Artscale Mark V Tactical Squad (1)
Sorry no WIP pics for this squad, I was in such a rush to complete them I forgot all about it. This squad was done as part of a commission for a full army of Artscale Space Marines all in Mark V armour.
All the models are fully WYSIWYG, mounted on 40mm bases rather than my usual 30mm. Although these were quite difficult to make, I found myself wanting to keep them (I picture them as an Ultramarine honour guard, but that’s just me) which I think is a good thing for anyone working on commissions. Each model was made using the basic Artscale Tutorial with modifications to account for the details of Mark V power armour. I’ve also posted a Mini Tutorial on how to make Mark V helms here. All the models in the squad use the standard unconverted power armour marine arms. This is the only group of Artscale models I made that didn’t have modified arms. I found these to look satisfying enough but at the end of the day the perfectionist in me meant I would always scale up arms in future.
Note:some of the blank pads have a notch missing out of the front. I didn’t have any others spare at the time for their “squad photo”, but I replaced them later. The Mark V chests were made from assault squad torsos. Once some of the areas were filled in the straps became a cable like element perfect for Mark V armour.
The sergeant was made with a tiny rare earth magnet in the torso so that he could have an swappable arms, one with power fist and one with power sword.