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Author Topic: Traveller Imperial Marines conversions - NEW PICS page 3!  (Read 14521 times)

Offline Faust23

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Traveller Imperial Marines conversions - NEW PICS page 3!
« on: September 17, 2011, 09:53:50 PM »
I'm a die hard Traveller player from the early eighties.  I've been looking for better Imperial Marines in Battledress than the old Grenadier 25's and am not too keen on the GZG versions either.

So, thankfully, Reaper and Hasslefree have provided me what I needed to make these:



My phone isn't emailing me all of the pics.  But here's the Force Commander:



The CAD #9 guns from Hasslefree looked good to me.  I can use them either as laser rifles, gauss rifles, or plasma/fusion guns man portable.

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Re: Traveller Imperial Marines conversions
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2011, 10:52:31 PM »
Here's more:








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Re: Traveller Imperial Marines conversions
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2011, 06:49:58 AM »
Nice conversions. I look forward to seeing them in paint. 
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Re: Traveller Imperial Marines conversions
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2011, 07:03:16 AM »
Thanks!  I have more to convert.  Once they're painted I'll post 'em.

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Re: Traveller Imperial Marines conversions
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2011, 03:49:43 PM »
Forgot to mention that the guy with the beret is a head from Secret Weapons line of resin heads.

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Re: Traveller Imperial Marines conversions
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2011, 03:20:15 AM »
I just discovered the Ventaurians by Denizen.  They look like Zhodani from Traveller.  I'm gonna pick some up and have some opposition for these Marines I'm working on.

Do any of you have these figs?  I'd like to see some better pics of them.

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Re: Traveller Imperial Marines conversions
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2011, 01:03:55 PM »
They are lovely figures. They might be a little slight for your purposes, but they would work for me. I have some comparison photos on my blog:

http://saxondogwarband.blogspot.com/2011_03_01_archive.html

You will have to scroll down quite a bit to see them.

Hope this helps.

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Re: Traveller Imperial Marines conversions
« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2011, 05:01:27 AM »
I dig your blog Hroth!  Thanks for the link.  I think the Ventaurians will size right against my marines because marine battledress puts them around 7 feet tall. 

I'll have pics up next week.

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Re: Traveller Imperial Marines conversions- 1st painted pic
« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2011, 10:04:39 PM »
Ok, so I decided to push through and finish one of these guys to see if I liked the result.  I will make a few tweaks to the others, but overall, I'm really happy with the outcome.



I'll post the others as I finish them.

Thanks!

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Re: Traveller Imperial Marines conversions - New painted pic
« Reply #9 on: October 15, 2011, 01:14:41 AM »
Interesting choice of colour! I do like it though. Maybe the beret could be a different colour? Otherwise it's very good :)

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Re: Traveller Imperial Marines conversions - New painted pic
« Reply #10 on: October 15, 2011, 06:11:02 AM »
The color is from Traveller canon.  The 'dress' color of the Imperial Marines is maroon, which is more like a burnt cadmium red, and that's what I used.  The beret's are a match of the same color.

While Battledress armor has holographic surface options, dress red, as it's called is usually the color associated with the Marines.  It's also the color they display on Embassy and Extrality Line duty.

Normally, I'd have the beret a different color, but this time there is a background reason for the match.

Thanks for your comments!

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Re: Traveller Imperial Marines conversions - New painted pic
« Reply #11 on: October 15, 2011, 06:39:21 AM »
The color is from Traveller canon.  The 'dress' color of the Imperial Marines is maroon, which is more like a burnt cadmium red, and that's what I used.  The beret's are a match of the same color.

While Battledress armor has holographic surface options, dress red, as it's called is usually the color associated with the Marines.  It's also the color they display on Embassy and Extrality Line duty.

Normally, I'd have the beret a different color, but this time there is a background reason for the match.

Thanks for your comments!

Bravo! :o

It's clear that you have made your homework, sir! :)

I cannot wait for the remaining ones (especially the ones in full battledress, helmet on). ;D

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Re: Traveller Imperial Marines conversions - New painted pic
« Reply #12 on: October 15, 2011, 07:06:33 AM »
Thanks G.K.! I'm glad you appreciate the 'research'. 

I have two with helmets on that should be finished in the morning.

Stay tuned and I'll throw some pics up tomorrow.

I'm going to buy the Zhodani look alikes from Denizen and do up some opponents too.

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Re: Traveller Imperial Marines conversions - New painted pic
« Reply #13 on: October 15, 2011, 07:55:11 AM »
He looks great, I'm looking forward to seeing the whole squad.  :)
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Re: Traveller Imperial Marines conversions - New painted pic
« Reply #14 on: October 15, 2011, 08:33:38 AM »
Try a little linework to separate the berret from the guys head, around the armour joint points etc, maybe a darker undersuit. Also add some highlights as from here it looks a little too drybrushed, might just be your camera.

Finally, though that base is ok, there are nicer resin bases out there, maybe some Fenris sulacco bases would look a bit more gritty?

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