The standard Black Knight mini does not come with a sword / hatchet, but the most popular variants have one. So, I almost always add a melee device to the mini. Note that from the TRO pics, the right arm PPC should be mounted perpendicular to the upper arm, though many people incorrectly make it parallel. There are several sculpts of the mini:
- The standard sculpt from the early 1990s
- MFUK sculpt, which is the standard one but with a cleaver-like weapon
- Sword and Dragon Mechpack (2007) - Black Knight 'Ian', with an axe
- Mechwarrior casting (~2014) - an all-new appearance
- Red Reaper (~2016) - similar to Mechwarrior casting, but with sword and shield
Here is a Black Knight in flat black. This is the new sculpt of the mini, which is styled after the video game appearance.
STATUS: Completed 08/2016.
Mechpack Ian casting
This mini has a 52nd Shadow Division paint scheme.
STATUS: Custom job, completed 6/2008.
This mech is painted in the classic all-white Word of Blake paint scheme. The markings are for the 1st Division. The Mechwarrior's callsign ("Cain") is printed on the right leg. It appears in Total Warfare on pp. 131, 256, 257.
STATUS: Completed 01/2006.
This Black Knight has been modified to match its owner's custom machine. A sword has been added to the right arm, and the left has been modified to include a shield and a double gun barrel. The markings are for a custom merc unit.
STATUS: Custom job, completed 10/2003.
I decided to re-do one of my earlier works, because it had a lot of poential but didn't come out that great. So here we have my new version, still sporting Radek Thorson coat of arms but now wielding an axe. I also reposed the right arm, so that it's bent at the elbow. This makes the PPC look much better.
STATUS: Completed 7/2003.
I painted this Black Knight in the colors of House Marik's elite Knights of the Inner Sphere. The right leg has a detail painting of a knight carrying a banner. I like the way this mini came out.
STATUS: Completed 5/2003, sold 6/2003.
This is the first Black Knight I didn't modify. :) It is painted in a Kearny Highlanders scheme, complete with kilt markings and SLDF logo. Note, this is how the PPC is properly mounted.
STATUS: Custom job, delivered May 2002.
Custom Black Knight
This Black Knight has been modified by request. The left arm has a gun pod (a la Marauder), while the right arm carries a sword. It has a 3-tone woodland paint scheme, and is part of a set with a marauder.
STATUS: Custom job, delivered April 2001.
"Heavy Panzer Command"
This variant has a sword (hatchet-class) for close-in combat. It is painted in the alpine camo used by Richard's Panzer Brigade, and the markings indicate the pilot is loyal to House Steiner.
STATUS: Custom Job, delivered 06/1999.
"Radek's Siege Engine"
This is another Black Knight. The flail serves as the mech's melee weapon, and this variant also has a command console installed to better coordinate battlefield operations. The medieval livery of this mech was selected as part of the custom-ordered paint scheme.
STATUS: Custom job, delivered 11/1998. Rephotographed 3/2004.
This Star-League era command mech is an excellent choice for running battlefield operations. With 2 large lasers and an ER PPC, it can provide punishing fire support. The artist has added a flail to serve as the mech's "hatchet" providing myomer-crushing firepower at close range.
STATUS: SOLD, 02/1999.
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