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Imperial Flush Space Marines

With the Orks nearly finished, I prepared their opponents, by doing all the airbrush steps on them today. The opponents are of course the classical ones, Space Marines. I choose the Knight models from Alternative Armies for them, the Chapter is named "Imperial Flush" (which will more sense when you see their iconography) - a non-codex chapter as you can see from their organisation in the pictures below.

As with the Orks, I bought these models quite some while ago, in November 2011. They are ready build (well, except one flag pole which I forgot to build) since January 2012. They are as they came, except that all the leader models were equipped with Mechanical Hammers from MaxMini.eu and I added flag poles to the leaders from plastic rod.

When painting them, I roughly followed "How to paint Blood Ravens Space Marine" by Lester Bursley as published on his YouTube channel "Awesome Paint Job". For colours I used:

After a basecoat of the surface primer, the models were sprayed black (forming the deepest shadows), then from a 90° angle with Mahagony in downward strokes, then with half Mahagony/half Carmine from about a 45° angle and finally with Carmine from the top and in selected spots (like shoe tips, extended hips, etc).

Then the models were sprayed in gloss varnish.

Now the brush work can begin.


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Imperial Flush Space Marines

The first fire team is painted in the basic colours. The ammo pouches were painted leather brown; the tubes, elbow and knee joints etc. were painted black; the eyeslits were painted dark green; the shoulder pads yellow; the weapons in a light wood colour; the metal areas a dark metal.

Time for shading...


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Imperial Flush Space Marines

I shaded the models. Black for the metal, black/brown for the red areas, SSW yellow snow for the shoulder pads and Woodgrain for the... wait for it... wood.


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Imperial Space Flush Marines

The first fire team is done. On the left shoulder pad the chapter symbl is missing, but this I first need to design and have printed as decals.

I painted a fire team designation on the helm, which is hard to see in the photos, and which also does not look good in real life... I have to come up with something different. In the end I can always paint it on the base, but I would like to have it on the model itself.

The rank designation of the Corporal is, according to the Roge Trader Space Marine painting guide, meant for Sergeants. I will try to give my Sergeants a double chevron - sufficient brush control provided.


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Imperial Flush Space Marines

After quite some time I finished the second fire team. With this group of models I made up my mind of where to put the blue/white checker pattern I planned from the start.

I updated the first fire team accordingly. I also removed the fire team marking on the helmets, which absolutely did not look good. Need to think of something else...


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Imperial Flush Space Marines

After only three month, the next fire team is done.

At this rate it will only take me another year for the whole force...


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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.


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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

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

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