Tagged: Space Marine

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.

Creating pre-Heresy marines: Part 6b mark V Power Armour 3

Creating pre-Heresy marines: Part 6b mark V Power Armour

Continuing and concluding the pre-Herey power armour series, this is the second part of Creating pre-Heresy marines: mark V Power Armour.

You can view the first part of this tutorial here: part 1.

The second part of this tutorial shows how to make power cables for the thigh plates and a quick method of adding studs to the whole model.

Creating pre-Heresy marines: Part 6 – Mark V Power Armour 3

Creating pre-Heresy marines: Part 6 – Mark V Power Armour

Continuing the guides for producing pre-Heresy armour, concluding the series of armour marks we have Mark V. This is the most modern armour available for this period and is suitably named Heresy armour!

Components required for this tutorial:

A plain shoulder pad and a studded pad if you have one available. They’re hard to get hold of in bulk, so I will cover how to make your own later in the tutorial.

Creating pre-Heresy marines: Part 5c – Mark II power armour 1

Creating pre-Heresy marines: Part 5c – Mark II power armour

This is the third and final part of the tutorial for creating Mark II power armour. The previous parts can be found at:

Part A
Part B

To complete the armour the shoulder pads need to be converted and some optional tweaks to the armour.

For the shoulder pads, cut off the trim from around the edge. If you used a resin Red Scorpion pad you will discover, as I did, that the inside is hollowed out:

Creating pre-Heresy marines: Part 5b – Mark II power armour 1

Creating pre-Heresy marines: Part 5b – Mark II power armour

This is the second part of the tutorial for creating Mark II power armour. The first part can be found here.

A Mark II helmet is readily available from the Maxmini Steam Knight set, but I feel this could still use a little customisation to fit with the base model I’ve used as a guide.