A History in Blue – Part 2

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If you follow me on Twitter, you’ve seen all this before, but I’m going to run through my Ultramarines army today.

Captain

Ultras_Captain

This guy was originally done as a my own version of Captain Sicarius. I tried to build something that was unique, and I think I got that.

Parts list:

  • Lower legs from the Devastator box.
  • Upper legs from Assault Marine box.
  • Chest and shoulder pads from the Ultramarines upgrades pack.
  • Backpack from the plastic Space Marine Captain.
  • Sword from the Terminator Captain.
  • Bolt Pistol and arms from my bits box.
  • Cloak from the Chaos Chariot box with a lot of greenstuff to make it fit.

Chaplain

Ultras_Chaplain

Straight from the Deathwatch: Overkill box, no fancy conversions here. I just really wanted to paint this model.

Command squad

Ultras_Command

Standard Command Squad with pieces from the Sternguard set. There’s a few more of these guys as well with special weapons as well.

Dreadnought

Ultras_Dread
Just the one of these. I used Venerable Dreadnought bits but I was using it just as a normal Dreadnought. I just wanted the fancy armour panels to play with.

Tactical squads

Ultras_Tac1

Ultras_Tac2n3.png

The squad with the heavy weapon was built to be ‘static’ – crouching marines, none running, individual troopers aiming their weapons rather than looking around.

The two smaller squads with the flamers (one of which has been changed to a Meltagun since these shots were taken) are built to look as they they are moving – running marines using legs from the Assault Marine box, made to look like they are advancing.

Landspeeder squadron

Ultras_Speeders

These are some of the models that I repainted from the original attempt at this army. I did the highlights again and added the scrolls on the sides. Each vehicle has it’s own name.

Devastator squad

Ultras_Devastators

Like the Tactical Squad with the Heavy Bolter, this unit is built to look static.

Small details

Ultras_Markings

Each squad has full unit markings exactly as Insignium Astartes dictates.

Later additions

Ultras_Terminator1

Ultras_Terminator2

Ultras_Terminator3

Note: I didn’t have the good camera for these guys so they look a little different than expected, but they are essentially the same colour blue as the rest of the army.

After the initial army was put together I more recently decided to add a few extra things. For starters was three units of Terminators. I strayed a little from my original plan on these guys as the squad markings are strictly speaking true to the Insignium Astartes.

Future plans:

I already have some additional Tactical Marines on the go to pad out the smaller squads. I’m also working on a unit of Devastator Centurions, a Razorback and a couple of Drop Pods.

On a recent trip to Warhammer World I picked up the exclusive Command Tanks as well.

The only question now is “Will the Ultramarines Blue last long enough!?”

On a semi-related note, if you happen to have any pots of Ultramarines Blue that you don’t particularly want, I will happily buy them off you!

Until next time, thanks for reading.

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