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Ok, so this is my first foray into 40k and so this is my first army full stop.
The reason why I chose Templars is easy, I loved the idea of marines crusading through space as sort of heraldic and devout nomads to their cause. So here it is, the beginnings of my army, no pictures just yet but they will be up as soon as possible!

As of now i have 7 initiates on the go, in varying stages of completion and as soon as they are done i'm planning on starting on a small batch of neophytes, thats if the mr doesn't kick me off the painting station fo finish off his WIP's :laugh:

I'll do my best to get photos up monday at the latest :victory:
 

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Welcome to the forums--I look forward to seeing the pictures!
 

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Thats the gift of being a housewife! While Tawa is out at work I take over his paint station! :giggle:

7 marines down out of my first 10 so i'm happy! :grin:
 

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Hey, where be the pics.....? :shok:
 

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Sorry I've not put the pics on, but here they are now! :)











I'm still working on more at the moment, but i've had a couple of days away from the paint table due to feeling a tad under the weather :( Hope you enjoy them!
 

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one question,were are the shoulder pads and the neophytes?i think thats their name not sure but from what i can see you got pure initiates .dont play bt so probably got the names mixed up.
 

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looking good so far, liking the gold trim on the chest emblem.

1 bit of imput would be to use a darker highlight, i also go for the extreme highlights or "tron" highlighting as some people call it but rather than go straight to white i go from codex grey then to fortress grey leaving some of the previous grey at the edges to "try" and get some sort of gradient from black to the highlight.

Also dont forget iconography. Little things like crusade markings make all the difference with BTs ther are so many to draw from and it gives a real sense of what the BT's are about seeing lots of different crusade badges in 1 army is a beautiful thing to behold. :p The raw power and magnitude that is the Black Templars :D

All in all though looking good..
@ Son of Azurman... yes your correct about neophytes but they are optional they dont have to be in the initiate squad if so choose not to.
 

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one question,were are the shoulder pads and the neophytes?
Neophytes are indeed optional. I can reliably inform you that the shoulder pads are scattered across my desk.
Which I still can't get near, can I? :p
 

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I kind of like the "no shoulderpads" look, myself. Makes for a fun divergence from the norm and way to make your army look unique, looks more proportionally realistic than GW shouldercheese, etc. Still, it's all good if the pads are destined to be on.

Good start!
 

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Neophytes are indeed optional. I can reliably inform you that the shoulder pads are scattered across my desk.
Which I still can't get near, can I? :p
Yes they are, aren't they darling? :biggrin: I only think it's fair I hog the table for a little while, don't you? :p

In reply to Dorn, all the highlights you see are just the natural light the figures were photographed in. I'm just focusing on the basics of painting and getting just block colours nice and neat and working on the little details here and there. I've recently got the tempars conversion kit and so at little intervals there will be little sprinkilings of Templar iconography, I just didn't want to put too much in too soon.

Also in response to Mossy Toes, all my marines so far just have one, basic shoulder guard to go on, when money allows i'll be buying the sculpted Templars shoulder guards from GW and giving them all one each, It just means that I can make that one pack spread just that little bit further :)

Just need to paint a few more Initiates and then i'm onto the neophytes, another new challenge as i've never attempted to paint flesh before, so another new lesson awaits in painting!

Glad you all enjoyed the pictures so far, there will be more to come, especially when it comes to those Neophytes!

Thanks for all the great advise too :)
 

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Yes they are, aren't they darling? :biggrin: I only think it's fair I hog the table for a little while, don't you? :p
*goes off in a huff* :p
 
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