Black Templars - "Not so" speed painting

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    22 Oct 2021
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    01 Dec 2021
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  1. Spray with Chaos Black , then base color with Abaddon Black and zenithal drybrush with Necromancer Cloak .
  2. Lining on the borders. All borders with Deep Blue , then the top zenithal borders with Ultramarine Blue . One third of these lengths with Wolf Grey and the final touch with Electric Blue .
  3. Apply Corax White on shoulder pads. Then apply a mixture of 1 part of Skeleton Horde with 3 parts of water focused on the recessed parts. Move the excess paint from the center to the edge of the pad.

Red weapons, pauldron borders

  1. Mephiston Red , Agrax Earthshade , then Pure Red for colored parts.

Weapon handles

  1. -- [In progress] -- The base is Khorne Red covered with Crusted Sore . Add a Nuln Oil (or Agrax Earthshade in recessed parts ?) wash. For the edges : Vampire Red (and Dragon Red ?) and Mutant Hue (of Tanned Flesh ?).


  1. Paint Gun Metal and Nuln Oil everywhere (joints of the armor, weapon).
  2. Edge with Shining Silver on every metallic parts (except the joints on the armor).


  1. -- [In progress] -- The base color is Retributor Armour , then a Bright Gold layer is applied. Add a heavy Agrax Earthshade wash, followed with Shining Silver on the external parts of the feathers.


  1. Paint a Mournfang Brown base, apply a Agrax Earthshade wash, some Leather Brown layer and Monster Brown edge.


"When 90% of the work is done, 90% of the work remains to be done."

  1. The scrolls with Zandri Dust , a wash of Agrax Earthshade , and highlights with Skeleton Bone , then Brainmatter Beige .
  2. The writings are in Oak Brown with a small amount of Matt Black .
  3. The wax with Screamer Pink , Agrax Earthshade and Mutant Hue .
  4. The base of the lens with Corax White , then Mephiston Red . A bottom line with Pure Red , the internal part of this line with Lava Orange and the internal corner with Daemonic Yellow . A Matt White dot in the external corner of the lens.
  5. The visors on the guns are painted with Caledor Sky . The bottom part with Crystal Blue , the bottom line with Electric Blue and the corner with Voidshield Blue . Add a Matt White dot in the external corner of the visor.


  1. Apply Armageddon Dunes for the texture, then a layer of Gryph-hound Orange (which can simulate dust in the recess parts on the boots too). Finish with a Basilisk Brown drybrush and a final Phoenix Flames light drybrush. The border of the base is painted with Dryad Bark .
Citadel Painting System 16
Base 10
  • Abaddon Black
  • Caledor Sky
  • Corax White
  • Dryad Bark
  • Khorne Red
  • Mephiston Red
  • Mournfang Brown
  • Retributor Armour
  • Screamer Pink
  • Zandri Dust
Shade 2
  • Agrax Earthshade
  • Nuln Oil
Texture 1
  • Armageddon Dunes
Spray 1
  • Chaos Black
Contrast 2
  • Gryph-hound Orange
  • Skeleton Horde
The Army Painter Warpaints 27
Acrylic 24
  • Basilisk Brown
  • Brainmatter Beige
  • Crusted Sore
  • Crystal Blue
  • Daemonic Yellow
  • Deep Blue
  • Dragon Red
  • Electric Blue
  • Lava Orange
  • Leather Brown
  • Matt Black
  • Matt White
  • Monster Brown
  • Mutant Hue
  • Necromancer Cloak
  • Oak Brown
  • Phoenix Flames
  • Pure Red
  • Skeleton Bone
  • Tanned Flesh
  • Ultramarine Blue
  • Vampire Red
  • Voidshield Blue
  • Wolf Grey
Metallic 3
  • Bright Gold
  • Gun Metal
  • Shining Silver
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