RT Space Marines army first glimpse.


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Post Fri Dec 23, 2016 2:32 pm

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weismonsters wrote:Just one thing- may I suggest a 50mm round base for the dreadnough.


Didn't notice that, but good point Weis 8-)
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Post Fri Dec 23, 2016 4:51 pm

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Ooooo, I've used 60mm on mine but 50mm definitely sounds like the one! You've got me wondering if i should rebase


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Post Sat Dec 24, 2016 11:20 am

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Bugcatcherjp wrote:Ooooo, I've used 60mm on mine but 50mm definitely sounds like the one! You've got me wondering if i should rebase


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I think we mean that the "round" was more important than the base size. Coz 40K is/was all round bases, WFB is/was square. Anyway, it's no deal breaker, just an observation :D
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Post Sat Dec 24, 2016 1:50 pm

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Thanks guys!


Hmm..... I remember old 40K large figures having square bases?

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Post Sat Dec 24, 2016 2:03 pm

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AndrewMay wrote:Thanks guys!


Hmm..... I remember old 40K large figures having square bases?

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Well I'll be blown 8-) Never seen that before, but I'd say that'd be the exception, not the rule. I suppose it's personal choice, but it just looks a little strange with everything else based on round bases, but the Dreadnought, that's all :)

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Post Sat Dec 24, 2016 6:41 pm

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gw didn't produce/supply round bases other than 25mm diameter in the (early) rogue trader days. i agree they are aesthetically more pleasing though, and would go with them personally.
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Post Sun Dec 25, 2016 8:23 pm

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Dreadnoughts and larger models didn't get round bases until the transition to third edition in 1998... though even this took quite a while as most of the second edition models and their Square bases endured until the early 2000's.

All my RT and second Ed walkers are mounted on square bases in order to keep them accurate to their original time.
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Post Sun Dec 25, 2016 11:53 pm

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As ever I enjoy seeing your progress!

I like the rag tag notion. There are quite a few corking RT marines who fit that bill well.

Personally I have trouble visualising the whole 'religious battle brothers who dwell in monestaries' description of space marines in the fluff. I prefer to think of them as combat trained/ physically enhanced 'honest thugs' with a few battle-hardened NCOs and a few slightly more edumacated senior officer types.

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Post Wed Jan 04, 2017 6:03 pm

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Legiocustodes wrote:Dreadnoughts and larger models didn't get round bases until the transition to third edition in 1998... though even this took quite a while as most of the second edition models and their Square bases endured until the early 2000's.

All my RT and second Ed walkers are mounted on square bases in order to keep them accurate to their original time.



That was my feeling too, glad I wasn't imagining it! 8-)

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Post Wed Jan 04, 2017 6:13 pm

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Sadly I hardly made any time for these guys over the Xmas period but did have a good time otherwise!
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Here's where I'm at so far:

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A good portion of them have been preshaded with blue acrylic ink mixed with black paint and a touch of flow enhancher. I do a preshade most of the time with my minis as it kind of outlines the shapes and stops me muddying up the final figure with too many washes.

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Next they've all gotten lovely bright green bases! I got into GW right around the transition to the "red period" so these bases are etched into my memory. I always try to base first as it;s the biggest PITA and I usually muck up the mini's feet etc if I do it last.

Edit, no idea why the image is displaying like that!
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