Hello everyone. This is my Space Marine army so far. It's based as a second founding of the Ultramarines, and thus have the same color scheme. I have my entire 5500 point army, but so far i've only painted 41 Marines. I was in the Marines, so my army sports a Marine Corps EGA (eagle, globe & anchor) emblem. In keeping with the 'knights' motif I designed my own banner that I will attempt to print into a water slide decal, since I can't paint worth spit. In the banner you'll see that I've used a coat of arms with the EGA on the shield. You'll also see my USMC rank as well as all my awards. First picture you'll see is the concept art for my Marines, second is the banner, followed by pics of how I paint my guys and last some of my Marines. Enjoy.
I'm open to color scheme suggestions on the banner.
A few people asked about my painting, so here's how I do my guys. 1) Trim 5 marines figures at one time. 2) glue the torso to the the legs of all figures, and glue the other pieces to sprues. 3) prime all pieces. 4) paint all the pieces the primary color. (don't worry about joints, it's faster and easier to go over the joints with black paint or ink than to try to avoid them with your armor paint) 5) take all pieces that contain the same color and paint them all with that color. (paint all the eyes red and anything else that's red all at once to save on paint and time.) 6) glue all the pieces together and take pics of your work.
I know. I'm over complicating it, but I'm new. I can't paint a figure in 20 minutes and make it look [email protected]
$$ like some of the vets out there. It still takes me like 3 hours to do one guy. So until i can color inside the lines, I'll do it like this for a while. ;)
Here are a few of my guys. I'll post more pics as I paint more squads. Notice the "worn in" power fists on my assault squad. For my flame trooper, I used a torch from Warhammer Empire Flagellants Warband set.