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Vigilus

Hello All!
So to give a little background to this project, I used to have an ultramarines army that I was building up to battle-company strength. Things were going great! I had collected most of the models needed! I was making progress on the painting at a pretty brisk pace! 8th Edition was about to drop with its awesome looking true-scale space marines! All that changed when the fire nation attacked. I mean when Army painter changed it's ultramarine blue formula. All the sudden, I could no longer complete my project. I was out of the paint I used and I COULD NOT FIND A SUITABLE REPLACEMENT! Some were too purple, others were too dark. Some looked great on infantry but looked different on vehicles. I succumbed to what could only be called the BLUE RAGE!
I sold them all...
Not a rational decision, I admit, but the die was cast. Years passed. History became legend, legend became myth, and for three and half years, the remaining space marines I owned lay forgotten and unpainted on my shelf. Lately I've been feeling the bug to start painting power armor again. This time, I wanted to do something a little different. I really enjoyed painting the word bearers side of the Betrayal at Calth box, but still very much wanted to paint loyalist space marines.
I've also always kind of wanted to find one of those chapters from the fluff that is mentioned but never given any kind of background and really bring them to life. So after a little digging through the Warhammer wikis I settled on the Brothers Penitent chapter. Nothing was known about the chapter except its name and the fact that they were one of 20 chapters formed to guard the Cadian Gate.
Thus I give you my take on the Brothers Penitent








So the sharp-eyed among you will notice that the chapter symbol is merely an inverted ultramarines "U" or as others might put it: a non-inverted omega. I searched for some time, but could not find any other chapter that used this exact symbol, so I consider it fair game. Some might call me lazy for using this. Those people would be correct. But Hey, I like the uniformity that decals offer, and if anyone asks, its a stylized depiction of the Cadian Gate that these guys are supposed to/were supposed to be defending.

So what do my fellow Dakkanauts think? C &C Welcome!
Cheers!

This message was edited 6 times. Last update was at 2020/06/29 03:43:37


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Vigilus

So, I'm envisioning this project as having two parts: the "modern" 40k army comprised mostly if not all of primaris marines, and a standard battle company of "old" marines. I think both ranges look fine on their own, but I think they look silly when you mix them. I have a fair amount of models collected for both, and I will probably bounce back and forth between the projects to keep things from getting stale for me.

First up I completed a test reiver: I wasn't super excited about how these guys looked when they first came out, but I'm fairly happy with the result of the paint scheme.





I've been working on finalizing the lore of my chapter and will probably post here in the next couple of days.
C &C welcome as usual.
Cheers!

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Vigilus

I wanted to lay out a road map of my project for the future. So far, for the Primaris company, I have assembled
A Dark Imperium Box (minus one intercessor squad that sacrificed themselves as test minis)
A 10-Man Intercessor Squad
A 5 Man Reiver Squad
An Easy-Build Redemptor Dreadnought

I still have the rest of the Reiver squad to complete, along with a Repulsor.

I have to say I'm most excited to get stuck in to painting the Intercessor Squad. Seeing a fully assembled squad of space marines brings back nostalgic memories of how ecstatic I was to dig into my very firs Space Marinet kit -- the assault on black reach starter. Good Times...



I've started painting the five-man intercessor squad from the Dark Imperium box and hope to have it finished with pics up soon.
Cheers!

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Vigilus

Just a quick update to show the progress I've made painting my first intercessor squad: These have all their basecoating and recess washes done, and are just waiting for a highlight.

Realized I also need to fix up a few mold lines. Didn't see them in person really. Ugh. Modern cameras are a blessing and a curse...



I'm also wondering what color would be a good one for the purity seals. A lot of them will be up against red armor, so won't stand out if I keep them the standard red.
Any feedback on this would be appreciated.
Cheers!

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Vegas Baby

 brushcommando wrote:
Just a quick update to show the progress I've made painting my first intercessor squad: These have all their basecoating and recess washes done, and are just waiting for a highlight.

Realized I also need to fix up a few mold lines. Didn't see them in person really. Ugh. Modern cameras are a blessing and a curse...



I'm also wondering what color would be a good one for the purity seals. A lot of them will be up against red armor, so won't stand out if I keep them the standard red.
Any feedback on this would be appreciated.
Cheers!


Nice progress brother!

Tis always the way that things you think you've modelled properly always have glaring mold lines when you photograph them.

Re the purity seals - https://www.tigercolor.com/color-lab/color-theory/color-harmonies.htm

I'd maybe try for the "complimentary" so a green colour opposite the red so they stand out or you could do the "split complimentary" and pick up the red from the base, orange from the highlights and then the skyish blue for the purity seal wax potentially?

   
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Vigilus

@Eeps: Thanks for the feedback! I think I will indeed go with a green purity seal. I tried it on one of the intercessors and I think it looks good. Also, I acknowledge the honor you bestowed upon me in your blog and will respond in kind when I have a finished squad of my own to show. Would you prefer your namesake to be one of the Primaris marines or do you prefer to belong to the old guard?

Soooo.... I've gotten a bit distracted from my Primaris project already. I was digging through my sprue box looking for bling for my intercessors and I discovered around 40 marines worth of MK IV and MK III armor from the obnoxious number of Calth and Prospero boxes I had bought when they first came out. I've always wanted to own a fully-painted Space Marine Battle company and I REALLY enjoyed painting the heresy era marines (well the MK IV armor at least, -- all those sharp edge lines and flat panels. It's a dream for someone who likes the look of edge highlighting but finds it tedious.)
Anyway. I've decided to make that dream a reality. I own a lot of the models already and I find it takes less time to paint the smaller marines given that there is simply less area to paint. I think my battle company will comprise mostly of mark IV marines, at least for the devastators and tacticals. I'm not entirely certain if I will try to convert the assault squads to somehow have heresy era armor or just leave them in their 40k mode. At any rate, I spent my Sunday painting up the start of my first combat squad of them:


I've also begun work on the fluff for the chapter, starting with their markings:
The Brothers Penitent use Codex-Standard tactical markings on the right pauldron, while their chapter insignia -- a white omega on a black field -- covers the left.






The Company Number is displayed in High-Gothic numeral form on one of the kneepads, usually the left. Sergeants are usually denoted by either a transverse crest on the helm or alternatively, a black kneepad, with the company number displayed in white. Squad markings are sometimes displayed over the tactical symbol, although the chapter is not strict in applying these.



So what do you all think? Would anyone be interested in reading more fluff about the chapter, such as their history or chapter culture?
Comments welcome!

Cheers!

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Vigilus

Just a quick update. While coming up with my fluff I realized I wanted the mechanicus to be heavily involved with my chapter, which presented a problem, as I own no techmarine models and refuse to buy finecast. So a rummage around the bitz box yielded this conversion.









It was actually pretty fun to make. What do you all think?

Cheers!

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