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Bounding Ultramarine Assault Trooper

Attached are some pictures of my Ultramarines Army...

Just in terms of painting style, I typically use an extreme highlight vs. a blend...I think it comes out sharper on the tables, although it may look odd in the photos... Anyway questions feel free to ask
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Captain Sicarius and Command Squad

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Command Squad

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Captain Sicarius

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Terminator Captain

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Chaplian Cassius

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All Chaplains

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Bounding Ultramarine Assault Trooper

Some More
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Assault Squad

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Terminator Librarian

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Librarians together

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Dev Squad Heavy Bolters

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Dev Squad Missile Launchers

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Bounding Ultramarine Assault Trooper

Final Batch, I still have another squad (just need to finish the sgt. after i replaced an arm and two Rhinos for the tac squads. Once I get a chance I will buy some vanguards with Jump Packs to go with the sgt i made...Finally, working on a squad of converted sternguard...will post when they get done...
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Landspeeder Tornado

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Scouts with Snipers

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Tactical Squad 1 - need to finish painting Rhino - my favorite sgt.

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Tac Squad 3

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Termies - need to paint more :(

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Sgt for Vanguard with jump packs

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Vanguard squad with out jump packs...

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Mekboy Hammerin' Somethin'

Fedan Mhor

Sweet Ultraimarines, despite some of the crap they get about being GW poster boys. I also like alot of the conversion work you've done. Some subtle, some not so much, but I like it.

Could you better describe this "extreme highlight vs. blend" painting style you mentioned? It comes out very bright and crisp, and would love to hear it.

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Decrepit Dakkanaut

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very nice models. it's good to see the whole army ready to play and lookin' great.
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Thunderhawk Pilot Dropping From Orbit


Wow , I am astonished ! This is very good ! Please , be all means keep up the work

I agree with Ronin , it would be great to get this extreme highlight vs. blend style on the table . You could possibly even make it a toutorial ?

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Perturbed Blood Angel Tactical Marine

Cleveleys, UK

Not a big fan of the Ultramarines normally but you have painted them beautifully and done them justice. It would be a pleasure to play against such a well painted army. Great stuff!

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Bounding Ultramarine Assault Trooper

Thanks for the comments and encouragement -

in terms of extreme highlighting vs. blending:

From my understanding at least, blending is a more gradual blend up from a darker color to a lighter color, where extreme highlighting is a more abrupt transition.

E.g. in my case i use UM blue, then a mix of 2:1 UM Blue:White then a 1:2 UM Blue:White; If I were blending, i would more gradually work the color out to the final highlight by adjusting the ratios (i.e. not use so much white in the blend) a bit and not ending on such a bright one.

I actually do use blending on the red capes/loin cloths...start with Scab red base, then go over everything with red gore, leaving deepest recesses (if there); then 2:1 Red Gore:Blood Red, then 1:2 Red Gore:Blood red then a straight blood red...

In terms of faces, my friend Exocorp has a great tutorial on painting them.

I can go ahead and give a tutorial on the next model i paint up and will post...

Again, thanks everybody.

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Bexhill, UK

As much as I am loath to say this about Ultramarines, these are pretty damned stonking. Excellent conversions finished with a crisp and eye pleasing paint-job.

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Alluring Sorcerer of Slaanesh

Union, Kentucky United States

like all others I utterly disdain ultramarines, but I have have to say I love these as they honestly are well painted with some great conversions. Look forward to seeing more of them.

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Bounding Ultramarine Assault Trooper

Slowly but surely I have been working on the army - a bit tough with work and all.... Below are: Completed Tactical Squad and 6/10 completed Stearn Guard Squad:

Re: Stearn Guard - I actually liked the idea from last addition of the tyranid hunters, so wanted to them my vanguards off of them...as such, all of these are slightly converted normal plastic marines - using some of the combi weapons from the metal minis and some from commander bits...also used tyranid bits where appropriate... Bases are not done yet, but is fine for here....

Next up will be finishing the squad, then Rhino and a Drop pod....
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Tactical Squad

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First 6 stearnguards...other 4 will have combi plasmas

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Madrak Ironhide

Clean style and simple adornments that don't overwhelm the "classic" Ultramarine visual.

Nice work.

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Longtime Dakkanaut

Beautiful work!

This has inspired me to look at my Ultramarines, again.

