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.