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In the previous article I showed you how to paint a high contrast black armor
In this tutorial, we will continue the process, to explain how to paint a Primaris Space Marine of the Black Templars chapter.
For this step-by-step guide, we will use a Primaris Reiver of the Space Marines.
As mentioned above, for the black armor painting process, I recommend you to read the previous tutorial, where I explained step by step how to paint a black armor, which will be a good guide to paint those Black Templars.
In that tutorial I explained how to paint using airbrush and brush, a black armor with high contrast. If you’re looking for a lower-contrast (blacker) armor, in that same tutorial I explain how to achieve it.
We will start by painting all the leather parts of the miniature,using Flat Earth Model Color.
In this case, I have also chosen to paint the gun case and knife case,using Chocolate Brown Model Color.
We continue with the metallic colors,so we will paint the knife using Dark Aluminum Metal Color. We will also take the time to paint all the metallic areas, such as the bolter, grenade rings, etc.
At this point, we’re done with the base colors. The miniature should look like this:
Washes / Shades
We will start by applying washes to our Black Templar, using Umber Wash on all the brown/leather parts of the miniature.
We can also take advantage now and apply a light Black Wash for all the metal areas,although in my case I will apply this final wash later, as you will see in the following steps.
Lights / Edge Highlighting
We’ll do the same with the Chocolate Brown Model Color.
We will illuminate the paper of the purity seal with a mixture of BoneWhite Game Color and Bone Model Color.Also, we will use “Bone Model Color” directly in some corners to generate a bigger contrast.
To illuminate the grenades,a mixture of Intermediate Green with Bone Model Color will be applied.
We can illuminate the silver colors with a little Silver Metal Color.
Finally, we will paint the eyes (we will see that in another tutorial) and after following these steps, we will have our Black Templar Space Marine finished.
In addition, we would have to add decals or paint the emblem of the Black Templar performing a freehand (In this case, we have used a decal).
Here I show you the final result after following these steps: