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Default Ultramarine Centurion Devastators painted in second edition colours



I was blown away when I first saw the Centurions. I space marine wearing a warsuit was just too awesome. The models are a little stumpy straight out of the box so I added a spacer to the waists to lift them up a bit. I also chopped the legs at the hip to create striding poses so they don't look as static.

Having painted the entire 4th and 1st company and half of the scout company, I feel it's time to start a new company. I really like the fluff for the 2nd company but find the paint job lacking. As a compromise I decided to go full retro and paint them like the the old 2nd edition marines.

Oh and here's the all important comparison shot.



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Excellent paint job - It really gives them the depth and finesse that they deserve.

However, being a complete newbie in the world of 40k (Started last year) what are the main differences between the 2nd and 6th edition pant theme?
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Excellent paint job - It really gives them the depth and finesse that they deserve.

However, being a complete newbie in the world of 40k (Started last year) what are the main differences between the 2nd and 6th edition pant theme?

Second Edition marines from the early 1990s looked like this...


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I really like these, a good clean paintjob as usual.

Your toast has been burnt and no amount of scraping will get rid of the black bits.
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Wow Gareth, very nice. I think the spacer worked really well with the leftmost centurion, it really makes the suit look more exo-skeletal rather than like a tank balanced on its nose. I think the centre and right ones would have looked best with a couple more mm on the spacer though.

Painting wise, you are a master. I am tremendously impressed, and I particularly like that gentle weathering you've done on the feet and lower legs and the highlighting from an overhead light source, it's worked very well. The massy non-metal adornments also look very good, I'd imagine it's almost a forgotten technique getting them to that standard.

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As someone who cut their 40k teeth in the RT and 2ed era, that color scheme is what I think of when I hear Ultramarines. I love it, great work.

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As someone who cut their 40k teeth in the RT and 2ed era, that color scheme is what I think of when I hear Ultramarines. I love it, great work.

Same here to me that is the Ultramarine look nicely done.


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Looking good. Nice to see some of these out in the wild.
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Love the retro colors. Good job.
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I've gone from hating the models to desperate to get some in the course of a month - amazing what a great paint job can do for a model's image.

Loving the retro scheme, especially the hazard paint cables - great work!


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