Tuesday 5 July 2022

Rogue Trader - RT01 Space Marines - Flesh Tearers Part 3

Welcome to my latest post continuing the Oldhammer Flesh Tearers Space Marines project I started back in November 2018, previous posts can be seen here Part 1, Part 2.  I now have enough bolter armed marines to play a scenario like the Battle at the Farm and for part 4 I plan to move on to more exotic marines with special and heavy weapons. In this post you will also see that my marines get a reinforcement, a fan sculpt Colossus Imperial Robot.

Latest batch of Imperial Space Marines with robot support.

Another 6 Flesh Tearer Space Marines finished

First up we have Brother Slater, I spotted the original Brother Slater on my first visit to Warhammer World, a well known painted version as an Emperor's Children Marine from around the launch of Space Marine Epic 1st edition used for scale against a Star Wars Scout Walker Titan conversion in White Dwarf 120 (see below). 

As with all the marines in this post I continued to use the Flesh Tearer 3D printed decals from mars_forges on their shoulder pads.  As this marine holds a technical device he might make a good controller for the Imperial  robot.

Space Marine Brother Slater - front

Space Marine Brother Slater - side

Space Marine Brother Slater - back

Brother Slater - White Dwarf 120
The original Brother Slater from WD120 at WHW

Next we have Brother A Skull or renamed later as Brother Dixon, his interesting helmet gives rise to his name and he appears to been awarded the iron cross before the days of Terminator honours, he is armed with a bolter and power glove,  I've seen this odd looking marine used several times as an Inquisitor back in the day. As variants go Brother Marine Quiff from the same range shares all but the head.

Space Marine Brother A Skull - front

Space Marine Brother A Skull - another angle

Space Marine Brother A Skull - back

Brother A Skull

Brother A Skull conversion from back in the day

Following on we have Battle Brother Dedmole later renamed to Brother Taylor, who knows why was he the only marine named 'Battle Brother'?  In original advert he had a different backpack which I go into further on down, this marine is quite different compared to most of the marines of the range, armour pieces and helm are smaller, eyes more together, I feel he fits in with the marines of Rogue Trader rulebook illustrations much better.

Space Marine Battle Brother Dedmole - front

Space Marine Battle Brother Dedmole - side

Space Marine Battle Brother Dedmole - back

Space Marine Battle Brother Dedmole - side

I'm a big fan of painting Space Marine backpacks and when I used to pore over the original Space Marine adverts I spotted a strange looking backpack on Brother Dedmole in White Dwarf 93 it really excited me as it was clearly different to the backpacks on all others, I had to know more.

Brother Dedmole, what strange backpack is this?

Analysing the few photos of Dedmole that existed I was convinced that it wasn't a conversion and some lost backpack exists and after a lot of research I identified the backpack as the one included with the Rogue Trader unreleased metal multi part marine, which I'll probably never own as the price tag would be way too high to reunite it with Brother Dedmole.  I am also starting to think that other pieces of this multi part kit were used when sculpting Dedmole.

Rogue Trader unreleased metal multi part Imperial Space Marine

Next Brother Meredith, I have painted this marine so many times over the years and still have them in the loft but I had another go for this project, originally I was going to include him in my medics post but he is walking wounded so I didn't as he still has some fight in him, I painted him as if he had taken a blast on the one side, the sooty face might appear a bit comedic but it can really happen like this.  He'll need some serious work when he gets back to the tech adepts in the chapter monastery.

Space Marine Brother Meredith - front

Space Marine Brother Meredith - side

Space Marine Brother Meredith - back

In part 2 of this project I painted Brother Sheer and mentioned that he was a variant of the first wave of Imperial Space Marines Brother Froth who we have below, I always like to point out variants and the variation in Brother Sheer is so subtle the uninformed may trade him off thinking him a double (I've done similar, a costly mistake :D).  In the last post I suspected that the gap between bolter and shoulder pad was filled with a gun light due to problems with the casting process with the Brother Froth miniature and hence Sheer was born.

Space Marine Brother Froth - front

Space Marine Brother Froth - side

Space Marine Brother Froth - back

Space Marine Brother Froth vs Brother Sheer - 1

Space Marine Brother Froth vs Brother Sheer - 2

Space Marine Brother Froth vs Brother Sheer - 3

Space Marine Brother Froth vs Brother Sheer - 4

Next we have Brother Harris, I love this marine, the facial scars and metal plates holding his head together, he looks like he has been through the wars. His armour has some extra armour plates and his bolter has a different configuration to others, it's longer with an extended back and barrel and he appears to be either opening the top of it to clear a jam or have a custom grip on the top, it also has a vicious looking combat blade, this is my ideal boarding marine.

Space Marine Brother Harris - front

Space Marine Brother Harris - side

Space Marine Brother Harris - back

Lastly we have a fan sculpt Colossus Imperial Robot, this miniature is huge and I feel a great improvement on the original, it was available at TrollSoup for a very short period of time and I managed to snap them all up before being discontinued. It was sculpted by Drew over at Satyr Art Studio. It has the classic configuration of Bolter, Melta and Siege Hammer.  I used the Mighty Brush decals on this one, they are out of this world!!.

Fan Sculpt - Imperial Colossus Robot - front

Fan Sculpt - Imperial Colossus Robot - side

Fan Sculpt - Imperial Colossus Robot - back

Fan Sculpt - Imperial Colossus Robot - side

Fan Sculpt - Imperial Colossus Robot - side

I just have to share the great packaging art

Robots packaging art

Comparison shot with the originals

Anyway I think I have rambled on long enough in that way I do but i hope you enjoyed the post and will be back for more in the near future, get following this blog and on twitter: @fuljason