So here is my newest commission! We will call him Frank. Frank wants a Black Templar army. He asked me to design him a competitive list, build it and paint it. He asked me to make them stand out, be unique and look great. I quoted him my standard high prices including some options and he didn't bat an eyelash! My kind of man. :)
I will be painting:
15 crusader marines
1 Land Raider Crusader
1 emps champ
He sent me some demon bits to add to the bases of some of the models, gave me some guidelines for what he wanted, then opened up the rest to my creative whim.
I decided to start with the terminators and painted up a test model to serve as the basis for the rest of the army. This is still a work in progress but very close to finished.
I had forgotten how deceptively hard templars are to paint. Im using the tried and true Codex-Fortress grey highlights. But man, they are unforgiving. The slightest lapse in concentration and boom a botched line. The black contrast makes every imperfection glaringly obvious. I need to go back into this guy and clean up his edges. I went with red helmets and shoulder pads, highlighted up to orange. I am using the same dark base I use for my Blood Angels but am bringing the highlight up to a Fiery Orange, then toned down with Baal Red. The bases of these models are my line of Jawabases called Industrial Ruin. I'm not sold on how I painted it though, I'm open to suggestion here guys. The claws are just blue for now. I had to balance out the bright orange highlights.
Here is a pic of 5 termies in progress.
More to come...