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What do you paint up your Marine helmets on bases as?

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Zephaniah Adriyen

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As above. What do you paint up all of those little Primaris helmets on your bases and enemy models as? Like, say, on Abaddon's big spiky star thing or his base, under the new-old Noise Marine's hoof or on the new Chaos Marine sculpts' power packs? Do you paint it up as one of the Chapters you play, or do you have a "whipping boy" Chapter you prefer to beat the Warp out of?

 

Edit: After a moment's research, it turns out the newer CSM actually don't have Astartes helms impaled on their power packs. I know such a Chaos power pack exists/existed, in plastic, no less, because I have a friend who took some new CSM, some FW World Eaters pauldrons and some Khorne Berzerkers and did a nice kitbash for properly sized Berzerkers. At least two of the models have power packs with Astartes helms speared on them.


Edited by Zephaniah Adriyen, 14 May 2019 - 02:23 AM.

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Well, as this is the mostly loyalist side of the board, I'm a huge fan of using colours that are distinctly different than my chapter. Not a lot of loyalist kits have heads like that, but I have a bits box and like the look. I'm running crimson fists right now, and it just so happens the chaos marines from Shadowspear are going to be red corsairs, so right now the vanquished foes are all red.
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If your legion/warband has a traditional foe then they would be the obvious choice (if Iron Warriors then Imperial Fists, if Word Bearers then Ultramarines, if Thousand Sons then Space Wolves).
Or alternatively if you’ve written some fluff for your army then choose the major foe from that (e.g. for my Psychopomps it’s the Black Templars).
And, as Lemondish said, if it’s a contrasting colour that’s even better (again, the Templar’s Black vs my Psychopomps’ pastel pink).

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Kinda the wrong subforum as it's more a CSM question, but I'll answer anyway. I'll paint them in the colour scheme of one of my regular opponents Marine army (so Space Wolves or Deathwatch). ;)


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So yeah, I'm really not rude it's basically just cultural differences that act against me here. Again, I apologize.

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Yeah, I wasn't sure where to put it, honestly. Sorry.


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The 'head on spike' bit is probably from the chaos vehicle sprue.

 

 

It would make sense to paint the armour of fallen astartes in a color contrasting the model standing on the base.

Or, muted, very light tones with lots of metal & rust showing and maybe a charred/corroded metal effect if the casualty has been lying there a bit longer.

 

But why let reason and logic guide our actions when we can just use the paint scheme of the chapter we like least? smile.png


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I have a friend who has an Abaddon. He painted Abby up like Black Legion, obviously, but what's interesting is the helmet and base. The helmet on Abby's power pack is clearly Dark Angels in color, and, oddly enough, he accidentally used my Crimson Stalkers color scheme for the guy Abby's stomping on. You know, Abaddon Black for the overall body color, Mephiston Red pauldrons. He used a different gold trim for the pauldrons, but the overall color is very similar.


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"accidentally" ... uhuh sure. :P


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So yeah, I'm really not rude it's basically just cultural differences that act against me here. Again, I apologize.

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If its on the ground, its rusty with exposed metal. This way you can say its anybody. 


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When i painted up my Haarken Worldclaimer, I did the marine on the base as a Lamenter. Just so happened my friend had recently finished painted a Lamenters army. Shots fired!

 

Other than that, I try to be a bit thematic. When I did my old Minotaurs army, I had a few smashed up Mantis Warrior helmets lying around.


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The old chaos kit had some head on spear bits to add to the backpacks. I painted them as a mix of loyalist (and a couple as black legion rivals) I did make sure to include a Salamanders helmet since they're my primary loyalist army.
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