I wanted to try some Citadel Contrast “Black Templar” paint on these as the base for drybrushing their armor, instead of my usual solid black basecoat, so I began by giving them all complete coats of Ceramcoat “White” to act as a base primer coat for the Contrast paint. I then painted the armor and shields with Citadel Contrast “Black Templar”.
When the “Black Templar was dry, I drybrushed the armor and swords with Folk Art Metallics “Gunmetal Grey”, followed with a drybrushing of Ceramcoat “Metallic Silver”, and lastly a light drybrush with some Citadel “Mithril Silver”. After that, I painted the tunics with Reaper MSP Pathfinder “Urgathoa Red”.
Next, I painted the tabards, and the eyes on the shield skulls with Ceramcoat “Black”; and then painted the belts, gloves, and shield straps with Reaper MSP “Coal Black”. After that, I painted the exposed parts of their faces with Citadel Contrast “Gulliman Flesh”, and then did the faces of their shields, and the leader’s crest with Reaper MSP “Fresh Blood”. I decided at that point that the chainmail was drybrushed too heavily and had lost its detail, so I went back over it with some Citadel “Nuln Oil” wash.
While I had the “Nuln Oil” out, I decided I also wanted to define the edges of the tabard, belts, and tunic, a little better, so I traced along the edges where the tabard and belts met the tunic using the wash. After that, I painted the inside of the shields with some Ceramcoat “Metallic Pewter”. I then painted the skulls on the shields with Americana “Snow White”.
I’m really pleased with ow these guys turned out. Sometimes I really appreciate these nice simple, clean and plain, sculpts and what an ease they are to paint.