Hideho interblog peeps, back again with a bit of nostalgia that's inspired me to do some more converting and this time it's not IG it's Marines.
The idea is to try to replicate these 4 classic RT era space marines using plastic marines and bits from FW plus lashings and lashings of Green stuff of course :) I blame Ron at From the Warp with all those lovely conversions and tips that have infected my mind with too many ideas.
First off is this guy (now i must just point out i was about 13 when theres were painted so don't be harsh) the chain sword will need to be scratched but i think I've the skills from the Guardsman's in the last post. He also has a nifty buzz saw on the back of his bionic hand that i hope to replicate also.
Thanks to the tips Ron at FTW (link in the side bar) the legs sans knee pads shouldn't be a problem or the exo power cables on his chest.
May have a dig around in the box of lost soldiers for a 5th member to add to the mix and round out the squad. I don't think any heavy weapons were about in the early days of space marines but i'll have to check out some old white dwarfs. There may have been an early rocket launcher before RTB01 but the old grey matter is not what it used to be.
So what do you think of my cunning plan, worthy of Baldrick or complete insanity.
If you guys have any suggestions for what bits to use or the 5th member toting something with more punch from the RT era give us a shout.
I will get started on this project once i've restocked on some plastic marines, bits an bobs from other sources and gathered my wits about me. I've no idea which one i'll start with they all have something about them the grizzled vet Sergeant, the wild swordsman or the eager young marine freshly promoted to the battle company or the bionically enhanced assault specialist in that fetching yellow and blue paint job.
Until next time