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As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago I finished painting the whole 2nd Company of the Steel Guard.  Actually, when I laid them all out to photo them I discovered I’d actually painted 11 squads!  Not sure how you can miscount squads of Space Marines but I achieved it.

I posted the pics of the Rogue Trader period miniatures already, I think they make a wonderful little warband.  But here’s the whole lot.  Warning!  Modern Space Marines included 😀

 

The whole lot!

The whole lot!

 

This is the newest squad.  I have started making scenic bases for them.

This is the newest squad. I have started making scenic bases for them.

This RT chap makes a great assault sergeant.

This RT chap makes a great assault sergeant.

Based around a damaged mid-period Calgar miniature I converted this captain to be a close-combat monster.

Based around a damaged mid-period Calgar miniature I converted this captain to be a close-combat monster.

The gulf in quality between the earlier and later marines is huge.  One of the best things about this hobby is being able to watch yourself improve.

The gulf in quality between the earlier and later marines is huge. One of the best things about this hobby is being able to watch yourself improve.

This sergeant is from Dark Vengeance.  Next to him is a Rogue Trader plastic.

This sergeant is from Dark Vengeance. Next to him is a Rogue Trader plastic.

This techmarine is one of my earliest conversions.  I found painting red really tricky.

This techmarine is one of my earliest conversions. I found painting red really tricky.

In the end I fixed upon using the astronomical icon for 'comet' as their insignia.

In the end I fixed upon using the astronomical icon for ‘comet’ as their insignia.

I tried out different iconography as I went along.

I tried out different iconography as I went along.

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