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Well kids here is my latest army - Ultramarines!
Last year, I traded my O&G fantasy army for a bunch of space marines. I was both excited and disappointed in the trade as I ended up with two different groups of marines, Templars and Crimson Fists. It looked like most of the models were templars with 3d shoulder pads and I was in the middle of my Chaos TOP things, so they sat on the shelf.
Flash forward to last month when I got them out to scrounge up some legs for a 5 man Noise Marine squad. In giving the group a little bit more of a look over, what looked like 3d templar crosses was actually really thick paint, and it turns our that the majority of the marines didn't have templar bits on them. Also, the models were in pretty sad shape so I decided to strip them down to see what I had. The Crimson Fists were actually near 4 layers of paintjobs, and it looks like they too were templars at one time. My plan was to do an Ultramarine army that was near the end of a prolonged engagement, so battle damage and paint chips galore. Coupled with my AOBR minis and I ended up with a huge amount of Space Marines. I'm pretty stoked.
This first month is a combination of AOBR marines and marines from the swap, also a Rhino.
My plan was to do this army in as fast as a speed painting as I can. I already have most of the army base coated and many more with silver and gold on them already. I had just started it when I noticed that the TOP was back in swing so I asked if I could join and rushed to finish my first entry.
I used Armory Black Primer, and then base coated them with Krylon Satin Oxford Blue. Next I washed them with "Magic Wash" and some black ink. The next part was to drybrush them with Magic Blue from Vallejo. Details were added and all the metals were covered with Vallejo Black Glaze for the Silver and Brown Glaze for the gold. I love me my Vallejo Glazes. If you haven't tried them, they do awesome things for metals.
The whole army has a dirty, grimy, battle scarred look and I am very excited with how they are turning out. Check out my first entry.
9 Tactical Marines w/Meltagun
Total Points - 225
Last edited by CaptainA; September 27th, 2009 at 00:11.
I like these guys a lot, actually commented on these in the tale of painter thread lol
The weathered/ dirty look makes them look worn and battle-hardened. Only thing i see is, the guns look too clean compared to the rest of the model. Wash those guns and the metals on the Rhino and your good to go.
they look much better than mine ... git
alright cool, the flash or what not might make it look clean like you said. Then they are great sir, keep more coming!
I love the commitment to saving old models, waste not want not! I also like the weathered theme, you've done some great work with it so far!
You said you wanted to do this army quickly, how long did this squad take you? I'm always interested in what other people consider 'fast' painting - it just re-enforces how slow I am!!
Whats next on the painting list then?
I really like it so far! I hope you can get far in the ToP. Goodluck!
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Love the blue! Good luck with TOP!
I started the army in early Sept. So far I have this squad done, 2 landspeeders, a dreadnaught, chaplain, and 8 more marines mostly done. Then I have my landraider, vindicator, and another handful of marines based and washed, and my predator fixed from being templar and it is just based.
I'd say i have around 20ish hours in everything so far???? Maybe???
And thanks for all the comments guys, I appreciate it.