Warhammer is to me some kind of family business!
If I command an IG regiment an some sisters of battles, my daugther pays attention on Taus and my second son on a Space Marine chapter, "the Sons of Vulcain"...
The work on the Marines begin five or six years ago and my project was to built a detachement without major conversion, using the too many "old awfully painted figs" lost in my spare boxes and we turn to a very simple scheme of black and green. The sons of Vulcain could be a mysterious chapter the Salamanders and spending centuries in the unknown to pay some faults.
The basic army without the bike squadron :
The upcoming of the Baneblade in my own regiment need some improvement in the other family armies ans I turn back to the SM to provide renforcement and we decided to uprgade the sons of Vulcain to a full mechanised unit based on the universal Rhino. As I don't think it could be very interesting to show simple figs finished using speed painting (most of you are better painters than I will ever become!), this post will only concerne the conversions on the chapter's armor.
[CENTER]Step one : the universal warhorse
The tank remains very close to the original, but I cannot built any kit strait of the box and I wasn't happy with the model's exhaust pipes and symetrical layout. I try to improve (just my opinion!) the model delaying the two frontal ones and I push a bit more to a box shaped tank adding two metal boxes on the rear fender.
The painting and marking remain in the Sons of Vulcain ascetic way : plain green with only the chapter insignia (taken from the blood angels), platoon number and immo.
The APC use aerial recognition symbols on the roof doors for HQ, Elite and troops :
All comments are welcome!