The first set of tactical marines was done by airbrushing GW boltgun over black primer then spraying again with chainmail to try and achieve a highlight. But they turned out mostly chainmail.
The second set of troops (devastators) is a base coat of Vallejo Air Gun over black primer with a Vallejo Air Steel highlight. You can see how much darker these guys are. And you can tell that one plasma cannon and one Lascannon troopers didn't get the Steel highlight.
Next are pictures of my Commander and Dev squad leader and tactical squad leader with Maxmini.eu Skull Tribe heads.
You'll notice the recessed metal skull in the shoulderpads on the SQ LDR. That skull is from the GW Silver Skulls shoulder pads. I hacked them off the metal shoulder pad then hacked up a plastic shoulder pad. The metal pads stick way out, so by removing the 3D skull and recessing it into a plastic pad, it's looks a lot better. HOWEVER it is a HUGE PITA! So I gave up and now am using the GW pads as is. I will have at least 30 tactical troops, and there was no way I was doing that hack job 30+ times. You can see the GW pads on the Devastators. I will keep this updated as I progress. Constructive Criticism welcome.
*Please note all models depicted so far are WIP, I have yet to completely finish a single one haha*
Edited by SickSix, 25 October 2016 - 03:21 AM.