Black Templars, 8th edition collection part 9

Black Templars, 8th edition collection part 9

Welcome back to part 9 in the continuing series on my Black Templars collection. Today, the latest units to join my collection are the Intercessors and Primaris lieutenant.  

My unit of Intercessors are slightly different from the usual MkX Space marines, with kit bashing of MkIII helmets used for this unit. I like the look of this unit more now that they’re wearing MkIII helmets, it gives them the appearance of power armoured knight crusaders.

The unit itself is from the easy to build set Primaris marines, I took the advantage of buying these sets to create a full unit and a dashing lieutenant to lead them. Probably more cheaper than buying them from individual box kits!


Leading the squad is a grizzled but dashing swordsman, bearing the rank of Sword Brethren. My inspiration for this model was from my kit bashing testing, using different parts to create my own unique lieutenant. The decision and inspiration for ranking this model as a Sword Brethren was inspired by Maxime’s Black Templar force, from the current White Dwarf issue in the tale of four warlords article.

If your interested in what I’ve used to kit bash my lieutenant, the spare bitz I’ve used for this model are listed below:

  • Sword from MkIII Space marine kit.
  • Bolted from the Chaos Space marines kit.
  • Purity seals from Space marine vehicle kits.
  • Bronze emblem from the Dark Angels upgrade kit (old upgrade sprue).
  • Bare head from the Space Wolves tactical squad kit.

Surprisingly, the hands for the model are just right size for kit bashing with Primaris marines models, so you kit bash a lot of options for your own Primaris unit or character models. 

Before I finish today’s post, I want to announce that I’ve finally finished the Land Raider! I can’t remember what the deadline was for this model ( I’ve been pretty busy lately in all fairness), but I can finally say that this model is completed! 


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

-Bjorndovah

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Black Templars, 8th edition collection part 8

Black Templars, 8th edition collection part 8

Welcome back to part 8, today I’ll be showing my latest WIP models that I’ve painted for my Black Templars collection, the Bike squad and Land Raider Crusader. As well as an overal army showcase photo, showing the whole army in its current progress. 

Bike Squad

First off, the Bike squad was originally from my old Space marine collection, the Sons of Shiban, a successor chapter of the 1st founding Legion, the White Scars. Shiban was a notable character in the Horus Heresy series, a White Scar who was very inspiring to read in both HH books ‘Brotherhood of the Storm’ and ‘Scars’.

The original collection, as you’ll see below this paragraph, was my attempt at creating an army that fitted both into the Codex Astartes and White Scars traditional twist of fast attack focus. Sadly, this collection died off when I gave up on the project, due to my lack of interest in the current rules at that time (6th/7th edition).Three down, eleven more models to go! (So much paint to dissolve off and scrub  😦 )

Having spent a lot of time getting this units old paint layer off, Im glad that I can finally use one of my old models for my new army. Now that they’ve been painted in the colours of the Templars, I can now use them for games without the worry of terrible paint job. like the end result for this unit, it’s a simple paint scheme, but good enough for table top standard.

 

Land Raider Crusader

Whilst still in WIP, this mighty fortress tank is looking more glorious with each painting session. It’s taking me longer than usual to finish models this size, mostly due to other tasks or study that distract me from painting. However, with little time spare in between my distractions, I’m slowly painting this model towards completion.

The Darkstar Crusade

The army so far follows the Patrol detachment and Lord of War detachment force, including the following units:
Patrol Detachment 

  • 1x Marshal
  • 1x Chaplin
  • 10x Crusader Squad
  • 5x Sword Brethren with a Rhino  transport
  • 3x Bikes
  • 1x Land Raider Crusade
  • 1x Stormhawk Interceptor
  • 5x Sister of Silence

Lords of War Detachment 

  • 1x Saint Lilith and the Sisters of Sorrow (based on Saint Celestine model) 


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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! 

I hope you’re all having a awesome day,

-Bjorndovah

Black Templars, 8th edition collection part 7

Black Templars, 8th edition collection part 7

Welcome all to my ongoing blog post series for my 8th edition army collection. Today, I’ll be showing some photos on my progression on my bike squad and Land Raider Crusader. So sit back, have a cup of tea or coffee and pray to the Emperor! I hope you enjoy this post!

This post series has now reached to part seven (as a Nurgle marine fan, I’m humbled to reach this sacred number. Papa Nurgle would be so proud 😭), a lot had progressed for this collection since the start back in April. With only three more units left to paint, I think I might be able to finish these units before half way through the summer (fingers crossed 🤞). Once these units are complete, I’ll show you guys the full army as an end of 1st season post special!

Now onto the current progress photos, first up is my unit of bike squad. These guys were originally part of my old Space marine collection, the Sons of Shiban. Now that they have been scrubbed off of the old paint and given a fresh coat, they don’t look too bad.

Ravern Guard? Nooo! Actually, I’m working on painting the shoulder pads White to fit with the units designation as a fast attack unit. ‘White on black? Wouldn’t that be difficult to paint?’ Well not exactly, I have a technique that I used for the Land Raider Crusader to create a consistent white paint layer using several layers of silver as a basecoat.
Finally, the Land Raider Crusader is slowly developing from painting, so far looking really promising. I’m hoping to get this model done in about two weeks time as a deadline for it. 

That’s all for now for my model progression development. Sadly I wasn’t able to put a continuation to my narrative story behind my Black Templars company. However, there will be a narrative backstory conclusion in my season final post for this collection. Until then, I hope have enjoyed this post, and I’ll see you guys for part 8!

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

Have a fantastic day!,

-Bjorndovah

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.

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.

 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 £20, 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).

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. ✌️

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