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do you guys use the metal models or just convert normal CSM? and is that how you kit them with special weapons? also any pointers for converting them. lots of green stuff i'm guessing?
i really like the plague marine models but giving them plasma/melta/flamer or kitting the aspiring champion seems like a pain. and also expensive since they are all metal.
Last edited by RecurringNightmare; February 6th, 2010 at 03:35. Reason: I found the answer to my second question
I despise the metals in so many ways, I will be getting Plague marines from F/W when i get round to re-doing my army
Adeptus Mechanicus Marines: http://www.librarium-online.com/foru...ml#post1655065
The xacto mini saw is alsome for converting metal models.
Space marines 6 dread army Wins: 4 ties:2 Loses:7 Modified Standard nilla marines Wins:37 Ties:8 Loses 42 Daemonhunters Wins:3 Ties:0 Loses:1 Full assualt concept army wins: 6 Ties: none Loses: 2
Hey nightmare, by the end of the weekend I plan to have a little tutorial-ish thread going on converting normal marines to plagues. The marine set should come with 1 melta and one plasma. So, if you were to buy 2 boxes, you would have enough for two meltas and 2 plasmas in 2 squads. Or flamers if that's your thing, but I don't think they are that great.
PlaugeMarines are so much fun to convert. Use whatever Powerarmoured supersoldier you can lay your hands upon and the just make them look as if they've been through hell and while there got every disease imaginable...and a few more
They are a great way to get started to use GreenStuff, and really the sky is the limit. Karmoon who used to be a MOD here even used a soldering iron to make his guys look grose
I have some pics of my army in the link in my sig.
Just don't cover them in blobs of greenstuff and poke them a few times. It never looks good even in small amounts. If you're gunna do it, do it right!
I run a Deathguard list and to be honest you don't even need greenstuff if you don't feel comfortable with it.
All you really need is an Xacto blade, a little hand drill, a plastic CSM box, a Fantasy Skellie Box and if you really want to go crazy, a box of Fantasy Zombies as well. Those 2 boxes of Fantasy parts should make several squads of Plague Marines when blended with the CSM plastics (I had one box of each to create a full DG army numbering around 48 PM's ... Oh, the heady days of 4th Ed...).
I will get a few shots of my Bubonic Boys here and post shortly.
Would be happy to elaborate on the technique if you are interested once you see the pics...
if you are still interested, here are some pics of my plague marines that have been freshly Greystuffed:
To do this all you need is to throw a glob of green or grey stuff wherever you want the rotting effect to be.
Then, use a little coffee straw to poke down into the blob, creating the pustule look.
After that, take the end of a paintbrush or a key, and push down around the pustules in all directions, to create the withered look.
Finally, I like to take my X-acto knife and use the tip to draw the edges of the blob down so that they appear to be attached to the armor.
Hope this helps bud, cheers!
Another thing you can do, I'll get pictures of my nurgle terminators up after I get home from work. You can take superglue, glob it on the model, and let it start drying, then use a sculpting tool to manipulate the dry top layer, making a beat up/weathered look.
If the model is plastic, you can also take a lighter to it, and let it bubble/boil up. It creates a similar effect to that above, you just have to be careful not to apply the heat for to long, else the model will just melt into a glob :-P
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