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The SM heroes are looking spiffy. Really heroic, appropriately enough. Like an Imperial PR campaign. If you were watching these lads doing their job the words you'd choose would be the more golden shiny ones.

Really looking forward to the pick of that mighty RT haul in propper old school Crimson Fists livery. It'll be a sight to bring a tear to the eye of even the deadest enthroned corpse.

   
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That green contrasts nicely with the purple and gold, loving it! And I might have missed it, have you already decided on a chapter symbol?

And nice haul with the oldmarines. As my hobby time was short-live the first time around (ca. 1999-2004) with my very slow restart in 2014 I don't have a real connection to those minis, but they have a lot of character which really shows when they get modern paintjobs, like your terminators. So excited to see what you do with this lot.
   
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SMHeroes are really looking good. The green makes for a great spot color.
   
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theCrowe wrote:The SM heroes are looking spiffy. Really heroic, appropriately enough. Like an Imperial PR campaign. If you were watching these lads doing their job the words you'd choose would be the more golden shiny ones.
Really looking forward to the pick of that mighty RT haul in propper old school Crimson Fists livery. It'll be a sight to bring a tear to the eye of even the deadest enthroned corpse.

Cheers theCrowe! Yeah, their poses are really quite dynamic from the right angle. The Sgt in particular I hadn’t noticed how heroic he looked until the low photo from the side. Very spiffy, and yes very golden shiny! The RTB01 Fists may well be next in my queue depending on how the stripping goes
Viterbi wrote:That green contrasts nicely with the purple and gold, loving it! And I might have missed it, have you already decided on a chapter symbol?
And nice haul with the oldmarines. As my hobby time was short-live the first time around (ca. 1999-2004) with my very slow restart in 2014 I don't have a real connection to those minis, but they have a lot of character which really shows when they get modern paintjobs, like your terminators. So excited to see what you do with this lot.

Yeah, the green, purple and gold is a good combo, quickly becoming my Chaos equivalent of your Imperial colours, except these guys are Loyalists... I think... for now... I was planning on using up some RT Space Wolves transfers, but Don Qui Hotep posted some cool US college sports team logos that might look cool too, if I can freehand them.

I just caught the tail end of the RTB01 box being on the shelves, but I’m really liking the different options they have. I might cast up some more shoulder pad symbols to go with the paint job! To make up to complete marines I might have to make some GS backpacks too as quite a few are missing them
youwashock wrote:SMHeroes are really looking good. The green makes for a great spot color.

Cheers, they’re really cool minis to paint. The green will be getting even brighter next time out!

I forgot pics as my hands were covered in dettol but I cleaned up the first 10 minis. The paint came off all of them pretty easily apart from one of them who was glued together very strongly. The rest also came apart dead easily. Unfortunately that resulted in me losing a couple of parts, one bolt pistol pouch, an arm and worst of all a torso. That’ll teach me for cleaning them out of the loft sky light! They still had a few bits of paint and the weird gummy glue went even more weird, so they went back in to the dettol along with the next squad. One of them is prime for reposing as his knee is already cut!

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That is a very snazzy green! And yeah, it's a great color combination, quite noble looking.

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The purple looks fantastic as a contrast to the gold. I would not have expected it to look so good, but it looks very regal.

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The green glow with the purple and gold is brilliant, really helps the miniatures to pop.

Sounds like the great clean up on the RTB-01 marines has gone generally well, sad that you lost a couple of pieces but I am sure you were prepared for that before you started.

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amazingturtles wrote:That is a very snazzy green! And yeah, it's a great color combination, quite noble looking.

Cheers turtles, snazzy and noble is what I was going for
Fifty wrote:The purple looks fantastic as a contrast to the gold. I would not have expected it to look so good, but it looks very regal.

Thanks Fifty, I liked it on my Chaos guys so wanted to try it on some “loyalists”
ListenToMeWarriors wrote:The green glow with the purple and gold is brilliant, really helps the miniatures to pop.

Sounds like the great clean up on the RTB-01 marines has gone generally well, sad that you lost a couple of pieces but I am sure you were prepared for that before you started.

Cheers LTMW, I’m pleased with the green to purple contrast, they really help each other shine. I suppose I was expecting to lose a couple of bits, just daft that it was off the roof!

