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Great job on these! They are addictive; I went a bit bananas with them in the late 80s early 90s (mine are all metal). I dug out the White Dwarf magazine from 1989 that has the guide I used to do mine as Blood Angels. You'll also see the Ultramarines @strawhat mentioned and your green ones could make good Dark Angels (not dark enough green for Salamanders). If you go on the GW web site you'll notice they have changed a lot since then!





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@Poilu_1914i can easily see these being addictive.  In fact, they've already trajectory a couple hundred or of my pocket.  Little plastic jerks!


I love the photos you sent. Those are great emblems.  If i could free hand like that i would.  Might be worth me trying some things out.   Great share!

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Oh, they've got slide transfers for some of the fiddlier bits (at least for the "official" chapters).  I've even heard of folks going all out and commissioning custom transfers and even 3D printed pauldrons with raised chapter badges!  


In the original days, you could sometimes find little circles under the chapter badge that detailed what weapon the marine was armed with.  Now, that was crazy.




Ahhh, the good olde days of Rogue Trader!  OK, that's semi-serious--like 40K was before it became so grimdark.  Most people that I met never even thought about such things, though.  It was tough enough trying to free-hand the badge!  I got so sick of trying it that I was trying to figure out how to make template/stencil to help out with my...inconsistent...renderings.  The gaming group dissolved (as we suddenly became "adults") before I got too far along that path, though.


But, having said that, go where your muse takes you!  There's still plenty of room for DIY chapters.  And the color schemes are really only "important" if you're playing or painting commissions.  If you're doing it for grins and giggles (would that be grindark?), there are no limits.   But there's also plenty of inspiration in the "official" chapters.


If you're interested in trying out more schemes without actually painting them on minis: there's a nice bit of programming over at The Bolter and Chainsword (search Bolter Chainsword space marine painter in your favorite search engine) that will allow you to do so virtually.  You'll need hexcodes or RGB values for non GW paints, though.

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I've never played the game itself, I originally bought them to play an old RPG called Space Opera, but lost the rulebook during one of my many moves in the Navy (surprised I still have so much game related stuff!) so I went with the Blood Marines chapter when I decided to paint them. GW was going to do an RPG called Necromunda (I have the White Dwarf mag detailing it and with a history of the hive worlds), which I was rather excited about, but then turned that into a small unit tactical game instead.

2 hours ago, R2ED said:

If i could free hand like that i would. 


I did mine by penciling them in first after base coating the shoulder pad in the chapter colors. It helped a lot. 

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2 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:




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 "There is no "Because". Only the weak feel the need to justify their actions..."   ::D:



I recall quite a few years ago someone on these forums painted up a unit of PINK marines.


I've also seen at least a dozen things on here that weren't actually minis at all, but people had painted them and wanted to show them off. Hell, I posted a couple of them.



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10 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

@Rat13 didn't you paint some fabulous Marines?

Not exactly "fabulous" marines but I did paint some "fabulous" guardsmen and a commissar however. Seeing as they're lost somewhere in a twelve page thread though I'll post them here for further silly inspiration. 


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