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today, I am excited to share with you a very special project: my very first Space Marine! You read that right – after almost a dozen years of painting minis, I’ve never laid my hands on a space marine. But during our recent MASSIVE VOODOO family meeting (follow this link for a comprehensive report on that fantastic weekend), my jungle brothers Roman and Hansrainer decided it was high time to change that – and that they would support me by also painting one. But, knowing my preference for “smallish” minis, they agreed that we each painted a marine in the old WH Epic, that is 6 mm, scale.
And that’s exactly what we did. As I have never entered the Warhammer Universe before, I needed some support deciding on a fitting color scheme, and with the help of Andy, I ended up painting my tiny marine as one of the Black Templars – which is a nice little nod to my preference for historical minis and my interest in the medieval Crusades and the religious military orders.
It was great fun to paint my first little marine, and it will surely not be my last. Looking into my imaginary crystal ball, I might see a little vignette in the future – maybe with a 40k-interpretation of the historical military order of St. Lazarus… 😀 Of course, in 6 mm scale!
|The three 6mm marines in all their tiny glory – from left to right: Roman’s, my own, and Hansrainer’s project.|
In any case, I will let you know how that goes. In the meantime, all best and take care!