I have finally finished the first Knight of my House Atrax Dark Mechanicum allied detachment:
The Questoris Stryix is a hybrid Forgeworld kit: the base model is the standard plastic Imperial Knight kit, with resin armour plates, weapons and head pieces. This has been possibly the most funny hobby project in quite some time – certainly beats grinding out warp cultists by the dozen.
It has to be said that the FW printed assembly instructions aren’t great, so it is a good idea to head over to Warhammer TV channel on Youtube and check out the four part assembly and painting guide by Duncan.
The key take away is that it is best to assemble the ‘skeleton’ and paint that as a whole, but leave off the armour plates to paint separately and then glue on at the end.
Luckily, I’ve managed to pick up a copy of the Imperial Knight: Renegades boxed game, so that gives me two more standard plastic Knights with quite a few weapon options at a good discount. It is worth noting that since I can’t be bothered with magnetising, I should end up with quite a few spare plastic bits which I’m currently planning on using to create some ‘damaged Knight’ terrain/objective markers are some point.