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Australia.

Picked up the 1991 Games Day Captain:



So many skulls! Including more all over his cloak.

   
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Macragge

Oh man, that's another really cool find. I had the plastic re-make they did of that one, but I can't find him now. Is your idea with the nostalgia marine force to build a playable list, or just a kind of collection that explores the metal marine range? Also, do the various plastic/metal hybrids from the goodwin era count or does it have to be completely metal?

   
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Been Around the Block



Australia.

Going for a usable force - doubt it’ll be strictly competitive but I play with my kids and a bit of a handicap there isn’t a bad thing. For now.

Once everything arrives and is painted I should have at least a 50PL force for starting a crusade with and we’ll see from there.

I was initially thinking of only all metal sculpts but the fact that plastic backpacks came with a lot of the units makes me think that that’s unnecessarily restrictive… will certainly be aiming for as much metal as possible just for kicks but I don’t want to miss out on a cool sculpt just because.

Any particular favourite sculpts of Jes Goodwin’s that you’re thinking of?
   
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I guess I was thinking of the tactical squads from the same vintage as your devastator marines. Those had metal bodies but plastic arms/bolters/backpacks.

   
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I have a few of those bodies but am a bit short on arms for them, which has led me more down the path of Devastator squads to start with… I can run a Vanguard detachment (and eat the CP loss) that’s light on Troops and heavy on Elites and heavy support squads - that’ll keep it heavily metal with Terminator squads and Devastator squads.

I will have to do Tacticals at some point - can’t really have a vintage marine army without them…

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Been Around the Block



Australia.

A new Sternguard squad arrived - these sculpts are fantastic.



More pics here. Got 3 of the 5 shot already, will add the rest as time permits! Been slowly filing down mould lines ready to undercoat, there's going to be quite a decent batch for the airbrush shortly...
   
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Yes! That’s sternguard is a masterpiece! All time classic mini. What a great piece for the collection.

   
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Couple of the greats, there. Looking forward to seeing them painted!
   
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theCrowe wrote:Yes! That’s sternguard is a masterpiece! All time classic mini. What a great piece for the collection.


It's funny how much of a difference there is between the poses from the early 90s and the mid-2000s in the metal minis - there's quite a fundamental difference between, say, the Captain with Terminator Honours from way back when vs. the Sternguard squad. I like them all, it's just interesting seeing how things progressed.

youwashock wrote:Couple of the greats, there. Looking forward to seeing them painted!


Me too. Hard finding time off work to do much painting at the moment but I did do a little on one of the other Techmarines the other night - trying to find what on earth I did with his other arm, now, amidst all the mess...
   
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Picked up this guy in a bulk buy and couldn't figure out who he was for a while. Turns out he's the 2005 Games Day limited model.

Not sure the aesthetic is going to work for what I have in mind for the nostalgia force but I think I can find a home for his left arm on a Librarian...

   
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Master of the Watch - got a little bit of undercoat on him, but now that I'm looking at the pic I realise I missed clipping off a little bit of flashing. Ah well. Shield and head to come... along with a jump pack to make him a smash captain.

   
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Force is accumulating nicely. This may have been asked before and I missed it, but do you have a color scheme in mind? And if so, is it an "official" scheme or something of your own creation?

   
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 brushcommando wrote:
Force is accumulating nicely. This may have been asked before and I missed it, but do you have a color scheme in mind? And if so, is it an "official" scheme or something of your own creation?


Own creation. I broadly like the Raven Guard paint scheme but white arms/helmets bothers me as it really doesn't feel like it fits in with their lore. Makes sense visually and it's striking, but not really for me. So, a Raven Guard successor. Decals will be Omega symbols, as I have sheets and sheets of those that aren't ever going to get used so I might as well make use of them here. Even if I do make use of them up the other way for some boys in blue I must have hundreds so there'd be more than enough.
   
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Wanted to test out a slightly different black for the metal guys and didn't want to have to strip something back, so I painted a model that only cost a couple of bucks:



It's a mix of black and green grey - still able to be shaded a bit which will be helpful for the Marines but reads as black without it. It's a speed paint job by my standards - only a couple of hours in it - I'm usually slow as molasses and can't help but aim to complete every single little detail so it was kind of refreshing just trying to cobble together a relatively completed model in a small amount of time.

