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Title: Creating Pre-Heresy marines - a series

Whitehorn - November 13, 2009 12:16 AM (GMT)
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Full list:

Mark I power armour:
Part A
Part B
Part C

Mark II power armour:
Part A
Part B
Part C

Mark III power armour:
Part A
Part B
Part C

Mark IV power armour:
Full tutorial

Mark V power armour:
Part A
Part B

Guides for painting legions:
Space Wolves
Metallic Thousand Sons

Guides for building legions:
Thousand Sons

Misc tutorials:
Using beads as armour studs

Please leave feedback here or there. Your suggestions will inspire my further tutorials and tips :)

Hero of Istvaan - November 13, 2009 10:48 AM (GMT)
dude that is awsome only problem though, can i get those 'liquid beads' in the uk from anywhere or are they only online/US? <_<

shorty - November 13, 2009 11:23 AM (GMT)
They are looking great and the customizing of these AOBR Marines is so did perfect work if i could find these beads here in germany....

Whitehorn - November 13, 2009 11:28 AM (GMT)
Thanks guys.

Hero of Istvaan, I live in the UK. I bought them from Hobbycraft. Sadly they were like 3 compared to $0.88! But you get so many, it's worth the cost.

shorty, if you have no joy finding some, we can always buy and post you a pack :P

I'll be taking each part of the tutorials to visit a mark of armour and hopefully differ the components each time to show how it can be done with a range of pieces. If anyone wants to see anything specific, just make a suggestion.

shorty - November 13, 2009 11:40 AM (GMT)
Are you always taking AOBR Marines or are you also doing the tutorial for the other MKs with normal Multi Part Marines ?...The Black Reach Marines only would be nice because its the most cheap and easy way...and you have the heads already and also the Legs for some MK Variants... ;)

Whitehorn - November 13, 2009 11:46 AM (GMT)
I intended to do 2 models for part 1, I laid out the pieces from Berserker legs and Red Scorpion chest, but didn't have time to do both last night.

I will definitely explore the entire range - multipart marines, CSM, BlackReach, Berserkers, ForgeWorld and so on and with varying extras from companies like Maxmini, PigIron, MicroArts and my own sculpts.

Blackreach was a good starting point because it was a quick build and I'm sure everyone has a few of the models lying around! They're also a fun challenge to break. I just wish I'd taken pics of the steps for this chap:

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Gagoc TheAncient - November 13, 2009 08:36 PM (GMT)
Can I ask why you cut that notch out of the top of the chest?

That's not a part of the usual Mk 2 design.

Whitehorn - November 13, 2009 11:26 PM (GMT)
Yeah, I was aiming for Mk II at first but I wanted to keep it simple. Doing layered armour all over the model would have pushed this into advanced, so it's the top of MkII stuck onto a MkVII :P

Most of this gets hidden by the bolter, so I didn't want to sculpt stuff and it not be visible.

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I'll delve into a proper chest conversion in future article :)

Whitehorn - November 14, 2009 06:11 PM (GMT)

Pacific - November 14, 2009 07:19 PM (GMT)
Awesome tutorial mate so far, thanks for that!

Might well have a go at these guys, based on how hard it is to do the shoulder pads!

DiSTudios - November 15, 2009 12:09 AM (GMT)
Awesome tuts, giving me ideas :rolleyes:


Whitehorn - November 15, 2009 12:52 PM (GMT)
*Cough* vote on the poll *cough*

Whitehorn - November 15, 2009 10:35 PM (GMT)

Whitehorn - November 17, 2009 09:56 AM (GMT)
Bit of a short one, but the second installment of the Mark I is up:

Whitehorn - November 18, 2009 09:47 AM (GMT)
Alright shy people, the last part of Mark I is up!

malika - November 18, 2009 03:57 PM (GMT)
Looking great man! Keep up the good work!

Leman Russ SW - November 19, 2009 04:32 AM (GMT)
Look good mate. Just seen a link to your site from Table Top Gaming News hopefully it will encourage more gamers maybe you can put link to this site for those who may be interested in this era.

