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DIY Chapter: Gravis Captain Conversion (4/21)

DIY Primaris Space Marines Astartes WIP

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A while back I experimented with some new Space Marine paint schemes and found one I liked. I just was happy with the one I had originally chosen. I finally let loose the arrow to land where it may.

 

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Now at this point I have a conundrum. Is the red bolter housing too busy; should I go with a more neutral off-black?

 

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The squad and chapter markings are going to be red, if that makes a difference.


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I quite like them both but prefer the black one without seeing the markings. I think the red one as it stands draws the focus from the marine to the gun because that is what my eye was first drawn to. But the addition of the red squad markings and icon could change that quite a bit and balance it out so it might be worth adding those then ask again.


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It's hard to say without seeing the squad markings; currently I feel like the left kind of blends together and turns into a grey blob, visually, whereas on the right the bright bolter provides a focal point even if it isn't the head. As it stands now the right has my vote, but you never know how the squad markings will change things!



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Thank you all for the advice! I put on the decals and the result was underwhelming. I'm guessing it's hard to have a really saturated red decal?

 

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I'm going to try a bolter matching the pauldrons next.


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Update time! I ended up going with Wild Rider Red brought down by Nuln Oil. I treated it kind of like an oil wash, reabsorbing the Nuln Oil from the flat surfaces to thin it down to where it muted the red, but wasn't black.

 

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The transfers... I did the squad for uniformity, but... well, see for yourself.

 

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Still need to do the GS for the ammo belt and decide if I want anything behind the head or just clean that area up a bit.


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Brief update as I've started putting colors down. I was curious about the decals over white and then painting green around them. I'm digging the white.

 

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And the Captain got some paint too:

 

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Good work so far! I think the white looks sharp personally with the red symbology.






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