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Hello there. I know that when a Space Marine gets to, say, 50 years of service, he'll get a metal 'stud' put in his head. But, is it possible to take those studs out? The reason I want to know is that I modelled the Chapter Master of my new DIY army with a head that has only one stud. Thus I thought that maybe they could have different shaped studs for different numbers of years, and that a stud could be replaced. So, am i correct or way off?
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The amount of studs (like most things really) depends on the chapter. There is no set number that anybody has to have so do want you really
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service studs are anchored directly into the skull, there are stories of the studs remaning firmily in place long after the soft tissue has rotted away so I think it's safe to say the studs are not going to come out in their lifetime.
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well it is advanced enuf that if they can put it in they better be able to take it our but ive only seen the circular service studs so i wouldnt think theyd have any reason to remove them unless they were shamed in some way.
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Ah, okay then. I'll have to think up some backstory reasons then.
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Thats true, but for some chapters you get a different colour or style stud for certain periods of service. I believe some chapters do a silver or bronze stud for every ten years, replacing all of those studs with one of the other at fifty years and further replacing those studs with another at a later point if the marine lives that long.

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1 stud = 10 years service
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see I get confused because in some fluff a service stud represents 10 yrs, in others it represents 100 yrs (why you rarely see more than 3 in one marines head)
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Cos they only have little heads and dont have much space. They amount and actually model has is only there because they cant fit anymore on.

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