40K SHOWCASE: House Yakuza – 29 Imperial Knights

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Let’s go east young man!  Japanese themed Imperial Knights feature in this coverage of all 29.

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So far I have covered 23 of the 29 Knights, and now onto the wildest of the bunch, Japanese themed Imperial Knights.  Three unique Knights – Sakura, Koi, and Samurai.  Each one similar in overall tone but a different color.  Shoulder pads and other elements inspired by traditional Japanese art, with normal Imperial iconography twisted into themed patterns such as scales and red mail.  As fun to paint as you probably imagine, they were a real treat to the end of a long journey of painting.

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Which one is your favorite?

  • Countdiscount

    Those faces are so much creepier than a Chaos Knight

  • euansmith

    Fantastic free hand and amazingly creepy faces. Nice bases too.

  • Legomojo

    God, that purple one is the thing of nightmares.

  • JP

    Oh, those Kabuki faces. Now I’m imagining all those Knights performing a Kabuki dance.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1r8lfVoSBjQ

  • BT

    I wish he would have found a samurai helmet with mask (mempo?) for that red one.

  • Malevengion

    Very cool that some of the symbolism is off by just enough to give the impression that the knights are painted to some ancient remembered style combined with the current Imperial style. My hats off to GMM if it was done that way on purpose! Beautiful work regardless.