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Mysterious Techpriest

Though a jump pack/thunder hammer combo often looks ludicrous, I think you've succeeded in making that Vanguard sergeant look awesome; he's convincingly dynamic, not to mention badass in a way only Space Marines can pull off. Your painting style is well suited to the Ultramarines, as well; the whole army is a pleasure to look at.

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Neophyte Undergoing Surgeries

Great army. Particularly like those heavy flamer sternguards, were they converted from the LotD heavy flamer?

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Mad Gyrocopter Pilot


Very nice paintwork. Common army but the fact this ones well modeled and painted more than makes up for it. I particularly like the contrast the red colors provide with the blue. Breaks up the monotony without making the color scheme look too busy.

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Space Marine Scout with Sniper Rifle

Top paint jobs, everything I wish to face when playing 40k. I appreciate the attention to the sergeants, and those Sternguard are spot on.

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Wolf Guard Bodyguard in Terminator Armor


That's AWESOME keep up the good work

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Bounding Ultramarine Assault Trooper

Mac Attack - The heavy flamers are from the Terminator Kits, basically cut it off the terminator arm - then cut up normal right tactical marine arm to fit - the left arm is standard and fits nicely...

Thanks everybody for the support and comments - any other questions, feel free to PM me or post...

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Nasty Nob

Gardner, MA

Top shelf work! Im a fan of Ultra's and your work on the Tyranid Veterans is beautiful - and timely!

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Anointed Dark Priest of Chaos

I love Ultras, and this is a gorgeous army.

nice work.

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Nurgle Veteran Marine with the Flu

Las Vegas

Nice, which company is this?

If I had a dollar for every dollar I spent I'd have all my money back.
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Steadfast Grey Hunter

Holy crap.... nice work!

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Fanatic with Madcap Mushrooms

Chino Hills, CA

Absolutely gorgeous.

Sicarius and friends are my favorites, by far.

Kudos to you sir!

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Tough Traitorous Guardsman

Woot moar ultras coming sometime soon i hope.

everybody hates on the boys in blue but im pretty sure it's all jealousy.

Great job on these, leave me speechless...luckily i had a keyboard close by..

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Bounding Ultramarine Assault Trooper

Here are some new addition(s) - Basically, I finished my Predator Tank...I had two sets of sponsons and turrets (think i bought two tanks and used the second as a Rhino) so magnetized the sponsons so I could switch the tank from an Annihilator to a Destructor (or mix however)...Since last post i also finished two more Stearnguards, but will post when i finish the last two and have my full squad...

...anyway, it has taken me far too long to paint this tank..hehe..

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General Tank, with all sponsons and turrets

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Multiple angles of Predator Destructor

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Full shot of Predator Destructor

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Multiple angles of Predator Annihilator

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Guard Heavy Weapon Crewman

Wow Man, Great work.

Have to admit, for the longest time I wasn't a fan of the Ultramarines but after reading some Graham McNeil and other assorted black library books the little emperor lovers began to grow on me.

Great Paint job! And i think you really honored the clean, noble, close-combat tendencies of the
Ultramarines with your Vanguard and assault squads.

While the Ultramarines won't roar in your face and rip your throat out like a Space Wolf, they still have the grit and skill at swordplay to dice up any foe. You definitely brought this usually unmentioned character of the Ultramarines to the fore.

The scouts are great too!

For the Emperor!

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Mutated Chosen Chaos Marine

In a Toyota, plotting revenge.

Wow I just got an Ultragasm! This is all so perfect! Great blues, conversions, great technique and great everything.

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Pretty freaking sweet paint jobs. Some of the laid in photos are just too small though.

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Bounding Ultramarine Assault Trooper

I had to take a break from painting my ultramarines as I needed to paint my friends Tyranid army...but started back up again...below is my recently completed Vindicator - picture may not be that good as it was taken with my phone camera (normal camera ate it).

Also including a captain i made - supposed to be 4th company captain and use Crimson Fist Special Character rules...Used Commander Legs and Torso - Left Shoulder is from Old Marneus model, storm bolter is modified from Terminator storm bolter - head is chaos champion head, wings from dark angels sprue, back back from commander...rest is green stuff - loin cloth, cape and bolt ammo chain. Will post pics when done...
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Front view of vindicator

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Side view of vindi

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Will base coat and paint up this guy this week

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