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Made in gb
Scarred Ultramarine Tyrannic War Veteran






I don't know!

Hello,

I’ve decided to start a new blog to record my efforts in making my Space Marine army (and any other armies I chose to do in the future) which is: legal, playable, and painted. I’m going to be basing the army of the Ultramarines 4th Company which I hope to build the entire company and use elements of it in my Space Marine army which I can easily switch around units if a different need occurs. It also allows me to field all of them during Apocalypse as a full company. This is my second blog you can view my original one here where I really began in essence phase 1 of my army. I’d like to thank a few people who really helped keep my old blog running a few years back (but it will not be all of them I am sure it’s been a long time since using it!). Some of the main people were;

Vikor Von Domm
Dsteingass
Gitspitta
Reaper Man 2020

As my exams are now over I have around 3 months to build and hopefully paint the army. I will be going away to India too in around a Month and will be away for around 3 weeks so am aiming to get a good deal of work done before I leave.

For my army I would like to portray the Ultramarines in a correct manor which really shows them as being, well ‘Space Marines’ who can clearly withstand most things that a mortal Human can not. If this be simple addition of ammo packs or a leg swap with some resin Sternguard or Vanguard models. Moreover, I have a large selection of Forge World bits and the new plastic upgrade parts to allow me to have Pre-Hersey and Post-Heresy elements in my army. The initial inspiration for this was from the Ultramarines 2nd Company double spread in the 5th ed Codex. From there I read the Ultramarine books by Graham McNiel which granted some of the books were not the best; yet, gave me the foundations in which to work my army off. I completed a test model early last year which will be what type of look I'm trying to achieve but I will be using an Airbrush instead:



As you may know from my previous blog my current Space Marine army has gone through various reforms from the original 2nd company army to the current army that it is today. My army has gone through what I would like to call ‘stages’ where stage 1 was the original army from AoBR and some simple additions from a humble Space Marine Megaforce. Stage 2 was the reform to make it like the 2nd company while, stage 3 was the reform again (including a lot of re-building and stripping of paint) to the 4th company. What my next steps I would believe are part 2 of stage 3 as it’s still the same army with just a large gap from when I started to make it the 4th company (nearly 2 years ago!).

I currently have most of the army assembled however, nearly all of the squads are made up with 3rd ed marines who really I’d like to replace. They have a sense of nostalgia for the older players yet I have only been playing for around 5-6 years but would like to use the bunch of Forge World and new Space Marine plastics that I was able to gather through e-Bay and am current in the process of cleaning up and preparing the parts which is taking an age to do. Most notably, I now own an airbrush and have been practicing with it for most of this year so have a good amount of experience in using it, hopefully this will allow my overall army to appear better as a whole.As you can see I have a fair amount of recoruses that I have been gathering over the last year or so.



I was able to get this of eBay in a few auctions, a got around a thrid off.



Thank you if you have read the whole text as it is a fair amount, expect more updates soon!

Many thanks,

HAZZER.

This message was edited 5 times. Last update was at 2014/07/05 15:41:16


   
Made in gb
Scarred Ultramarine Tyrannic War Veteran






I don't know!

Hi all,
These week has been relatively busy and have been unable to update here however, I have made good progress. I’ve cleaned up most of the Forge World pieces as well as built 24 men. I’m a fan of canalizing armour by mixing armour around to show the variation in armour which is around. I’ve tried to do this I’ve also built a full MK 3,4 and 6 marines. Moreover, I have been converting with some resin Sternguard miniatures using pars on various squads to ‘bling’ them up a bit. I plan to mix these into squads to help break up all of the MK 6 and 7 marines which can make an army stand out and not look boring.

Not all of the guys are finished yet (the headless armless guys), and have noticed after taking photos that some are missing some key parts (shoulder pads, backpacks). I have also upgraded Sergeant Pansious too with the simple addition on etched brass, FW shoulder pads and a new tactical box head (which looks near identical to the one I had on him beforehand). These are WIP pics so I did not get out additional lighting.









Thanks for looking,

HAZZER.

   
Made in au
Destructive Daemon Prince





Melbourne .au

Nice WIP stuff so far, and I like your Sergeant!

   
Made in gb
Scarred Ultramarine Tyrannic War Veteran






I don't know!

Thanks, I really think hes better with some simple swaps. Shame the head was the same once the hair was removed.

   
Made in gb
Scarred Ultramarine Tyrannic War Veteran






I don't know!

Hia,
I not been able to get any more building done to my miniatures this week but decided over the weekend to have a slight change of pace and have tested my colour scheme using my Airbrush on my Games Day 2012 mini and some others. This is a really good model to airbrush as large parts of the model are exposed allowing for direct light to attract to the model. Obviously he’s not finished but shows a start of where I can go from. I found that when airbrushing this guy, I had to blend lighter and darker shades to achieve the look which I wanted to get. For instance having to knock back the highlight with the previous one and vice versa until I was happy. I also tired a slightly starker looking model (second left) where I washed heavily in the shadows, I think that I will do this for all of my army but with an airbrush instead.





I other news, a family member picked up an Iwata and Badger airbrushes for £20 from a house clearance store and 20 of the Iwata paints for another £5. Some testing has been done but I have yet to try them out on a miniature. He searched for them on the web and the Iwata is worth around £375!!!And it’s barely used. While the Badger is around £150 and paint for about £45. So it shows you really what you can find when you go out of the way to find things. I'll upload pictures as I use them.

Thanks for looking,

HAZZER.

   
Made in gb
Scarred Ultramarine Tyrannic War Veteran






I don't know!

Hello,
This will be my final update until I go away to India for around 3 weeks. Unfortunately I’ve been really busy trying to juggle grabbing last minuet kit, a job, a fitness program as well and trying to model meaning that I was unable to get much work done this week and was more last week . All but a few models I have finished with ammo packs but all need a pistol on their thigh which I will be press modelling. I am quite happy as I have been able to nearly accomplish what I had set out to do before I leave, while purposely taking my time to enjoy what I am doing but also try to achieve the best possible result.









I think that I have found a new favorite mix of armour. I would love to do an army of these guys!

Yet again thanks for reading,

HAZZER.

   
Made in us
Stalwart Space Marine




Core of Terra

Pretty cool stuff. I wish I had a horde of marines like that. Hope to see more progress in the future.
   
 
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