Monday, 17 November 2014

Ultrasharks

Another random jump to another random project. That's how my mind works. Last... Wow, last March I promised shark mouthed Ultramarines (Seriously? I had this pending since March??)

Well, I had some metal minis, but not enough to build a full squad, so I would have to combine them.

These were the metal orphans who are making it into a plastic Squad
Here begins the plastic
Constipated Marines FTW!
You can see I've tried minor marks on all of them and they also have the white stripe, the weapon badge on their shoulder... and the mouths as promised!

Rawr!
So this is the Squad!

Oldskool powah!
Bonus mini! I finally managed to put my hands on a Mk.I Terminator! Hooray!

Yup. These were how Termies used to look back in the days...
You can see I've not been totally Rogue Trader with this one, the red helmet and the stripe didn't appear until 2nd Ed, but anyway I think it has the feeling ;)
Now I have a Mk.I, a Mk.II and two MK.III. I need to find another Mk.II to finish the Terminator Squad!

17 comments:

  1. Who cares about if markings are right or not, they look cool ! i like those a lot ! that last jes Goodwin Terminator is something, it's a silly model but just so full of RT I need it !

    Honestly, the look of your squad makes me think about some picture form the book of the astronomican or some other supplment so you must have deone it right !
    hats off !

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    1. Wow, JB, thank you very much, what a compliment! I think you're right, they are kinda silly, but anyway, they are so enjoyable!

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  2. excellent work - especially the chapter markings

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    1. Thank you! I tried to put some effort on those, you know, to give them a little bit personality. Glad they work!

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  3. Those Mk1 Terminators look great. Nice touch with the shark mouth on the SM helmets too, must been tricky.

    Cheers.

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    1. Thanks! A little bit tricky, but I feel somehow rewarded seeing the oldish look :D

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  4. Im not as fond of the old Marine models as many people are, but even so those do look very nice.

    In particular the Terminator looks fantastic. Before now I was not really terribly interested in that old MK1 Terminator, but your paint job has made me far more interested in getting one some time.

    Very nice :)

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    1. Haha, then I'm terribly satisfied of spreading the word! :D
      No, seriously, these minis mainly have the appeal of nostalgia, I'm aware of that. Maybe it's not that much about the actual 'art' or 'design' than what it evokes. I particularly find these minis fun to paint and to represent those times when I started with 40K. Really glad that the transmit that 'something' I tried :)

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    2. All of the models shown here look great, I just prefer the terminator. Your painting has made me view that model in a new and positive way.

      Its not that I think that the old marines are bad models - even though the metals are far better than the RTB01 plastics I think - its just that they dont appeal to me the way that other ranges from that era do. Its just a subjective thing because I painted too many marines back in the early nineties.

      Anyway, great work :)



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  5. Suber, beautiful work as ever my friend. I am loving your freehand work...especially the shark mouths! Top Stuff!

    I just wish you lived closer so we could get your Ultramarines and my Salamanders on the table together!!

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    1. Thank you! I'm trying to make them close to the spirits :)
      Wow, that game would be a thing for sure :D

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  6. Very nice work Suber, I love them as they are pleasing to the eye. I know what you mean by jumping into another random project ... heck sometimes my wife will stare at me totally lost as I changed subject in a conversation for the umpteenth time. My mind is about as random as it gets so I surprise myself sometimes that I can sit still enough to paint any miniature. ^_^

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    1. Hahaha, but that's how you enjoy the projects!! :D I know what you mean... :D

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  7. Que bonita miniaturas, que bien pintadas, son un viaje en el tiempo

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    1. ¡Muchas gracias! De eso va todo el concepto, de volver a los primeros tiempos del hobby. ¡Me alegra que te guste!

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    2. Me encantaría que hicieras un tutorial, yo quiero coleccionar escuadras de beackies de forge , pero las quiero "vieja escuela" , soy un neófito de la pintura miniaturil, pero gracias a tus hilos, oldhammer de la armada, junto con algunas cosillas de keyan me han convencido de este gusto de miniaturista sibarita, por disfrutar de esta estética tan especial.

      Gracias y adelante con tus creaciones

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    3. Muchas gracias, claro, con la próxima escuadra haré un paso a paso. Pero ya te anticipo, no tiene ningún misterio :)

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