Warhammer 40000 Space Marines

Discussion in 'Replica Costumes' started by Rotwang, Aug 14, 2005.

  1. Rotwang

    Rotwang Sr Member

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    Has somebody ever tackled something like the Marines from the WH40K game ?
     
  2. DaddyfromNaboo

    DaddyfromNaboo Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    linking is not allowed :\

    But I think there was a post on someone doing a WH SM helmet, a few days ago.

    You might want to try a search on this.

    Michael
     
  3. Mr_Creepy

    Mr_Creepy Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    There was an ASAP thread on a full suit, but I'm not sure which forum it was in, or if it got lost in the hack.
     
  4. dropshipbob

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    I've seen several versions of this armor, with varying degrees of craftsmanship.
    But no one has done a mass release of this suit.
    I know of someone who has plans for doing suits, but it's well into the future before he can get to that.

    Another board member was going to do a limited run of suits, but that was years ago...and nothing ever came of it sadly.
     
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  6. TK1536

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    Very interesting.
    This and the Robotech Cyclone body armor are 'future' projects I'd love to tackle. I virtually grew up with both and would put a lot of heart into it. Would be awesome to do a really ornate, Space Wolf Legion Commander.
     
  7. Rotwang

    Rotwang Sr Member

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    Maybe we should consider a 501st-type Space Marine Chapter ?
     
  8. dropshipbob

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    Only if someone builds suits...which hasn't happened...yet.

    I can't believe no one has tackled this before, it seems like such a natural choice.
    We've had just about every other concievable set of armor made, Jin-Roh, Master Chief from Halo. Maybe it's too complicated?
     
  9. TK1536

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    Naw, I wouldn't say it's complicated, I just think it's very eclectic. If I was to do it, I'd do the original pointy nose helmet, too. OLD SCHOOL.
     
  10. Jamie Davison

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    In my opinion one of the biggest problems with making space marine armour is the size of it. If you think how few people on this site are tall enough to be vader, a space marine would make vader look small. There is no way you could make it look right. And in some ways the suits are quite complicated. But if anyone does make some, hell, id buy two...
     
  11. jordankarr

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    Average Space Marine stands without armor on an easy 7' tall and about 4' wide

    so in armor Figure about 8' tall and about 6'6" wide. So talk about making a hole when walking through a crowd.

    But like Jamie Davison said above, I would buy two if a viable version that did not weigh a ton.
     
  12. Rebo

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    Any chance of a few pictures of the most wanted, for those of us not familar with Space Marine.

    "Average Space Marine stands without armor on an easy 7' tall and about 4' wide

    so in armor Figure about 8' tall and about 6'6" wide. So talk about making a hole when walking through a crowd. "

    Thats some impressive stats...
     
  13. Jamie Davison

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    I hope these pictures work.

    The first picture is of a space marine of the Blood Angels chapter, this is a statue that is in one of the games workshop stores, but I dont think it is to scale, as like jordankarr said they average at 8'

    The second picture is of a chaos space marine, probably Khorne from the look of his armour, chaos would probably be my choice of armour if it was being made, but loyalist would be good to.

    The third picture is of a model which someone converted, it is of Sanguinius, primarch of the Blood Angels.

    The fourth pic is of the god-emperor who is kinda ruler of the universe. At the moment he is actaually half dead, got into a fight with horus (next pic)

    The last picture is of horus, he was good, turned bad, killed sanguinius (at bottom of pic) and almost killed the emperor before he died.

    If you want any more info/pics just ask and ill try help.

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  14. jordankarr

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    Heres a bit of fun fact on Space Marines

    Space Marine Daily Rituals

    The Rules of the Warhammer 40k universe is that everything is big.

    the picture below is a great example of the scale of the universe

    also heres the list of augmentations the marines get
    Implantation
    Nineteen organs are implanted in a Neophyte to further bolster his combat and survival ability should he live to become a Brother-Marine. Each implant has a high margin of catastrophic failure and so only a small number of Neophytes live to become Initiates.

