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Chaplain Grimaldus & Retinue

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Meet an unyielding Chaplain dedicated to the relentless pursuit of psykers and heretics, joined by Cenobyte Servitors bearing sacred relics—an exceptional HQ option tailored for the Black Templars and a heroic veteran from Aaron Dembski-Bowden's acclaimed novel, Helsreach.
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Enter the legendary High Chaplain Grimaldus, an esteemed warrior whose very presence radiates Imperial faith and unyielding fortitude. Revered by his brethren as an invincible force, his singular will and coldly furious zeal are matched only by his unmatched martial prowess, leaving a trail of shattered adversaries in his wake and etching his name into the annals of glory through his fabled stand at Helsreach. By his side, his loyal Cenobyte Servitors march, bearing sacred relics that embody the unwavering faith they hold.

Armed with a plasma pistol and an artificer crozius, Grimaldus fearlessly charges into the heart of battle, his righteous fury honed to annihilate enemy psykers. Accompanying him is a solemn procession of servitors, whose presence serves to inspire the Black Templars to ever greater acts of heroism and unwavering devotion, all in their relentless pursuit to secure the Emperor’s favor and safeguard the Imperium from all threats that dare to challenge its might.

What’s in the Chaplain Grimaldus & Retinue box

  • x40 plastic components, with which you can assemble one Chaplain Grimaldus and his three Cenobyte Servitors, a formidable HQ option for your Black Templars.
  • x1 Citadel 40mm round base 
  • x3 Citadel 28mm round bases 

How to paint the Chaplain Grimaldus & Retinue set

  1. Step 1: Basecoating
    Start by basecoating the armor and details of the miniatures using a black paint such as Abaddon Black or Chaos Black. Apply thin layers to ensure smooth coverage.
  2. Step 2: Armor Trim
    Using a small brush, paint the trim of the armor with a metallic silver color like Runefang Steel or Ironbreaker. This includes the edges of the armor plates, shoulder pads, and any other metallic details.
  3. Step 3: Purity Seals and Scrolls
    Using a small brush, paint the purity seals and scrolls on the miniatures with a dark brown color like Dryad Bark or Rhinox Hide. This adds depth and contrast to the model.
  4. Step 4: Robes and Cloth
    Using a medium brush, paint any robes or cloth areas with a dark brown or black color. This gives a sense of austerity and matches the Black Templars theme. You can use colors like XV-88 or Skavenblight Dinge.
  5. Step 5: Chapter Iconography
    Using a fine detail brush, carefully paint the Black Templars chapter iconography on the shoulder pads and other appropriate areas. Use white or bone-colored paints like White Scar or Ushabti Bone to create the iconic Templar crosses and symbols.
  6. Step 6: Weaponry
    Paint the weapons with a metallic silver color like Leadbelcher or Iron Warriors. This includes the chainswords, bolters, and any other weapons carried by the miniatures. Add additional details like scopes, grips, and barrels as desired.
  7. Step 7: Red Accents
    Using a small brush, paint small accents and details with a deep red color like Mephiston Red or Khorne Red. This can include lenses, power cables, or small markings to add a touch of the Black Templars iconic red.
  8. Step 8: Optional Details
    If desired, you can add additional details to the miniatures. For example, you can paint the eyes with a bright red or glowing effect using Evil Sunz Scarlet or Fire Dragon Bright. You can also add weathering effects or battle damage using dark grey or black paints.
  9. Step 9: Varnish
    Once the paint has dried, protect your miniatures by applying a varnish or protective coat. This will help preserve the paint job and provide a matte or glossy finish, depending on your preference.

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