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DarkSoldier
09-08-2006, 04:29
How much blue is in a Codex-affiliated Librarian's armour (standard and Terminator)? The only examples I can find, out of C:SM, are Ultramarines.

Dark Apostle197
09-08-2006, 04:36
They are usually mostly blue. You don't have to paint them blue though. I have seen them purple, to stand out from the rest of the blue marines. Fluffwise, I would say mostly blue.

devolutionary
09-08-2006, 04:47
From a 2nd Ed view, it's all blue with only the left shoulder pad (right for Termies) in Chapter colours. This has been revised a little for all specialists.

Melchiah
09-08-2006, 06:28
From what Ive see at least 2/3rds is blue.

Gen.Steiner
09-08-2006, 11:24
From a 2nd Ed view, it's all blue with only the left shoulder pad (right for Termies) in Chapter colours. This has been revised a little for all specialists.

This is the Codex paint scheme. All specialists (Techmarines, Chaplains, Apothecaries and Librarians) wear their specific armour colour (Red, Black, White and Blue respectively) except on the left pad (right for Terminators) in Chapter colours (with company banding on the pad if applicable). Other insignia, e.g. company number on the kneepad, remains the same.

All CODEX chapters should use this scheme. Any non-codex chapter can paint their armour any way they damn well want, the heretics.

salamandercaptain
09-08-2006, 15:54
On a slightly unrelated but pedantic note:

Salamander apothocary's while being "Codex" do deviate from the prescribed scheme by painting L arm, side of helmet and shoulder pad red (in order to hide the blood from mercy killings on battle field) the rest of the upper body remains white and legs etc in chater green.

This may be the exception that proves the rule though for Codex colour schemes.

Gen.Steiner
09-08-2006, 16:35
I think so. Also, this makes Salamanders filthy monkey-heretics. :p

Minister
09-08-2006, 17:16
Which they are already, due to their incorrect company organisation and lack of close assault units.

Embelishment of the armour with extensive honour markings, often in chapter colours, is permitted, however.

salamandercaptain
09-08-2006, 17:56
I object to the term Monkey-Heretics.

We have small numbers hence our mere 8 companies and we take time and care training our newer members and we don't squander their square jaws on missions until they are ready. Our medics are honourable and it was the refusal to wash away the life blood of a brother that caused our slight wandering from the prescribed teachings.

Pyro-deviants is allowable though. ;)

Gen.Steiner
09-08-2006, 17:57
Pyro-monkey-deviant-heretics? It's a compromise... :p

salamandercaptain
09-08-2006, 18:00
what about Pyro deviant heretic monkeys?

Oh and back on topic: yes blue- helmets and shoulder pads according to 1st ed fluff, all over according to 2nd ed, and a mix of the two in 3rd and 4th ed.

devolutionary
09-08-2006, 20:09
As Gen Steiner points out, anybody who does not feature mostly blue armour is a heretic. I can't stand the white helmet apothecary phase, it's just not right dammit!

3rd still held on to 2nd ed for colouration, I think you'll find. It was only the release of the 4th Ed Command Squad that changed that around. Personally, I'd say mostly blue is fine, but I also paint my Ultramarines in white with personal heraldrym, as per Rogue Trader & 2nd ed Blanche imagery, because I'm a fan boy.

Karhedron
09-08-2006, 20:43
Way back in first edition, specialists were usually painted mainly in their chapter colours. The helmet and possibly the shouder pads were then painted in the relevant specialist colours. Check out WDs first Blood Angels army (circa WD 139) for a red librarian with blue helmet. I have stuck with this colour scheme for my specialists for 4 editions now and wouldn't change even with the GW Inquisition hounding me. ;)

marv335
09-08-2006, 20:47
"back on the day" apocatharies armour became more white the more battlefield experience they had

salamandercaptain
09-08-2006, 22:24
Sorry but I'm sticking with the Space marine Painting guide as in WD 119.

I'll await Steiner and Devolutionary's inquisition with baited breath and several cunningly hidden bear traps

Minister
09-08-2006, 22:43
Just don't commit your heresy with the Ultramarines.

Of course, if you are REALLY old school, feel free to continue with the Ultra Marines chapter.

salamandercaptain
09-08-2006, 22:54
Surely an RTB01 beats a Mk1 rhino putting Sallies even older school then the smurfs.
(I speak as one who ran out of Salamander green 4 months ago thankfully just after finishing my army)

jimbobodoll
09-08-2006, 22:58
Just don't commit your heresy with the Ultramarines.

Of course, if you are REALLY old school, feel free to continue with the Ultra Marines chapter.

Ha! Do you remember that game, "Ultra Marines"? With the dice chucked into the box lid? and despite powered armoured marines on the front you got 4 coloured plastic 5 man scout squads who were supposed to kill each other? *eeeerg!*

Minister
09-08-2006, 23:32
Fortunatley not. First 40K purchace was the 2nd edition box.

Second, I belive, was the Ork and Ultramarines codecies, Calgar, Ghazghul and Makari, a Mekboy and a box of Terminators. Oh, and some Ultramarines transfers and a rhino.