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Painting Space Marine Legions – Alpha Legion – part b 3

Painting Space Marine Legions – Alpha Legion – part b

Continuing from part A, this article concludes the guide for painting pre-Heresy Alpha Legion marines.

The model used for this tutorial was built in a previous tutorial:

Mark V power armour: Part A | Part B.

One of the risks of using PVA glue to create studs is that they can be easily rubbed off when handling the model. Inevitably some of the studs did rub off this model whislt painting, leaving some areas looking a little strange. A quick an easy way to resolve this, which also helps contribute to weathering the model, is to drill small holes where the studs should be. In the picture belows, I’ve drilled a hole in the helmet and shoulder pad where studs were rubbed off.

Painting Space Marine Legions – Alpha Legion 2

Painting Space Marine Legions – Alpha Legion

The model used for this tutorial was built in a previous tutorial – Mark V power armour: Part A | Part B.

Alpha Legion, unsurprisingly, have very little pre-heresy artwork. True to their nature, they are a very secretive Legion andseem to be camera shy. From the artwork we do have, they seem to be predominantly in mark IV and V power armour. Being the last legion to be established, it makes sense that they don’t have access to earlier marks of armour.

Painting metallic pre-Heresy Thousand Sons 14

Painting metallic pre-Heresy Thousand Sons

This is my method for painting metallic pre-Heresy Thousand Sons, in seven easy steps. I’ve been assembling a force for a while and this is a test scheme I tried out; in the end I decided not to go for the metallic look on the force, although there was interest about how the look was achieved and so I created this tutorial.

I spent a while looking for metallic red paints but didn’t find anything which worked well for my purposes. If anyone does, though, please let me know! So this is all done with Games Workshop paints (regular, Foundation, and washes).

It is important that you let each layer dry fully before painting the next. This can take a few hours but if you don’t wait for them to dry then the paint can pool and mix in funny ways you don’t want. Aside from drying time it’s very fast, and could be sped up more by batch-painting and/or using an airbrush.

What new devilry is this? – Spawning the Hellpit Abomination 4

What new devilry is this? – Spawning the Hellpit Abomination

Foremost among the new toys available for the hordes of Skaven this year was the Hellpit Abomination.

Created by Clan Moulders most talented things catcher, Throt the Unclean, the Abomination is described as “A living mountain of misshapen flesh”.
Throt captured a blind wyrm whilst travelling throughout the Chaos wastes, and sutured Rat Ogre parts to create this monstrosity.

Modelling the masses – New plastic Skaven 2

Modelling the masses – New plastic Skaven

Neil has done a great job in the last couple of weeks, really holding the torch alone for Warhammer Fantasy on this new venture. Lets face it, is a mainly warhammer 30,000 affair at the moment.
We’ve seen the evolution of the humble Clanrat, from Warhammer Fantasy Regiments, through the monkey years, to present day. Neil has covered the tactical and theme options of the new Skaven book in great detail.