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Stalwart Ultramarine Tactical Marine





Minnesota

Week one:
- fixed many broken marines.
- about 40% still unpainted.
- 90% of painted models need touch-up.
- parts ordered for magnetized tank conversion.

-need help-
what will strip the paint & glue off a land-speeder?

and yeah
ALL GLORY TO THE EMPEROR!
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Ultramarines army - {HQ, Term, and scouts are in a box}

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before

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after

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Decrepit Dakkanaut






are you planning on keeping the older style weapons (the chubby bolters and over-the-shoulder heavies)? i decided to mainly replace them in my 2nd/early 3rd edition SM army (keeping only a single squad of old devastators). the classic rhinos and other vehicles sometimes garner some nostalgia and compliments but i've never had someone say something nice about the older man-portable weaponry.

   
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Stalwart Ultramarine Tactical Marine





Minnesota

I think the old shoulder-bolters look fine. Missile-launchers look natural too. All my MM are new/converted and I have no heavy plasmas, so the only really goofy looking weapons would be the 3 lascannaons. I think i'll probably leave it for now.{the new lascannons still look ridiculously long if you ask me}
As for the old-bolters-
They're staying right where they are and I'm leaving them all bright red! I think it will be a nice complement to the classic-look I'm going for. My veterans and some of my command have new bolters.
Don't really care for the 'Movie marine' paint-jobs

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Incorporating Wet-Blending







What kind of glue are you looking to strip from the Land Speeder?

If its plastic glue, youre out of luch, as that bonds to the plastic chemically.
If superglue, however, youve a number of options, dependin on how bad it is:
If its just a little, you can prolly just scrape it off carefully with a knife. For thicker stuff, either try putting it in the freezer for a bit (this makes the superglue brittle, and it breaks easier) then use a knife. Finally you can use Superclean (its an engine degreaser) to strip paint and to a lesser extent glue. just soak it in a little tupperware container for a day or two and itll come off with a toothbrush (and naturally, a knife)

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Stalwart Ultramarine Tactical Marine





Minnesota

Ramos Asura wrote:What kind of glue are you looking to strip from the Land Speeder?

I think its all super-glue -I'll definitely try that freezer method! -thanks!

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Stalwart Ultramarine Tactical Marine





Minnesota

Just finished-up the assault marines -7 were unpainted 3 are touch ups.
This is the first time i've tried to freehand-paint and let me just say, that ultramarine 'omega-symbol' is proving to be quite a challenge
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2 x5 Assault squads

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especially proud of the second sergeant


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Made in us
Stalwart Ultramarine Tactical Marine





Minnesota

Week Three: Starting the work on the tanks. By the end of this project I hope to have a small fleet of modular tanks.
Here's the first:


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I'm hoping to make every tank in my army a 'three-in-one.' This way I can save some cash and still have options!
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Razorback

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Razorback

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Whirlwind

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Predator

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Regular Dakkanaut





looking like some old school ultras nice

 
   
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Phanobi





Gosport. UK

not bad at all, with the picts outside and something white for the background

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It's over because we've decided it's over. Now get the hell out of our galaxy! Both of you.

"Whoever takes purple sash is purple, and follows purple leader." I follow purple tau. Theophony
 
   
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Stalwart Ultramarine Tactical Marine





Minnesota

Heh-heh yeah, sory about that, I'm not much of a photographer. I try that with the next photos.
Ramos Asura- used your glue trick for the tanks and it's worked great so far!

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Longtime Dakkanaut





Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada

This is very neat! The majority of the models I own are from this generation and I am currently going through the same process of refurbishing old model with my chaos, maries and tyranids! my god does it ever take a lot of time!

Keep up the good work!

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Slippery Scout Biker





Boise, Idaho

Didn't read everyone's post to be honest, so don't know if this has been covered, but for paint / glue removal I've found Simple Green all purpose cleaner. Works great just soak them in a bath of it for a few hours and scrub with a tooth brush. Doesn't harm plastic or pewter.

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Made in us
Stalwart Ultramarine Tactical Marine





Minnesota

Segef- It was not yet covered -thank you, that's exactly what i was searching for!

