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Painting Space Marines Part 2

Painting Space Marines Part 2

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PAINTING
WORKSHOP
InthesecondpartofourSpaceMarineshobbycompanion,welookathowtoapplydetails,heraldryandotherfinishingtouchestoyourarmy.
PAINTING..SPACEMARINES
S
paceMarinesofferawealthofopportunitiestotheexpertmodellerandpainter,fortheirarmouriscoveredinintricatedetailsandadornedwithpersonalisedheraldry.
LastmonthwecoveredthebasicsforassemblingyourSpaceMarinesandpaintingpowerarmour.
In
thissecondpart,wewillgointomuchmoredetailabouttheheraldryandmarkingsbornebymanySpaceMarines.We'veturnedto'EavyMetal'sFilDunnandtheHobbyTeam'sChadMierzwatogettheirexpertadviceonhowtoapplypersonalheraldry,campaignbadgesandhonourmarkings,aswellashowtopaintbannersandkillmarks.The
HowtoPaintSpaceMarines
bookisfullofinvaluableadviceforaddingdetailstoyourminiatures.Thisguideismeantasasupplementtotheinformationpresentedinthatfinetome.
Youcanfindmuchmoreinformationaboutmarkings,heraldryandinsigniainHow
tv
PaintSpaceMarines.
90WHITEDWARF
PAINTINGSPACEMARINES
 
PAINTINGSPACEMARINES
CODEXINSIGNIA
OneofthemosteffectivewaysofadheringtotheCodexAstartesiswiththeadditionofCodexinsignia.ThisisagreatwaytogiveyourSpaceMarinesasenseofplacewithinyourforce.TheexamplesbelowareUltramarines,butmostCodexChaptersfollowthesamepattern.
A
TacticalSpaceMarineoftheUltramarinesChapter.
SQUADMARKINGS
1"Company,9~VeteranSquad
Heraldiccolour:White/Silver
2'"'CompanyCommandSquad
Heraldiccolour:Yellow/Gold
3"'Company,4~TacticalSquad
Heraldiccolour:Red/Sanguinite
4~Company,8~AssaultSquad
Heraldiccolour:Green/Adamantine
5~Company,9~DevastatorSquad
Heraldiccolour:Black/Ebonite
SpaceMarinesusuallydisplaytheirChaptersymbolontheirleftshoulderguard,andasymboldenotingtheirsquaddesignationontheirrightshoulderguard.ASpaceMarine'shelmetalsofrequentlydisplaysbattlehonoursorrank,eitherthroughcolourorinsignia.
Typically,Sergeantshaveredhelmets.Veterancyisindicatedby
a
whitelaurel.ThisSpaceMarine'sVeteranstatusisshownby
a
whitelaurel.Here,Veteranstatusisindicatedbythewhitehelmet.
CHAPTERSYMBOLVARIANTS
"WefollowinthefootstepsofGuilliman.AsitiswrittenintheCodex.soshallitbe."
MarneusCalgar.ChapterMasteroftheUltramarines
6"Company
Heraldiccolour:OrangeNermillium
7'"
CompanyVeteran
Heraldiccolour:Heliotrope/lndignium
8~CompanySergeant
Heraldiccolour:Grey/Steel
9~Company
Heraldiccolour:Blue/Ultramarine
10"Company
Scoutshavenoheraldiccolour
 
ADDINGCHAPTERSYMBOLS
ThesimplestwaytoaddcomplexChaptericonstoyourmodelsistousepre-sculptedshoulderpads.Whetherthesearethepush-fitplasticUltramarines,theAssaultonBlackReachSpaceMarinesorthemetalshoulderpadsfromtheBitzPacks,theymakeaddingiconographyabreeze.TheotherpopularmethodofaddingChaptericonstoSpaceMarinesistousewaterslidetransfersordecals.ThesetransfersareavailableinmostSpaceMarineboxsets,andincludeiconsforallthemajorCodexChapters.Here,ChadMierzwashowsyouhowtoapplydecals.
Step
4.
Use
a
damppaintbrush
to
slidethetransferintoposition
on
theshoulderpad.Step
1.
Givetheshoulderpad
a
coatof'Ardcoat
to
makepositioningthedecaleasier.Step
5.
Touch
a
smallpieceoftissue
to
theshoulderpad
to
soakuptheexcessmoisture.Step
2.
Use
a
HobbyKnifetocutyourchosentransferfromthesheet.Step
6.
Again,use
a
moistpaintbrushtosmoothoutanywrinkles,ensuringthatthetransfersitsflat.
Therearetimeswhenyoudecideagainstusingsculptedpadsortransfers,ordon'thaveaccesstotheonesyouneed.Thisismostlikelywhenyourarmyismore
Step
1.
Startwith
a
simpleshapetogettheproportionsoftheChaptericonright.
unusualoryouwanttoaddpersonalisedheraldry.Onthoseoccasions,there'softennooptionbuttopaintthedesignsbyhand.'EavyMetal'sFilDunnshowsushow.
Step
2.
Thickenyourinitiallines.Trytosticktosimplelines,curvesandgeometricshapes.
92
WHITEDWARF
PAINTINGSPACEMARINES
Step
3.
Completetheoutlineofyouricon.Focus
on
keepingthesymbolsymmetrical.Step
3.
Dipthetransferincoldwater,andleaveitsubmergedforabout
30
seconds.After
a
coatofPuritySealtotaketheshineofftheshoulderpad,themodelisfinished.Step
4.
Blockintheiconcolour.Usethebackgroundcolour
to
neatentheedgesifrequired.

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