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Show us your Blood Knights

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#76
The Knights originally came from a long-destroyed kingdom that existed to the east of where the Empire now lies in a forgotten land. None know of its existence because all traces of it were obliterated by the knights in their vengeful crusade against their own people. They hunted down and slaughtered everyone in the most bloody, painful ways they could, including women, children and babies, hacking them apart and decorating their once-peaceful villages with their heads and entrails, painting the walls with their blood, then tearing the buildings down and casting them into ruin.

This happened because they were betrayed by the new King while on a campaign and returned to find themselves branded criminals. Making their final stand in their castle, they were again betrayed by their own soldiers, who opened the gates to allow the enemy in. Retreating to the inner keep, Viktor was distraught and his mind shattered when he found his one, true love dead by her own hand. Abandoning his oath to his people and swearing to avenge himself and his love, he died after being hacked apart by the King's troops alongside his knightly brothers in a heroic last stand.

Their order was the most honourable and just group of knights that ever existed, and were probably even more virtuous and noble than the sons of Bretonnia, and their fall from that state is tragic.

Their utter corruption came at the hands of Nagash himself, who took great interest in their damned souls, seeing their brooding hatred and rage over their unjust demise, and made them his ultimate weapon of extermination to take revenge on the Priest Kings. They are quite possibly the very first order of vampiric knights, although their rebirth as vampires came after the birth of the vampires in Lahmia. They have, however, learned from Abhorash's example and follow his teachings to some degree.

Also yes, they are deliberately painted to look cartoonish because I feel that Warhammer is a very cartoonish setting. The models look cartoonish with oddly proportioned bodies, the whole universe is insanely over the top and slightly campy, and is chock-full of bizarre creatures and madmen. Also I made the board out of MDF and insulation foam, the castle is the Warhammer Fortress cut to fit the board, the snow is citadel snow mixed with PVA glue and Modelmates spray-on snow for the buildup on the walls, the ice chunks are bits of slate and cork, and the icicles are from the GW Northern Wastes basing kit.

I painted the GG weapons different colours because, like the knights, they all stem from the different Aspects, as each Aspect has its own household guard of Wights.
 
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Schatt

Skeleton
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View attachment 12363 View attachment 12364 Just finished my first blood knight, pretty happy with the result, will post the full unit once it's done :)
Good paint, but I always thought that the high level undeads such as vampires are look more noble that the others undeads. So colors of rottening or dirty clothes are not suitable for Blood Vampire Knights. Your vampire looks like a Zombie on a mount. IMHO
 
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Here is a quick pic of mine fellas, each has a bit of their own fluff and I reckon although they are all different, they mesh together pretty well.
 

The Sun King

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True Blood
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#80
@hlt1984 Really good paint job! Nice use of the Sigmarine armour. Your colours are really clean and neat, good job. One suggestion: The head is really small compared with the armour, maybe giving him a helmet would make up for it? Dunno. Otherwise, great model.
 

Dragonet

Wight King
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#81
That is an awesome model, great work! I love the division of gold and red armour, lovely clean sword. Is the horse's head Nurgle? Looks almost like a Warmachine steed.
 

Dragonet

Wight King
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#82
Brilliant. I like the eye guards, now I know where to get them! Too late for my vampires, I stuck with the metal Blood Knight horses, but I'm sure they'll see service elsewhere...
 

Mad 'At

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#84
Really cool model :)

Would you like me to move this thread into the Show us your Blood Knights thread? That why it would be easier for other member to find in the future and draw inspiration.
 

Mad 'At

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#85
It's not the wrong place, you are free to keep it as a separate thread if you'd like =)
Just suggested it as I thought it would be nice to have it stored in the go-to thread for looking up blood knights.
 

Farmer7574

Vampire Count
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#87
@hlt1984 Nice mix of the chaos knight & sigmarite kits, haven't seen them used as blood knights before.

I like the colours you've gone for, the purple and red go really well with the rich gold colour. I think your knights could benefit from some edge highlighting to really make them pop, but they look great as they are. Nice work!
 
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#88
Deathless Dreamers crying has made sure I posted these here. They include bits and pieces from *gasp* Brets, Empire, Death, Chaos, and even Elves!

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