This month we're not only celebrating a great member of the hobby community, but a new contributor to the Monster Lab as well.. in fact they're the same person, John Vas. You all might remember John from the previous spotlight I did on his fledgling Grey Knights force in December. He's been working diligently since then and his Grey Knights force has grown to include two more dreadnoughts, a dread knight, and a squad of marines to accompany the purifiers he had completed.
John's use of Asurmen Blue wash to lightly shade his Dread Knight was achieved by adding water to the model where he wanted to glaze then dribbling in dabs of the wash, and then stippling off the excess.
John's sticking to his Flames of War roots and is basing his 'knights with the same scrubland theme he used for his German troops.
Besides super clean and crisp painting, John's freehand details are really what separates him from the pack, just look at the freehanded "I" on his banner!
Each Grey Knight has his own personal sigul and heraldry on his right shoulder pad.
John pushed his boundaries on this Dreadnought and attempted a marbling pattern on the Dreadnought's right side.
Each nemesis force weapon has been painted and shaded using an air brush.
Not all of his Grey Knights are complete, but the models that are done are absolutely stunning.
After reading some original fiction, John decided to paint his "regular" Grey Knights' armor the same slate grey they were depicted wearing. Besides the difference in helm color, this is a great differentiating factor between his squads of purifiers and his vanilla knights.
Congrats to John on being this month's Mad Hobbyist! Look forward to articles posted by the man himself beginning next week.
Welcome to the team John!