After so long painting Green Space Marines I thought it would be nice to do something a little different… But what to do? I know! How about some Space Marines…
These ones will NOT be green. In fact these bits of them look almost silver in this photo. I shall correct you though… They are newly sprayed, BLACK power packs and shoulders.
The power packs are for these guys. A full 10 man squad (made up as 2x 5 man combat squads) of Assault Marines. This time without jump packs as they will be either bussed about inside a rhino or delivered to the game in a drop pod.
I picked up a pack of normal Tactical Marines and dug out enough chain swords and pistols, from the old bits box, to kit them out.
Quite why they came with slotta bases is beyond me but, we will overcome and all that…
Now, some of you may note the use of Chaos space marine arms and weapons for a few of these boys. My whole Space Marine army is made up with an odd relic of the Chaos wars thrown in (along with a couple of bionics and Space Wolves parts).
The back story, devised a decade ago, was of a decimated chapter that had to compromise on some codex guidelines in order to ensure their survival. Therefore they were not to picky about welcoming the odd renegade that had been returned from the other side (penitent marines and lost brothers) back to the fold.
This unit will be painted using traditional paints but the sergeants head was always destined to get some contrast skin tone.
Not bad for one thick coat.
2 thoughts on “Warhammer 40,000 – More Space Marines – Though Not A Green One In Sight”
I like the mix of parts- great start.
Cheers Pete. I’ve never worried about getting too hung up on doing things right, so why start now…