|“If your life is given in service to the Emperor, your death shall not be in vain.”|
Earlier this month I finished converting a female Space Marine from an old plastic Rogue Trader Space Marine. The model was created for 28’s most recent challenge, designed to explore what female Space Marines might look like. We at Between the Bolter and Me are of the mindset that female Space Marines would look largely identical to their male counterparts, as shown by the Dark Angel Space Marines we recently painted and the Rogue Trader conversion. Having finished the conversion, I needed to decide how to paint the model. Having painted an Iron Snake earlier last year, I decided she would look great in their livery!
To reference some of the older Space Marine artwork, I decided to paint her hands as if they were unarmored.
|As a member of the Iron Snakes Space Marine chapter, I made sure to include both red and blue as accent colors for the silver armor. I also found room on her shoulder pauldron to paint a serpent.|
|As a callback to the characterful Rogue Trader paint schemes, I painted a symbol of a bloody axe on her shin armor.|
|I used an oil wash to add some variation in the silver armor and add some weathering.|
|The Rogue Trader themed Iron Snake next to a true-scale Space Marine converted from a Primaris Intercessor.|
- Adam Wier