During the 2015 Adepticon event in Chicago, one of our team members encountered a Cerastus Knight-Castigator. I thought it was a beautiful model, and knew I just had to get one. The day after, as soon as Forge World opened their sales stand, I bought it.
I started the project in May. I have worked with models from Forge World before, and I have experienced “paying the price” for not “planning ahead “ and “cleaning” the parts properly before undercoating them. This time, I took my time.
As this Knight primarily is going to fight alongside my Ultramarines, I decided to make a base that matches them, adding some ruins in order to accommodate the large base and model.
The model was ok to build, and I pinned extensively.
I used 100mmX100mm disc magnets connecting the torso and legs. And since there are no weapon options, this was the only magnetising I decided to do.
Now, what colour scheme to choose? Since my Dark Eldar, my Ultramarines and my High Elves have a blue colour scheme, I intended to use a main colour that I have not used before. At the same time, I knew I wanted them to look a bit torn and worn. It was also important that the “house” I chose gave me the “right feeling”. “Oathsworne”, “no request for aid shall be denied”, and their use of markings and badges from their allies attracted me. It had to be – House Hawkshroud!
Behold; Sir Brian De Bois-Guilbert, pilot of the Cerastus Knight-Castigator – the Executor
What next? The Ultramarines have requested further assistance from house Hawkshroud.