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Black Templar Servitor Dragging Masonry

Been about 6 months since I've done any painting / minis, but I decided to bust out my stuff again and start working on some of the pile of minis I had boxed up. I pulled out my terminator chaplain because it was the model I had been most excited about putting together. Good lord the clean up (flashing, mould lines, etc.) was HORRIBLE! It's worth it though, as the mini is awesome. I tried to go all out on the base, and I'm really happy with it so far - it's the best, and my favorite one I've ever done:

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Primed, not much to see

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Base 1

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Base 2

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Base 3 - Arial View

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Base 4

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Yellin' Yoof

yes that base is bad ass. I hope you paint it soon! cant wait to see what it looks like!
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Regular Dakkanaut


That's a great base! Might I recommend leaving the scrolls off, or attaching them to the base - they usually just detract from the fabulous model.

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Yellin' Yoof


That base is actually really nice . Really liking the pipe.

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Made in au


Yep its true that base is truely bad ass cant wait to see the completed mini

"Conan What is best in life??" "To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of their women" 
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Black Templar Servitor Dragging Masonry

Thanks for the feedback guys. After doing a lot searching on CMON for photo / color references for this guy, I had noticed a lot of folks left the scrolls off too. I'm going to take your advice and leave them off and save for some other time.

Base is primed now and going to start painting. I think I'm going to stick to a standard color scheme but paint at least his right arm pad as black templar chapter. Any other suggestions to give him a more BT feel without too much conversion of the base model itself?
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Black Templar Servitor Dragging Masonry

Here is a first step, barely started working on it pic of this guy, plus another one I'm working on that I never finished. I laid on a wash to the chaplain and I realized it was a dumb move because now I have to wait an eternity for it to dry well and I don't have much else to work on.

My old digital camera died so I bought a new one today, and I figured now would be a cool time to test it out. It's a Nikon S560 and it's fething AWESOME at taking macro photos. Lighting needs some work, but the pictures came out great.
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Waiting for washes to dry sucks

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Love my new camera!

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Decrepit Dakkanaut

Burtucky, Michigan

Very nice man! The base is superb! Looks like this is going to be a supa sweet chaplain.
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Deadly Dire Avenger

where ever Eldrad is...

The Chaps looking great! I love the dirty, worn look on the skull and scroll.
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Fresh-Faced New User

Looking forward on the progress of this model, im currently cleaning my own up. The arm connections were bad and i need to fix my shouldpads because of that.
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Black Templar Servitor Dragging Masonry

4 painting sessions later (don't get to paint much) and I've got him nearly done. At least the base is done, and he's fully assembled and ready for mounting. I'll probobly do all that, then touch everything up one more time before I say I'm done and varnish him.

This was my first model back after about a 6-8 month break and it feels good, but I definatly felt sloppy. I learned a lot too on this one, and I'm ready to rip into a new one from the stockpile I have sitting around.

Anyways, here are the pictures. I like taking some after each session on a model like this to see the progress I make, so I threw those in too.
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Session 1

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Session 2

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Session 3

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Session 4

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Finally assembled

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pic 2

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pic 3

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Blackclad Wayfarer

From England. Living in Shanghai


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Made in au


hey what did you do after the wahes dried how much more brush work and what??? sorry about to use washes for the first time and curious

"Conan What is best in life??" "To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of their women" 
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Willing Inquisitorial Excruciator

Pittsburgh, PA, USA

I don't know what you painted like previous to being off from the hobby, but your comeback model looks pretty good. I'm especially digging the base. I'm a firm believer that a good base can push a model up a notch in appearance, just the same as a bad base can knock a good model down a level.

That being said, a couple of criticisms:

1. The pose could use some work. He looks like he's falling backwards, tracking a flying target with his storm bolter. This is relatively easy to correct by simply shimming with a little bit of terrain on the base at his heels, and lowering the sightline on the storm bolter so that it's actually a few degrees below horizon level.

2. You lost some detail on your chest eagle and the wings on his left kneepad. This could simply be some thick paint or maybe accidentally allowing the paint to flow into the darker recesses.

Otherwise, keep up the good work and post more when you get the chance!

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Nasty Nob on Warbike with Klaw

Buzzard's Knob

That looks wonderful. Chaplains are some of my favorite loyalist marine minis. They truly deserve such a detailed paint job.

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Black Templar Servitor Dragging Masonry

Thank you guys for the kind words. To answer a couple of things:

Unfortunatly, for me anyways, there is a lot of brush work post-washes. My phases tend to be:

1- Prime
2- Basecoat
3- Washes
4- Touch up / Re-do basecoat where nessecary
5- Dry brush
6- Touch up
7- Detail
8- Touch up
9 - Assemble
10 - Touch up / final detail / mistakes (I tend to retouch a lot of edge highlights at this stage, because the piece is now dried and I can look at it with fresh eyes)
11- Varnish

So as you can see, washes are really early in the process for me.

Armyman: I see what you're saying about the pose. Part of that is because he isn't actually attached to the base right now and still has a little bit of the base-peg attached to his foot. In the end I might just take the arm off and re-attach it. As for the detail-loss, you're absolutly right. Part of it was from thick paint for sure, though theres a number of details that were complete gak on the model itself. I found this one to have the most horrible amount of flashing and just plain mistakes (clumps of lead in crevases etc) that had to be poorly filed out.

I also still need to do the writing on his tunic / tabbard thing and the little purity seals as well. All-in-all I'm happy with the model though, and I think I may even try this guy again sometime soon, knowing the pitfalls.

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