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Going by the Space Marine Painting Guide, that older guy is wearing a Captain's insignia on his shoulder. (I don't think Lieutenants ever had particular shoulder insignia, just the helmet and forearm flash.)
AndrewGPaul wrote: Going by the Space Marine Painting Guide, that older guy is wearing a Captain's insignia on his shoulder. (I don't think Lieutenants ever had particular shoulder insignia, just the helmet and forearm flash.)
You are 100% correct. The mini and his helmet insignia are for a RT-era LT. But when painting him, I wanted to push my free hand skills, so put the Captains’s heraldry on his shoulder. Call it a brevet battlefield promotion, swapping shoulder pad’s with his former, now deceased, superior.
I picked these up second hand a few weeks ago, still on sprue!
I kind of like monopose models like these with bland poses. Much better than 'action' monoposes; there are only so many ways you can just stand there, right!?
What I did with mine was remove and reposition their left hands at the wrist. This allowed me to mix up the silhouette of the models a little bit. I believe another popular conversion is to reverse the plague knife so it is being held upside down.
The 2nd Ed Biovore is the one Old Skool Tyranid model from 2nd Ed that I don't own. I always figured that they'd release newer ones that would be far superior, especially with the ancient concept art pieces that were floatingaroundoutthere. Boy was I wrong...
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