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The eye is a brass detail and just BARELY fits. The pointy arrow is sculpted on.
   
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Ah, well done! Nice crisp edges.

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With the termies on hold for now, it's back to regular marines.
This one is a bit barebones compared to the others maybe but he felt kind of ok like that.
MINOR repositioning of the left arm and some rags to cover it up, the rest are just straight up kitbash.
Don't want to go too fancy on the run-of-the-mill marines. Nothing particularly Blacklegiony about this one apart from the oldschool shoulderpad and backpack.
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Nicely done. I think you've definitely got parchment/cape effects covered. It's nice to see that one of the older plastic heads still fits the new CSM. I personally feel that the new, bulkier CSM models really demonstrate their veteran status.

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Messing around with a potential painting scheme.
Whiteish shins to show their roots, and a nice background for cthonian runes (or stuff).
Usual brass trimming and black, though going over the forgeworld art again I think I might make it a dark dirty gray metalish thing, point is, some sort of black, not green as the lunar wolves might have had.
And maybe a red glove on the right hand on the odd guy to honour the talon of horus.

So a sort of word bearer ish spin in keeping a history on the shins and not forgetting their roots.
Still far away from actually painting anything so I'm still open to suggestions. I'm really not good with colours
(this is all done roughly in photoshop)
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Sculpting and kitbash looks great. Colors, possibly its the yellow piping by the head and the digital metallics being more orange, but the colors are possibly reading a bit busy? I'd also consider swapping the memorial hand to the other side, so its one mass of red, rather than some black here and red over there. On the other hand, the background story and leaving yourself some freehand room is nice!
   
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I see what you mean, but I'm not so sure it wold bee too much.
It's essentialyl basic black legion with white shins. I tried it on a squad shot and it doesn't really look any more busy than normal.

tried with and without hand, It think it could work but only if it's subtle, like a stipling as opposed to opaque red and on top of the black armour.
That said, I think I actually prefer it wihout the hand, at least in as a general thing
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Another regular marine.
No WIP since it's pretty much just a normal guy with different shoulders.
Kind of screwed the pooch with the chain. I was trying to think of something to make him look a little more legion-y and wanted to to try sculpting a small chain.
Which didn't go anywhere and instead I ended up just slapping what I had on it for scale and tried to sculpt it on the model.....without a refresher on how to actually sculpt it.
It didn't stick well and once I had some glue on it, I wasn't able to fix the mess I already had.

I need to try some other time and give it more time to harden, see if that helps any. Though I'm finding it pretty hard to even tell what I'm looking at.
Nevermind making even smaller links, which I would like to have.

Anyway, adding the coins went a long way to giving him that final push. It doesn't show much on camera, but it's surprising just how much small things like fetishes/chains etc in the right place can change the mod of the miniature.
Same for the last guy, that fur was only supposed to hide the joint but it totally changed the aesthetic.
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Nice chain sculpting too. Love that grenade hand.

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Those are some gorgeous terminators. I might need to steal some of your ideas when I build my next ones.


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Started riveting the kharybdis aaaand ran out of rivets. Need to make a new order so that that's on hold for now.
Started work on the next basic marine all bluetac-ed. He's a little on the passive/basic side.
I think I'll try converting an oldschool shoulderpad with an older helmet and adding a topknot.

This like my third attempt or so and the first one that's not a complete disaster. Still pretty far from where I want it to be though.
I also have no clue whatsoever how to do the cloth part of the topknot. Ideally I'd like something with interspersed spikes like the new ones.
But I can't even copy those, the detail doesn't really pick up. it's so small.

Tried with some metal bands that are the right size for the cloth at least but I might abandon that.
It's hell to work with.
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Not 100% happy with this one, but eh close enough
Skulls in particular are kinda big


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Nice wirework on the trophy skulls. Esp. impressed with the knots!

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Nice! I like the reaper chaincannon with the gargoyle head - did you extend the ammo pack a bit? It looks like the belt feed has some putty on it or similar.

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Indeed, repositioning the cannon made it such that ammo feed didn't quite reach the backpack.
So I had to extend it, but the zinge industries ammofeed looks a little bit different, so I tried to bring them closer to each other by separating each bullet with some wire.
The original has a sort of wire across and between each bullet that would have been fiddly with greenstuff and it has about the same gauge.

In retrospect I should probably have tried to make a cast of the ammo first and then add additional greenstuff feed.
Figured that you probably wouldn't notice too much once the model is coloured in.
   
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Yeah, for sure; and the only reason I could tell unpainted was because of the color difference with the plastic. Well done!

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