Black Templars, 8th edition collection part 6

Black Templars, 8th edition collection part 6

Today’s post will be a short one, as there’s not much to explain on my WIP model painting, as well as being very busy with other stuff. So there won’t be any narrative story today, nor any exposition on my process work. I hope this won’t be too much of an inconvenience, I’ll be back to the usual standard next week when things get sorted.

These models are still WIP, but I thought I would show you guys what I’ve done so far with the project. Enjoy!

My first flyer for the army, the Stormhawk Interceptor will provide my force with air support, which will be handy against enemy shooting units that try to weaken my close combat squads.
Transporting my Crusader squad to battle, the Land Raider Crusader is a perfect choice for any Black Templar fanatic.

Finally, we have the Chaplin of the Darkstar crusade company. 

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Thank you for reading this post. If you have any questions, post a comment below and I’ll reply back as soon as I can. Thanks!

-Bjorndovah

[kitbashed] Landskimmer, prototype MKII

[kitbashed] Landskimmer, prototype MKII

It’s finally time to see what that sneak peak photo looks like in full, trust me, you’ll be amazed at what this contraption looks like……

Drum roll……

The latest (old) technology in vehicle design, the Landskimmer provides not only a fast rocket propelled boosts (taken from a Stormhawk gunship) but it also incorparates two close combat flamers and two long range weaponry. This vehicle can be a tactical preference for close and personal agendas against Xenos scum and heretic traitors alike!

This first iteration of the Landskimmer (MKI) was developed by the Black Templars Crusader Techmarine, Ivanson, during the Third war for Armageddon. He suggested that there should be a quicker way of burning Ork scum, so he found the parts necessary to create his new (old) design.

At first it was a success when it was deployed to burn the Ork horde that was heading towards the outpost, however, it was soon apparent that the machine spirit had mistaken this prototype for a Stormtalon gunship. Activating the engines on full power, the craft headed straight for the Ork horde and exploded in a mushrooom cloud of promethium…..!?!


For an imaginative kitbash, I think it’s pretty cool considering I’ve not done kitbash from scrap before. While it does look very impractical for its appearance and function (well, actually a lot of the Imperiums vehicle designs look blocky and impractical), but still it’s a grim dark future, so anything is possible! 

I would love to deploy this model for games of 8th edition, but it doesn’t have any hombrew rules (I’m not a great rules writer to be honest), nor are there any existing rule sheet to substitute. Therefore, if anyone reading this would like to write some rules for this model, by all means do so. But on one condition, it has to be apart of the Black Templars chapter, since it’s not been shared to other factions due to its prototype development.

Good luck!

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Well I hope you guys have enjoyed this post, if you have any tips or advice for kitbashing or any questions that you want to ask me, post a comment below and I’ll reply back as soon as I can. Thanks!

-Bjorndovah

Black Templars, 8th edition collection part 5 (Collection progress so far)

Black Templars, 8th edition collection part 5 (Collection progress so far)

The time is nearly upon us for the new edition to be released next week. For the majority of those who haven’t got the rule book/codex faction yet, the wait is almost over.

The fact that this new edition will run similar to the AoS Generals handbook (but not a copy and paste rule set thankfully) is what made me want to play 40k again. 

My first two games of 40k way back in 6th edition wasn’t interesting enough for me to invest into the game. I found the rules to be meh, as well as Chaos Space marines not having an interesting model range to really invest into an army of the Deathguard legion or the Word Bearers legion. However, since the Deathguard legion will be included in the new starter box with new plastic models, it might intrigue me enough to dig up my old Chaos Space marine army from the garden compost heap (jk).

Anyways, let’s get down to the main point of this post, today I wanted to show you guys my current progress on my Black Templars army. Since there’s only a week left until 8th ed is released, I’ve been focusing more on my Black Templars collection to get as much done as possible before I play them at my local GW. I wanted to play a fully painted army, as I’m not satisfied with a half painted army to play. Hopefully I can get all the models shown on this post today done by the end of the month.

