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Old 11 Apr 2009, 13:13   #1 (permalink)
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Another silly modelling diary.

This is a project log detailing the process of turning a friend's ramshackle space marine collection into a decent tournament army, and then selling it on ebay and splitting half the profits. So production-line style painting will be the order of the day, while trying to retain a certain sort of a quality that mass drybrushing or dipping cannot provide.

The army contains many iterations of the space marines, from 2nd ed 'frozen' poses, to 3rd ed techmarines, to more recent templar and chaos additions. So a simple paint scheme will be used to unify the different armour.

The army includes:

Captain w/ plasma pistol and sword of some variety

Chaplain w/ jump pack and usual goodies

6 'veteran marines' (can work as either bolter tacticals or vanguards)

3 tactical squads (enough specials and heavies to switch around, or even run as 4 tac squads with the 'vets' standing in)

5 or so veteran sergeants with varying weaponry for mixing around

command extras - apothacary, standard bearer, techmarine

5 assault marines

10 assault marines without jumppacks


So yeah, its a marine horde. should be fun. *slaps face*


Heres the test model:




And the boyz:
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Old 11 Apr 2009, 14:48   #2 (permalink)
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The first model looks cool, great to see 'em all when they are done. Have fun with it! keep us updated.
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Old 11 Apr 2009, 15:59   #3 (permalink)
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Superb test model, I love the scheme. May I enquire on what the name of the Chapter is? ;D
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Old 11 Apr 2009, 21:06   #4 (permalink)
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Wow, good luck on that lot Waargh, I've found it a nightmare to paint even a small force of Marine infantry due to spending tonnes of time on every model and the repetitive nature of much of the painting. I too would like to know the name of the chapter, plus a rather larger picture of the test model - I can see it's well painted as usual, but at that low res it's hard to make out details. The rest of the models look good too, some nice dynamic posing and conversions going on - only thing I'm not sure about is that banner, the Marine holding it is fine but the banner seems too flat, straight and lacking details to look realistic at the moment. Try creasing the paper a bit more to get some nice flowing folds, add a few bullet holes and coat the thing in superglue afterwards to keep those folds in place.

I'll be watching this lot, can't wait to see more lovely purple and gold guys all painted up.
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Old 11 Apr 2009, 23:35   #5 (permalink)
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The chapter name were going with is "Solar Serpents". Im going with very cheesy, highly saturated colours to hopefully reference a time when space marines actually felt like they were from space.....and wore sunglasses and had mohawks...but Ill leave those out. Im thinking ill change the matte yellow to a bright orange as im not happy after basecoating 2 models with the yellow - Its just too annoying, even with foundations.




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only thing I'm not sure about is that banner, the Marine holding it is fine but the banner seems too flat, straight and lacking details to look realistic at the moment. Try creasing the paper a bit more to get some nice flowing folds, add a few bullet holes and coat the thing in superglue afterwards to keep those folds in place.

Yeah I know the banner is horrible, I didnt make it, it was made by the owner of the army when he was 14 Im keeping it as is so I can paint it flat and get some cool freehand stuff going on.



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Old 11 Apr 2009, 23:48   #6 (permalink)
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road through Mordor begins







distractions!!!
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Old 12 Apr 2009, 04:27   #7 (permalink)
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Those purple marines look good. That is a lot of marines you are facing. This must be hard work. How hard is it to paint that purple.
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Old 12 Apr 2009, 04:34   #8 (permalink)
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I love the Emperor's Children color scheme.

Your painting seems a little... over the top for 60 guys, but there is not way to say that is a bad thing. Nice work.
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Old 12 Apr 2009, 12:23   #9 (permalink)
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You have a thing for purple, don't you waagh?
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Old 12 Apr 2009, 12:59   #10 (permalink)
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You have a thing for purple, don't you waagh?
It goes well with a lot of things and I many many leftover pots of liche purple

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