While I’m slaving away at painting the Nurgle models and it’s really, really hot, so painting is a chore I’ll take a break and chat about the Primaris Marines in this box.
Just like with the Nurgle minis the Space Marines come on three different sprues with one duplicate sprue in the box (see above). These two sprues have a mix of tactical Marines, dudes from the Hellblaster Squad and an Inceptor (that’s Assault) Marine on them each, so the duplicates are very cleverly spread out over the different squads and arm pairs from other sprues make make them look different each. Very clever indeed.
Here’s the Other Sprue. Couldn’t think of a different term as parts are so much used between sprues that it’s hard to differentiate. In total you get 10 BigMarines with BigBolters out of these sprues, 3 BigJumps BigMarines and a squad of 5 BigMarines with BigPlasmaguns (call Hellblaster Squad). On top of this we get one banner bearer, two Lieutenants and a Commander for a total of 22 figures.
I guess this one could be called the Command Sprue. Assembling these minis is a bit trickier than on the Nurgle ones as everything looks the same. The way I did them was to leave off guns held across the chest, backpacks/jump packs and heads (as they are less exposed on the new Mk.X armour and painting will be easier if I mount them on toothpicks or something, paint them seperately and then glue them in. Also: Maybe I’ll choose to do some headswaps. I also didn’t glue on the banner.
Each of the models is standing on a 32mm round base, except for the Ancient (holding the banner. Aren’t the BigMarines all supposed to be new?), the two Lieutenants (look, they dug up that rank for SM again!) and the Commander, all of whom are standing on 40mm round bases. The Inceptor Marines are using the new flight stands
The assembly is a load of work of course (including removing mould lines), but that’s multi-part plastics for ya. The minis look really nice of course, go together well, etc., etc.
Here’s a selection of minis as assembled by me:
I don’t own a Space Marines army myself, because I’m plenty busy with Orks, Imperial Guard and Sisters of Battle. So I’m rather stumped with the choice of how to paint these chaps. This is where I need YOUR input:
Which chapter should I choose for my Primaris Marines?
Any vote* will be considered.
* The following votes will not be considered: Angry Marines, anything related to Ponies or Girls who in any way do have something to do with Panzers. 😛
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How about Red Scorpions? Or, for something more obscure, Relictors? With the latter, this would lead to interesting fluff questions, considering their history…
- Triple D
- Docteur Half
Howling Griffons for the win ! I totally agree with you about the Ancient BigMarine. Being shiny and new I don't know how any ancient might be among them…
Thanks for your comments, your votes have been noted. 🙂 Hope I get to paint the BigMarines soon.
How about narrowing it down to one of these http://philipsibbering.com/blog/1000-chapters/ :p
Angels of absolution
Hmm – sorry… being pedantic – is that 22 marines in total rather than 21?
Maybe I just can't count…
I like the idea of Crimson Fists (particularly in the colour scheme of the rogue trader box art). Oldskewl NuMarines.
Zoinks, you're absolutely right!
Imperial Fists would be interesting, if not Dark Angels if you have the spare bitz 🙂
Definately something a bit different, I really want to try out a Lamenters colour scheme but totally chickened out and added to my Blood Angels!
Blood Ravens. Loving the Dawn of War 3, loving the fluff and lore….blood Ravens rule!
I would also go with Blood Ravens (I'm actually going to be working on my own force to be BR). Never played the DoW games, but Love their mysterious background… It lets you play them as any force you want, rules-wise. Roboute Guilliman will be joining my BRs.
Any of the decimated Chapters needing immediate reinforcement, Lamenters, Scythes of the Emperor, Howling Griffons, Crimson Fists….
- Portable Zombie
"Ancient" doesn't refer to the age of the standard bearer. It's a bastardization of "Ensign."
Ooh, that's almost proper GW in style. I like it. 🙂
Just get something from the Ultima Founding. Really nice Painting Schemes. =)
White scars. They're underserved, great conversion opportunities and they present the technical challenge of painting white
I think a classic paint scheme would be interesting: Rainbow Warriors as pictured on page 169 of Warhammer 40,000 Rogue Trader or, maybe, Field Police as pictured on page 168.
Valedictors. Please, dear God I need to see some Valedictors.
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Dark Angels always look good. Really curious to see more examples of DA primaris guys too. 🙂