Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Deathwatch Marines: Specialists

Today we have two more Deathwatch characters. This time around is an Ultramarines Librarian and a Dark Angels Devastator marine. The latter is armed with an ambiguous "heavy weapon" and the former has a psychically enhanced force weapon (sword).

I used a Black Templars backpack for the librarian because it had a thick tome chained to it, I figured it fir his theme. The Dark Angel was a whole bunch of trimming and ad-hoc'ing with various bits and pieces. Hey, I used "ad hoc" as a verb!

I have no idea where I got the Ultramarine's bolter from, but I love it. It's got an extra large casing, and a scope with 'doohickey' wires. I used an Ultramarine decal on the librarian and an embossed icon for the Dark Angel. Funny thing though, the librarian was supposed to be a Blood Angle marine! Oh well...

Regular and Dark Angel-specific Deathwatch ceremonial pads

The librarian was killing me. I wanted to give him glowing eyes to represent "raw psyker power" and I wanted his honkin' big force sword to glow in a similar manner to match. I used a mix of wet-blending and dry-brushing on the sword and I'm fairly happy with how it turned out, it does look a bit better in person. The eyes, I dunno, I'm not happy with them but I kept redoing them so much I got kind of over it. Did I mention I did the wrong chapter?

Hmm, I am torn on this one. I went with a new style and I wanted to basically make him look un-40k, and un-space marine. I think I accomplished that, however now that he's "un" those things, I don't know if I like it or not. The player this figure is for isn't a tabletop gamer, nor is he all that knowledgeable in the 40k universe, so it doesn't matter, it's a "cool figure with a big gun" in the end.


  1. I think they look great. I am looking forward to some more Deathwatch Episodes on the Minions Podcast!

  2. I like the glowing effect on the eyes, good job!

  3. I agree I think you nailed the glowing eyes.

  4. Thanks Andy and Tristan on the glowing eyes. They don't look bad, but you know how it is, you can only paint and re-paint so many times before you just say, "Eff it, it is what it is!"

    @Meatball: The episode is in the can, we just need to upload it. Sometime later this week?

  5. I really like the generic big gun on the DA, for some reason I had been forgetting that my RPG minis don't have to be WYSIWYG. Him being 'un' doesn't seem to be a problem. He looks great.

  6. Mik, that looks great. Of course, in 8-10 game sessions, that devastator is going to want to requisition some Terminator Armor. We can deal with that later....

  7. @CFett: Now using LEGOs, your PC's in RPG games can *always* be WYSIWYG, but for something like this, yeah, no pressure.

    @T-Bone: We'll cross that bridge when we come to it!