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:))