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Looking around the web I see a LOT of standard and uniform looking space marines (all one color, a few areas painted of metal or black). I'm thinking about a theme myself, and wanted to find inspiration with some stunning examples of what you can do with your basic marine squad (interesting color schemes, freehand detailing, dynamic poses, etc)? Links much appreciated!
Last edited by PTS; October 13th, 2007 at 15:01.
A "stunning" force is not a bad idea, but I wouldn't knock a "boring" paint scheme so much, as I would much rather see a smooth, neat, clean, realistic, well-highlighted paint job with "boring" colors than a radical paint job slapped onto a model with thick paint, no highlights, primer showing through, etc.
Further, while freehand detailing and dynamic poses are a great idea, and I'm considering some unique stuff for my 2,000-point marine force I'm entering into the "Tale of Painters" thread(yeah, I think its gonna be pure marines), I'm gonna try to keep it to a minimum. Remember you have to produce not just ONE nice paint job, but you have to RE-produce it, many many times. Elaborate paint schemes seem a lot less appealing, I think, when you look at four boxes of marines that you still haven't even assembled yet.
Here's one of the more unique chapters that I've always enjoyed the look of, with lots of pictures:
Unfortunately, my marines follow the pre-heresy Night Lords color scheme, which would qualify as your definition of boring (but I love 'em anyway)!