Wednesday, August 11, 2021

28 Challenge: Female Space Marine Conversion Complete

The female Space Marine (center) is similar in height to a normal Space Marine (left), but is much more naturally proportioned. She is smaller than a Primaris scale Space Marine (right), however.

Over the last few months, we have been working on creating some female Space Marines for 28’s most recent challenge, which has a deadline coming up at the end of the month. While Eric recently painted a Dark Angel for the competition, I have been working on converting one using an old plastic Rogue Trader Space Marine. Although the model was largely finished in the last post, I decided to spend some additional time fine tuning the conversion, including adding additional equipment and modifying her boltgun. With the conversion finally finished, I wanted to share some pictures before I begin the painting process!

The female Space Marine is finally finished! Notice all of the additional gear she is now carrying, including a thigh holster.

I cut down the original boltgun to make it slightly smaller, which included making the magazine less broad.

Using a mixture of green stuff and apoxie sculpt, I sculpted a collar around her neck where a helmet would fasten.

- Adam Wier


  1. I just realised I never commented on this by some oversight. I really like how you have updated the old RTB01 and I'm looking forward to seeing this one painted. Really interesting conversion.

    1. Thank you for commenting! The old RTB01 models were fun to work with. I had been holding onto the components for years. Nice to have finally done something with them.