I’ve just finished of my first “Neutral” model for the game A Song of Ice and Fire (Game of Thrones setting), so Neutral models can join any force and represent mercenaries and the like. This particular model is a “Hedge Knight” which are landless nobles owning little else than there arms armor and horses, they did not really appear in the TV show (or I don’t recall them if they did) but this game is based of the books not the show and they are definitely mentioned in that only read book 1 and some of book 2 so far and they had be talked about. I got the model as a prize when I went to my first tournament, as a single models that can be used as an “attachment” so this hedge knight is a Fortune Seeker giving the unit extra options when your army claims the “money bag” on the none combat board.
As this model is not directly part of my Night Watch force I chose to use other colours (not just black yes!) but kept the base and the mud stains the same to help tie it in with the force at least a little. With the freedom of colours I was a bit unsure what to go with for a colours scheme, so I asked my little lad to help me pick, and we looked through the only place you need to look for knight paint schemes, TIMs blog! and my little lad picked this knight: https://theimperfectmodeller.co.uk/2022/05/16/dio-bolical-monday-no-45-death-taxes-the-earls-visit-part-23/ but he wanted to change to colours and go for green and yellow. So thanks for the inspiration TIM!
Other than the green and yellow I wanted very muted colours so kept to browns silvers and creams, for the armor, horse and clothing. I must say however that this was a rather frustrating model to paint, the paint simply would not stick very well, I assume there most of been some mold release aid still on the model (I had not washed it), but the spray under coat seemed to go on fine, and I have not problem with any other models for A Song of Ice and Fire and had not washed any of those! Which was a shame really as it was a great sculpt with the perfect amount of detail for me, enough to be fun but not to much to be over powering. I future I’ll just make sure to give all my models a quick wash first!