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Das Brutus... The Black Templar WIP


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Greetings! I am Das Brutus. My familiarity with the game is basic. I've helped a friend paint his armies and I've been following the updates of the Movie and New Video Game about to be released.

I build costume armor and props, having completed a Halo Recon Spartan, Halo ODST Spartan, Halo ODST Soldier, and a Star Wars Mandalorian Shadow Trooper. (The helms can be seen in the upper left of photo below)

This year I decided to have a go at the most bad arsed armor ever... the Space Marine. Black Templar Chapter to be specific.
Here's what I've got so far:
I will be drybrushing the detail on the skull and wings (white) and adding the crosses to the shoulders... but am unsure as to what to do with the knee and helm... The Chainsword (recreated from the Ultra Marine movie pics) will have many more layers of gloss black with white accents, silver teeth, and gore - lots and lots of gore! The Bolter is awaiting completion and will be painted the same as the Chainsword... accented with the side skull and wings in silver and white.

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Any suggestions? All are welcomed...
I've not found any "clear" pics or artwork to guide me on my decision... and would like to make a splash when visiting the Games Workshop store in the Grapevine Mills Mall later this year... :huh:

BTW: All pieces are one of a kind and I am unable and unwilling to reproduce them... I don't wish a C&D from GW

Edited by das brutus, 15 September 2010 - 04:09 PM.

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UPDATE ON PAINT: Remember, as of yet unfinished... painting in stages

Going with the Black Cross on the shoulders and knee cap, I started the detail touch ups. Dry brushing the skull and wings, rivets, and adding a white cross to the helm courtesy of a helm I saw painted on a miniature... I also started a very bold paint scheme on the sword.

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Here is the original sculpt done by my friend Sid:
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I'm still hoping for some ideas on making the look "stand up and smack you in the face"... and input is welcomed...

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Painting update:

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Chest / Shoulder / Right Knee
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Still to do:
Cross the Second Shoulder (black)
Cross the belt buckle (white)
Cross on th back (white) since I'm going sans backpack
2 Crosses on Bolter (black) 1 on each side behind the ejector slide
finish painting the Chainsword

Also, I'm removing the thigh plates and going with the loincloth look... a few Templar and Imperium symbols and a liturgy...

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Costume update:

Still debating going sans helmet... Finished the Purity seals and Tabbard... took some test shots after finally mounting my Halo Recon Spartan on the mannequin (only took a year). So I'm only wearing regular clothes under the armor. I'll be wearing black BDUs when all said and done...

Here are the pics:

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any comments?
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very nice. Are you going to make a power pack to wear on your back?
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very nice. Are you going to make a power pack to wear on your back?


Thank you! As far as the powerpack, I know it would complete the look, but no. Even walking sideways, it's very tight going through doors... I can use the excuse that I've seen enough figures without to justify the lack of pack, but the truth is it would make me just too big!

The closest character I can think of for my look is "Brother Brunnar" from the "Damnation Crusade" books...
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Wow, that thing is fantastic, how have I missed this? The armour looks fantastic so far, I doubt the lack of a backpack will detract from the finished look too much. Can't wait to see what it looks like all together.

“Throughout the Imperium we are shunned. We are not welcomed. Our praises are not sung. We are the forgotten, the lost, the Lamenters. No one will help us, and nor should they. We stand alone in our darkest hour, and two paths lie before us; to accept our curse, to go quietly into the darkness, or to stand tall, and believe in your brothers, in the hope that one day, we may leave the shackles of our past behind, and finally walk resplendent throughout the galaxy…”
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Fwah! I'm impressed. Plus, you have the beard to match!

Make sure to display pictures of that armor at the GW store when you go!

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Will there be leg plates? What you have now looks great, but I honestly thing leg plates and a pack would set it above the rest. The bolter is really good looking, I like it!
Lo, there do I see my fallen kinsmen, Threads cut by the foe I now seek. In bloody battle I will engage him, And carve my vengeance from his flesh. No ale shall pass my lips, At no feast will I indulge. No foe shall stay my wrath, Until my brothers are avenged. Ever shall I hunt my quarry, Across the Sea of Stars. Whilst I yet breathe, I will not falter, Until Morkai claims his due.--Bjorn's Oath of the Lone Wolf

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Will there be leg plates? What you have now looks great, but I honestly thing leg plates and a pack would set it above the rest. The bolter is really good looking, I like it!


The leg plates are very non-descript, but will be worn in the "Pro" photos of the suits, hopefully next week...

To all: Thanks for the compliments and critiques! While I have a HUGE ego, I know that with all this costuming stuff, I have alot to learn and will constantly be modifying them.

Teaser: My next build will be from scratch, more game accurate, and I'm going to vear away from my standard black and white color scheme...

More pics in the upcoming days (next week)

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Quick suggestion for the backpack,

Try using magnets, like the powerful ones in speakers, having one in the backpack and a reinforced metal plate in the torso armor would make mounting it quick and easy for taking off (a backpack is the ideal thing to mount portable speakers in with a MP3 player loaded with cool sound effects) when moving into another room, also the magnet thing would work with the weapons, grenades, pistol holster or pouches, for you could attach them so your hands can be free for toasting B)
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Right! So here are some updated pics...

I decided to use some "drop leg pouches" as I need a place to stow my gear (wallet, phone, smokes)... and I know I should have steamed the tabbard, but it honestly didn't look as bad in person as it showed up in the picture...

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"Helmet or no helmet...?"
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"No Helmet!"
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Well, that's it for now. Will post some "night of" pics the night after...

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Not bad at all, you look like an unusually contemplative Black Templar in picture 3.

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Not bad at all, you look like an unusually contemplative Black Templar in picture 3.


yeah... So many Witches, which one to kill first?


...and as is my tradition, here's a wee little video:

Enjoy
Halloween Video


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Nice video, and you're right about those witches.