++ Background on me ++
I've been playing 40k since 2003 and I started by playing chaos and then white scars briefly as I wanted glorious melee units but I wanted them to be loyalists. I bought my first Black Templar box circa 2008 and found quickly that i lacked the discipline to paint a whole army. For years my models lay sidelined and I occassionally came back to the hobby to add new lumps of gray plastic. Now I've returned with many evenings where I'm enjoying winding down by painting or reading new rules and fluff.
++ Background on my force ++
Motivated initially by a dislike of painting white shoulder pads, I wanted to have a force of entirely Veteran Black Templars, painted as per the 5th edition codex. I speculated on having a small crusade made up of only the Marshall's best. Whatever fluff based reason, the main force of my army is painted as veterans, with the exception of some vehicle pilots. My army also includes a small number of marines and other units who specialise in shooting, and to justify this I've painted their right hands crimson to signify respect for the devastating way CF use the holy bolter as many members of the crusade spent time deployed to support a nearby crippled company of Crimson Fists and have been inspired to adopt their fighting style, bringing depth and character to the way my crusade does battle.
Currently my force consists of the following.
- 30 Marines with Close combat equipment, 3 meltas, 3 powerfists and 5 with bolters.
- 5 magnetised Castellan/Marshall/Sgt equivalents, who can be armed and equipped in any way.
- 1 fixed bolter Castellan.
- 1 Jumppack Chaplain
- 1 Rhino
- 1 LRC
- 1 StormTalon
- 1 Techmarine
- 1 Ironclad Dreadnought
- 1 Drop Pod.
Currently about 40% of the force is totally painted and the rest remains at various stages of completion.
Here's an image directory of my painted forces, with a focus on 4 recently completed models.
Old army shot (I used 3D printed 32mm base extenders and added a lot more to the basing since this shot)
Techmarine & dred
New army photos
Sword brother from aobr
I'm going to try and use image links to keep loading times and bandwidth low, but I can embed if it's neccesary.
I will come back to this main thread and add some additional image links to ensure people are able to preview all my various models as they are painted and completed. I also want your feedback, so please tell me if you'd like to see any of the following.
- Detail on how I paint my models
- Full background and fluff on my Crusade
Thanks all, hope you like my models!
Edited by ThirtySixNights, 18 August 2019 - 11:39 AM.