|A trio of Rogue Trader era Space Marines!
Earlier this year we interviewed Koltti on our podcast, where we talked at length about his various Oldhammer projects. Towards the end, he proposed a challenge where we all found a Rogue Trader era Space Marine and painted it. We are always looking for an excuse to get and paint new Oldhammer models, so we jumped at the opportunity to get some Space Marine models from the 80s. After scouring eBay, we were able to find three characterful Space Marines from the late 80’s, including one with a shuriken catapult! Although the models were in good condition, they took quite a bit of effort to prepare for painting. This required the careful removal of moldlines and sanding, as well as some sculpting work to fill in gaps and make elements of the armor more symmetrical. Now that the models are built we can consider painting them!
|This Rogue Trader Space Marine has a bionic leg and arm, as well as a very unconventional looking sword.
|All three of the Rogue Trader Space Marines have plastic backpacks.
|This comms marine is one of the more interesting Space Marines we have ever seen, with their bulbous head and keypad on their wrist.
|The Bolter on the model did not have a trigger, so I added one, as well as improved the pistol grip.
Rogue Trader was quite a weird point in the 40k setting. Space Marines with shuriken catapults!
|One of the Space Marine’s feet was substantially smaller than the other, so I used modeling putty to enlarge it.