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29-12-2006, 07:33 PM
Hey guys... I got the space marine battle force for Xmas, and am hoping to use these pieces to make my army unique. It has a different color scheme than any I have seen but I think I need to do some conversions on the models to really make it my own. I have green stuff, but have not really had much experience with it, and maybe this would be a good time for some practice! Any ideas how I could make my units look more like the elite marines, instead of your joe smoe ones? I already am painting them gold/black/silver...
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Post edited by: Starks333, at: 2007/01/02 16:02
Knight of ne
29-12-2006, 07:35 PM
stuff like more purity seals and chapter emblems on them maybe.
29-12-2006, 07:36 PM
I find putting loads of equipment (grenades, packs etc) makes them look very elite. Add scratches and battle damage and you are away!
29-12-2006, 07:49 PM
Finding a theme and running with it always helps, linking your chapter with a animal (eg.Space Wolves), a minor geneseed defect or some detail with the home world,
a good rummage around in fantasy plastics accessory sprues can also be the ticket (I used lizard men bits for my Alpha Legion).
Knight of ne
29-12-2006, 07:57 PM
if your planning of not giving your seargents back banners then they would make your elite marines seem more like the companys/chapters finest.
29-12-2006, 08:02 PM
There\'s a whole bunch of things you could do.
First of you can create more dynamic poses with repositioning arms/hands.
The best way would porbably be to find a gimmick for your army (maybe write some fluff for them). This can be from a symbol to a weapon to virtually anything.
A fairly simple way would be to do something with the shoulderpads, adding a symbol made of gs or even card or plasticcard.
Another way is to find another plastic kit with loads of bits and pieces you like and start building. Just a quick example would be the skeleton warriors box from fantasy. That way you get a ton of skeletons you can cut up, with a bit o time an patience one would be able to create for example a legion of the damned.
This way you can build a lott of unique marines with a relatively low extra money investment.
Here\'s a few more idea;
- use parts from 1 race as trophies on your marines to make them veterans (best suited for tyranids)
- skeleton warrior box/tomb king skeletons
- get 1 item and use it often, for example combat shields (necromunda/bretonnians)
Hope this somehow helps,
29-12-2006, 08:26 PM
Hepesto is right on there!
Just changing all close combat and power weapons to say axes or katanas gives a cheap, instant extra touch.
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Post edited by: AunO Vader, at: 2006/12/29 21:47
29-12-2006, 08:27 PM
yeh find a good style for them like say the far east and give all power weapons katanas and stuff