Not much progress to report. I looked through my transfers and realised I didn’t have the old Space Wolves chapter marking in black or white.. so I decided to try some freehand symbols. I think white would be the brightest contrast, but I like the idea of black, so I did a tactical squad arrow in each. I also tried to replicate this logo on another shoulder pad



I’ll do a bit of highlighting before I make the decision on the colour. The chapter marking doesn’t look too bad, but I need to sort out the swoosh and outline the ear. I’ll also try it in black and might have a go at the old Space Wolves logo, or maybe the Lunar Wolves logo too

Thanks for looking, comments, criticism or advice is encouraged!

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White provides maximum contrast, but the black is intriguing. Maybe that is the way to go. Looking forward to seeing the symbol develop.
   
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Oh, I really dig using green as an accent color. Echoing people's description of the scheme as regal, the green puts me in the mind of an emperor's laurels. Nice haul on the beakies too!

Nice go at the freehand symbol as well. Not to make things more complicated than they have to be, but maybe a white arrow with a black outline, or visa versa?

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youwashock wrote:White provides maximum contrast, but the black is intriguing. Maybe that is the way to go. Looking forward to seeing the symbol develop.

Yeah, the black fits the theme quite well, so I’m hoping that works out, if not I’ll go with the white.
Don Qui Hotep wrote:Oh, I really dig using green as an accent color. Echoing people's description of the scheme as regal, the green puts me in the mind of an emperor's laurels. Nice haul on the beakies too!
Nice go at the freehand symbol as well. Not to make things more complicated than they have to be, but maybe a white arrow with a black outline, or visa versa?

Yep, it gives a stark contrast to the purple, and yeah, it is a bit Julius Caesar! I was planning on a bit of a highlight on the symbols, but I might have to give the outlines a go too.

Nothing much to report, but after mowing the lawn this afternoon I spotted a stone on the ground. Turns out it was actually the torso I dropped off the roof the other night! Back of the net! Probably no painting this weekend with beers and F1 getting in the way. Maybe mid week if work doesn’t suck too much!

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Nice freehand, personally I would opt for white, but I always like the big contrasts If the chapter logo is white, black for squad role might work.
   
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 Don Qui Hotep wrote:


Nice go at the freehand symbol as well. Not to make things more complicated than they have to be, but maybe a white arrow with a black outline, or visa versa?


This gets my vote. Specifically a black tactical arrow with a white outline. You take your shoulder pad with the white arrow on already and crisp up those lines with some purple around the edges. Then you hit the inside of the arrow with some neat black ink and a tiny brush leaving just a sliver of white outline. That's how I do my all my 1:300 scale balkenkreuz.
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But take care, those curved shoulder pads can make a mockery of your straightest lines.

   
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Marines are looking great in the classic purple and gold. Nice job on the freehand, you've certainly not picked an easy chapter symbol to replicate on each model. I think the white looks best, though if it was me I'd go with the black for easier paint coverage
   
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Viterbi wrote:Nice freehand, personally I would opt for white, but I always like the big contrasts If the chapter logo is white, black for squad role might work.

Cheers, the White is bolder, but black would be easier. One of each might be a good compromise!
theCrowe wrote:
 Don Qui Hotep wrote:


Nice go at the freehand symbol as well. Not to make things more complicated than they have to be, but maybe a white arrow with a black outline, or visa versa?


This gets my vote. Specifically a black tactical arrow with a white outline. You take your shoulder pad with the white arrow on already and crisp up those lines with some purple around the edges. Then you hit the inside of the arrow with some neat black ink and a tiny brush leaving just a sliver of white outline. That's how I do my all my 1:300 scale balkenkreuz.
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But take care, those curved shoulder pads can make a mockery of your straightest lines.

Those are neat Luftwaffe markings, it might be a good way to go. Thanks for the technique tips, I’ll have to put them to use on another test pad.
Maharg wrote:Marines are looking great in the classic purple and gold. Nice job on the freehand, you've certainly not picked an easy chapter symbol to replicate on each model. I think the white looks best, though if it was me I'd go with the black for easier paint coverage

Cheers, it really is a classic. Yeah, the chapter symbol is gonna be a to replicate But hopefully it’ll be more fun than annoying!

