Archive for Ultramarines

Deathwatch: Tactical

Posted in Miniatures with tags , , , , , on December 2, 2016 by Sean

The Deathwatch Squad I was working one earlier (see the Assault Marines) get expanded with some members with bolters. Like the others they wear black power armor, with their personal chapter symbol, and the distinctive silver Deathwatch shoulder and left arm. They all carry the specialized bolter with all its attachments and extra ammo feeds. All the squad’s members have accessories that showcase their chapter character. I used a mix of Tactical Marines bits, as well as Sternguard Veteran and Deathwatch pieces. These Marines were built before the Deathwatch plastic set came out (just my luck).

The Ultramarine was built to be the ‘squad leader’ type, directing his comrades in battle. This gave him a nice open stance, his right arm holding his bolter away from his body to further widen his pose. He got extra purity seals, scrollwork on his chest piece, and the Roman-esque garlanded helmet and baltea (the groin guard strips). Overall this gave him the character of the ‘glory boy’ Centurion.

The Exorcist was more closed in posture, reflective his sinister nature. He got extra details to show his personality, including prayer scrolls- wrapped around his arm and hanging from his belt. He carries a demonic skull as a talisman, reflected in his chapter icon. His icon was a transfer with additional painted details (and arcane script). He also has the most skulls of any member of the squad.

The last member here is the Dark Angel. His role is Apothecary, so he carries the narthecium and medic backpack. He wears the off-white robes of the Deathwing, befitting a veteran of the chapter. I made his robe a duller shade of ivory to tone it down against the black armor. His armor is almost a throwback to the Legion colors, and he wears a modified Dark Angel icon on his right shoulder. His pose is relatively passive, compared to his squad mates, reflecting his support role.

The last few members of the squad will follow shortly.


Roboute Guilliman: Primarch of the Ultramarines

Posted in Miniatures with tags , , , , , , on February 26, 2016 by Sean


The next Primarch from Forgeworld arrives- Roboute Guilliman, the Primarch of the Ultramarines.

This figure was very detailed, like all the other Primarchs I’ve done. He’s got all the typical eagles and skulls, and the Ultra symbol of course. Unlike the others though, his ostentatiousness is somewhat toned down. He’s got a very limited color scheme, with just a spot of green, red, leather, and flesh to diverge from the blue and yellow metal. The gladius got a wash of blue ink and highlight with silver. I had to keep the armor lines clean, and the white cape was a strong contrast to the armor.

The scenic base was fun. I haven’t done much marble, so I had to do some experimenting to achieve the effect. It has that nice Roman feel, which of course matches Roboute’s decorated armor (he’s really ready to conquer Gaul here).

Next up: Corax!


Posted in Miniatures with tags , , , , on October 23, 2015 by Sean

I’m working on a squad of Ultramarines Invictarus Suzerains from Forgeworld. They are intended to accompany their Primarch Roboute Guilliman when I finish him (next in the queue).

The Suzerains are all equipped with power axes and combat shields. Their armor is highly decorated; the only change is an additional horsehair brush on the helmet for all members. I haven’t done Ultramarines in some time, but luckily blue is a forgiving color. The blue is actually P3 Cygnar Blue with GW Macragge Blue for mid-tones and highlights. I made the shield a marble white to give maximum contrast with the armor.

The rest will be along shortly.