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!