Speaking of freehand I was volunteered to refurb a bookcase for my daughters school library. It kinda fell in to the annoying bucket, but I think it turned out ok.

The animals represent the class names, being Hedgehogs, Rabbits and Owl. It wasn’t all my own work, my wife drew the characters in pencil but the paint was all me. Some of the emulsion didn’t enjoy the white satin wood which meant I needed to do 2 coats on all of the lines.

In other news I’ve done ok on eBay this past week. I got a 30th anniversary Marine and I’m waiting on a squad of Marine bikes. The 30th anniversary marine is really well painted, better than I can manage, but the hobby is about painting, not collecting. As such, I’ll be sending him to a dettol bath soon to lead my horde of beakies! He’s on a resin base, does anyone know if it’ll survive the dettol? The Bikes are still on their sprue and they’ll be joining the gold and purple Marines. With all of these coming in I really should paint some more... maybe later in the week?

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Fun painting. Look forward to some gold bikes!
   
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That's some pretty cute critters on the shelf there. Nice to hear about your ebay grab, also. I love bikes on the tabletop and think they'll look smashing in purple and gold.

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gobert,

Good on you for volunteering (or being volunteered).

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Congrats on the refurb, looks great. Your wife has some nice cartooning talent.

I also agree on repainting the anniversary marine. It would be just odd to have someone else's work on your shelf or gaming table unless it was a gift or present.

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Bookcase is great, well done you and Mrs Gobert.
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youwashock wrote:Fun painting. Look forward to some gold bikes!

Yeah, it turned out well, I hope the school like it. I’m not sure on the bike colours. I’m thinking the black with purple highlights, at least for the Sgt, maybe the whole squad.
Don Qui Hotep wrote:That's some pretty cute critters on the shelf there. Nice to hear about your ebay grab, also. I love bikes on the tabletop and think they'll look smashing in purple and gold.

Cheers Don, they came out cute in the end which was a relief! I’m looking forward to painting them, they didn’t come with bases, so I might have to source some oval sector imperialis ones to match the SMH boys.
Captain Brown wrote:gobert,

Good on you for volunteering (or being volunteered).

Cheers,

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It was definitely a case of being volunteered, but I’m pleased it’s done for sure!
ListenToMeWarriors wrote:Congrats on the refurb, looks great. Your wife has some nice cartooning talent.

I also agree on repainting the anniversary marine. It would be just odd to have someone else's work on your shelf or gaming table unless it was a gift or present.

Cheers LTMW, she always sells her drawings short, but they’re usually pretty cool cartoons for the kids. As an ecologist she’s pretty good at realistic plants and animals too.
Yeah, it’s a shame to undo such good work, but it’s probably for the best. As you say it would be odd to display someone else’s handy work.

I was going to do some painting this evening but by the time I’d fitted a replacement light in the loft (old fluorescent fixture replaced with daylight LED strip) I decided build one of the bikes instead. They didn’t come with a box or instructions but they’re dead simple to put together so it was fairly straightforward to figure out. There were however some pretty huge gaps between the two halves that needed filing. As I mentioned above they came without bases, so for now I’ve kept the wheels free to move, the kids won’t be able to resist playing with them though! Here’s my progress so far with 30th Anniversary Marine, plus my BSF Chaos Marines come to visit their “Loyalist” cousins.

Cheers for looking
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Snazzy job on your Space Marine Heroes! The Gold is quite strong and the purple pops against it really well. I love that the plasma gunner has a bionic arm. 40k dark humor at its best. Also nice work on the Imperial Space Marine. I love seeing crisply painted ultras.

   
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Looking forward to seeing how you tackle the old bike. Do you think it'll be a more purple bike to contrast the gold rider or will it be all full on goldwing with purple accents? I always loved the old SM bikes. I had 5 of them but sold them off because I rarely used them and whenever I did they just died. (Gloriously for the Emperor!)

Also, nice artwork. It gets the Hedgee seal of approval.

   
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brushcommando wrote:Snazzy job on your Space Marine Heroes! The Gold is quite strong and the purple pops against it really well. I love that the plasma gunner has a bionic arm. 40k dark humor at its best. Also nice work on the Imperial Space Marine. I love seeing crisply painted ultras.

