Here's a shot of all of the panels now that they've had their metal frames done. It really make a difference to the look of the panels particularly the hatched knee pads:
I also neatened up the feet and added some black to the guns to break up the Leadbelcher.
There's a huge amount of work left to do on these guys but once again I thought I'd clip/bluetack some the panels on to give me a better idea of my progress:
If I can get all of that done I can start applying the transfers and work on the bases. I'm now getting down to a week and a half left to get these bad boys finished. My initial optimism for the project is starting to wane somewhat.
Speaking of transfers there are a couple of things I want to hear you guys' opinions on. Firstly the transfers. They'll be mechanicum stuff of course but what house should I go for? I was thinking Raven since that's pretty much what they're based on (but orange rather than red). I do think that I ought to come up with a house Tangryx logo though. Sadly, I lack any artistic talent so that's pretty much totally out of the question.
The other question is should some of the panels be painted a different colour to break up the orange. I'm thinking of the helmets in particular. My first knight had a white and black faceplate since I used t the mechanicum skull. Perhaps these faceplates should be done the same? Alternatively the hoods (or whatever you want to call them) could be painted black to contrast the faceplates. I think I'm leaning towards the black/white faces though. Thoughts?