Defenders of the realm :: Alpha Legion June 30, 2017June 30, 2017 by Migs “Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it.” – Buddha, Ancient Terran Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading... Tags: Alpha Legion Alpharius iron sleet Migs primaris Space Marines Migs Related 28 thoughts on “Defenders of the realm :: Alpha Legion” Absolutely beautiful! LikeLiked by 2 people Reply 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. LikeLike Reply 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 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Oh, just spotted, that poor Vindicare Assassin! Everyone will hear him shooting now! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply 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. LikeLiked by 2 people Reply 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! LikeLiked by 1 person That’s a shame…us mere mortals will just have to aspire to greatness! Really nice work – what colour(s) did you use for the main part of their armour? LikeLike What’s not to love? Does are exceptional! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Simply stunning! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Thanks Stefan. A full army of these with some human troops and forestlings for scale 👌🏼 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Absolutely brilliant! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Brilliant work. The colours are muted but a real stand out at the same time. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Migs these guys are wonderful, the colours and the mood strike perfect. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Beautiful work again, Migs. Some of your finest painting. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Very nice and inspiring work. I would love to see them alongside some human operatives. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply These models and your hobby work are hand and glove. The epitome of the 40k. Years of work from yourself and GW coalesce in perfect synchromism. Bravo and thanks. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply 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! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Pretty damned awesome. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply 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! 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply 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 🙂 LikeLike Reply Been wondering what you’d do with the new figs, as usual sir, not disappointed.. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Stunning work. I’m lost for words. Likely my favourite Primaris-based models so far. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Thanks for all the kind words guys!! LikeLike Reply Your colour scheme for all your Alpha Legion projects is incredible Migs, a perfect palette for warriors fighting from the shadows! LikeLike Reply 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! 🙂 LikeLike Reply 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) 🙂 LikeLike Reply 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! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply 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. LikeLike Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. 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