Minotaurs Space Marines – Late RT-40k2e Captain and Flamer

I finally made myself finish off a couple more of the Minotaurs I’ve been (not) working on in the past couple of months. Both models are most commonly identified with 40k Second Edition, but actually date to the late stages of Rogue Trader. The Captain “Veteran Captain” is listed in the 1991 catalogue, and the flamer marine to 1993, right around the launch period of 2nd Edition. For a long time, I did my best to purchase and collect every space marine figure, so that means I’ve had this captain for 25 years. Good thing I’ve finally painted them, eh? Shame about all of the others I’ve yet to get to…

Citadel Space Marine Veteran Captain Flamer Marine Rogue Trader 40k2e Oldhammer

Both are painted more or less the same way that the test models were. I got a bit stuck on the colours for the Captain’s gemstones, as I want to avoid the use of too many colours on the Minotaurs and keep the overall palette quite Spartan (see what I did there?) Green will be a rare spot colour, with blue only a little more common. Where possible, I’ll be keeping the palette to bronze and red, with iron/steel/bone and a touch of yellow for specific markings.

Citadel Space Marine Veteran Captain Flamer Marine Rogue Trader 40k2e Oldhammer

I’ve used a couple of bits of Forge World’s Brass Etch on the Captain – the bull’s head chapter badges on his Shoulder and also the one on his Bolter.

Citadel Space Marine Veteran Captain Flamer Marine Rogue Trader 40k2e Oldhammer

One original backpack, and one modern one. I’ve used the modern pack on the flamer marine to help blur the lines between the older models and the more current ones, as they will all be mixed throughout the force – along with armour variant marks from FW and Calth, conversion bits from Anvil, maxmini and Puppetswar, and so on.

Citadel Space Marine Veteran Captain Flamer Marine Rogue Trader 40k2e Oldhammer

It’s a little hard to see in these photographs, but I’ve also used a metallic red as a final layer on the Captain model’s pauldrons as another point of differentiation between him and his men. Vallejo’s Turn Signal Red. I’ll also be using him as a Veteran Sergeant, rather than a Captain – mostly due to GW having produced SO many gorgeous captain models over the years, so the eventual commander of this force will be a little more fancy, and it also allows me to get use out of a nice captain figure that would otherwise have sat in an unpainted marines box forever.

Citadel Space Marine Veteran Captain Flamer Marine Rogue Trader 40k2e Oldhammer

As can be seen, I’ve based the pair of them on 32mm bases. They’re not exactly filling them out, but even these older marines overhung the 25mm rounds, and I do like the space it gives them.

Citadel Space Marine Veteran Captain Flamer Marine Rogue Trader 40k2e Oldhammer

When combined with the original test models, I actually have a combat squad worth of painted models. Hurrah! Now to finish off the final four tacticals for this group to make them a full squad.

 

 

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7 thoughts on “Minotaurs Space Marines – Late RT-40k2e Captain and Flamer

    • Thanks – he is really a nice model. Much nicer with the paint on him then sitting in the box as well. I mean, obviously, but the completed figure is nicer than I expected him to be.

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  1. I am not a big fan of Space Marines, yet your paintjob is beautiful. I really like the armor and the detailing is emphasized but not too much’in your face’. The only suggestion I would have is to base them on some more ‘alien’ bases. Maybe a space ship?

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    • Thanks for the compliments. In general, the plan is to keep my basing consistent with only a few models/armies deviating from the “brown dirt” look. I’ve just picked up the new Citadel bases to use when rebasing and working on my Iron Warriors, though – so there’s those to look forward to. Besides, (Space) Spartans should have their feet firmly on the earth, right?

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