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SM Knights of Terra (NEW PICS)

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.



















 

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Not a bad looking group of marines!
I especially like the flamer, although he could use some sourced lighting effects to make him look really cool!
Only critique would be to try to blend your highlights a bit, as opposed to the pure "line" of highlighting.
 

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What do you mean you cant pain worht spit? I couldnt do it that well if I DID take 3 hours. These guys are AWSOME! I like the flamer with the flames. Do you have more fluff? Named charictors? (Things for a diferent section, but I'm currious)

Also, Welcome to heresy.
 

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nice on the painting, keep up the good work and always take as long as you feel you need. and your chapter would be considered 2nd founding as that the 1st founding is the original legions. but other than that good work.
 

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For early steps into painting, you're off to a great start! If you want to tidy up the highlights, since you're using only a single stage highlight, you might want to try giving the model a light wash of asurmen blue (GW's blue wash.) It'll help blend the highlight in with the basecoat, so the highlights won't be as exaggerated. A very light drybrush of mithril silver on the edges of the gold bits will really bring out their detail, as well.
 

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Very nice looking, good luck on the decals. I have never printed them off but I am sure you ask around you can find some people who have.
 

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These look really good for starting off. They look better than some of my early stuff.

I would suggest either a highlight, or a wash on the metals, maybe both. Try a brown wash on the gold (I use the OLD chestnut ink), and a black wash on the silvers. It will fill in the crevices and give you more depth.
 

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What do you mean you cant pain worht spit? I couldnt do it that well if I DID take 3 hours. These guys are AWSOME! I like the flamer with the flames. Do you have more fluff? Named charictors? (Things for a diferent section, but I'm currious)

Also, Welcome to heresy.
I meant that I couldn't paint a banner unless my Chapter emblem was a happy face. I've seen some amazing banners out there. I'll be about 4 years before I'm good enough to paint my own banner. And, no. No more fluff yet, just a basic general idea.
 

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Great look so far. Only suggestion is some shading on the eye lenses. Some of them seem too flat and bright. It might just be the camera though.
 

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Looking nice - the only possible suggestion I could make is that the eyes look a little off to me.

You might want to try going back with some blue and reducing the eyes to just the eye panel, then doing a bit of shading and highlighting on them so it's not just a bright red blob.

Best way I've found for this is to get an unpainted marine head so you can be sure where the edges of the eyes are if the paint is a bit thick, then get a really thin brush and carefully paint blue over the edges of the red until they're back to eye shape.

Hope this helps, otherwise these are looking awesome :)


Also a picky fluff thing - if they're a successor Ultramarine chapter, they can't be first founding, as this was the founding of the original legions. It would be a 2nd founding chapter, created from the Ultramarines when all the original legions were split to chapters.
 

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Very nice work, excellent job.

I would also suggest that you make the eyes a tad smaller however as they REALLY draw attention away from the rest of the models.
 

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Eyes ^_^

Very nice work, excellent job.

I would also suggest that you make the eyes a tad smaller however as they REALLY draw attention away from the rest of the models.
lol, I know. Everyone seems to be saying the same thing. It's actually not as bad as it seem. I put a thin coat of GW 'Ardcoat (gloss varnish) to give it a true "glass" finish to it. It looks pretty [email protected]$$ on the models but it REALLY reflect the light on the pictures. It makes them look HUGE.
 

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Fist F***** =)

i have to be annoying and say that there seems to be an illegal number of powerfists in the assault squad :p

sorry if im wrong!

M
No, I'm pretty sure you're not wrong. They may not be legal, but you've got to admit, they look sweet! I affectionately call them my Fist F****r Squad. ;)
 

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Complete Fist F****r Squad Pics

Finally took pics of the last five members of my Assault Fist F****r Squad. It took me a while cause I made some quick, but nice urban bases for them. Now i have to do 10 more for my Tact Squad and I'll be caught up. I'll make a quick tut for the bases later this week, so keep an eye out. I was extremely happy with the way the Sgt's Power Claw came out. I've never done one before and I was gonna try to use The Wraithlord's method, but it was next to impossible for me to do it on tiny little claws instead of a big sword. Nevertheless, I think it came freakin good. What do you think? (Oh, and I didn't use 'Ardcoat gloss on the eyes this time so there's no reflection distortion on the pics)











Oh, quick question. How the hell do I keep my running Assault Marines glued to their bases? I've reglued 2 of them already.
 
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