Cheers brushcommando, welcome to my plog! That bionic arm really is a cool touch, the whole Set is really cool. I need to get the Adventures games to complete the collection... and series 2, but that will have to wait! Sadly the Imperial Space Marine isn’t my handy work, he was a recent ebay win. Despite being probably the best painted figure I own, he’ll be joining his RTB01 brothers in taking a dettol bath to join my Crimson Fists.
theCrowe wrote:Looking forward to seeing how you tackle the old bike. Do you think it'll be a more purple bike to contrast the gold rider or will it be all full on goldwing with purple accents? I always loved the old SM bikes. I had 5 of them but sold them off because I rarely used them and whenever I did they just died. (Gloriously for the Emperor!)

Also, nice artwork. It gets the Hedgee seal of approval.

Hmmm, I quite like the idea of a gold wing, that gives me some more to think about. As these Heroes of the Imperium will be of questionable loyalty I’m thinking the bikes will be black and gold to signal the leanings of the Chapters Elites. I never had any bikes for my Space Marines back in the day, l remember them coming out and wanting them, but never having the money to build a squadron. Now I just need to find the time to build and paint them! I’m glad that Hedgee approves of the artwork!

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Black and gold is a good mix too, though i hope there's a purple or two in there for style points. Got to have style.

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That Imperial Marine is a very nice sculpt, excited to see how you will tackle him once he's out of the bath. And I fear that now I have to hunt him down too, I need him in my collection.
   
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amazingturtles wrote:Black and gold is a good mix too, though i hope there's a purple or two in there for style points. Got to have style.

There’ll definitely be some purple, at least as part of the black highlight. Maybe the Sgts bike will get a purple go faster stripe?
Viterbi wrote:That Imperial Marine is a very nice sculpt, excited to see how you will tackle him once he's out of the bath. And I fear that now I have to hunt him down too, I need him in my collection.

Yeah, he’s really cool. I was bidding on the original sculpt too, but he went for twice what I got the young version! Apologies for providing the temptation (not really, he’ll look cool with your imperial colours!)

Not much painting, but the first bike is all put together and filled then filed smooth. The rider is built stock and removable so he’ll be easier to paint. I’ve drilled the barrels on the bolters and done shallow holes for the exhausts. Not sure how that will look once painted, but they should be ok I hope! I also drilled the other two whilst still on the sprue. I was going to drill them all through to get a nicer hold, but I bottled it... until I accidentally drilled right through! Doh! I’ll see how the look with something covering the base of the hole. If they look good I’ll drill them all through. I might see if I can get them all built tonight and spray tomorrow between trying some more freehand chapter symbols.



In other news, I gave in and ordered Indomitus. In my defence I got a good deal even if I have to wait until December. Hopefully it’ll spur me on to paint more minis...

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Seeing him on that grid makes me think of Tron. Couple boltguns make a huge difference out on the Game Grid.
   
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 youwashock wrote:
Seeing him on that grid makes me think of Tron. Couple boltguns make a huge difference out on the Game Grid.


They are a bit tron like on the cutting board, not sure their turning circle would be quite so digital though!

Speaking of turning circles, I’ve completed my second bike. I’ve tried to model him turning right and aiming his bolt pistol off to the right.



I’m pretty happy with him, though his pistol seems slightly off axis. I’ll just pretend he’s compensating for the relative motion of the gun to target! Yeah, that’s it, it was intentional! Other than the obvious hand swap he’s had some shoulder surgery to change the angle of his arm. He’s also got duplicate Brother Garos’ head plus a backpack from one of the other duplicate Space Marine Heroes. A couple of minor tweaks and leaning the bikes as if they’re turning will hopefully give them a bit of individuality. I’ve picked out the head and chain sword that the Sergeant will have, he’s tomorrow’s project! Hopefully I’ll get them primed this weekend, I’ve decided it’ll be black for the bikes and grey for the marines, as I’ve decided to go for the black and gold bike.

Thanks for looking!

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Nice, I love dynamic bike poses. Bikers and 40k just fit so well together for some reason. Hope they're doing sick tricks and flips off of rocks and things.

I think the exhaust holes look just fine, the muzzles are large enough that going through still leaves enough plastic that it looks realistic. The first time I read your post I thought you meant drilling the exhausts of the bike, and spent too long looking at the pipes saying "well I don't see any holes here. Looks fine to me!"

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