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I was sitting back the other day looking at all my literally 'Grey' knights, thinking, "Damn, that's boring."
I want to make my army unique, and not in a silly way such as painting them all bright green and calling them 'The army men', or replacing all of their heads with brettonian men at arms, and calling them "Ye olde warriors', I want something to make them truly stand out.
Whether it be by converting them, painting them differently, or whatever, I want something unique. I realise that potential for this is very limited for Grey knights (Compared to an army such as Imperial Guard), as the name itself implies their colour scheme. I had a few ideas running through my head, most of them ludicrous, but came up with a few half-decent ones.
- Painting my terminators armour white, using the white armour painting technique given in issue 292 (I think) of White Dwarf, when the sister's or battle were released. Calling them: 'The white knights'.
- Having my I.S.T take on a somewhat Star Warsy look by painting them like actual 'stormtroopers'.
- Doing something unique with my dreadnoughts.
-Having my LRC stand out as a centrepiece on the table by making it look really wicked.
-Doing something, even if it was only small, to each of my PAGK to make them different.
For the last 3, I'm not sure of what to do for them, and I'd welcome any suggestions.
I'd also like to hear about any conversions/paint schemes/etc. that other Daemonhunters players have sone to make their army unique. Thanks.
Why not paint them green? Miketehfox has orange Grey Knights , might that you should talk to him.
One of the little unique things about my knights is that my Brother Captain's bodyguards and my justicars all have red armor while the rest of the troops have reg color scheme grey knight armor.
Its the little things that stand out the most, dont go crazy Grey Knights aren't meant to look like circus clowns, they are deadly in their simplicity.
Only the Dead have seen the end of war....
Like the Deathwing?- Painting my terminators armour white, using the white armour painting technique given in issue 292 (I think) of White Dwarf, when the sister's or battle were released. Calling them: 'The white knights'.Seen more than one player with this.- Having my I.S.T take on a somewhat Star Warsy look by painting them like actual 'stormtroopers'.
Not trying to be a jerk, just warning you that those have been done ^_^Dynamic poses, extra detail bitz, custom banners, that kind of thing is always nice. Convert the DCCW into an actual halberd (not like the Forgeworld blade thingy, I mean with shaft and everything). Use Warmachine Warjacks as a base (I've got one like this - the "Protectorate of Menoth" faction is made up of zealots and religious fanatics, and their Warjacks look like giant knights).- Doing something unique with my dreadnoughts.These tend to stand out as centerpieces anyways, 'cause they're so damn big ^_^ Not too sure what you could add on here. GK aren't the type to take Daemonic trophies, so thats out. A "statue" of some kind would be interesting - take a GK Terminator, give him some damage, and paint the sucker up like he's made of stone. Elaborating on that, you could put a sarcophagus underneath the statue, making the entire LRC a mobile crypt to a GK Hero. Not 100% fluffy for the GK, but still cool. But I know I saw this in a WD or online before.-Having my LRC stand out as a centrepiece on the table by making it look really wicked.Cutting their limbs at the joints allows you to reposition them, but that's some fairly involved conversion work there, not to mention you'll be using a ton of greenstuff. Adding bitz is always an option - more purity seals, books, grenades, various extra weapons, more ornate and ancient armor pieces (like a souped up shoulder pad on one, a greave on another, etc), unique NFW (make each one a different weapon type: sword, halbred, hammer, axe, spear, scimitar, mace, etc).-Doing something, even if it was only small, to each of my PAGK to make them different.
Hope any of that helped!
Back before I used Bro Captain Stern Model my Grand master's armor was all shinng gold with a red helmet with a single white line running down it.
Each of my Justicars carry a Banner with a head of one of my closest friend's armies (Khorne 'zerker and a Hormogaunt). Then my dread has the head of a Tyrant (he took it down in 1 turn of shooting with an assault cannon (2 rendings!) and a missle launcher. I wounded the missle launcher and 1 regular assault cannon and he misses both 6+s and both 2+s. It was so sweet, so I went online and bought a head for my dread, in the bed, that what I said, you dead? ().
5th E Sand(Grey) Knights: 11-3 (retired) 5th E Eldar: 37-4 (retired) 5th E Wolves 5-0
The only thing I do differently and probably shouldn't is use a SM champion model for my justicars.
The only real way to get unique models is via Forgeworld. The Custodes models look pretty cool, too. You might want to check out that page on GW's website.
If you want to make a dread or a tank stand out, get some plasticard and go wild with the extra armour. It really does work.
Umm... I haven't really seen much of Deathwing, they're the all terminator army aren't they?Originally Posted by mEGALOMANIACYeah, I know, it's just something I thought about doing, even before I saw the guys on LO who had done them like that. I think I'll just give them an original colour scheme rather than make em look like stormies.Originally Posted by mEGALOMANIACI'll try some of that stuff - banners, extra bitz, weapon converasion.etc. But I've already mounted my dreads on bases, so I can't really do any dynamic poses. I might try and make some Inquisition symbols/books/purtiy seals out of green stuff.Originally Posted by mEGALOMANIACThat sounds awesome! Kinda like a 40k grail reliquae. I don't know how well I could do it, but I'll definitely condider it.Originally Posted by mEGALOMANIACNot really sure about this, they're already dynamically posed as it is, it's a real bastard trying to line them up in close combat. Even standing them up on something like a hill, they keep falling over cos the'yr top-heavy.Originally Posted by mEGALOMANIAC
I was thinking of something more uniform, eg. a friend of mine put a candle on every one of his Sister's of Battle's backpacks, and they're called the Order of the Sacred Flame. He also used greenstuff to make their bases look like cobblestone paths. Just simple, cool looking stuff like that.
I put names on all my termis shoulder. And I don't use purity seals the way there normally used. I was a Marine so I use the ribbons from real medals. It looks nice because of all the other colors added to the model. alot of them are a little to crowded with colors to do right. so you just do your best.