Thursday, 23 April 2015

Apothechmarines

When I painted the Chaplains and Field Police, I still had some Marines left in that hidden stash. Two Medics and three Techmarines. I've finally painted them too.

I had some doubts about how to paint them. If I was using the pure RT approach, they should be in blue with some touches of colour. However, I favoured the later approach, painting the Apothecaries in white and the Techmarines in red. They still look pretty oldschool, don't worry ;)

No, I'm most definitely NOT a Star Wars Stormtrooper
  If you look close, you'll see I used an Apothecary backpack here, something I had in my bits box, but without the lamps and stuff (can't recall where I used those).

For the other one I dared to paint a banner, given that I liked the work on the Chaplain. The motif is more or less the same. A robed skeleton walking on ashes holding the Space Marines Caduceus (the 'Helix') while he opens his robe with the other hand and shows a beating heart

This is RT, bro

 Techmarines have evolved through the years. Current models have cool backpacks with servoarms, tentacles and stuff. I thought of making something like that in a RT style but... you can guess, I'm too lazy :/. Maybe at some time I will have to take this back on the workbench, but for the moment I'm OK with these.

Who wants a backpack with servoarms when I can have this HUGE screwdriver

 Just for the record, in case you haven't noticed, the right shoulderpad is a hand. The white hand was the emblem for the Techmarines back in the days.

Servants of the White Hand. Not Saruman, those were other guys

I couldn't resist the idea of painting another banner. But how on Earth would a Techmarine banner look like? I took a totally different approach; Techmarines are weirdos within the Chapter ranks, geeks playing with their toys, not wanting or looking for human contact with people who are not their own. To reflect that separation, I made the banner look totally different. Nothing about skeletons, angels or any other organic, imperfect stuff:

I hope it looks properly 80's
The pic is bad, the circuit banner looks better in hand, but I think I may redo it to work on the same concept but improving the general aspect.

Anyway, here you have the group shot:

Not blue Ultramarines
As it happened with the Chaplains, I still have no idea of what will I do with so many Specialists, but for sure I can come up with some scenario. Ideas and suggestions are always welcome!

18 comments:

  1. Nunca hay demasiados estandartes en una unidad... :-)
    Geniales, como siempre!

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    1. ¡Gracias! Me estoy aficionando a los estandartes, jajaja :D

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  2. This is RT indeed !
    Excellent ideas all around but the palm goes to the techmarine for me !

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    1. Thank you! I tried to go in a totally different direction with that one, hence the circuit stuff. I had never seen that kind of pattern and I thought it could look nice. You can draw absolutely everything in that style, I'm even thinking of getting some of the new Mechanicus stuff and try that effect on them :)

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    1. Thank you! Now I need to build a field hospital and a vehicle reparation bay :D

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  4. Very nice collection, and great work on the details like banners and the clock.

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    1. Thank you! They are quite enjoyable minis, I had a great time painting them :)

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    1. Thank you! Glad you like them, being an Ultra fan yourself :)

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  6. Que lujo... Que colores tan bonitos

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    1. ¡Gracias! Han sido minis muy agradecidas de pintar, me ha gustado darles ese toque distinto :)

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  7. The Techmarine banner is really nice :)

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    1. Thanks! Glad you like, looked a little bit absurd when I was painting that, but I'm prone to do a few more banners now, hehe :)

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  8. Another great entry. Really love the banners. They lend such an awesome amount of old school appeal to me. Great work!

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    1. Thanks! That's the thing about banners, they make anything look so oldschool, hehe. Glad you like them!

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  9. I love the apothecary banner and the techmarine with the hazard stripe armour. Clever stuff!

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    1. Thanks! These were quite appealing minis to me, I've tried my best to make them look properly oldschool stylish :)

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