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UNXPEKTED22's BLACK TEMPLARS


Their ship floated in orbit far above us in the night sky, its black hull glistening from our home world's star still coming around the bend. we could heat their impending march. We could hear the hum of their armor. They had no need for silence, we were doomed. We dared not shoot yet, for every round would be hoping for a miracle, even at point blank range. When we turned the spotlight upon their first numbers, we stared at the Emperor's wrath incarnate. In black armor they were Death, with great shoulders of white they were Purity, with crimson eyes they were Oath, but for our point of view, those eyes were Hate. They were the Black Templars, those of The Crozius, the strike cruiser that never halts in its Eastern Fringe Crusade. There was no divine intervention for me, luck, pure and utter luck, is the only reason I still live. They leave some alive to spread the word of their fury, so that a single strike cruiser's forces can enact the preliminary stages of purging throughout an entire sector before they even step foot on the next world's soil. They have little regard for the codex, they are no tools of mankind, but only the Emperor's will. Even in death I will not forget, the image that spotlight unveiled before me.












This thread goes in order of time of painted, so these on the first page are not my newest. I have many that are older than them but I dont know if I'll ever add them here, probably not much point really.


A quick list of my army's iconography: (my main opponent is a necron player, so I have included some stuff for that, and why terminator basing has necron parts hehehe)
boltgun metal knee pads-defended an objective against overwhelming odds
holy censors (hanging lantern things) - outstanding ability to lead brothers in prayer and motivation, are known amongst the fleet to keep everyone's head straight in difficult situations.
robes/cloak/cloth - have tutored a neophyte who successfully went on to become an initiate.
crossing yellow scythes -fought side by side with members of the scythes of the emperor SM chapter.
bright blue dots - each dot represents and equivalent of 10 tau killed in the Revenge of Tria'Vaa. Battlesuits were considered equal to 5 tau infantry.
black and white checkers - each white checker stands for an ork warboss killed.
bronze/gold elbows with templar cross- soon to be sword brethren.
sword brethren - color scheme differs form the BT norm.
White crosses on the knee pads - have successfully charged through necron gauss fire and sent many lesser necrons back to their graves on multple occasions. warriors, immortals, flayed ones etc...
templar cross on the helmet - killed a higher being of necron. destroyers, periahs, lords.
silver or boltgun stripes on legs and/or midsection - has killed an innumerable amount of lesser tyranid forms, gaunts, gargoyles.
red stripes on helmet - has killed a particularly tough or problematic tyranid synapse creature.


(this is all subject to change of course, it just helps me out with them as characters and such for my fluff and RPs. I'm using it as a reference for me to remember as well as any of you.)




five assault marines:







Some other initiates:




I posted the pred a while ago in the regular modelling forum. in a future post on this thread I'll show the vehicles. pred rhino fixed up dreadnoughts, and hopefully I will finish my vindicator. I doubt i'll have my LRC done for a long time.


I still have to put my assault terminators together and paint them too....


So far I have built and painted:
grimaldus & retinue
Emperors champion
marshal/castellan
7 terminators 1 with cyclone missile launcher
2 assault terminators
techmarine with servo harness
5 sword brethren
2 dreads (AoBR)
1 venerable dreadnought
ten assault marines (five metal)
ten neophytes
~60 initiates including standard bearers, special weapons, apothecary etc..
1 rhino
1 predator annihilator class
1 landpseeder
1 bike

built or base coated:
vindicator
land raider crusader
razorback
2 attack bikes
3 assault terminators
1 rhino
Helbrecht
2 terminators with assault canons

I have, but are not built or painted:
6 initiates

things still on the list to get:
more rhinos
more razorbacks
two more preds
maybe some more landspeeders
5 more assault terminators
most likely more marines
 

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awesome looking really good i saw Odin in there.. what a champ haha

i like that you have named eveyrone.. +rep
 

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Very cool how you have named them all, its a good idea!! I really like the Vanguard sergeant in white, it really stands out, very nice. Nice use of all the Templar upgrade parts, they really make a hell of a lot of difference.

ElTanko
 

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+rep on the basis you've actually named everyone in the army.
 

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lol yeah Azwraith i took a few names form the rps we've been in.

thanks for the compliments as a whole im glad you guys like the fact i have actually taken the time to name them all haha, it helps with the individualizing i talked about in the post a bit. Still need to name that new guy.

oh and to eltanko's comment, i am really glad i chose to do that as well. As the squad leader i would say yeah he definitely stands out, i had never painted a white model before so im pretty happy with how he turned out.
 

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my WIP Vindicator. built and base coated. It will prob be taking me some good time to finish it. during this time i will also be working on several initiates.

 

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Look forward to the pictures.

In answer to the transfers question, I normally dilute a matt varnish and put it on the area where its going then apply the transfer using a dry brush to squeeze out the excess varnish. After that I just paint neat varnish over the top.

It stops there being any air behind the transfer and seals it on good and proper.
 

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the land speeder is finished, but I did not pay as close to detail as i normally would. I mainly just wanted to get it finished. You can probably tell how out of practice I am at painting the templar cross. I was a fool and tried to paint them on the shoulders after gluing them in their seats.




 

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some new models, god I work slow. Hopefully some improvement however.














Brother Romulus




definitely didnt get those wheels very smooth...

Brother Rayne





some conversions, got the idea from another heresy user



 

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Some really nice work going on here. Some of the free hand on the tabards is excellent. However it really is being undermined by the bases of the individual marines. I always found that writing on bases makes models look very childish unless printed properly. You seem to have veered away from this with some of the later models though, but the bases could still do with some work.
 

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thanks for the rep, and yes I agree with the bases. I have only recently (so only a few models) have actual basing like the sand and grass and stuff. Its taking some practice but I think I'll get there. definitely looks better than the plain brown. I've really been working on the highlighting a lot as I used to just drybursh everything with boltgun metal.


oh and I just realized I hadn't added Grimladus into this thread yet:




 

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thanks for the rep, and yeah it must be the light because the initiate with the axe and bolt pistol I didnt spray or paint any kind of varnish on at all. i think its the badab black wash thats covering him.
 

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i think your newest minis are a vast improvement a lot cleaner and just really nice

i do like the old style but i feel like you tried to put to much onto each mini.. but the newest termi/bike and speeder look realy really good.. cant wait to see whats next :)
 
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