For the base models, I simply ordered some plain Space Marine scouts along with a bitz order I recently placed. One problem is that the Templars have their guns chained to the arms, as shown in this pic of the chapter upgrade sprue:
...I had bought some Black Templar weapon arms, but I had mainly planned to use them for my Initiates - plus, I didn't know if the scale would look right. I decided to try to replicate the look myself.
First, I shaved all the icons off of the Scouts' wrists:
Then I mixed up some Green Stuff, spread it out thin, and cut some strips:
And I used it to make some manacles:
Next, I dug out the Reaper bitz that I bought to build my Freebootas - specifically, I was interested in these chains:
I used my side cutters to trim one side of the chains, so they would lay flat easier:
...then I wrapped them around the guns and glued them in place:
A couple of the Scouts received some bitz from the chapter upgrade sprue:
For their should pads, I used some etched brass Black Templar emblems from Forge World:
(One trick that lars4life & I figured out was using a pencil eraser to bend the etched brass to conform to curves).
After they all had the icons, I snapped them off their bases - I was only using them temporarily:
I'm going to base this army on the "urban wasteland" bases that I made in my "Casting Resin Bases" tutorial:
To start, I drilled out the feet of all the Scouts and inserted a short piece of brass wire:
Then I drilled the corresponding holes on the bases and glued the models down:
...and these guys are ready for primer!