    Secondary Heart - This is the first and least difficult implant to install. The Secondary Heart increases blood supply and pumping capacity and is capable of taking over entirely should the primary heart fail.

    Ossmudula - This implant strengthens the skeleton of a Space Marine. Two years after the surgery, the Marine's skeleton will be exponentially stronger; and the rib cage will be fused into a solid bone plate.

    Biscopea - Implanted into the chest cavity, this implant bolsters muscle growth throughout the Marine's body

    Haemastamen - Implanted into a main blood vessel, the Haemastamen alters the Marine's blood composition to carry oxygen and nutrients more efficiently.

    Larraman's Organ - This organ manufactures Larraman Cells. These serve the purpose of platelets, but act faster and more effectively. When a Marine is wounded, Larraman Cells are released, attached to leukocytes. At the site of the injury, they form scar tissue in a matter of seconds, effectively preventing massive blood loss and infection.

    Catalepsean Node - Implanted into the back of the brain, this implant allows a marine to not sleep, instead entering a four-hour, almost comatose trance where they "recharge". The longest any space marine has every been on active combat duty without rest is 319 hours by the Crimson Fists.

    Preomnor - The Preomnor is a decontamination chamber inside the chest cavity. It chemically analyzes ingested materials and neutralize toxins. The Preomnor enables the Marine to eat normally inedible substances and resist poisons.

    Omophagea - Implanted into the spinal cord, this organ is designed to absorb DNA related to experience or memory. This enables the Marine to gain information, in a survival or tactical sense, simply by eating an animal indigenous to an alien world or situation.

    Multi-lung - The multi-lung is a 'third' lung, able to absorb oxygen from environments poor in oxygen. Breathing is accomplished through a sphincter in the trachea. A similar muscle closes in toxic environments and oxygen is absorbed by filtering out the poisonous elements.

    Occulobe - Essentially, this organ enhances a Marine's eyesight, granting him exceptional vision and the ability to see normally in low-light environment.

    Lyman's Ear - This implant renders a Marine immune to dizziness and nausea(see Cochlea), and enables a Marine consciously filter out "white noise".

    Sus-an Membrane - This implant allows a Marine to enter a catatonic or "suspended animation" state. It can allow a mortally wounded Space Marine to survive his injuries, and bring the metabolism to a standstill. The longest recorded period of this state was Brother Silas Err of the Dark Angels for 567 years.

    Melanochrome - Linked to pigment cells in skin, this allows the Marine's skin to shield him from dangerous levels of radiation.

    Oolitic Kidney - This organ works in conjunction with the Preomnor, filtering blood to remove toxins.

    Neuroglottis - This organ allows a Marine to assess a wide variety of things simply by taste. From poisons to chemicals to animals, a Marine can even track its quarry by taste alone.

    Mucranoid - Altering sweat glands, this organ secretes an oily substance that coats the skin, protecting it from extreme temperatures and to some extent, vacuum environments.

    Betcher's Gland - Implanted into multiple locations inside a Marine's mouth, these glands transforms a Marine's saliva into corrosive, blinding acid.

    Progenoid Glands - Implanted into both the neck and chest cavity, these serve to collect and cultivate the gene-seed from a Space Marine's body, and to safeguard it for the continuity of a Chapter.

    The Black Carapace - The last and possibly most important of all implants, this neuroreactive material is implanted directly under the skin. After a few hours, the material hardens and interlinks with the Marine's own nervous system. Points are then cut into the Carapace which allows a Marine to directly interface with his Power Armor
     
  15. jordankarr

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    One last thing

    Heres a Wakaipiedia for Space Marine

    Space Marine
     
  16. TK1536

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    wow... all that brings back fond memories.
    I especially loved the plight of the Emperor. After his fight with Horus, he was so badly hurt, they basically planted him in the Golden Throne. If I recall correctly, humans were actually sacrificed daily to sustain his life force and brain power which was significant. I have the original hard back book that was published in the late 80's and it explains the story in great detail as well as all the other stuff about the Space Marines.

