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Space Marine Squad Markings - Help Needed

PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2005 2:05 am
by -NightGoblinHordeLeader
Hi fellas,

I'm painting up a tactical squad of marines I have laying around, which I plan on selling on eBay.

I'm not a WH40k fanatic, so I don't know much about the markings. If anyone could answer my questions I'd be thankful.

The chapter marking goes on the left shoulder...
The tactical squad marking (the arrow pointing up) goes on the right shoulder....
The company marking (roman 1-10) is superimposed over the tactical squad marking...
"Off" color markings and symbols, on leg or knee armor, are considered "honor" badges blessed by the chaplain/captain/etc...

Correct?

Re: Space Marine Squad Markings - Help Needed

PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2005 3:24 am
by Jeramakus
The squad, not Company, markings (numerals) usually go ob the right shoulder pad as well. The company markings are usuallu indicated by shoulder pad trim color.

Of course, this all depends on whether the Chapter colors you're painting them adhere to the Codex Astartes or not...

Re: Space Marine Squad Markings - Help Needed

PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2005 4:50 am
by -NightGoblinHordeLeader
Blood Angels. Care to give the "codex" version of them, please?

Re: Space Marine Squad Markings - Help Needed

PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2005 9:10 am
by Jeramakus
Ah! The Blood Angels are a non-Codex Chapter, I believe. I'll have to double check the books and get back to you unless another actual BA player comes along...

Re: Space Marine Squad Markings - Help Needed

PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2005 6:53 pm
by -NightGoblinHordeLeader
Take your time. They won't be ready for decal transfer for at least a week.

Thank you =)

Re: Space Marine Squad Markings - Help Needed

PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2005 1:24 am
by -NightGoblinHordeLeader
I, um, "found" the Blood Angel's codex somewhere on the internet. So I learned the markings system.

But, when I tried to put the decals on they just wouldn't stick. They didn't conform to the curved surface and were very stiff. Were they bad decals, or is that the way decals are?

Also, the paint color of the decals was so hideously unlike the paint job that I don't think I would have used them if they did stick.

Re: Space Marine Squad Markings - Help Needed

PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2005 2:27 am
by Flavius Infernus
I've never been able to make a decal look good.

I've heard that this stuff works well (the items in the Deluxe Decal Finishing Kit), but it's a complicated procedure. If you're into that kind of thing, you could get really good results.

I usually just paint the markings freehand (draw them lightly with pencil first). They don't look perfect, but they look better than decals.

Re: Space Marine Squad Markings - Help Needed

PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2005 3:58 am
by subversive
I've actually had pretty good luck with decals using decal setting solution. Can't remember the brand I used, as it's sitting on a shelf at the old house... I want to say Solvaset one-step, but I could be mistaken.

Re: Space Marine Squad Markings - Help Needed

PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2005 2:58 am
by -NightGoblinHordeLeader
Oh, right. Setting solution. I had heard of those.

And a pencil. Duh. Good idea.

Thanks fellerz.

Re: Space Marine Squad Markings - Help Needed

PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2014 12:28 pm
by Emperors Reckoning
I've had good luck with setting solution as well. It's not fire and forget, though. Since it softens the decal, you have to do a little image management to make sure it settles the way you want.