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Imperial Flush Space Marines

Here are the models in their current state deployed in formation. The extra four models are replacement weapons for the support weapons in the fire teams, regulating firepower depending on mission requirements.

Still to do:

  • static grass for the bases
  • replace the flimsy, broken plastic rods with metal rods
  • create and paint the back banners
  • create the decals for the shoulder pads. I don't want to paint the chapter icon on all these models as a free hand design...

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Squat Brotherhood Sappers

I finished most areas, left to do are the beards, the glasses and the unit markings. I am still unsure, whether ir not I will try to follow

[...] it is common for seams and piping to be picked out in a contrasting colour.

- White Dwarf Compendium 1989, p. 172

Here is the list of colours used.

  • Helmet and shoulder pads:
    1. Vallejo 70.884 Stone Grey
    2. Secret Weapon Washes 004 Concrete
    3. Vallejo 70.884 Stone Grey
    4. Vallejo 70.884 Stone Grey + Vallejo 70.951 White
  • Webbing:
    1. Vallejo 70.988 Khaki
    2. Secret Weapon Washes 022 Green Black
    3. Vallejo 70.988 Khaki
    4. Vallejo 70,988 Khaki + Vallejo 70.951 White
  • Weapons and Canteens:
    1. Vallejo 71.073 Gun Metal Metalizer
    2. Secret Weapon Washes 003 Armour Wash
    3. Vallejo 71.073 Gun Metal Metalizer
  • Back packs:
    1. Vallejo 70.890 Retractive Green
    2. Secret Weapon Washes 022 Green Black
    3. Fur like areas
      1. Secret Weapon Washes 022
      2. Green Black + Vallejo 70.951 White
    4. flat seams (?) Vallejo 70.890 Retractive Green
  • Red decorations:
    1. Vallejo 70.946 Dark Red
    2. Vallejo 72.091 Sepia
    3. Vallejo 70.946 Dark Red
    4. Vallejo 70,946 Dark Red + Vallejo 70.947 Red
  • Glasses:
    1. Vallejo 70.807 Oxford Blue
  • Boots:
    1. Vallejo 70.950 Black

I now gave the models a coat of gloss varnish to protect the work done so far. The gloss coat will allow me to remove paint with alcohol without damaging the underlying colour, this might be helpful with the free hand shoulder pad designs I plan to do.

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Squat Brotherhood Sappers

With the flu slowly recedeeding, I managed to put in some painting time between suffering (thats the term my wife uses). I first consulted the original texts introducing the Squats in the Warhammer 40,000 universe concerning colour choice:

Squats prefer muted colours reminiscent of the rocks and sands of their Home Worlds: browns, greys and green are popular in varying shades and mixtures, as are black, white and deep red - it is common for seams and piping to be picked out in a contrasting colour.

- White Dwarf Compendium 1989, p. 172

With the models I have only consisting of helmet, beard and coat, the coat colour would be the main colour seen when looking at the models. I decided for Vallejo 70.984 Flat Brown.

While painting the coats, I noticed that there is hardly space between the coat bottom and the base itself, therefore the next step was to paint the base, to not later ruin the coat painting it. I followed my usual basestyle, basecoating in RAL 8015 chestnut brown

highlighted with 2:9 RAL 8001 ochre brown : RAL 8011 nut brown, and finally drybrushed RAL 8001 ochre brown.

I then picked out individual sand corns and larger stones in two grey tones (those vary every time I paint a new batch of bases)

and drybrushed the grey stones in Vallejo 70.884 Stone Grey as always.

I then painted in the other colours:

  • Helmet and shoulder pads: 70.884 Stone Grey
  • Webbing: 70.988 Khaki
  • Weapons and Canteens: Vallejo 71.073 Gun Metal Metalizer
  • Back packs: 70.890 Retractive Green
  • Red decorations: 70.946 Dark Red
  • Glasses: 70.807 Oxford Blue
  • Boots: 70.950 Black

The current status of the models:

This squad is a sapper squad, trained by the Guild (allowing me to use their hammer symbol) on placing charges and blowing things up (as shown by the stylised explosing upon the front of their helmets). The backpacks contain mainly exlosives and detonators. Due to their special training they also have access to more unusual weapons in the form of bolt guns, as

Brotherhood troops are generally armed with lasguns[...]

- White Dwarf Compendium 1989, p. 172

he Guild symbol and a squad number I will try to paint freehand on the shoulder pads. Good luck to me with that...

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Squat Brotherhood Sappers

Another few models that were sitting around for quite some time (actually as long as the Alternative Army Marines) are some Squat sappers. For the younger ones among us, Squats were Dwarves in Space (as they were actually initially called) during the Roque Trader era which were unfortunately dropped by GW.

I used models from Olleys Armies for the models. What I do not like about them are the weapons, especially the diversity they come equipped with. I want the squad to be armed with the same weapons plus a support weapon. I was looking for replacements that looked like a bolt gun, and settled for Hasslefree's V.E.R.A.. I chopped away the old wepons, glued the bolt guns in place and then did some minor sculpting where neccessary. The shotgun/grenade launcher I left in place, but replaced the barrel by a plastic rod and added a foregrip.

After all the time they were sitting around collecting dust, I washed the miniatures in warm soapy water to get rid of the dust and any manufacturing residues. When they were dry, I basecoated them with my airbrush and Vallejo surface primer black 28.012.

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Imperial Flush Space Marines

Today I put the last touches to the command models:

The lieutenants have personal heraldy on their right shoulder pads, and on the upper leg/shoes. Both models had two stripes sculpted on the left arm, which I also painted in yellow like the rank badges on the Sergeants. Both officers have a plume on their helmet which I painted in a darker blue than the other blue parts on all the models.

The Captain has quite some parts painted in gold to distinguish him even more than his helmet already does.

The apothecary has a white right shoulder pad and helmet, both showing the Helix badge in blue. Otherwise, the apothecary is painted like a common Marine.

The Librarian is mostly clad in a dark blue robe. The Lexicanum badge is painted on his forehead, he also has a gold decoration on the helmet.

Next steps are painting the rocks on all the bases.

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Imperial Flush Space Marines

The command models are being painted, here the current status.

During the last two weekends, I was also working on my Terminator models, here the current status:

They are ready to be glued together, I only need to do some sculpting work on the right arms, where I cut off the original weapons.

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Imperial Flush Space Marines

Last squad done. Now only the command models, medic and psyker are missing.

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Imperial Flush Space Marines

With the last squad nearly done, and only the command models left for painting, I started to work on the last models of these alternative Space Marines. Don't ask my why, but when I prepared the other miniatures, I did not prepare the Terminators - time to change that.

The models are again from Alternative Armies, Desteria models:

I have two arm variants. One of the right arm shown below I will use as a heavy flamer. All the other weapons will be replaced, see below.

The hammer will again be given to the squad leader, as with the other models. All weapons, except one heavy flamer (see above), will be replaced by the miniguns shown below. All these weapons are from http://maxmini.eu/.

The models were delivered with the round lipped bases, which I will replace with the old style ones.

I also tried to fit the models to a 25mm base, as the Terminators in Rogue Trader were, but they are way to large.

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Imperial Flush Space Marines

The second to last squad is done. Only one more and the commanders to go.

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Imperial Flush Space Marines

Another squad done. As with the other squad, all the exposed flesh areas will be painted in one go across all the fire teams.