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tagsta
10-06-2012, 15:08
Hello Community,

I converted a Heresy/Scouring Era Ultramarines Captain from the Helbrecht Model. I have to say finecast is incredible, I would have never managed to convert a metal Helbrecht that way and scrape off all the templar details...

Anyways, I need suggestions/help/input:

Cloak Design / Freehands/Decals on the Cloak:
Do you think that a Large Ultramarine Symbol or Imperial Eagle would work well on the back?
Should I paint the inside of the cloak with a different color, other than red?

Background:
Do you think the model works well to represent Captain Remus Ventanus from Know No Fear, or does he look more like a generic Chapter Master
(E.g. 11th Chapter - Chapter Master Vared)? I believe Remus Ventanus was described with MK IV or Praetor pattern armour which wouldnt quite match the armour on the model, hence the thought..

Anyways, here are the WIP pictures: (Please keep in mind that light conditions are not perfect)

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y68/Tagsta/Warhammer40k/IMG00389-20120610-1520.jpg
This member of the XIII Legion is equipped with Artifcer Armour. It is likely that the Legionaire is an early veteran of the Great Crusade that replaced damaged parts of his original Mk II suit with parts of the heavier Mk III "Iron" armour.

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y68/Tagsta/Warhammer40k/IMG00390-20120610-1520.jpg
the blade is yet unpainted and will be blended from different metallics..

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y68/Tagsta/Warhammer40k/IMG00391-20120610-1520.jpg
UM decal/heraldry will be added to the little shield on his pauldron.

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y68/Tagsta/Warhammer40k/IMG00392-20120610-1520.jpg
Combi Melta was largely remodelled from plastic parts and is unpainted yet
I am highly unsatisfied with the backpack and might close the vents with GS, since the matt varnish messed up the vents!

Cheers,
Tagsta

the damned artificer
10-06-2012, 15:25
I'll throw a comment here as well :P You should get your hands on the UM brass etch and ad a U to his little shield :D

tagsta
10-06-2012, 15:33
I'll throw a comment here as well :P You should get your hands on the UM brass etch and ad a U to his little shield :D
wanted to get myself some brass etch anyways, good idea! Until I order from FW again, i might use a 2D decal though!

as promised in the thread title some traitors (also WIP):
see Alpharius, and... erm... Alpharius:
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y68/Tagsta/Warhammer40k/IMG00397-20120610-1635.jpg
From reading the books that feature AL, it seemed logical that these traitors would disguise themselves with loyalist looks, also in the 41st century.
I could picture the Stealth Cell leader acting like an imperial Space Marine Captain to mess up whole formations of imperial guard and to gain access to certain facilities...

What do you think? :)

RunepriestRidcully
10-06-2012, 17:49
I really like the colour on the alpha legionairres, and your Ultramarine captain is yet another model that makes me want to do a pre heresy Salamanders force.

constant_ones
10-06-2012, 18:23
The Alpha Legion with the Mk4 looks sweet man, normally not a fan of green, but yours are quite well done!

Noserenda
10-06-2012, 18:37
Superb work, the Captain is very nice and its always good to see Alphas ;)

tagsta
10-06-2012, 23:27
I really like the colour on the alpha legionairres, and your Ultramarine captain is yet another model that makes me want to do a pre heresy Salamanders force.
go for it! i think a similar conversion would work well with the salamanders paint scheme!

The Alpha Legion with the Mk4 looks sweet man, normally not a fan of green, but yours are quite well done!
thanks! MkIV is by far my favorite aswell!

Superb work, the Captain is very nice and its always good to see Alphas ;)
thanks! i am a big fan of your alphas too! Hydra Dominatus!