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Imperial Knight Crusader

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The Knight Crusader, which can be constructed in various Questoris-class forms, carries an avenger gatling cannon and a choice of either a potent thermal cannon or a quick-firing battle cannon to deliver concentrated long-range firepower.
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Armed with a bristling array of heavy and long-ranged weapons, the Knights Crusader find key firing positions from which to unleash salvo after salvo at the enemy. Crusader pilots will gladly steer their suits even into open ground to find the best place to shoot from, and are regarded as especially dutiful and selfless by their peers.

This multi-part plastic kit builds one Knight Crusader, a heavily-armed long-range Lords of War choice for your Imperial Knights armies – or a wandering Freeblade for other Imperium forces. This super-heavy walker is armed with an avenger gatling cannon, a heavy flamer, and either a thermal cannon or rapid-fire battle cannon, along with your choice of carapace-mounted weaponry, and has the ability to guide the aim of allied Armiger-class squires. The Knight Crusader makes a fantastic painting project and, with a huge degree of customisation and incredibly detailed components available during assembly, allows you to create a truly unique engine of war.

This kit can also be assembled as a variety of other Questoris-class Imperial Knights – the Errant, Paladin, Gallant, Preceptor, Warden, or the named knight Canis Rex – as well as a Knight Despoiler for Chaos Knights. Any remaining weapons, faceplates, or accessories can be used as spares for your other Knight kits.

Imperial Knight Crusader Datasheets

What’s in the Imperial Knight Crusader box

  • x250 plastic components used to create the Imperial Knight Crusader.
  • x1 Citadel 170mm Oval Base 
  • x1 Citadel 25mm Round Base
  • x1 transfer sheet, featuring heraldry for Imperial Knights.

How to paint the Imperial Knight Crusader Set

  1. Step 1: Priming
    Let’s get started by creating a strong base for your Imperial Knight Crusader. Use Chaos Black spray primer to ensure your paint sticks well to the model. Make sure to cover the entire model evenly. Allow it to dry completely before moving on.
  2. Step 2: Base Coat for Armor
    Now, it’s time to bring color to your knight’s armor plates. Apply Evil Sunz Scarlet to the armor. Make sure your application is smooth and even. This will be your primary color. To add depth and vibrancy, apply Wild Rider Red to select areas, like edges and raised sections.
  3. Step 3: Metallic Components
    For the metallic parts, such as barrels, antennas, and tracks, use Leadbelcher. Ensure an even application that covers all intended areas. To make these metallic parts shine, layer them with Stormhost Silver. Focus on edges and raised details for a polished finish.
  4. Step 4: White Details
    Now, let’s add some crisp white details to your knight. Use White Scar for this step. You can paint symbols, emblems, or other intricate elements. Take your time to ensure precision and clarity.
  5. Step 5: Shading
    To enhance the depth of your model, apply shading to the recesses and areas where shadows naturally occur. Use Nuln Oil for the metallic parts and Agrax Earthshade for the red armor plates. Allow the shades to settle and dry thoroughly.
  6. Step 6: Painting the Base
    To complete your model’s appearance, it’s time to work on the base. Choose a texture paint that suits your desired terrain, like Stirland Mud for a muddy effect or Astrogranite for a rocky terrain. Apply it to the base, and you can even add additional elements like rocks for realism.
  7. Step 7: Varnishing
    For the final touch, protect your meticulously painted Imperial Knight Crusader and give it a professional finish. Apply a layer of Munitorum varnish. This step ensures the longevity and durability of your paintwork while preserving the details and textures on the base.

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