    Obviously, very few of us are seven feet tall. But, I think a scaled down Space Marine is possible. Most of the shapes are very basic, but it would certainly require a large vacuum form table.

    The Chaos marines are an awesome idea... but I still think I'd go with either a Ultra Marine, Space Wolf... or maybe a Legion of the Damned. Any old timers remember them.? White Dwarf issue 99.

    Then... there are always the Terminators (not the Arnold kind). *, now that would be an awesome achievement.

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  17. Rotwang

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    The pics posted above are pretty much extreme examples. That's like the 501st being limited to Femtroopers, Spec Ops Clonetroopers and various Darths.

    Something more basic like this : http://uk.games-workshop.com/spacemarines/...ure-gallery/18/

    You'd need only two types of helmets : "radiator face" and "beaky"
     
  18. dropshipbob

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    I agree, one set of armor, two styles of helmets.

    Once that's done, people can make individual alterations to their suits to make them different, or to make other types of suits.

    This could also easily be changed into a Chaos Marine.
     
  19. jordankarr

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    Yeah thats true. two helmets one style of armor, then customize. Shoulder bells should be blank canvas to be able to paint it any way you want or detail it.

    Problem I am seeing is that the shoulder has an actual lip and would need to be done so that it looks thicker.
     
  20. etheren

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    Another difficulty in doing Space Marine armor is the fact that they are not proportioned like humans. Scaled to height, they are MUCH wider than people are. I don't think the idea is impossible, but it will take a creative solution to get the scale and proportions to look correct.
     
  21. Sidewinder

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    I'm doing an Imperial Guard Stormtrooper for games day in sept.
    Here's the helmet:
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    My Version (WIP):
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    Pic of the whole thing:
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    The helmet has a voice unit and i'll link its laser sounds to the rifle and add muzzle flash lights.

    SAS
     
  22. JP05

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    Look at all the other costume armor out there. One size fits most. Padding can be added, subtracted. You would not have to make parts to fit everyone.
     
  23. Rotwang

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    The armour is very bulky, it's probably a matter of the suits being too big rather than too small.
     
  24. jordankarr

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    You can solve a lot of the problem with the width of the marine with the Shoulder Pads. The height proprtons Your probably looking at people no Shorter than 6' on average and a weight range of 200 up to 250 pound people.

    These people tend to have the right size that if you stuffed them in marine armor witch has some thing like 18" shoulder pads their frame normally of about 2'6" wide would then be bumped to something like 5'6" wide, then you just scale leg and arm armor up a bit and stuff it with padding to get the right general size. Now realistically you may want to go a bit smaller but thats just an example.
     
  25. WookieeGunner

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  26. Bountys Hunted

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    That Ultramarine pic is cool. Right on. Thanks for posting it. Warhammer 40k is a blast to play. I've enjoyed it for several years. Playing Ultramarines, Orks and my boy's Eldar.

    One item on recreating GW stuff- a buddy started to do 1/6th scale Space Marines. Posted them on a well known 1/6th site. They turned out pretty darn cool. Initial pics were the Space Wolves. (think Nordic Space Marines)

    They were praised and lots wanted some...however...
    Within a few days, he got hit w/ a "C&D" by GW.

    End of that project... :confused
     
  27. Draven

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    They sound cool. Do you have any pics of your friend's work?

    I've started most of the Warhammer threads on this forum and they've pretty much died a death within days, however, I'm really excited to see this one go into 2 pages.. Let's get this project going people..

    Draven
     
  28. darthjones

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    Hi. Sculpting a very accurate helmet right now with one of my students. I will try and shoot some pics. next time I am out there. Looks just great.
     
  29. Harry Harris

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    Do I spy an Aliens Colonial Marine helmet camera there? :)

    Harry.
     