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Look's good! Weathering came out nice.

   
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That is a great colour scheme, and incredibly effective for only a couple of hours! How did you do the weathering? It’s very effective

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Australia.

brushcommando wrote:Look's good! Weathering came out nice.


Thanks!

gobert wrote:That is a great colour scheme, and incredibly effective for only a couple of hours! How did you do the weathering? It’s very effective


Cheers. I'll make another one and take some progress photos to show the technique. It's really simple. I think next time I'll try a pale ash colour.

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Reconsidering the decals situation... I may have an idea of how I can get some custom ones without actually getting custom ones, we'll see how it pans out.

Found a chaplain - how's this for a face only a mother could love! Not yet stripped back, thought I'd take some pics of how I found him for posterity.



More pics.
   
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Ok, so... I have been playing around painting a few of these and I'm not enjoying the black as much as I thought I would. I am coming off the back of doing almost 3,000pts of Primaris Raven Guard over the past year and a bit and I'm feeling a bit like I want something other than black as a base.

So... I spent an hour tonight colour testing a new paint scheme (via brush, couldn't break out the airbrush tonight). Can't say I have ever felt the need to paint the boys in blue before but it may make for a refreshing change.



I enjoyed that rather a lot, and I think I'll have a crack at finishing that particular model off then try another one with a bit more care to see if it sticks. Colours used.

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Might be a bit biased, but I am always a fan of seeing Ultramarines on the painting bench. Traditional blue and gold are great. If you want to go a little less posterboy, you can give them the shoulder trim of one of the less seen companies, (red for third, green for 4th, black for 5th) and maybe even do red bolter casings to increase the nostalgia angle of your nostalgia marine force.

   
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Red bolters always felt right to me… I did all my Raven Guard with them and I see no reason to change!

I honestly never had much of an interest in them but after reading the Calth HH book my interest was certainly piqued.
   
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No bolter here, but I always wanted to do a Marine in the style of the flamer guy from the 2nd. Ed. Codex. It's not an exact copy but it's close enough to work for me.



Colours.
   
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Legit! I love the retro Ultra scheme! 3rd company was a good choice as well. Keeps the bright retro color theme and saves you the trouble of all that bright yellow.

   
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Yellow flamer ftw! Great choice on colours, and certainly fits the retro vibe really well!

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Oh yeah, that's retro. Awesome. Looking forward to that Chaplain, too. The old spindly power swords are classic.
   
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Cheers guys. Really pleased with the colours on this one, I'm hooked on both these paints and on painting something bright and colourful for a change. Picked up an oooold Terminator captain:



There's a bunch more Terminators that came with him but I can't tell whether they're from the same box set or whether they're from later, there's so much paint on them... time for a soak.
   
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Been slowly working on the Devastator squad as far as painting goes, about halfway through it.

In the meantime, I picked up an old Captain I'm pretty happy with - one of my favourite poses from back in the day:



Only one more pic so far but more to come once he's painted.

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angrygriffin wrote:
A new Sternguard squad arrived - these sculpts are fantastic.



More pics here. Got 3 of the 5 shot already, will add the rest as time permits! Been slowly filing down mould lines ready to undercoat, there's going to be quite a decent batch for the airbrush shortly...

Hands down one of the best sculpts ever. I’ve got at least one spare and one in CF colours. This is a cool idea.

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 AustonT wrote:

Hands down one of the best sculpts ever. I’ve got at least one spare and one in CF colours. This is a cool idea.


This guy has been undercoated so far and no further - I'm going to work on the veterans after I do a couple of the regular squads so that I nail down the colour scheme I want to stick with before working on the more detailed models. Dead keen to work on the sternguard along with that 2008 limited edition sergeant, they're nice sculpts with crisp details!

Picked up some metal scouts - I always wanted these models for Necromunda way back when, even had a little backstory about how they came to be in the underhive:



More pics.
   
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Love the old metal scouts. I’ve still got about ten of them. Fantastic and full of character. Have you got the one with the Geordi La Forge visor?

   
 
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