Here’s what I’ve done so far for painting and building my collection, as well as two new additions to the collection.

Last time I showed this model was during it’s built plastic stage. Now however, I’ve been painting it all this week, so far looking amazing. Although it’s WIP, so there’s still tons of painting to do.

Not much has been done with my first Crusader unit, due to the fact that my spray paint canister ran out. So I’ll have to wait on these guys until I can buy a new primer spray.

The newest addition to the army, the Land Raider Crusader will be my troop transporter for my Crusader squad and Chaplin. I’m really looking forward to painting this mega tank fortress once my Stormhawk Interceptor is completed!

My second addition to the army is the Chaplin of the crusade, he’ll be leading his fellow Crusader squad to the front lines with devoted beollows of faith. Not sure what to name him yet, but I’m planning on including him to my crusade company’s current lore story. His involvement with Sorvans decision on taking the Primaris Space marines into the company will be very important. 

A small squad of the Sisters of Silence will be joining Sorvans company as a null affect for any psykic attack made by the enemy. The relation between the sisters and the Darkstar crusade company is very strong, as they both have strong ties of loyalty to the Emperor of mankind.

Finally, we have the current collection of completed models, including Marshal Sorvan, 2nd squad Sword Brethren and their Rhino transport. 

My plan now is to continue painting the Stormhawk Interceptor to be completed before Tuesday. Then I’ll spray paint my Chaplin, Land Raider Crusader and my Crusader squad. Finally, the Crusader squad will be painted next on my project progress.

That’s all from me for now, I hope you guys have enjoyed this update post, and hopefully I’ll see next time for part 6! Goodnight/Good day.

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If you have any questions, post a comment below and I’ll reply back as soon as I can. Thank you!

Have an awesome day today wherever you are, 

-Bjorndovah

Black Templars, 8th edition collection part 4

Black Templars, 8th edition collection part 4

Hello, and welcome back to part 4 of my 8th edition collection blog post series. Today, there’s not one, but two new additions to the collection that I’ve added to my Black Templars collection. The first being the 1st Crusader squad, led by Sword Brethren sergeant Salvador and the second addition is a surprising one (I’ll mention later on), a Stormhawk Interceptor.

Darkstar crusade company 1st Crusader squad1st company Crusader squad of the Darkstar crusade company.It ain’t a Black Templars army without some good o’l fashion Bolt pistol and chainsaw. The other half of the squad are equipped with Bolters, a flamer, a Grav gun and plasma pistol/ power fist (sergeant).

Now for the interesting centrepiece for this post, a Stormhawk Interceptor was something I wasn’t originally going to add into my collection, but after seeing its reduced price tag to ยฃ20, I had to buy it. For that price alone I was really satisfied and thankful, the Interceptor looks way better than the Stormtalon counterpart in my personal opinion. (which reminds me, I seriously need to paintstrip my Stormtalon at some point).

You might have noticed that the top vent slot on the model is empty, this is due to my incompetence to notice that I had to glue both the front and back vent before glueing the top roof to the flyer. I admit this mistake was a silly one indeed.

Now that those two additions have been glued and based, I’ll start spray painting them in Black primer and paint them for this week. I’ll be posting an update on these two for either this Saturday or Sunday.
But before I finish this post, I have more hombrew lore on the Darkstar crusades journey towards the current events of Warhammer 40k. I hope you enjoy the story, and I’ll see you guys next time for part 5. โœŒ๏ธ

Captain Sorvan of the Black Templars Darkstar crusade, is currently onboard his ancient vessel ship of the Serapharc, heading for the Solar system (or Sol system in the tounges of his men’s language). After the current crusade he had taken command of was interrupted by the astronomican of holy Terra, he cast aside his agenda on his current crusade to return to Sol, the purest and divine of all systems in the galaxy.

The ship had suffered minor damage from warp travel as warp entity’s tried to breach into the vessel, but failed to achive any major damage due to the ships stable shield. The Serapharc finally returned to the material realm, arriving to the Sol system in just two weeks from warp travel. Thankfully, the ship was still intact thanks to the God Emperor’s divine power.