  30. Sidewinder

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    Yes indeed.

    SAS
     
  31. dropshipbob

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    GW is pretty heavy handed when it comes to people using their material in any way....especially when it comes to unlicensed stuff. :(

    Even the mere mention of doing so will often get you a C&D.

    I'm surprised it hasn't happened here yet.

    You'd think that most of this would slip under their radar, but there's ALWAYS some fanatic out there who acts as their shill, and is willing to report any action to them...for whatever reason.
     
  32. jordankarr

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    Well I have found some Flickr Links to Marine Suits that showed up at this years Dragon Con. Wonder if its any of the skilled people on this forum?

    Well here are those links
    Chaos Marine
    Dark Angel
    Chaos Marine 2
    Chaos and Blood Angel Black Rage MarineChaos,BloodAngel, DarkAngel trio
    Chaos and Dark Angel

    If the creators of these suits are members here and dont want these up on this board please let me know, I will remove the links. But please understand this is from a public source so show off your work and tell us about them.
     
  33. StudioCreations

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    I saw these guys on the DragonCon TV while they aired the Costume Contest, but I never saw them out on the con floor. DragonCon is so huge these days that, me, StudioCreations, missed talking to these costumers in person.

    Ultimately I kick myself for getting old and slow. :p

    -Jeff
     
  34. jordankarr

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    I would love to have a suit and it looks like they got the proportions correct for people who are normal sized.
     
  35. StudioCreations

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    Yeah, their creations definitely give me inspiration to try and tackle this armor making project. Maybe one day we all can lumber around in our own 40K armor. :)
     
  36. darthjones

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    Hi. Can anyone post some Warhammer pics. for me? I have a helmet sculpt to show. PM me with an email and I will send them along. Just 4 of them for now.
     
  37. etheren

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    I spoke with the Slaanesh Marine about how he constructed the armor. Apparently, he works for a sign shop and they had a machine that 3D scanned the minatures. They scaled the image up, and used a CNC Foam cutter that cut the shapes out of beer cooler foam which they they skinned.

    Anyone have a CNC foam cutter laying around? :p
     
  38. jordankarr

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    I got the figs if anyone has a 3D image Scanner also.
     
  39. Sidewinder

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    Posted for someone else:

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  40. jordankarr

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    wow nice sculpt, please keep us updated as it pogresses.
     
  41. darthjones

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    Hi. That is my sculpture of the helmet. We went off a variety of things but hope to cast this in about a month or so.

    Thanks to SAS for posting for me.

    I usually focus on Vader stuff btw but this is fun too.
     
  42. Rotwang

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    Very Impressive ... :D
     
  43. Bountys Hunted

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    Sorry for the late reply, been trying to get my costume done for an event the first part of October.

    Let me look around and see if I've got some pics. He did up a couple as Space Wolves, they looked really darn cool. If I don't have any of the pics, I have one of the helmets here.
    Feel free to PM me if I take too long... :confused :D

    take care,

    -Rex
     
  44. Sidewinder

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    Coupla WIP pics of my Hellgun for the Guard Costume:

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    SAS
     
  45. jordankarr

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    Nice hell gun so far. Once again I know why I think I like the 40K universe so much, Every thing is on the large size so it looks more intimidating.
     
  46. Durasteel Corporation

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    Darth Vader anyone -Im sure the sims arent lost

    actually ....Optimus Vader


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  47. Sidewinder

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    Hellgun and back/powerpack.

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    SAS
     
  48. Sidewinder

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    Armor/pack/helmet/rifle WIP paintjob

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    SAS
     
  49. jordankarr

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    Still looking sharp. I like the paint job on the armor. Dont forget you need to have at least a skull or two on the armor or another imperial double egale.
     
  50. neophyl

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    Got to love that surplus police riot armour. Looks like you got the leg and forearm stuff but is that shoulder sections I see too ?
     

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