Black Templars armour

Working on a new process for painting Black Templars armour

So for those of you that don’t know, the main army that I collect is Black Templars. I have barely made any progress painting them and I don’t even want to think about how many more I have left.

I’ve decided to work on a quicker process for painting my Black Templars that still produces a pretty good result. Below are the steps I am currently taking:

  1. Prime the model black.
  2. Zenithal highlight with white, i.e. spray the miniature from above. You can do this with either a rattle can spray or with an airbrush. If you don’t have either of these, you can drybrush with downward strokes to achieve a similar results.
  3. Apply Black Templar contrast paint to the miniature. You can do this with an airbrush or with a brush. Recently I have been applying contrast paints with an airbrush, however, for Black Templar contrast paint I may switch to a brush as I think this will give a darker result.
  4. Drybrush Dark Reaper over the Black Templar contrast paint.
  5. Lightly drybrush Fenrisian Grey over the Black Templar contrast paint.
  6. You may notice at this stage that the armour may look a little chalky after the drybrushing. To smooth this out, I then stipple on various mixes of Dark Reaper and Fenrisian Grey. I also lightly glaze where appropriate and glaze edge highlight.

You can see the result of this below.

Black Templars armour

I’m pretty happy with the result. It might be a little too blue, so I may need to cover less of the armour with Dark Reaper and Fenrisian Grey.

I also don’t think the zenithal highlight is doing much, so with the next Black Templar I will skip this step and see if I notice a difference.

Feel free to let me know what you think in the comments.

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