I should mention that I’m not exactly sure what a “gubbin” is. Linguistically, it seems an awful lot like a “gibbon,” but I have my suspicions that these miscellaneous parts are somehow related to monkeys.
In fact, I’m pretty sure that the only reason the word is even in my lexicon is because those guys at the old GW’s mail order option.
Oh man, what was that called? The black gobbo? No, that was a magazine…
You know, the one with the “mail trolls?”
Oh well, whatever it’s called, it clearly meant the small bits and pieces. As much as I’d like to just be done with writing these blog posts, this was the same attitude I had when it came down to painting these little guys.
For all of these, I tried to mix up the colors where I could, using the quartering/halving scheme to inject a little extra color where possible. For things like the helms, I tried to find examples of painted knights online that I liked and mixed those in where possible.
Since I did a little variation with all of the different pieces, I also wanted to mix in some additional color with the carapaces. Two of them had already been painted blue (well, in fact, all of them had been painted blue at this point), but I wanted to also mix in a little something else. So, rather than repainting everything red, I opted to add a little splash of color (well, if you consider “white” to be an actual color).
I was toggling between the ideas of a single white stripe down the center, or two white stripes (one down either side), and ultimately opted to go with the two stripe model. I don’t recall exactly why that style won out over the other, but I’m really happy with how it turned out.
I think it’s because the extra creases and rivets that line the side of the model help to give depth to the white. Now, I can’t rightfully say whether that was the defining reason as to why I went with the double-stripe theme over the single stripe, but in retrospect, I think I made the right decision.
At this point, I am (or was) done with painting every bit of the Knights… well, until I remembered that I hadn’t even begun to paint the arms…