Monday 16 January 2012

Sons Of Medusa Space Marine Captain Commission

My first miniature finished in 2012 is this Sons of Medusa space marine captain done as a Christmas commission for my good friend Aaron (Grey Death) from The Painting Corps.

The first marine I have painted in a number of years, this project was a lot of fun. Not only is the SoM colour scheme great fun to do - if a little challenging due to the poor coverage of scorpion green (thank god for my airbrush!), but it was a cool challenge trying to keep the model in keeping with the look and feel of the rest of Aaron's force.

The model has had a few subtle conversions, namely the plasma pistol and the bionic eye. The eye was a late addition due to the horrible cast quality of the model around the face making the right eye unpaintable and the face covered in excess metal on that side. Luckily it turned out pretty well and fits with the Sons of Medusa theme (being successors of the Iron Hands).

Here's hoping Aaron likes him and be sure to let me know what you think in the comments.


  1. WOW ! really a good painted marine !

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  2. Dang, that's one bright colour scheme!

    You've pulled it off well too. :)

  3. just like the painting - the green is so vivid it hurts .... great art tho in both cases ....

  4. Cheers guys.

    John, Feral - yeah it really pops, I quite like how vibrant the green is as it contrasts well with the skin tones and the base.

    This model reminded me why I hate metal miniatures once more. The cast quality on the marine was horrible and would have been much easier and quicker to fix had he been in finecast. Looking at the pics I can see some obvious areas where I could have taken more time or been a bit neater, but for my first painted mini in a few months he was a very refreshing change.

    The freehands were fun to do but the writing reminded me how much I suck at painting script work!

  5. I don't know how bright it is IRL but this guy looks awesome!

  6. It certainly is very green. ;-) I'm sure other Space Marine Captains are just envious...


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