Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Limited Edition 25th Anniversary Marine
This year, my birthday present from my wife and daughter was the 25th Anniversary Space Marine. I loved the artwork for the model, the throwback packaging is really great. The cast of the model was pretty good too, with only a few bubbles in it. Nothing someone who has a lot of Forge World models hasn't dealt with before.
I struggled a bit in deciding what to do with this model. Part of me thought it should remain in its natural state and just be a one off figure to sit in the display case. Another part of me though, wanted to use it an army; in which case it comes down to a decision between the Crimson Fists and the Imperial Fists. I already have an army in progress that is themed along a Chapter devastated by war loss catastrophe - the Black Consuls - and I want to try a yellow chapter, so after some debate, I decided on Imperial Fists.
The model was primed black. Then I applied a base coat of P3 Rucksack Tan to the whole model, GW Boltgun to the silver areas and P3 Hammerfeld Khaki to the bone ones. Then a Devlan Mud wash was applied. I used the head to apply coats of P3 Moldy Ochre, Sulfuric Yellow and then GW Golden Yellow. On the shoulder pad, I tried two coats of GW Golden Yellow. Ultimately, I ended up finishing the model with two coats of GW Golden Yellow, though if this grows into an army, I plan to use a middle coat to make the yellow look better.