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Hi All,

Pulled out my old warhammer from many years ago. to say the least looking at them now i can't believe how badly painted they were, hehe.

Salvaged a few marines, bought a black templar upgrade kit and got to work... watched a few tutortial videos and this is what i've come up with so far.



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Regular Dakkanaut


Which tutorial videos exactly?

These have turned out beautifully.
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Mounted Kroot Tracker

Ontario, Canada

Welcome to dakka! The templars are nice, the harsh highlighting makes them stand out.

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Long-Range Ultramarine Land Speeder Pilot

Portsmouth, UK

Looking good, you obviously still have the brush control

The harsh highlighting on the black armour looks a little too harsh for my taste but overall they look great.


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A lot of people don't like harsh highlighting, but on marines I think it really makes them stand out. Some of the backpacks look like they need the same love you gave the helmets, gauntlets, greaves, etc. but other than that they look superb.

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Fresh-Faced New User

awesome paint job on youtube i watched

The final highlight of white was a bit of an afterthought - looked a little dull without, really liked the look it gave in the end. Re: the backpacks i think you're right, will give them a little more love.

I found the tabards were a bit of hit and miss but think they turned out OK.


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Fresh-Faced New User

Got a few more done this week,

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Boom! Leman Russ Commander

These are pretty awesome mate, the highlights really do make details stand out perfectly.

Jobs a goodun !

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Scarred Ultramarine Tyrannic War Veteran

Melbourne, Australia

A bit to harsh hilighting but overall very nice job!

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Stabbin' Skarboy

Malmoe, Sweden

They look lovely!

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Focused Dark Angels Land Raider Pilot

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im sorry what is harsh highlighting? im guessing its extreme highlighting (the white highlight for the black?)

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Flying Pooo wrote:A bit to harsh hilighting but overall very nice job!

I thoroughly disagree. I actually really like the style, and I would like to take the opportunity to bless the OP. May all his endeavours be fruitful and may all his paintjobs be of surpassing excellence for twelve years.

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Fresh-Faced New User

Not much time this week, one more done....
did less highlighting on the armor and a bit softer, not sure which way i like more.

definitely my favourite model so far thoough with the sword and shield
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Fresh-Faced New User

Wanted some variety in the tabards so did a couple of different coloured ones... thoughts????

Next on the list to-do is an old attack bike that has been rejuvinated and given a few little black templar bits and bobs (about 10 layers of different paint had to be stripped, hehe)

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Rough Rider with Boomstick

New York city

For such a long break these look really good !

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Stabbin' Skarboy

Malmoe, Sweden

The brown one looks ace, but I think the grey/black one doesn't contrast well with the templars black armour imo.

monkeytroll wrote:
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Waagh Nazdreg!
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Lone Wolf Sentinel Pilot

London, England

Hah, you're really on a roll! I love me some Templars, these look great. The sword dude is my favourite - he's so dynamic and bulky-deadly looking.

Awesome work and I look forward to more.


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Fresh-Faced New User

Finished my plasma gun guy, I only had Ice blue to work with for the plasma part, so just darkened it and lightened it.... found another use for my Sakura Micron pen too!! - blackening small lines like inbetween the plasma fins... worked a treat.

also started on the attack bike, doing the bike by itself first for easier access. it was a really old model and i couldnt get all the old paint off in some of the crevices.... so it is pretty patchy in some parts where the old paint is underneath.... i'm a little disappointed but perhaps I can make it look like mud and scratches or something :X .... just started on the White which needs a few more coats

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Brainless Zombie

Nice templars, they look a lot like my own I went with a dark grey armor on mine (Charadon Granite) you might want to try it out or alternatively you can use it to highlight black plates. I will upload a BT pic to my gallery shortly. Good Work
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Thunderhawk Pilot Dropping From Orbit

London, England

Ok, slow down you're making me look bad.

These are a great quality Tempblack. I must agree with some the other posters that the first highlights are a little too stark, however I think you've nailed it on the Champion.

Loving the different coloured tabards as well don't know why I never thought of that to add some flavour, you may have to consider that idea poached.

Keep up the great work and get a tank done, I'm interested to see what you do with them.

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Guarding Guardian

thats really madd i wish you could teach my friend how to paint templar

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Speedy Swiftclaw Biker

They don't look half bad, in fact they are wonderfully painted. U should keep up the good work!

P.S. praise the allfather.

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Boom! Leman Russ Commander

United States

these are really welldone. looking forward to seeing more!

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Raging-on-the-Inside Blood Angel Sergeant

Lawrenceville, New Jersey, USA

Very nicely done. I too am working on BT's right now and your models are a great example of them!

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Esteemed Veteran Space Marine

Sheppey, England

Rose_Mountainz wrote:The brown one looks ace, but I think the grey/black one doesn't contrast well with the templars black armour imo.

^^ Agree. I'm in the 'love the extreme highlighting' camp, too. It can be hard to make black armour look good but you've done a bang-up job.

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Pulsating Possessed Chaos Marine

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Looking brilliant, i'm loving the extreme highlighting, something I like doing . As a whole army these are going to look fantastic ^^ Well done sir!

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Fresh-Faced New User

Life's been a bit busy, but have managed to add a few to the family!

have about a mix of 10 or so chainsword/bolter marines to go, and a bunch of jump pack guys to finish before i start buying more stuff. Will get onto some tanks next

A few melee guys and a WIP of my favourite looking model, a basic unconverted but a goodie . Have finished his chest, legs, powerfist arm and head, just need to finish off the bolter, arm, and backpack and obviously scrible on the litany etc

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Regular Dakkanaut

Everett, wa

I definately prefer the more striking highlighting. Subtelty and smooth blending will come with time and practice, but that cell-shaded highlighting will make your army look great to anyone watching you play on the table top.
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Fresh-Faced New User

Thank you I'm trying to set up a better area to take photos with cleaner lighting, will get some group shots of the army in progress soon as a whole.

Pardon my ignorance, but what is Cell-Shading?
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