The designated destination was an Imperial Fists fortified world known as Antronim two, second moon orbiting around Antronim prime. Located on the the eastern edges of the system, this fortified stronghold was built to ensure that no xenos and renegade forces would take advantage of Antronim primes rich resources. 

Once Sorvan arrived on the moons docking port, he was requested to meet the Black Templars Exterminus crusade company Captian, Avermon in the command room. Arriving alongside his trusted comrades, 2nd Squad Sword Brethren marine, Sven ‘Old born’ and 2nd squad Sword Brethren Sergent, Dicalinar.

When they entered the command room, Avermon was standing beside an Ultramarine emissary. Clad in ancient Catapharactii armour, Avermon looked bitter and dismayed as Sorvan approached. The terminator captain greeted Sorvan with a warm gesture, but troubled expression. “Ah brother Sorvan, it’s been too long since we’ve last met. I’m glad that you have received the holy message from Terra to arrive here”.

Avermon turned to the emissary as his features turned bleak, the emissary was unfazed by the captains expression as he stepped forward to greet Sorvan with stoic pride in his posture. He wore Ultramarine blue robes, and bionic attachments to his arms and legs. He was too damaged and unstable to return to the Ultramarines for battle, leaving him as an emissary for the 13th legion. “Greetings captain Sorvan, my name is Icarsus, emissary of the Ultramarines legion. Lord commander Robute Gulliman has tasked me with the duty of informing all legionary of the Black Templars chapter of new reinforcements”. 

Sorvan laughed as he heard this blasphemy from the Ultramarine, why would the primarch offer reinforcements to the Black Templars? He’s not even their gene farther, let alone the master of mankind to offer such resources. The captain noticed Avermons disgust as he listened to Icarsus’s message, does his brother know something that he hasn’t ? Something was deeply disturbing about this meeting. Sorvan replied back with a raspy grate of metal through his rebreather “Is there something your hiding Icarsus, Avermon? Why would an Ultramarine be offereing us reinforcements?”

As stoic as ever, Icarsus Smiled at Sorvan with a prideful stature “No Sorvan, for I have news of great hope and prosperity, for our primarch has graced us with new reinforcements. These warriors are far more superior and adept than the mere Astartes that current operate for the Imperium. I present to you, the Primaris Space marines!”

The door behind Icarsus opens as five giant figures walk towards them. They were twice as bigger than the average Astarte height, as well as their armour looking newer with upgrade equipment. The primeris Space marines wore the same armour livery as the Black Templars of ebony black and polished white. In front of the new Astartes, the sergeant stopped and kneeled before Sorvan. He spoke through his distorted rebreather with a heavier tone than Sorvans “My lord, my name is Von Lancer, it is an honour to meet you at this time of prosperity and union. My brothers and I are at your command”. As he got up from kneeling he saw his new captains stone cold expression of disbelief.

Sorvans reply was uttered with a single yet cold response to Icarsus “This, Icarsus, is heresy!”.

To be continued.

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Thank you for reading this post. If you have any questions, post a comment below and I’ll reply back as soon as I can. Thank you!

I hope you guys have an awesome day today,

-Bjorndovah

Black Templars, 8th edition collection part 3

Black Templars, 8th edition collection part 3

The Serapharc shuddered and screeched as it sailed through the warpstorms of the imaterium. Warp entity’s scratched and screamed against the ships Gilli field, clawing towards their prey like savage animals. Any attempts to claim fresh kill was useless, as the ships shield kept the entity’s at bay from it’s passengers. 

This ancient battle barge was the home of one of the many Black Templar crusade fleets, under the command of Marshal Sorvan of the Darkstar crusade. The crusade they had currently been tasked with was a disaster, half the crusade force had been wiped out by renegade forces of the Lords of the Harbinger, who serve the vile taints of the plague God.

