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i would like to know the pre-heresy legion colors for the Space Marines. i have some extra models and i would like to be able to paint some in an odd scheme, and use the older types of armor for a good look, that if i spend a long enough time, maybe i could sell. (i tend to get obsessive with cool projects, and overdo it on the details.)
Not sure if i can link this here or not, it's an article on GW entitled the Legio Astartes, it shows pre-heresy paint schemes used by the "Eavy Metal Team.
Mods, if it's not okay to post the link either remove it or let me know and i'll remove it.
nice job!! does anyone have anything else? names of paints that work, and are known to be pre heresy colors? pics of armies? i need to pick an army for this. i got lots of conversion ideas from that link, but i would like some other takes also.
If you have access to it grab up the horus heresy book at the hobby store. even peruseing it would probably spark quite a bit of ideas. I myself have started a chapter with a paint scheme based on teh pre-heresy world eaters. i have to admit i only have one marine done but i'll try to get a picture up here soon.
There are two pics of my one marine veteran I have painted, the quality is really poor, and his left arm isn't quite done yet. but you can definitely see my paint scheme and colors
The other fantastic option for pre-heresy colours (both loyalist and traitor) are the Index Astartes books (or alternately, the 2002 year WDs).
Each entry documents the pre-heresy colours and armour, the current scheme, as well as the termies.
Only IA#4 is floating around in some stores, the others can be had on eBay.
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The ones I know are..
World Eaters - White and Pale Blue
Death Guard - White and Green
Thousand Sons - Seen them done red/white and red/gold in various sources
Emperor's Children - Purple and Gold
Lunar Wolves/Sons of Horus - Black and White then Grey respectively.
Night Lords - Same as normal
Alpha Legion - Blue and Green
Iron Warriors - Same as normal