Today's update brings me another 25 marines closer to completing the chapter. This time it is in the form of bikers! I probably would have finished these a few days ago, but I've been dragging my heels painting this week. A bit of painting overload / burnout I think. But I'm really happy with how they've turned out for a relatively quick go.I will be painting the riders separate to the bikes next time though. So much easier :P
This is the 8th company banner. Something seems to be missing from it though. It just seems...a bit plain.
And this is possibly my favourite conversion in the army to date :)
So a quick update. I just finished a techmarine with servo harness. I got pretty lazy re" the servo harness, so might come back and add some more colour to it later. But otherwise, pretty happy with him.
That's another 30 marines painted. All of them being jump pack assault marines. Finishing these rounds out the 80 assault marines I need for the 4 battle companies. So that should be the last bunch of jump pack assault marines not including some Vanguard Veterans I need to paint. So that's another mini milestone completed in the progress to a whole chapter!
Below is the mini diorama sergeant I painted up with this batch of assault marines. Pretty happy with how it all came out. The positioning is supposed to make it look like the sergeant has just landed and disemboweled the ork. Unfortunately, the positioning isn't quit right for my taste, but is the best I could do on a 40mm base. So in that regard I'm pretty happy with the result.
And what kind of update including a minor milestone would this be if I didn't include a big group shot of all 80 assault marines!
So, finally an update that is marines :) I just finished these 26 guys. I did a lot of work on them with the airbrush, which I'm happy about. Got a lot of practice in mixing paints and using the finer needle (0.2mm) for this lot. But with these 26, I bring up the 300 marines painted milestone.
1 battle company (100 marines)
Command squad (5)
Assault marines (30)
Land Speeder crew (10)
Honour guard (5)
Which actually comes to 316, not 300, but shh. Another 184 to go until I unlock the thunderhawk from Forgeworld reward for myself :P
I tried some very basic and limited OSL for the plasma weapons in this batch of marines. I think they came out well enough that I'll continue with the effect. It is certainly easier than doing it by hand and not doing OSL.
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