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Offline majorsmith

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Silver skull marines Rhino pg2
« on: October 01, 2022, 04:44:48 PM »
Thought I had posted these but obviously not, got a small unit of 5 done, more on the way! Thereís a few RTB01 parts on them too
« Last Edit: October 16, 2022, 07:28:12 PM by majorsmith »

Offline tikitang

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Re: Silver skull marines
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2022, 05:12:23 PM »
Beautiful!
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Re: Silver skull marines
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2022, 09:19:06 PM »
Aces  8)

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Re: Silver skull marines
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2022, 07:34:04 PM »
You had posted them, I've definately commented on them before, but it's great to see them again.

https://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=137922.0
« Last Edit: October 02, 2022, 07:39:32 PM by hubbabubba »

Offline majorsmith

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Re: Silver skull marines
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2022, 09:16:21 PM »
Thanks! I thought I had! But obviously didnít put silver skulls as a title 🫠

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Re: Silver skull marines
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2022, 10:22:47 AM »
Awesome; they look great!  8)

I recognize most (all?) of the RTB01 bits on there and they still work as well as they did in the late eighties.

Also, I really like you chose a chapter that's often overlooked; I can't recall I've ever seen more than just the one marine here and there, the most prominent one being that one in the 2nd ed codex.

Will you be doing more, or was this a one off?
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Offline majorsmith

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Re: Silver skull marines
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2022, 12:14:57 PM »
Thanks, yeah Iím going to do at least another 15-20 plus a chaplain and librarian, a few vehicles in codex grey I think with a dread , I need to find some plastic severed heads as apparently in the chapters lore they are head takers ?

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Re: Silver skull marines
« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2022, 12:25:50 PM »
Cool. That looks to be the basis of a solid army!

From what I recall, the Silver Skulls do indeed take skulls and dip them in silver as trophies. They recruit on feral worlds (hence the headhunting I presume) and they rely heavily on their Librarians.

Also, they are known for their high rate of succes, but then they also cherry-pick their battles, going in only when they know they can win :D

It'll be fun to see where you take these lads :)

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Re: Silver skull marines
« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2022, 03:39:16 PM »
I'm liking these a lot! Lovely figures, well painted.

Offline majorsmith

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Re: Silver skull marines
« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2022, 03:57:35 PM »
Thanks guys! Iíve got another 11 figures ready to start painting, Iíve had to go down the 3D printed route for shoulder pads but was pretty impressed to be honest

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Re: Silver skull marines
« Reply #10 on: October 04, 2022, 04:31:59 AM »
Wonderful painting and photography.

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Re: Silver skull marines
« Reply #11 on: October 04, 2022, 07:32:55 AM »
...Iíve had to go down the 3D printed route for shoulder pads but was pretty impressed to be honest

Interesting. Did you create thm yourself, or did you find them? And if the latter; did you specifically go looking for them, or is there a pack of different pads out there perhaps?

Offline majorsmith

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Re: Silver skull marines
« Reply #12 on: October 04, 2022, 12:22:19 PM »
I bought them on eBay, one was in the form of a curved skull to place on smooth paldrons, the others were complete with the pauldron, I was impressed with the quality, the guy does loads of chapters, the guys above have GW plastic shoulder pads, I think they came with the deathwatch ?

Offline Ragsta

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Re: Silver skull marines
« Reply #13 on: October 05, 2022, 11:09:53 AM »
I love the patina on those metals! How did you paint them?

Offline majorsmith

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Re: Silver skull marines
« Reply #14 on: October 05, 2022, 05:40:20 PM »
Cheers,

Base coat black
Dry brush steel
Wash with black
Dry brush steel
Various brown citadel washes in areas where they get dirty
Edge highlights with silver
Small sponge dabbing on silver across the armour
More washes if needed to tone down the silver dabbing
Black in recesses

Hope that helps

 

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