Have to say Brandon's right. The more you paint the faster you get. Painted this guy in half the time it took me to paint Tallarn's Chaplin. Look forward to the day when I can paint one of these guys at this level in one sitting. I'll give it a year.
JJ painting, friend Bryan wanted me to paint up Lysander in Black Templar colours. Here's his email.
I think just painting him up like a Black Templar is more what I am
thinking. With the helmet though, if you could, would you please paint
it as an Imperial Fist helmet. Also, you can paint him as clean as you
want. The Imperial Fists portion of my army will be coming in by drop
pod and will look far different from my on the ground Black Templars.
This is a Warhammer 40k Black Templars commission. Bryan's taking care of basing.
Will admit the helmet was the hardest part of this model. Actually, the Black Templars emblem on the shield in the middle of the chest was the most challenging. The helmet was still a problem. Not painting, that was easy. Wasn't til after it was done I said I should've made a "How to paint Imperial Fist colours." Doh! Next time. Question was: have the helmet facing forward or looking over the shield like the Lysander model. Wasn't sure which way to go until it was time to mount the helmet. Decided looking over the shield would be more dynamic. Fortunately the way the pinning went it fit perfectly and didn't have to do any adjustments.