Thursday, August 11, 2016

Took a bit of a break from the 30k bolter grunts


Given my slow one-at-a-time building and painting process, it seems like I've been working on 'em forever. In reality no, I have less than 10 tactical marines actually done (seriously?!?! WTF???). Nope, I ain't got nuthin' on the high-speed painting machine that Mordian7th is, but I am enjoying the process at least. Anyways, given that my troops choices will be veteran legion tactical squads, I switched things up a bit and painted a heavy bolter legionnaire.

Ya know, I've painted probably a dozen or more heavy bolter marines over the years. Hell, I once had a dev squad with 4 heavy bolters in it! All models and designs but this one...this one for the pose alone is the best I've ever worked on! It looks soooo much better than all of the prior sculpts! This was also the first one to get the FW decals added. The ones on the shoulder pads ended up a bit low, but overall, I like it. That and these are of a much better quality than the standard GW decals!

I also finished my Techmarine. There's a saying which says 'the devil is in the details'. Well, if that's the case, then after painting this guy, I've decided to name him el Diablo! Seriously! I don't think GW (or me and my conversions) could have added more detail if we tried! Well, I guess I did actually, as why not add a small generator to his base as well to add some more visual distraction, am I right?



neverness said...

Awesome stuff. Where did you get the Techmarine's generator?

Da Masta Cheef said...

Thanks! I think it's actually a teleport beacon or something. It had a light on it which I cut off to instead make the exhaust pipe.

Mordian7th said...

Sweeeeeeeet. Really dig how the techmarine turned out and the heavy bolter-toting heavy really has a nice sense of menace to him. Good stuff, man!

Da Masta Cheef said...

Thank you sir, thank you.