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Eternal Crusade

Eternal Crusade

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Project Blog by Umbra Cult of Games Member

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About the Project

In this project I will build a Black Templars army.

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Eradicators

Tutoring 3
Skill 10
Idea 5
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Eradicators

More assault intercessors

Tutoring 3
Skill 11
Idea 6
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More assault intercessors

Assault intercessors

Tutoring 3
Skill 11
Idea 6
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Assault intercessors

Intercessor reinforcements

Tutoring 2
Skill 9
Idea 5
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Intercessor reinforcements

I quickly bought another box of the push fit intercessors before they were sold out. These two will join the intercessors I’ve painted earlier to form one unit.

To make them look somewhat different, I’ve bought new water transfers from Mighty Brush with fancier crosses than the standard crosses.

The Chaplain

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Skill 8
Idea 5
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The Chaplain

The first miniature from the Indomitus box!

The Emperor's Champion

Tutoring 5
Skill 11
Idea 9
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The Emperor's Champion
The Emperor's Champion

I started to look for Black Templar characters, but all those on offer are still the smaller classical marines. Since my entire force will consist of primaris marines, such small characters would look strange among them. Looking at the primaris characters, I came across a lieutenant holding a sword in the air, carrying a pistol and with laurels on his helmet. Just like… an Emperor’s Champion.

Crackle paint and pigment powder

Tutoring 12
Skill 12
Idea 12
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For quite some time I didn’t know what to do with the bases of this army. Eventually I went for a red desert theme (like on the planet Mars). A good opportunity to try out crackle paint for the first time.

In tutorials they say, you need to put on a thick coat. I tried it out on some test bases below, using Martian Ironearth form Citadels Technical paints.

Crackle paint and pigment powder

Hmm, on the test bases there are hardly any cracks. Looks like when the say a thick coat, they mean a THICK coat. I gave the one below a second thicker coat.

Crackle paint and pigment powder

That looks better. Now I felt confident to try it out on the bases of my miniatures.

Crackle paint and pigment powder

Above you see the base of my Redemptor dreadnought. The thicker the paint, the bigger the cracks. In the future I should try a more even thick coat across the entire base. On this base you can clearly see where I put it on thick and where I didn’t put it on thick enough. And I should be more careful around the legs, the crackle paint sticking to the dreadnoughts feet, looks unrealistic.

Pigment powder

With the base painted, the dreadnought (and the marines I painted earlier) look to clean for a big machine marching through a desert and kicking up al lot of dust. I dug op some dark red pigment powder (MIG Old Rust P230) and brushed it on the legs. This looks better. It creates a transition between the red desert colour of the base and black of the dreadnought. Looking slightly weathered looks more realistic too.

Crackle paint and pigment powder
Crackle paint and pigment powder

Redemptor Dreadnought

Tutoring 7
Skill 9
Idea 8
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Redemptor Dreadnought

Since I painted my Intercessors I bought water transfers from The Mighty Brush (www.themightybrush.com). They have large sheets with strong transfers. I used the sheet with crosses as well their “Imperial gothic script” sheet. On the photo’s below, you can see both sheets.

Redemptor Dreadnought
Redemptor Dreadnought

Intercessors

Tutoring 5
Skill 13
Idea 12
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Intercessors

These marines have been lingering around my hobby space for about a year. They’re finally painted. 21 years after I first got into 40K I’ve painted my very first Space Marines!

When painting these I didn’t have any water transfers yet, so I painted the crosses on their shoulder pads freehand. It took a while, but it can be done.

After finishing them, I discovered you need at least 5 intercessors for a unit. ☹ I guess I will have to buy a few more.

Introduction

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Skill 5
Idea 12
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The approaching 9th edition of 40K convinced me to get into 40K again. Last time I played it was 5th edition, about 10 years ago. I’ve ordered the new Indomitus Box Set. I will paint the entire space marine force as Black Templars.

In the mean time I’ve already bought some easy to build primaris marines because I couldn’t wait for the box and to try out painting Black Templars.