Thursday, April 7, 2011

Finished Ultramarine Assault Marine

Here he is! The glue for the base is still drying so I will remove the excess later. I hope Frank will like him. Maybe I can get him to let me paint some neat Ultra HQ :) Feast your eyes on one of the Assault Marines from the VIIIth squad of the 2nd Company of the Ultramarines:

The transfers were, as usual, hard to get to stick neatly. Doesn't seem to matter what I do, I just don't have the Mojo for it apparently. I do use the nifty special liquids and all. Go figure! I do like having the assault X on top of the jump pack though. Looks awesome.

I also painted the chainsword as the pictures in Codex:Space Marines. Three red bars for the 8th squad. Looks pretty cool if you ask me. Breaks up the big block of black on the weapon. The VIII on top of the jump pack bled out *really* bad in the photo, it is far more readable in real life. Still pretty hard to freehand stuff like that for me. Baby steps, baby steps. I can't actually paint/draw anything so it stands to reason that I might find it a bit hard:)

So what do you guys think? Did I do the wrong thing to go yellow instead of blue? :)

(No I am not switching over, I just enjoyed painting something else once:))


  1. haha the blue is very tempting right? :P

    I was going to ask where did you get the roman 8 sticker but I see you hand painted it, awesome!

  2. @ashi Blue was quite a bit easier than yellow, yes :) Makes me want to try out other colors too, like a green Dark Angel or a white/green Biel-Tan. It's fun to try new things.

    And yes, the VIII is hand painted:) Doesn't look as good RL as in the photo though. I'm thinking of trying to take some better photos before I hand the little guy off to Frank, in case I get curious of what I have been up to :)

    @Gyro thanks!