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Stalwart Ultramarine Tactical Marine





Minnesota

I always liked the look of the fifth-company colors, so I had to include a Devastator squad in black & blue.
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Contagious Dreadnought of Nurgle





Williamsburg VA

Looking good. Though i dont use washes much you could really perk your models up by using the red and the blue wash to paint in shadows on some of your models. I paint the blue around the joints and stuff. Makes the details pop. Otherwise i think you are off to a find start.

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Phanobi





Gosport. UK

@Smurf, try taking them outside in the sun and use a old white sheet.

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We refuse to take sides in this anymore. And we refuse to let you turn us against one another. We know who we are now, we can find our own way between order and chaos...

It's over because we've decided it's over. Now get the hell out of our galaxy! Both of you.

"Whoever takes purple sash is purple, and follows purple leader." I follow purple tau. Theophony
 
   
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Stalwart Ultramarine Tactical Marine





Minnesota

After repeating the process enough times I think I've found a sound method for freehand painting the Ultramarines icon. I'm not sure if it's 'off-topic' to include painting-instructions here -maybe I'll start another thread w/more details.
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First, I make a 'T' shape, then round it out to look like this ^^

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Then I go over it again in blue and edge out the details.


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Chaplain with Hate to Spare






I really like these dude! i've seen a few armies made up of older models and they really look awesome! your pastel feel and solid color is really neat and looks good on them, keep it up!

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Stalwart Ultramarine Tactical Marine





Minnesota

-Miss Dee- I tried to follow your advice but unfortunately there is no sun in Minnesota this time of year
I thought my full-spectrum light would do the trick but I guess I'll have to wait till June to get some good pics.

Thanks for the encouragement -nerdfest09.- I use a little ink or 'Armour-wash' -but I never cared for the shiny/glossy look of excess ink under 'purity-seal.'

I use badab-black now & minimal red-ink for shading, and VERY minimal highlighting- this is because I think the gloss from purity-seal is enough to brighten them up. I avoid blue-ink and lighter blue highlights, using instead solid ultramarines-blue to bring out their regal-pattern.

I have seen some great highlighting -but I tend to go overboard personally.

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Stalwart Ultramarine Tactical Marine





Minnesota

Keep in mind many of these were previously painted- in the future I'll definitely try harder at getting rid of 'mold-lines.'
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Devastator Srgt. {photo taken outside 1pm}


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Phanobi





Gosport. UK

Thats better



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The old ones take the new arms

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Mon, Thursday+Fri 06am - 09am EST

We refuse to take sides in this anymore. And we refuse to let you turn us against one another. We know who we are now, we can find our own way between order and chaos...

It's over because we've decided it's over. Now get the hell out of our galaxy! Both of you.

"Whoever takes purple sash is purple, and follows purple leader." I follow purple tau. Theophony
 
   
Made in us
Stalwart Ultramarine Tactical Marine





Minnesota

As promised here are some detailed pics of the freehand-process {not a tutorial mind you -just recording the learning process}
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finished icon


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Legendary Master of the Chapter





Chicago, Illinois

I like this project!
   
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Grovelin' Grot





Stockholm

Really cool looking marines! I quite like the old school look on ultra marines, they where my very first army. Subscribed!
   
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Stalwart Ultramarine Tactical Marine





Minnesota

A little something I'm working on for the HS -whenever I get sick of painting, I play w/conversions
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Stalwart Ultramarine Tactical Marine





Minnesota

Presenting, the 'Autocannon MkI -Galea class.'
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Stalwart Ultramarine Tactical Marine





Minnesota

I'm not sure if the AC is done, because I was distracted building this:



Week four: touch up on 1of2 tactical squads -total restoration cost so far- $40
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I

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Stalwart Ultramarine Tactical Marine





Minnesota

...and included in the restoration cost is a real cheap way to store an army! 2gun-accessory cases=$20
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






smurfmaster wrote:...and included in the restoration cost is a real cheap way to store an army! 2gun-accessory cases=$20


where did you get them for that price? on sale or regular MSRP?

   
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Lord of the Fleet





Texas

Looking pretty good! I do like how when you get down to it, a lot of the old models dont look drastically different from the modern ones. Neat looking conversions you're doing

 
   
 
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