9 Sep 2019

Primaris Intercessors and Reivers from First Strike

Hello All, following on from last week's First Strike Boxset forces of Chaos, this week is the remaining boxset on the loyalist side. I know, very similar to my Relictors grey scheme, but not quite, more like Revilers with the grey pauldrons, anyway I digress... I finished off the box for my Wargaming Professionals and as asked, did a Navy spin to them with Battleship Grey Marines and Desert Camouflage Marines with Green Berets!

Primaris Intercessors
I really enjoyed the familiar grey scheme, more of that in a future post regarding the Primaris and Relictors being excommunicate etc.... I'm seeking clarification from GW after a few things I've seen in the official publications... anyway, this Marine is holding an Auspex, I detailed the screen with radar blips and used Skeleton Horde for the parchment. The Bolt Rifle received attention to the scope and 'laser optic'? Primaris are soo easy and quick to paint, a dream after the enjoyable but ever-so detailed Plague Marines!
The standard Marine, I used my usual colours on the Bolt Rifle, brassy magazine for a spot of colour, black casing for ease of painting, and chose Black Rims on the bevel edge with 'Ardcoat to protect them from non-wargamer usage!
The Sergeant not wearing his helmet as usual, the face was easy with Kislev Flesh, Reikland Wash and Kislev highlights, his hair styled on my own :) obviously! haha.
Navy Marines proudly displaying the White Ensign

Primaris Reivers
The Reivers were painted with Zandri Dust basecoat, washed Agrax and highlighted with Karak Stone. Then the details applied. I chose to keep the pouches a leather brown, Mornfang washed Nuln Oil and a line highlight of Balor Brown.
I went for a desert style colour to differentiate from the Intercessors and more suiting for the Anvil Industry's Beret Heads with Respirators so the guys with the big knives can proudly wear their Green Berets! More fitting to reflect the IRL colours of the Bootneck's daily working uniform MTP.
The Sergeant has a Bionic Eye and a halo marking on this knee and the comms bracelet on the forearm.
The two line trooper Reivers both have full face respirators. All have the grey 'Chapter' grey White Ensign pauldron on the left shoulder, and these have the Assault marking and squad number on the right pauldron. All have a plethora of pouches and grenades and I painted the casing of the Heavy Bolt Pistol in desert colours too, to look more tactical.
There you go, an enjoyable side project to sate the hobby butterfly and get the cogs whirling for my future Primaris forces. The are quite easy and fairly fast to paint, Intercessors anyway, clean lines and smooth uncluttered plates.

Cheers for looking, Siph. (6 points)

12 comments:

  1. Looking good. Like the more muted tones.

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    1. Cheers mate, yes Primaris Armour in grey looks good... must... resist... Relictors...

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  2. Oi Skate ! Are those white ensigns freehand ? Very nice. Looking forward to seeing an off duty bootie in a nice frock...

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    1. Hi mate, no they are vinyl stickers which I had to glue down and then seal with 'Ardcoat - on eBay listed as decals but they were not! Yes, I just know under the Phobos Armour these Booties are wearing full webbing if you know what I mean ;)

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  3. Ha; very cool! Love the ensigns. Fun theme.

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  4. They look great and those simple changes really set the Reivers apart form the intercessors!

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    1. Cheers, at first I thought the head looked too small, but side by side a Reiver helmet and they are the correct size. Fun to do and the ‘customer’ was pleased!

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  5. Liking the more muted look of them for sure but the heads seem a touch small to me.

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    1. Yeah they are Guard 29mm Heroic Scale, so slightly too small for SM - however side by side with Reiver Heads, they wouldn't fit in the helmet unless it was paper thin - consistent scale is not GW strong point.

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  6. looking Good... Primaris look great in Relictor Grey.. x

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