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Made in gb

United Kingdom

Well time for a log of my own instead of admiring other peoples.

Space Marines an obvious choice with the new stuff and AOBR being released as well.

Well as youll see from the first few posts there are no CF`s as i wasnt sure where to start but now ive decided to go with the Crimson Fists

C&C more than welcome, will look forward to hearing peoples opinions and what not.

Colours will be; Necron Abyss, Machrite Red, Asurymen Blue, Red Gore, Solar Macharius Orange, Boltgun Metal and Badab Black.

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Longtime Dakkanaut

Springhurst, VIC, Australia

Even tho im sort of on a crusade sqwishing every arine coz theres so many, i love the marines you have here, now we can have a prooper WAAAGH!!!


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Made in gb

United Kingdom

Once the marines are done, my next force is orks, there just sitting in there boxes for now though until im done on the marines.

The question is though DIY chapter or Ultramarines?

Thoughts and suggestions more than welcome.

More pics to follow when my camera finally charges of build units etc
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Fighter Ace


The one on the top look almost like that pro-figure from FW.

I won't bother. 
Made in gb

United Kingdom

I wouldnt mind if it did look that good lol. Pics will be up soon if not today definately tomorrow when my cam decides to work
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Longtime Dakkanaut

Don't 'Vanilla' marines have a bigger advantage in the new codex?
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Krazed Killa Kan

Columbus, Oh

I would certainly go with the "Homebrew" chapter.. I get tired of everyone going blue.. and thinking outside the box is always a good thing.

Both paint jobs are good.. but I would vote for non-conventional Chapter.

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Stormin' Stompa


Anything but smurfs. Seriously, why? What pleasure would you get from it? How satisfying would the end product be? It doesn't matter how well painted they are, they're smurfs. Blue and white.

How about aqua and bone? Call them Aquamarines. Coverted coral bases. Assault troops can have tridents... That's more original than Ultras, trust me, and only 90% as lame. Plus you can have dolphins instead of bikes, without fear of up-laming.
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Junior Officer with Laspistol

Sheffield, England

Rymafyr wrote:Don't 'Vanilla' marines have a bigger advantage in the new codex?
Only over the other chapters with specific rules. Custom colourscheme all the way.

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Dispassionate Imperial Judge

HATE Club, East London

Unless you're planning to use the Ultramarines special characters, there's no difference between playing an Ultramarine force using the new Codex, or any other chapter using the new Codex. Differences only arise when you compare with the DA, BA, SW or BT rules.

So, since there's no rules difference, I'd say use your own chapter every time. There are too many Ultramarines....

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Made in gb

United Kingdom

Well ive painted 2 more models in my own scheme, though in my local GW today the store is currently working on Crimson Fists which i must say look cool, but ya know decisions, decisions lol.

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Dakka Veteran

down south

That ultramarine does look really good, but I'm in the DIY chapter camp. You'll have more fun that way IMO. I really like the faces with the bionics
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Battle-tested Knight Castellan Pilot


Definately use your own colors. No more ultra-smurfs!

Nice job on Culln by the way, he really is one of the best termies out there, IMO, and you´ve done him justice!

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Focused Fire Warrior

Rutherglen, Victoria, Australia

Nice work done, i really what you've done withh the sword, the blue effect makes in look sweet as.


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Made in gb

United Kingdom

Pictures will be upcoming soon, ive been dead busy so havent had much chance to get pics uploaded.

Cheers for the comments so far.

Swords are simple- mordian blue, ice blue them asurmyen blue wash.

Have painted up a Crimson Fists veteran who will be pictured soon. This is turning into any marine log which is not the plan. I think though i will do Crimson fists as i rather enjoyed painting the veteran and i may start my own chapter after ive finished the fists
Made in gb

United Kingdom

Good god the real world blows. Delays, delays etc......

Anyway some progress. Here is my test Crimson Fist and built sternguard squad and some scouts
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Fresh-Faced New User

Nice painting. If you really enjoy doing lots of different chapters, go wild and have everybody represented within your army. I read of a marine army that did it once for Scouts and he wrote up fluff saying it was a training army.

I think that would be the most fun way to paint Marines.
Made in gb

United Kingdom

Progress has been made somehow someway. First squad of 10 marines painted, pics upcoming
Made in gb

United Kingdom

some more pics for you all. Not great need to take some better ones
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Tower of Power


Looking cool.


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It's a little fuzzy but from what I can tell I like what I see. Can't wait to see some more.

Amidst the mists and coldest frosts he thrusts his fists against the posts and still insists he sees the ghosts.
Made in gb

United Kingdom

Im sure my camera dont like taking pics of crimson fists lol, some more for you all. More tacticals til i finish one of my dreads
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Hardened Veteran Guardsman

Virginia USA

They look good, and from what seems to be in the new SM box (new to me being anywhere between the last 4 years since I stopped playing SM) they look Bad ass.

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Bane Knight

Tulsa, Ok, USA

Very nice Fists. Clean and sharp colors. Wish I could see the detailing a bit better (pics are a bit dark.) Good to see a Crimson Fist chapter....since they atleast have a pic of a trooper in the SM codex.... Unlike their founding chapter....:-(. Sorry about that. Couldn't resist.

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Made in gb

United Kingdom

There is one yes one lol imperial fist in there. Yeah i`m sure my camera don`t like these mini`s. Ill try taking some new pics later today. Also nearly finished my first dread so that`ll be up soon as well
Made in gb

United Kingdom

some better pics (i hope)

and the first finished dread. i know there is no writing on the scrolls but there will be eventually
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Made in gb
Battle-tested Knight Castellan Pilot


great pics, nice to see painted models of an army, instead of an army with no paint on it!!

I like your static grass, did you super glue it on? i've been having problems with using pva and sand, it turns it into gue, no definition on the sand, just a blob.

keep it coming, and are you getting pedro?

Stick to the shadows - Strike from the darkness - Victorus aut Mortis - Ravenguard 1st Company 
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Longtime Dakkanaut

In da Mekshop

Looking really nice. Lighting a fire under me to start a Crimson Fists army of my own.

Now, where is everyone getting all the Mk 4 helmets? From bitz trades, from Forge World? Where?

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Battle-tested Knight Castellan Pilot


I think they're from the AoBR boxed set, and the vetrans are new metal releases...am I right?? do I win a prize?

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Made in gb

United Kingdom

Ive been using PVA for the static grass, had thought bout using super glue but it works ok with the pva.

There forge world MkIV torsos and heads. Red scorpions torsos with the scorpion icons filed off.

The sternguard are the new models and some of my own to make them 10 men.

Yes i will be painting kantor soon as well as working on a captain conversion with either 2 powerfists or thunder hammers
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