Paint Space Marines Pdf
In our How to Paint Everything series, we take a look at different armies of the Warhammer universe, examine their history and heraldry, and look at several different methods for painting them. Following up on a prior article on how to paint the Thirteenth Primarch himself, we take a look at his legion and chapter: the Ultramarines.
paint space marines pdf
My personal favorite Ultramarines book is Know No Fear by Dan Abnett, which details the Betrayal at Calth during the Horus Heresey. It is told from multiple perspectives and has a number of interesting Ultramarines characters that help flesh out the Legion as more than just the boring Codex Marines many people seem to think they are. It also features the single coolest Guilliman fight scene in any Black Library book.
A notably absent recommendation is the Ultramarines series by Graham McNeill. Aside from the fact that I think Graham McNeill is a poor author with highly problematic treatment of female characters, these books are old enough that their portrayal of Space Marines feels very much at odds with the current fluff. The Ultramarines read more like Frat Bros in Space than transhuman warriors fighting for a dying Imperium and a lot of the dialogue and characterization just feels outright dissonant, particularly when compared to something like Spear of the Emperor by Aaron Dembski-Bowden or Brothers of the Snake by Dan Abnett, which really capture the transhuman aspect of Space Marines.
The Ultramarines are a chapter of Space Marines and adhere closely to the Codex Astartes. They also have their own supplement. You can read more about how to play them in Start Competing: Space Marines.
Ultramarines are THE codex Chapter and as such they follow all the heraldic conventions laid down by Roboute himself. This makes for a lot of fun opportunities for little details and visual interest, such as distinguishing a squad of veterans with white helmets, or picking out a specific sergeant as a veteran with a red helmet and white stripe, or individual squad markings, etc. The adherence to codex markings is actually one of my favorite things about the Chapter because it adds some visual variety and also helps you tell micro-stories as you paint your squads and models. Ultramarines are vaguely Greco-Roman, and as such you can also make good use of certain motifs like laurels or helmet crests to help set models or units apart.
Another option when thinking about heraldry is to use an alternative color scheme for a unit or set of units to distinguish them on the battlefield. Fellow Goonhammer author SRM has made great use of this for his Vanguard Marines by painting them in a scheme reminiscent of the Ultramarines Destroyer Scheme from the Horus Heresy. This gives the models a very distinct look while also looking cohesive with the rest of his force, you can learn more about it here.
Unlike most Space Marine models, the Victrix Guard have two very large areas of color, the armor and their capes. Rather than basecoat the caps by hand, I wanted to paint some nice and smooth gradients with the airbrush so I masked off all the armor with a combination of Tamiya Tape and Masking Putty.
Thin some Abaddon Black (again get it to the point where it almost separates) and apply it in the deepest recesses, and cover any metallic areas or anything that will actually be black (in this case the gun). The thinned black will pool in the recesses over the grey primer and give you a cheap shade and base coat in one. Not pictured in this step I also painted the eyes with the previous mix of Blue Horror (I also did the plasma coil the same).
Using a small piece of sponge dab on Rhinox Hide to form a pattern of random dots over the armour panels. Similar to drybrushing, you want to remove almost all the paint from the sponge before dabbing on the mini.
The scratches and chips are done by painting an area with Rhinox Hide and then painting Ironbreaker on top. Be sure to leave Rhinox Hide showing around the silver to give the impression of worn paint.
For the most part, all the models were fully assembled prior to priming. The only exception were the shields on the Primaris Captain and Bladeguard Veterans, these were primed and painted separatly before being attached to the completed model.
to learn the basics in a hands on way. This is a great set to get yourself into the tabletop side of the hobby. The low amount of models means that you won't be spending a long time assembling or painting before getting into the action and learning the rules of the game. It is also the cheapest of the three options, you could even split the cost with a friend and get to grips with the hobby together. This is a great set to learn the basics and see if the tabletop side of the hobby is something you enjoy whilst also giving you scope to expand into two different factions.
It's worth mentioning for those new to the painting side of the hobby there are also two painting sets. One containing some Necron Warriors and the paints necessary to paint them as the new Szarekhan Dynasty and the other with some Assault Intercessors and the paints for the Ultramarines Chapter colour scheme.
Recurring enclosed space incidents serve as a stark reminder that entry into such spaces without proper training or following procedures can result in seafarers being killed or seriously injured. Far too often, we also see that seafarers who die in enclosed spaces do so in the course of attempting to rescue fellow crew members.
These incidents serve as a stark reminder that failure to observe and understand simple enclosed space entry procedures can result in seafarers being killed or seriously injured. They are also reminders that a well-intentioned seafarer who enters an enclosed space to assist a fellow crewmember is likely to become a victim requiring assistance, as well as delay a proper rescue operation and increase the potential for additional deaths.
Ship managers are advised to review their enclosed space entry procedures and, if necessary, revise them to ensure they comply with the applicable requirements. This includes adequately prohibiting entry into enclosed spaces by shore personnel prior to the necessary precautions being implemented.
Ship managers should ensure that a risk assessment is conducted to identify all enclosed spaces on board the ship and periodically revisit the assessment to ensure its continued validity. Gard also recommends establishing an inventory of all enclosed spaces on board that seafarers may enter and where there is any likelihood that they might become dangerous. The inventory should record the particular characteristics of the space, the likely hazard involved, and the measures taken to prevent entry unless safety procedures are followed. Any difficulties inherent in a rescue from the space should also be considered, and solutions identified, so that in the event of an emergency, the crew is in the best position to respond quickly.
The problem with procedures is that good intentions often become paper-pushing exercises. It is therefore important to ensure that those performing tasks involving entry into enclosed spaces understand that the purpose of the procedures is to prevent accidents and not simply to satisfy the regulators or their immediate superiors. Trying to do a job quickly can result in poor decision making. Never rush a task or minimise safety critical steps due to time pressure.
It is important that seafarers are given proper onboard training to help them recognise, evaluate and control hazards associated with entry into enclosed spaces. In addition to conducting mandatory enclosed space entry and rescue drills every two months, masters should consider holding a special safety meeting with particular emphasis on enforcing the responsibility that all seafarers have to prevent enclosed space entry related incidents and the need for crew members to resist their natural urge to immediately enter an enclosed space in order to assist a fellow crewmember.
Gard regularly publishes Case Studies for safety meetings focusing on the risk assessment process and identification of the chain of errors that led to an incident. One of our Case Studies addresses entry into enclosed spaces and we encourages masters to use this Case Study as part of their training - for comparison, analysis and discussion among officers and crew onboard their ships.
The following link will take you to the safety awareness campaign website, which contains our video, a case study and additional loss prevention material addressing entry into enclosed spaces: -space-entry-training.