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This is my first finished painting project since returning to 40k since the end of 7th edition, and my first time at Space Marines. There are for sure some rough edges and things I learned during the painting process since I started that should make future projects much smoother to paint and turn out much better. That said, I'm always open to constructive criticism and feed back. I only have the one picture right now, but will have more tonight including a close up of each mini. I need to get better with decal placement. They were drying to the gloss varnish I applied before applying decals before I had a chance to adjust their their placement. That said, the matte varnish seems to have gotten a good seal over everything. This is the whole squad. I don't have the 10th edition Space Marines rules, just the core rules, so I just built them with the weapons I think are cool. The barrels on the guns could stand to be drilled in future projects, and I need to learn to write on purity seals and scrolls. I grabbed as many of the flashy bits as I could when I was building so a lot of these guys are not going to be WYSIWYG compliant. I'm pretty sure I hear somewhere that there was a limit to how many dudes you can have without the basic bolter in 10th. Close up of the Sargent. I need to get a little more practice painting straight lines as you can see mainly on his banner and knee-pad. I also need to get some basing materials. I just used a couple of James Workshops' technical paints and a layer of thinned Snakebite Leather contrast to add some nice variances in color to the base. I'm not sure what happened on the bottom of the... loin-cloth? It looks faded and tattered. It wasn't like that before clear-coating. Then again, I used a 1.0 speed-paint for it, and I've run into the reactivation problem with those 1.0s multiple times. I'm thinking I'm going to... move those paints to reserve. The banner in general I'm disappointed with. I wanted to do a quartered design alternating red and yellow across the banner with a black border in place of a red one. I couldn't figure out how to get my lines to look good and got to the point where I just wanted to be done with that part so I fell back on a design I knew I could do. In retrospect, looking at the sloppiness of the red, I rushed it. I'm not sure if I got the grenades properly colored or not. I just did a metallic on them because I thought it looked good. However, I think they might should be a olive drab color thinking about how most IRL grenades look. You can also see, based on the black pauldron, that he's been detached to the Deathwatch before. I'm not sure where I read it anymore, but I recall reading that 3rd Company Sargents paint their helmet black instead of red. I like the look of that so I'm running with it for future 3rd company projects. Hopefully Dorn approves.
Cheers. I got my hands on the new GW Paints "Lupercal Green" and "Sons of Horus Green" and wanted to give it a try. So I chose a Primaris and started working. What startet as a distraction soon became a serious project in my head. Would Cawl listen to Papa Smurf and not use the gene seed of the traitor legions? In my eyes he is too much of a logical device as to ignore the success that the Luna Wolves / Sons of Horus had. What would happen if he used the genseed? Enter the Sons of Lunar. Here is the testmodel: I know I still have to paint the rim of the Base. Also I will add some scribbeling on the purity seal, the company and squad markings and some kind of chapter marking (as soon as I have an idea for them.) I am not sure about the edge highlights on the Green Armour. I like the desaturated tone it adds to the green, but I wonder if i should take a brighter grey. Also thinking about doing some battle damage. I would appreciate some feedback on this guy. Either here or drop me a PM.