The decision to abandon the crusade was a shameful choice on Sorvans part, for he wanted to purge these heretics to the last astartes in the name of the God Emperor of mankind. However, abandoning the crusade was a blessing from the Emperor himself, for the fleet was interrupted during the crusade by a message from holy Terra, they were to meet the nearest planet in the Sol system for an important briefing  and reinforcements.

Right now, the Marshal can only pray that his ship might survive this hellish realm, and live to fight back the heretics that dare mock him. 

Welcome back to part three of my continuing series on my 8th edition collection. This time I have completed a whole unit of Sword brethren (2nd veteran company). 

Yes, I know the “2” numeral on the sergeants pole is slightly off, couldn’t move it due to the transfer being stuck in place. But it looks alright overal.

Asterlore, 2nd Sword Brethren squad.

Sven ‘old born’, 2nd Sword Brethren squad.

Dicalinar, 2nd Sword Brethren squad sergeant.

Sinderval, 2nd Sword Brethren squad.

Halvax, 2nd Sword Brethren squad.

I’ve enjoyed painting this unit, even though it took me longer than planned to get completed painting. It’s a good break from painting AoS models, since as of late I’ve been trying to get a fully painted Khone alliance army. 

My only criticism for this unit is the eye lenses being a difficult task to paint right, and the colour scheme being too similar to the Ravern Guard tactical marines (I couldn’t find any white icons of Black Templars chapter symbol transfer). But apart from these set backs, I’m pleased with the overal presentation for this unit.

Next time, I’ll be painting my first tactical squad for the force, as well as revealing what Sorvan will find out once his fleet reaches the Sol system. I hope to see you guys again soon for part 4! ๐Ÿ™‚

The Black Templars of the Darkstar crusade prepare themselves for the dark path that is set before them, when they find out what Gulliman has install for them……
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Thank you for reading this post. If you have any questions, post a comment below and I’ll reply back as soon as I can. Thanks!

Pray to the Emperor, and have a fantastic day (apart from heretics, it’s exterminartus day for you ๐Ÿ˜‰ ),

-Bjorndovah

Black Templars, 8th edition collection part 2 [Updated]

Black Templars, 8th edition collection part 2 [Updated]

[updated 15/5/17: After last nights upload of the post, and as I’ve reflected on my thoughts during original release of the post that I felt quite honestly that the quality was terrible. This was due to my part in rushing to get Sunday’s post released on time for deadline. I apologise for my inconsistency for this post, and I hope that this updated version (with better photography) will make up for my flaws. Thank you]

Hello, and welcome to part 2 of my blog series on my Black Templars collection towards 8th edition. Since last week when part 1 was posted, I’ve seen a lot of  viewers taking an interest in the post. Which has inspired me to do more painting and enthusiasm to get as much done before the deadline. 

Today I’ve got five Sternguard Veterans (or Sword Brethren if you prefer the true Templar rank), which are currently WIP. They are armed with rare old gear of the great crusade era, the MKIII power armour worn by veterans who have proven their worth to the Marshal of the crusade. An honour by many who are granted the rank as sternguard veteran to arm themselves with the armour worn by their noble predecessors.

Below I have a few pictures of the current progress on the painting, using colour schemes that fit into the lore of a Sword Brethren rank. I hope you will enjoy part 2! ๐Ÿ™‚

Oh and by the way, for some reason that warp presence in my mind I’ve mentioned last time is getting worse. My navigator has mentioned to me that since the galaxy is currently in a state of doom by warp storms not seen in a millennia, the warp is getting stronger now. I sense some sort of awakening, like a tide of red……

Sword Brethren [WIP]

Next time I’ll be showing these guys in their fully painted and base decorated final result. I’m not sure when this will be done (my course work being a major focus currently), so no promises from me. But I’ll let you guys know when part 3 will be scheduled soon.

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Thanks for reading this post. If you have any questions, post a comment below and I’ll reply back as soon as I can. Thanks!

Have an awesome day and I hope to see you guys soon,

-Bjorndovah

Black Templars, 8th edition collection part 1

Black Templars, 8th edition collection part 1

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