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Prince Rupert of the Rhine10 Nov 2021 12:01 a.m. PST

After a long lay off I've gotten back into painting some new 40K miniatures. You can say what you like about GW pricing and business practices but I do find their miniatures great fun to paint and the 40K universe appealing.

I wanted to use this project to try and push my painting skill set in new directions so I plumped to try things like On Source Lighting and weathering techniques. I've also decided to try and paint the miniatures up in what the kids are calling Grimdark style which means dirt, rust, mud, blood and way more skulls than is sensible.

I've been on my own homebrew Space Marine Chapter called the Crusaders Carmine so I thought id share my first few minis here (though I know 40K isn't a particularly popular topic on TMP)

you can find more on my 40K blog if you are interested here


GamesPoet Supporting Member of TMP10 Nov 2021 3:01 a.m. PST

Those do look very good, congrats!

Prince Rupert of the Rhine10 Nov 2021 5:14 a.m. PST

Thanks I was pretty pleased with how they turned out

BigfootLover10 Nov 2021 7:27 a.m. PST

I've never played 40K, but those look great!

Prince Rupert of the Rhine10 Nov 2021 10:51 a.m. PST

Thank you.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP10 Nov 2021 1:27 p.m. PST

Very gritty – excellent job!

Prince Rupert of the Rhine10 Nov 2021 2:21 p.m. PST

Cheers Frederick.

jwebster Supporting Member of TMP10 Nov 2021 3:24 p.m. PST

I have seen lots of Space Marines and these might be the best

I like

  • color palette, reds with a couple of blue details
  • conversion, heads, skulls on armor and other added details
  • unit consistency

I don't like the single clean skull on the bases – you realize I'm nit picking here ? I would suggest a few more bones from other parts of the body, or a couple of more beat up skulls


Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP10 Nov 2021 8:43 p.m. PST

Great work.

Prince Rupert of the Rhine10 Nov 2021 11:20 p.m. PST

Thanks guys

John@ The skulls were a bit of a joke on my part based on the old GW joke "Needs more skulls".

jwebster Supporting Member of TMP11 Nov 2021 8:53 a.m. PST

Needs more skulls

Makes perfect sense to me. One skull on its own looks lonely


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