Thursday, August 27, 2020

40k Raven Guard - Primaris Marines

Primaris Marines from the Raven Guard Chapter for GW's Warhammer 40k setting. 
Well, my blogging pace has dropped to pretty much nothing during the summer...sorry about that...there has been no shortage of activity, just not as much painting. I've been spending time at my cabin on Lake Superior near Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, and the assorted outdoor activities tend to reduce my painting production - and dramatically reduce the amount of time for posting on the blog...

Primaris Seargeant, checking his email while holding a bolt pistol (as one does). 
Marine sporting a bolt rifle (and an ominous countenance).

Marine prepping to chuck a grenade...
But my brushes have not been idle - I have been messing around with more of the new (or, at least, new to me) "Primaris" Space Marines for GW's Warhammer 40k setting. I have finished a number of the figures, and managed a few photos to share. Up first is a 5-man squad of Primaris Intercessors, armed with bolt rifles. These are multi-part plastic kits, enhanced with some Raven Guard-specific shoulder plates and decals.

Swapping in a new clip...I quite like this pose. 

Grenade launcher (a little blurry - he's moving fast!).

You can still see there is a glossy finish beneath the decals - the humidity out here is much too high these days to try spraying with Testors Dullcote or any similar product, so that final step will have to wait for a few more weeks.

View of the back side, showing the power packs, the pouches, pistol holsters and other accessories.
These plastic Intercessors are very nice kits, and I tried to make use of some of the varied poses available...the officer is checking a comms read out/data slate built into his wrist. One of the marines is slamming a fresh magazine into his bolt rifle. Another has an auxiliary grenade launcher mounted underneath his bolt rifle.

A lot of gloss coat under the decal locations...these fellows will get a dullcote spray once the humidity dies down in a few weeks.
The plastic upgrade frames are great - for the Raven Guard, you get some "beakie" style helmets, which I still love, and you get embossed shoulder plates with the Raven Guard logo on them. I love the embossed chapter symbols - they are so much nicer than decals, and I wish GW would make a little more of a coordinated effort to make them consistently available.

For the Emperor!
These are the first of a very small force of Raven Guard who will, at some point, participate in some 40k gaming (who knows when - I won't need to hurry). I'll have some more progress on this progect to share in other posts as August concludes and we head into September.

Sunset over Goulais Bay, on the eastern shores of Lake Superior.
Thanks for reading, and stay safe.


DAM said...

Very cool looking Raven Guard. I like the scuffed nature of the armor. These boys have been busy, not stuck out on parade. :)

Neil Scott said...

Excellent looking figures

Dallas said...

Nice job dude.

MFraser said...

Very nice! Is there a Primaris army in the near future?

JamieM said...

They look lovely and that beakie is the icing on the cake! Always been a real fan of the beakie as the BEST marine helmet, and seeing one on the emperors newest champions makes me smile.