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Guides: Pre-Heresy Space marines 0

Guides: Pre-Heresy Space marines

With the pre-Heresy series growing I want a place to keep track of all the articles in a good format and order. This page will be updated as new guides are posted.

Mark I power armour:
Part A
Part B
Part C

Mark III power armour:
Part A
Part B
Part C

Mark IV power armour:
Full tutorial

Guides for painting legions:
Space Wolves

Misc tutorials:
Using beads as armour studs

Creating Pre-Heresy marines – part 3c: Mark III Power Armour 4

Creating Pre-Heresy marines – part 3c: Mark III Power Armour

This is the third part of creating pre-heresy marines: mark III power armour.

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The bulk of the armour is complete, requiring arms, shoulder pads and helmet. Creating backpacks has been covered previously here.

Maxmini’s Steam Knight helmets have a selection of useful helmets for pre-Heresy conversions. The Mark II helmet shown here can be used as the base for a Mark III helmet with a few adjustments.

Creating Pre-Heresy marines – part 3b: Mark III Power Armour 5

Creating Pre-Heresy marines – part 3b: Mark III Power Armour

This is the second part of creating pre-heresy marines: mark III power armour.

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The feet pads need to be a single plate with studs, so roll a small ball of putty and place it on top of a foot.

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Press down with the flat of your sculpring tool, pushing the putty down and towards the edges, covering the whole area.mwg_mk3b_02

Creating Pre-Heresy marines – part 3: Mark III Power Armour 2

Creating Pre-Heresy marines – part 3: Mark III Power Armour

Continuing the series of power armour represented throughout the Great Crusade and Horus Heresy, this next tutorial covers:

How to create Mark III power armour

Games Workshop's Mark III models, pircture courtesy of Gagoc the Ancient

Games Workshop’s Mark III models, pircture courtesy of Gagoc the Ancient

The Iron Suit (Armorum Ferrum) was created as a heavier alternative to the previous marks of armour, rather than a replacement. Due to heavy casualties from engagements aboard ships and within tunnel complexes, a more robust suit was required. The Iron Suit boasted superior frontal armour, with full plate protection, but a lighter rear to compensate and allow mobility.