I noticed in the painting poll that Dark Angels got quite a few votes and having recently started an army I thought I’d put a little tutorial together. Much as Whitehorn/Rusty Dice did with the Space Wolves, this is a ‘ready for tabletop’ standard painting guide, but I think they look quite good and am pleased with the overall effect that my army is starting to take on in squads. If you are looking for display standard painting tips, I’m afraid you’ll need to wait for Kidjal to do a tutorial 😉
Tagged: Space Marine
Continuing the guides for producing pre-Heresy armour, next in line we have Mark II: Crusade.
The Crusade armour was the first fully sealed Power Armour used by the Astartes as the Emperor began expanding his control beyond Terra.
Here is one of Games Workshop’s classic Mark II Space Marines. The backpack has been removed to show the detail on the pads and legs, the model painted as a Dusk Raider by Whitehorn.
This is a simple tutorial showing you how to create a pre-heresy boltgun using a modern model. The end model reflects those as used by Space Marines in Mark I power armour:
A very sharp craft knife
A regular Space Marine bolt gun
Plastic rod or plasticard and a variable sized hole puncher
To keep my own projects on track I am planning to put the spotlight on a select squad or unit from my collection each week and aim to tidy up and paint them.
The first installment for this ‘scrap workshop’ are my Vanguard / Assault Marines. These chaps began life as pre-Heresy Salamanders, but a good half of that army became Sons of Horus after a Great Crusade campaign, leaving them unloved and needing a fair bit of attention and paint.
Continuing the guides for producing pre-Heresy armour, next in line we have Mark IV:Maximus.
The Maximus suit saw heavy production towards the end of the Great Crusade, so was very common amongst legions involved in the Horus Heresy.
Thanks to the Red Scorpion upgrade kit produced by Forgeworld, this set of armour is very easy to create, although there’s always room for improvement and variation. You can literally equip your entire army by purchasing the Red Scorpion kit, which gives you Mark IV chests and heads. There’s also a alternative head in the Black Templar upgrade sprue with the more ‘snouty’ beak plate on the helmet.
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 IV power armour:
Guides for painting legions:
Using beads as armour studs