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Title: How to paint the pre-Heresy Space Marine Legions
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Magos Explorator - November 29, 2008 11:38 AM (GMT)
This thread contains links to tutorials by our members and others on how to paint the pre-Heresy Space Marine Legions. Please let me know if you have a tutorial to add, and post any comments in the appropriate tutorial thread!

I: Dark Angels
Big Will:

III: Emperor's Children
Big Will:

IV: Iron Warriors
Big Will:

VI: Space Wolves
Wolf Lord Mjolnir:

VII: Imperial Fists
Chaos Bunny Studios/Will Davies, external link:

IX: Blood Angels
Stahly, external link:

XII: World Eaters

XIV: Death Guard

XV: Thousand Sons
Magos Explorator:

XVI: Sons of Horus
Magos Explorator:

Rogal Dorn - November 29, 2008 03:24 PM (GMT)

Battle Brother Loken - November 29, 2008 03:27 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (Rogal Dorn @ Nov 29 2008, 03:24 PM)
is this one not worthy?

i am sorry dorn
it is
but we will all ignor you
i am sorry :D

i think dorns is better than the SoH one in stages and such

BigWill - November 29, 2008 04:48 PM (GMT)
That should be linked too.

Magos Explorator - November 29, 2008 05:18 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (Rogal Dorn @ Nov 29 2008, 03:24 PM)
is this one not worthy?


Does anyone know of a more appropriate way to credit it than "Chaos Bunny Studios"? We wouldn't want people thinking this site is trying to take credit for other peoples' work.

Rogal Dorn - November 30, 2008 04:47 AM (GMT)
isnt Wil Davies the painter? he is a member of the forum so mabey he will happen upon this thread :D

Magos Explorator - November 30, 2008 02:23 PM (GMT)
Will add his name on after the citation. :) Didn't know he was on these boards!

Magos Explorator - December 5, 2008 05:19 PM (GMT)
Added Bigwill's Emperor's Children tutorial.

Iacton - December 5, 2008 05:24 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (Magos Explorator @ Nov 30 2008, 02:23 PM)
Will add his name on after the citation. :) Didn't know he was on these boards!

Yes Wil Davies aka Wiltrichs. An occasional visitor to these shores, and a rather spiffy artist too :D

BigWill - December 5, 2008 06:30 PM (GMT)
We need to get some from Ron S. and a few from a certain ancient Luna Wolf would not be out of the question ;)

Also if you guys have not checked out the new Forgeworld Masterclass book I stongly suggest you check it out.
Tons and Tons of good tips
(ie inside a Brita waterpitcher filter ,if you crack it open the are these tiny white balls that are perfect for rivets,)
Just made a small indent with your pin-vise and glue em on

Maratheus - December 5, 2008 09:37 PM (GMT)
Mind if I try making one for Death Guard? Would be good to get some of the bad boys covered too.

Magos Explorator - December 5, 2008 09:38 PM (GMT)
Please do. :)

And there's no reason we're limited to one for each Legion, if different people like to share their own methods.

BigWill - December 5, 2008 10:33 PM (GMT)
I'd like to see at least 3 or 4 tutorials for each legion when it is all said and done.

Iron Warrior Tutorial

deadpool2345 - February 19, 2009 09:48 PM (GMT)
night lords.

[Do a tutorial and link to it, please. This is a collected thread, not a request for submissions -Shroud]

Magos Explorator - February 23, 2009 09:23 AM (GMT)
Added KRUG's Sons of Horus tutorial.

Whitehorn - May 19, 2009 11:48 AM (GMT)

Maratheus - June 9, 2009 02:03 PM (GMT)

Magos Explorator - June 9, 2009 05:07 PM (GMT)
Good tutorial!:) Have added to the first post.

Michaelangelos - January 20, 2010 04:42 PM (GMT)
as anyone one done a death guard marine tutorial?

Dargor - January 20, 2010 05:01 PM (GMT)

Whitehorn - January 20, 2010 05:02 PM (GMT)
Guide for Space Wolves

Vote on my poll if you want me to do one ^^

Wolf Lord Mjolnir - April 10, 2010 10:00 PM (GMT)
My Space Wolves...

Black base coat
Adeptus Battle Grey
Badab black wash
50:50 Adeptus Battle Grey to Codex Grey on all plates leaving the wash showing in the recesses
50:50 Codex Grey to Fortress Grey edge highlight
Final edge highlight of Fortress Grey if required

mix of baking soda (keep adding till you have the right effect), titanium white acrylic (high white pigment), PVA glue (equal to titanium white), a little water to make a paste consistency a niniscule dab of Icy Blue (too much and it will look like Gatorade!) this will stop the whote yellowing.
Add some little rocks while still setting.

An example
user posted image

Whitehorn - June 9, 2010 01:40 PM (GMT)
A nice generic Blood Angel guide here:

Magos Explorator - June 9, 2010 06:25 PM (GMT)
Thanks, I've added it to the first post.

MrBojab - June 11, 2010 10:40 AM (GMT)
Need Salamanders

Catferret read this and submit one*Fingers Crossed*

catferret - June 11, 2010 11:30 AM (GMT)
I'm still at the converting stage so no pics yet but I'll get some colour scheme pics sorted out as soon as I've painted something.

MrBojab - June 12, 2010 01:58 PM (GMT)
I am painting mine a 2:1 mix of dark angels green and chaos black then highlighting with dark angels green to give them a darker feel. There will be no pure black on the models instead there will be a 3:1 mix of chaos black and dark angels green as this will make them both sark but it will also mean that it will meld better instead of a contrast.

Cheers Mr Bojab

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