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A friend of mine has been bitten by the 40K bug, and decided on a Black Templars army. I have volunteered to assemble and paint some of this army, as well as teaching him the modeling/painting aspect of out hobby.
I have personally wanted to do a Black Templars army for some time, but other things have gotten in the way and it never happened. This makes me double happy that my friend has chosen this army!
Not much progress has been made so far (I have a newborn at home, so finding hobby time is a bit tough) but I will share all the progress as it unfolds.
First up - Dreadnoughts
These are mild conversions of the AoBR dread and the normal plastic dread. Ordered, but not yet arrived, is a Forgeworld Venerable Dreadnought. Once it arrives I will be able to determine what magnetization scheme I will use to make all the weapons interchangeable, and then start painting. The other arms (Assault cannon, DCCW are assembled ad Templarised, but not pictured)
This is a small start to a big project, stay tuned!
A very nice start you've made here; lovely looking dreads! Good to hear you're helping your friend out, too!
Best of luck finding the time, I look forward to seeing this project chug along.
Looks like you've got a great start there. The conversions look simple yet very effective. I've always liked the Black Templars ever since they came out in 3rd. I'll definitely be following this one.
"Into the fires of battle, unto the anvil of war!"
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Salamander project log
Slow, but steady progress -
Marshall and Emperor's Champion
Chaplain from the bitzbox
Crozius Arcanum from the bitzbox
Terminator Chaplain -- I need to drill the barrels!
AoBR Sarge and Shotgun Neophytes (I will get the painting about 1/2 complete before attaching the arms. The chest eagles are impossible to paint well when covered by the guns!
The other Dreadnaught arms.
Certain items (Backpacks and heads, specifically) I like to keep off until later in the painting process.
Oh is that red paint i see!? Gathering the troops... all this anticipation!
As for bases, I personally like great plains, with all the different brown shades and tall grass. Or you could have your tough Templars in a hot magma filled terrain, which would look more hardcore than the whimsical breezy Plain idea lol