With the news of 8th edition coming soon to Warhammer 40k and the constant screaming of warp daemons inside my mind, I’ve decided to re-boot my whole unused Spacemarine collection into a fine Black Templars force. 

Ah yes, I remeber how terrible I was at painting white for my White Scars successor chapter, the Sons of Shiban. 

Since I’ve got a fair few models as a starting point for my collection, I didn’t need to commit too much to buying kits to fill in the gaps. However, paint removal is one thing I’m very concerned about (models shown in the picture above) because they have a lot of paint layers. But I digress, that worry will have to wait, as I now needed to get some fresh models to prime and paint. 

The reason why I’ve picked Black Templars as my chosen faction is because of their lore as being devoted crusaders for the Emporer, which shows in their zealous brutal close combat tactics, as well as not being part of the whole codex Astartes rubbish. The whole concept of having crusaders in space is a nice change from the other astarte chapters, although I still have respect for the White Scars chapter.

After days of planning, lore research and buying acrylic paints, I’ve finally got preparations ready for starting my black Templars collection. I’ve brought a Dark Angels transportation kit with one rhino with a unit of tactical marines and one kit of MKIII marines.

Here’s what I’ve done so far;

  • Completed the Rhino kit and painted it.
  • Completed painting the captain.
  • Built 8 MKIII Sword Brethren.
  • Built 10 tactical squad.


Overal, I’m really impressed with how the grey edge highlights looked on the black basecoat, usually I’m terrible at edge highlighting. This has given me a confidence boost to use edge hilighting on my marine models, fingers crossed that it’ll go smoothly! 

One of the lower points in my painting presentation is the white application, as it looks slightly chalky on the surface. I’ve tried several techniques including layering from dark to light, but sadly it didn’t look great either. Therefore, my top priority is to find out a way of getting an even white coating on the shoulder pads. 

But looking at the bright side, at least I’ve got something out of painting these two models, and they both look smashing!

Next time, I’ll be presenting my MKIII Sword Brethren unit, which I’ll be sharing some painting tips on how to paint your own Black Templars. 

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Thanks for reading this post, I hope you found it inspiring and interesting to read. If you have any questions. Post a comment below and I’ll reply back as soon as I can. Thanks!

Hope you all have a great day,

-Bjorndovah

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