Whitehorn - November 19, 2009 09:30 AM (GMT)
Affiliate links will be coming soon, I'm concentrating on getting 'out there' with tutorials first. Nothing worse than creating a mass banner share for an empty site :)

..and before you ask, I have links up already because TTGN have generated over 800 hits for me! :o

Whitehorn - November 24, 2009 12:33 PM (GMT)
Next part has begun:
Creating Mark III power armour

Whitehorn - November 26, 2009 08:59 PM (GMT)

Whitehorn - November 29, 2009 11:27 PM (GMT)
I've just completed a guide for making Mark III power armour, using MaxMini Steam Knight heads :)

Part A
Part B
Part C

renlegunvrs - November 30, 2009 03:47 AM (GMT)
thanks for the tutorial i now have a lot of work to do

grimdisco - November 30, 2009 04:28 AM (GMT)
Me too!!!

Whitehorn - November 30, 2009 09:08 AM (GMT)
I have to admit, it was a ball ache (pun intended) to do all the studs, but if you have casting know-how, your life will be infinitely easier if you cast up your own marines from the master.

Brother Handro - November 30, 2009 09:38 PM (GMT)
That's a quality tutorial Whitehorn, really thorough yet not out of reach for the average modeller. Now I'm desperate to get to Hobbycraft for some beads!...

Whitehorn - November 30, 2009 10:37 PM (GMT)
Thanks. Feedback is always good motivation :)

Hard churning out a tutorial every day, but a good challenge!

Unfortunately (who am I kidding) I have to see In Flames tomorrow night :D

rabblerouser - November 30, 2009 11:46 PM (GMT)
keep up the good work

Whitehorn - December 3, 2009 11:07 AM (GMT)
I took the plunge and did a painting Space Wolves tutorial :)

Whitehorn - December 8, 2009 10:37 AM (GMT)

Feytor - December 8, 2009 02:02 PM (GMT)
I am very disappointed :( . You could make a tutorial how to do Mk IV without FW kits. :rolleyes:

Whitehorn - December 8, 2009 02:10 PM (GMT)
Yes, buy why? Are you a masochist?

I'm not going to avoid obvious, affordable choices for this. Most of the bad feedback has been about the amount of time and effort a single marine takes to convert.

Feytor - December 8, 2009 02:36 PM (GMT)
Yes, buy why? Are you a masochist?

Yes I am! I do mine with bare MK VIII torsos and GS :D .

Whitehorn - December 8, 2009 03:27 PM (GMT)
I'll see how I feel after a full sculpt of Mk II :blink:

Whitehorn - December 16, 2009 02:15 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (Whitehorn @ Dec 8 2009, 03:27 PM)
I'll see how I feel after a full sculpt of Mk II :blink:

First part up now anyway. Going to update the first post.

Whitehorn - December 18, 2009 03:02 PM (GMT)

Brother Handro - December 18, 2009 07:31 PM (GMT)
Great work once again Whitehorn. I see you've gone for the PVA method for your studs this time? I've finally got around to buying some liquidbeads and the insanity has started already. Maybe PVA is the way to go, less fiddly...

renlegunvrs - December 18, 2009 07:53 PM (GMT)
just curious why u didnt us the mrk ii from the chaos range and modify it?

rabblerouser - December 18, 2009 11:04 PM (GMT)
That MK2 turned out pretty nice!

Feytor - December 18, 2009 11:12 PM (GMT)
Sir, you are insane :o .

Whitehorn - December 19, 2009 12:07 AM (GMT)
Maxmini have been very kind to me, so I am more than happy to feature their products where relevant. I find them very affordable and accomodating of late, so why not?

Which head do you mean renlegunvrs? I'm a bit merry with mead right now so I can't think of any other than maybe the Iron Warrior.

Handro - I used that method almost exclusively before trying out the beads. I enjoy the speed of it but you have to be careful with them rubbing off. Mostly I want to explore all methods rather than repeat myself. There's at least 1 more way of doing studs yet, which I hope to explore for Mk V.

Feytor - Some have said. I enjoy doing this, so may as well keep it up while I do so!

Feel free to vote on the polls :)

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