Defenders of the realm :: Alpha Legion


“Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it.”

– Buddha, Ancient Terran 




28 thoughts on “Defenders of the realm :: Alpha Legion

    1. Thanks Isaac, means a lot! This was landmark work for me. I wanted to muse for long and go deep, but then just thought that one quote summed up what this is about.


  1. Would be great to see a tutorial for this style of painting, the bases etc. There’s was a great one for the skin painting by spikyrat guys a few years ago which was fantastic. I’m sure this would be even more popular 🙂

    New models look great btw!

    Thanks, as always, for sharing 🙂

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    1. Thanks William. I don’t think I’ll ever do a tutorial. It’s just not me. This work has been a decade of mad experiment, and honing different whims and curiosities to a sort of master stroke – efficient, raw, rich. I like to think of it a little like calligraphy. Or a Samurai’s sword play. All that practice makes it look so easy. I hope.

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      1. Japanese sword martial arts have a philosophy called “ki-ken-tai-ichi”, the unification of energy, sword and body. I think you’re more right than you think!

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  2. Fantastic looking squad. I love all of the small modifications you have made on each of the marine models. It is neat that each of them (aside from the sergeant) have different variants of the bolter (suggesting they all have different preferences of how they go to war). You have really outdone yourself with the paint scheme. The atmosphere just oozes from them. They really look like they stepped right out of a misty rain-forest!

    Keep up the great work!

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  3. Beautiful work Migs! You answer for my main question about the Primaris. The compatibility between them and the old Astartes. However, do you made some adjustements for the helmet and the torso and/or for the shoulders pads?

    Again, great work! 🙂

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    1. Thanks. I did carve out a few of the old shoulder pads to get variety in and am currently continuing this practice with the next patch 🙂


  4. Your colour scheme for all your Alpha Legion projects is incredible Migs, a perfect palette for warriors fighting from the shadows!


  5. Great models, and a great concept (though one that is getting increasingly common). I have seen several dozen players with Alpha Legion primaris, sometimes with forgeworld heads too. I like yours, excellent execution aside, as the somewhat gritty and not-so-shiny style reflects the legion;s nature of infiltrators/behind enemy lines operatives. Love it! 🙂


    1. Thanks, I’ve been doing try scale Alpha Legionnaires for more than a decade so claim strong originality on the subject matter and the paint scheme (in its different incarnations) 🙂


  6. Hello Migs,

    I’m a huge fan of your work and you inspired me to come back to 40k and build an Alpha Legion Primaris Chapter, thanks a lot!
    May I know how you are painting these please? I would be extremely grateful to know at least the paints you are using, and if possible a few of your basic techniques.

    Thanks a lot, I look forward to see your next works!

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    1. Thanks a lot. A lot of my projects, unfortunately there are no clear recipes and not that much discipline about the paint names and such. Principle is highlighting with greens and blues on black with an airbrush, chipping with a brush and dark brown, plenty of oils washes and free handing light grey markings.


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