Looks like it’s bring your kid to work at the Ultramarines Chapter today! Look at this vintage Terminator Librarian standing next to the new Captain in Gravis armour! He’s so cute! After the jump some close ups of the Gravis Armour Captain.
I wasn’t sure about this model at first. I thought the belly looked weird like he’s missing a belt. He’s really grown on me now and I really like it.
Check back real soon to see a group shot of all my Army of the Imperium Commanders.
Ah, I prefer this blue to the old one. It's a touch lighter which allows me to shade darker. I always felt the official blue for Ultramarines was too close to Crimson Fist colour. I prefer the lighter more vibrant colours of second edition. That'l be my nostalgia.
The model looks great, but the head is a little lost inside that suit of armor- especially with the eye lenses being so close in color to the armor. Have you considered changing them to red for a bit more contrast, or something more drastic like changing the color of the helmet itself?
I changed the lenses from red to blue. I agree there is less contrast but lenses/lights/power are represented by blue on my models. It's one of the key elements to help unify my army of the imperium. My hands are tied by my own rules.
As for changing the helmet colour, I hadn't considered it. I don't think I would change it. This model is finished.If I ever paint another I think the solution to both your problems is use a bare head.
I totally agree with you about the weird guts – I always thought they looked a bit like a bloated bodybuilder:
I'm just painting mine now though, and I'm not noticing it as much whilst I work on him.
Also, I always loved those old Librarians, mostly for the novelty paint jobs we all did on them as kids…my favourite one was a ghastly purple colour.
Your one spoils the nostalgia a bit though by looking really nice. Beautiful work on an old figure there.
I love seeing these two painted side-by-side. More of this kind of thing
A modeling inspiration. I know how my 8th edition Ultras will look.
- Max Brandt
Really nice work, times and scale sizes certainly have changed over the past 26 years!
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Can't fault the paintwork. Especially the use of yellow like the good old days. Only thing is the blue isn't as nice as the shade on the older model. Not as ultramarine