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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Forge World Boarding Captain

I was lucky enough to have a friend go to Adepticon this year, and he was able to procure one of the show exclusive Forge World models for 2011, the Boarding Captain. I've had the model for a while now, but was stuck on what Chapter I wanted it to be. In the end, when in doubt, I go blue, so he became an Ultramarine.

The model comes with the option of the thunder hammer, storm shield, and a bolter with auxiliary grenade launcher, but I chose to go with the storm shield and thunder hammer. I then primed the model black with Duplicolor sandable primer, and that's how the model languished for quite a while.

The blue was painted with Regal blue, Ultramarine Blue, a 50:50 mix of Ultramarine Blue and Ice Blue and then an extreme highlight of Ice Blue. I did the silver Boltgun metal, Devlan Mud and Chainmail, and the gold is Dwarven Bronze, Devlan Mud, Shining Gold and Burnished gold. Originally, both shoulder pads were blue, but I decided that perhaps this Captain was the originator of the Sons of Guilliman heraldry and founded the chapter during the Second Founding, though I did reverse the colors a bit in the process.


  1. Lucky! I really wanted this model but to try and buy it on ebay would cost £35 =/

    Great work on him though!

  2. I agree, I was definitely lucky. Though I have to admit, had nI not gotten it that way, I would of shelled out for it on ebay.

    Thanks for the greta feedback on the paint job too.

  3. Nicely executed paintjob on a beautiful model!

    I especially like the work on the shield :)

  4. Thanks for the great feedback! The shield is an awesome part of the model, and while there s a bolter with auxilliary grenade launcher that could replace it, it just didn't feel right to not use the shield.