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Finally finished up my terminator squad for my Sons of Dorn space marine chapter. This was the prize for the Retinue contest - Thanks KUF (I hope I did them justice! )
I painted them a touch different from my retinue squad. I started with a base coat of GW bone spray rather than a beasty brown base to see if I could speed up painting a bit. The GW bone is a bit more yellow than the vallejo game color I was used to using. Overall I like the coloration - these guys are not quite so light as the others.
As per usual I added a bit of chestnut and flesh ink wash to give the dirty rust look to the joints and then highlighted up with bonewhite (vgc) and ivory (vmc). The tin parts are tinny tin (vgc) and a mix of tinny tin (vgc) and gunmental grey (vmc).
Reds are based with burnt cadmium red (vmc), washed with brown ink and then highlighted up through all the reds to bloody red.
The power sword is a continuation of an experiment I have been toying around with. Overall I am very pleased with how it turned out. Basically I start by painting up the power sword in greyscale. I then go back with white and make a rudimentary lightning patter. Finally I take Tamiya Clear blue paint and brush it on going from the bottom to the top. The tamiya paint has the quality of fuzzing and blending the paint layer below it giving a softer look to the lightning that I really like. I think I am going to continue to use this technique.
Here is the squad. comments, suggestions, critiques always welcome. Everyone can learn something so if you see something please don't hesitate to point it out. Thanks again!
WOW! Nice work.
And I HAVE to say, It's really great to see some dirty soldiers. It adds some grit and realism that minis frequently lack. For anyone who hasn't seen guys in a war zone, they AIN'T exactly clean most of the time. So unless the marines just got out of the drop pod AND this is their first battle of the campaign, I like to see DIRT:yes:
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Very nice as always! There really isn't much not to like , but is it me or is the power sword slighty cloudy? You have some solid models there , kudos!
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one small prob. don't get me wrong, the models are great, but you assembled them funky. a model carrying a heavy weapon cannot use the cyclone missile launcher also. i am almost positive that is what the codex says. sorry to raintn on your parade.
you cannot have 3 heavy weapons also. you have a heavy flamer, missiles, and an assault cannon.
You may be right. I believe the codex leaves a touch of grey area. To be honest I have only played a handful of games so rules wise I am sure I am breaking all kinds of them. Oh well. I guess it will be one or the other eh?Originally Posted by XenomarinesKiller
I mainly put him together that way because I thought he looked cool!
Slorak, I never get tired of seeing your work. Especially the Sons of Dorn.
I don't think I really need to comment on the painting/modelling as others have said all I would. But I'd like to say well done on proceeding with your own chapter and creating an effective colour scheme and keeping it going. This may sound petty, but I have seen quite a lot of people attempt their own chapter only to keep changing colour scheme or give up all together.
you can only give a termie one heavy weapon. it says that up to two termies may exchange the storm bolter for a heavy weapon though so your acctual problem is that you have put to many heavy weapons in your squad, but as you said your still learning so it doesnt really matter.Originally Posted by slorak
great brush technics, my personal preference is more variation on flesh tones and im not a big fan of the colour sceme but thats just my prefrence and it doesnt take away from a nicely painted squad.
keep up the good work
those are some amazing models there. i especially like the sarge with the wicked power weapon. as far as i'm concerned the rules dont matter when building your models as long as you follow them in the game. like i said before amazing models.