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1. I got a bunch of crap at my local gaming store the other day because I painted my Space Marines in a desert camo scheme (Beastial Brown with blobs of Bubonic Brown over it) and everyone started with the old "Space Marines don't wear camo" and "camo is the color of cowards" argument. It got to the point (after becoming a force in this mini-tounament, when fear set in) where my eligibility was being challenged. My question is: Is this a rule? I mean like, a rule rule? I think they look dope, I will post some pictures later to let ya'll decide.
2. How common is it to paint the models while still attached to the sprues? I check out videos and photos of painting and I never see anyone painting while they are still on the sprues.
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It is NOT a rule. I've seen some very nice camouflage paint jobs on Space Marines ( and some crappy ones ). I've considered painting them on sprues but never did it. I don't know anyone who does.
Once a Marine, always a Marine.
Its an age old argument. A lot of people say that Space Marines dont wear camo because its dishonorable. It seen as cowardice. Also its a pride thing, Imperial fists wear bright yellow so their enemies can see them and fear them. Plus they are used as shock troops. They are used for terror, not being seen doesnt really inspire fear.
On the flip side there is absolutley NOTHING that says marines cant have camo and there are many examples of them useing camo. Especially during the Badab war.
Examples: Executioners ,
Another example of marines wearing camo and reason why they can if you want them to
Last edited by TripleJ7007; June 25th, 2010 at 05:16.
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I was looking at a really old GW rulebook in a second hand store a few days ago. There were dozens of examples of space marine cammo schemes in it, all official.
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There's no reason, or rule, why you can't have a camo scheme on your marines. Back in the day of Rogue Trader, quite a number of chapters had camo schemes. Down my way, there are quite a few players who painted their marines this way ... cause they are Marines!
I'd suggest not to paint your models on their sprues. The trouble being when you clip them off afterwards. If you don't do it flush, you'll end up with some holes in your finely painted mini. You'd have to paint over the areas where you clipped anyway, but having holes makes it worse.
I would love to see your paint scheme!
If you have any further trouble just point out how in one way or another every chapter, or army for that matter, does or has done something significantly dishonorable... even Ultramarines.
For example if a Dark Angels players teases simply remind them of the fact they have little room to criticize considering half their chapter turned to chaos. Tossing in the fact they still haven't exterminated their fallen brothers always adds a nice touch.
Or Space Wolves: "Don't be silly, genetic muck ups don't have feelings."
For this and other undignifying insults please contact... me. Shipping and handling fees may apply.....If you think about it, there's nothing scarier than not seeing the Space Marines until it's too late!Originally Posted by TripleJ7007
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technically its just the name of an old rule in the 4th ed codex. ("stay true to your colours") but no one has the right to say you cant paint your models the way you want. Tell them about the raven guard colour scheme. Theres gotta be some connection to them lurking around in the darkness awaiting for the right time to strike and then Kayvaan shrike being referred to as the shadow captain. Theres gotta be a link to them then having a black colour scheme.....
Last edited by Pekolie; June 26th, 2010 at 03:13.
Yeah, I actually felt bad about posting my complaints because the next time I went down there, the owner of the shop actually told me he like the models and the fluff, and homeboy I was playing always gets all bent out of shape when he starts to lose. I mean, it's not my fault his weak army hasn't even got the support from GW and they won't provide his army with a new codex in like 10 years.
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Marines do indeed tend to stay loyal to the colors of their chapter (whichever they might be), but there is no reason why some marine chapter doesn't have brown, green and olive as chapter colors and paint them in the traditional tiger-stripe pattern inherited from the ancient battlefields of deathworld Viet Kong.
Last edited by Polaria; June 28th, 2010 at 06:52.
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While I comptemplated playing camo marines once (I really like the idea and the look), I didn't just because my painting skills are somewhere between bad and decent and I wanted to keep it pretty simple. (Also, I have lots of unpainted minis and complex schemes don't help in getting them done any faster. And in case you were wondering, no, painting is not my favorite part of the hobby) So I settled for the Hammers of Dorn, who have black and gold as their main colors.
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