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The Alpha Legion Knight reveals its true colors

The Alpha Legion is a faction in Warhammer 40K that is assumed to have betrayed humankind and joined the side of chaos. The idea for this piece was that the Alpha Legion was in fact loyal to the emperor, and infiltrated the chaos on his behalf. Disguised as Lucaris knight, this alpha legion knight aims to destroy the chaos from within.

This model is a kitbash of one chaos and one imperial knight, which is uncloaking to reveal its true, imperial colors.

To achieve the transition effect I sliced up several armor plates, namely the canopies, breast plates and masks of both kits and joined the counterparts with greenstuff.

The eyes are LEDs, with the battery housed in the torso (canopy is removable), and the switch hidden in a barrel on the base.

I used colorshifts for the armor panels, psychotic illusions for the imperial side and evil forest for chaos. After that I masked off the panels with liquid latex and painted the non-metallic metal rims in gold and bronze.

 

Hope you enjoy my first attempt at electronics, had a ton of fun building this piece over the last few weeks!

 

Catégorie: Modeling and sculpture Sci-Fi

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The Making-Of

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Drilling the first hole was scary. So much could have gone wrong here.

 

 

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The eyes lighting up for the first time!

 

 

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This is the second model that will come from the imperial/chaos knight sets. The electronics were done on him first, but then I went on to finish the other knight. Conductive paints runs down both legs so that I could put the switch on the base.

 

 

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Tried several combinations of masks and settled on what you see on the right side here.

 

 

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Dulled 2 exacto knife blades cutting through these canopy armor plates.

 

 

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Base coats on armor plates and rim done.

 

 

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First few edge highlights and paneling.

 

 

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Feel the heat!

 

 

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Some details didn't look right with colorshift paints, so I tried to emulate the look on select pieces by stippling on similar colors.

 

 

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I went all out on the base this time, it should be big and grandiose to match the bright and varied colorscheme. It consists mostly of thin sheets of cork and greenstuff.

 

 

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Base coating and dry brushing the base, 3D printed some decorative pieces.

 

 

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Base mostly finished, time to glue on the Knight. Had to cut and resolder a longer cable so that I could move the switch over to the barrels.

The swamp/acid pool is made of UV resin mixed with lime green acrylic paint with some details airbrushed and painted on, like white reflections.

 

 

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Glowing eyes are magic, hide all the evidence!

 

 

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 Added some reflections to the uhhh... water?

 

 

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To add a finishing touch to the overall piece, I added a beatiful tree contransting the foup swamp. Taken from a fake bonsai tree and painted to match the overall color scheme.

 

Thanks for checking out my Alpha Legion Knight, have a great day!


Sébastien Fabre 2021-06-09 22:36:56

Super travail!

LIDIA 2021-06-02 09:44:45

Sublime