Just over a year ago, as in twelve months and three days, I posted Part 1 for my Purge Cardinals Space Marine Project.
Now I’ve finally finished one squad. The veteran squad and a couple of Devastators.
I purposely went with a very basic colour pallete as I wanted them to look, not only monochromatic but also dirty and ashen.
I used a lot of pigments and very little washes, which is the opposite of how I usually work. I wanted a real Ash/dust look to them. It’s very difficult to come up with a completely unique look for space marines as every colour combination known to man seems to have already been utilised. Believe it or not I did actually consider doing a glow in the dark theme but felt they’d look too much like Buzz Lightyeat from Toy Story haha.
So, even though the colour scheme isn’t unique I still feel I’ve given them a certain… something.
I hope you agree.
This is a fairly large project and one that I don’t expect to finish for some time yet.
I had a lot of fun experimenting with the pigments, the paint and the photography.
Let me know your thoughts kids?
Thanks for looking.