Rogue Trader Space Marines - Howling Griffon Sigmar VI Camo


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Post Thu Mar 19, 2015 9:23 pm

Rogue Trader Space Marines - Howling Griffon Sigmar VI Camo

Alright dudes,

Welcome to the project log for my Rogue Trader Space Marine Army

I've been working on this for a few weeks now so the first few posts will be a catch up to bring us up to date. I'm not really an army painter preferring to paint single figures for display, but thought I would give it a bash and see how I get on

The main thing that got all of this started was that I wanted to paint a Space Marine in Camouflage. I had a look through the 40K compendium and settled on the Badab War era Howling Griffons Sigmar IV Uprising pattern. I'm not really a fan of the normal colour scheme for these guys but the camo is cool

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Before starting the miniature I had a little look around on the net and came across a painting tutorial for these guys on the From the warp blog. I Really like this version of the camo, so used this as a starting point for my own. So a big thank you to Ron, the original painter, for the inspiration
http://fromthewarp.blogspot.co.uk/2012/01/space-marines-painted-in-camo-schemes.html

so on to the pictures, this is the test figure I ended up with, I will take some proper pictures when I get the chapter badge sorted, so sorry for the phone cam pics. I gave this guy the iconic Kil Kil Kil graffiti so that I could always identify the test figure

I'm quite happy with him as a table top standard miniature, and I think the process is simple and enjoyable enough that I might just get a few of them painted!

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Post Thu Mar 19, 2015 10:07 pm

Re: RT Space Marines - Howling Griffon Sigmar VI Camo

I love that ! Really nice camo which doesn't make the model blurry at all.It's subtle with just the right contrast. that's the way beakies should be painted. The added KIL KIL KIL is just icing on a delicious cake.
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Post Thu Mar 19, 2015 10:26 pm

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With the test figure sorted I started assembling some more marines, If these are ever actually used for gaming then they will be used in 2nd edition so its 10 man squads.

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and here they are mid painting, they are still at this stage now and are what I am currently working on

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Post Thu Mar 19, 2015 11:26 pm

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You might have noticed in the above unpainted picture a more modern Space Marine Sergeant, well its one of the only modern (ish) Marine figures I like, I always thought he looked sort of RT, but I thought I could bring him more in line with the older sculpts, and I reckon he will be my army captain

The overall theme I want to go for with this project are that the guys are Soldiers, and they are at War. I don't like the overly ornate walking church things that Space Marines are nowadays, so my army will have as little of that as possible and no huge ornate standards etc

With that in mind here is a picture of the Sergeant I pulled off of the web, I have highlighted in red the bits that I removed

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Here he is when the conversion was finished, and after he was half primed ( I Zenithal prime but the pic was taken before I had put the white on)

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The studs on his shoulder pad look a bit iffy in the pics, but they look alright in person
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Post Fri Mar 20, 2015 12:23 am

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As I said in the beginning, the first few posts in this thread are just to catch up with what I have been doing on this project so far. I tend to paint during the weekend so I can stay up all night doing it, my week nights are mostly spent prepping, assembling, and shopping for new recruits! so there may be more builds etc at the beginning that might take a while for me to get around to painting

Anyway, I figured my dudes need a tank to drive around in, and for some time I have wanted to build a version of the Rhino variant designed by Bob Naismith. The plans were featured in WD 104

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I managed to score a mashed up Rhino off of Ebay for the princely sum of £2.20, stripped the paint off and had at it. Here are the pics from Stage 1 of the build

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I decided to make a few changes to the plans and added a winch instead of the viewing window from the original templates. I also used Las cannons instead of the Bolters that are shown in the plans because this was what Bob Naismith had done and because it looks cooler - its weird as the plans in White Dwarf show Bolters but the picture is of Bobs version with Las Cannons

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Post Fri Mar 20, 2015 12:32 am

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Stage 2

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Post Fri Mar 20, 2015 12:51 am

Re: RT Space Marines - Howling Griffon Sigmar VI Camo

Good stuff! Literally my next project in the pipeline is Howling Griffons in this camo scheme...but no way can I follow yours. Love that camo, and your helmet lenses look fantastic. Keep it up, I can't wait to see where this goes.
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Post Fri Mar 20, 2015 12:55 am

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Stage 3 Finished and primed

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Post Fri Mar 20, 2015 12:58 am

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Thanks for the comments so far guys! I will leave it here for now, hopefully have more updates on the painting over the weekend
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Post Fri Mar 20, 2015 1:18 am

Re: RT Space Marines - Howling Griffon Sigmar VI Camo

Looking awesome! And I think your camo came out better than the tutorial you followed.
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