When Commissar Dave and I exchanged emails about his victory in the prize drawing, he had some awesome ideas about how he’d like a marine painted.
Not being a marine player, he wanted it to be for display rather than play, and his first thoughts were just for something weathered and well worn, but no real paint scheme was in his mind.
Ultimately, his praetorian army led to thoughts of a desert camo scheme.
I suggested one of the original Badab schemes and then we were on a winner.
A different chapter badge appealed, but that was the paint scheme.
I suggested using a different mini than the one originally offered as the prize for a couple of reasons, firstly the AOBR captain is all cloak and that wouldn't have worked as well with the camo, secondly I had an old 2nd ed bolter in a bitzbox just begging to be used on this model.
so, a dremmel a metal death company marine, a marauder head, an old bolter and a spare jump pack later…
There’s no chapter badge yet, as I intend to print a decal (yeah I know, wussing out on the freehand) and I may still push a couple of highlights brighter, but for all intents and purposes he’s done.
I enjoyed working of this guy, and am quite happy with the results, in choices and style if not always in technical execution :)
I hope Dave finds him worth popping on a shelf. (or ebay, I dont mind :) )
Thanks for reading!