike to the carapace. I finished off with snipping off the underslung shield and replaced it with the short banner from the War Dog kit. Not super Chaos-y, but enough to at least begin fooling the eye and getting you to believe it ends up with the rest of the Chaos Knights.

For the base, I used the normal Stirland Mud/Screaming Skull scheme I have been doing with all my Nurgle models but, instead of pooling the Nurgle’s Rot gunk, for the Chaos Knights I have been trailing it from their feet – the implication being that they are the ones actually spreading the rot across the battlefield.

I was giving thought to other Knight households that could be done with this scheme, and decided it was probably a little too grungy for Tzeentch or Slaanesh (well, unless the Slaaneshi worshippers really let themselves go…). However, it did occur that the other Pantheon followers that might let their equipment fall into disrepair could be Khorne, and blood-red would suit the style well…

Anyway, that aside, I am still in ‘preparing for the Heresy’ mode, with the sets landing next week – and I have to confess I am still not entirely certain what I am going to be doing with which legions and what models. However, between then and now, I am going to be finishing off an Age of Sigmar model I started months ago, and hopefully do a bit more to the new Fronteris table.

Mind you, I seem to b developing a bit of a hankering to add a Knight-Rampager to House Slughorn…