Friday, June 4, 2010

Holy Crap, a painted model. . .

That's right. . .I finished my first Space Marine. A chapter of a thousand marines starts with a single dude. Anyway, I had planned on hammering out a full combat squad at a time, but after I applied a Mechrite Red basecoat to all five models, I thought it best to finish one ahead of the rest with my planned paint scheme, to make sure it didn't suck before I invested the time in five models as opposed to one. And here's the final result of this afternoon/evening's labors:


The base I've yet to finish, as I prefer to jam those out all at once. I'm also considering doing a drybrush of Dwarf Bronze to lighten up the metal, and maybe even a line highlight of Blazing Orange, but I haven't decided if I want to go that far. I'm pretty satisfied with the end result, though, and plan to use this technique on all of my assault marines, perhaps with a few minor tweaks. Here're a few more angles for posterity:



I feel I've stayed pretty true to my paint scheme concept:

So, one down, many, many, many to go. But only nine more (plus some Dwarfs) to reach my goal for June!

3 comments:

  1. Nice job. Simple but elegant.

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  2. Heh, thanks. Just like me. ;-)

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  3. One model/blog entry a month, you're on a roll! Hahah!

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