Ladies and gentlemen I would like you all to meet my very first painted Space Marine I was first introduced to 40K via the fan made series “Astartes” which is absolutely incredible and I ordered miniatures from Amazon the very next day I’m dead ass serious and not to brag or anything but I think I did a decent job painting him
I might post more pictures when I get more figures painted
GW now produces kits in a variety of colours. The same kit can be made in several different colours for release in different sets such as the starter sets for the boxed games. Most of the basic kits remain grey though.
I think the reasoning behind some of this is so that novice players can more easily keep track of which models are theirs when none of them are painted. They might not be able to tell a skitarii from a genestealer hybrid at a glance. The problem would be even worse for the Speed Freaks game – that set has two sets of Ork vehicles in it (bikes and buggies) so both sides would otherwise be identical.
This is a recent conversion that takes parts from Imperial Guard tank kits to construct the chassis of an Ork battlewagon that I then added Ork parts to. Given the number of Imperial components used in this vehicle I decided that it should be painted in Blood Axe colours, their clan being the one that sometimes deals with the Imperium of Man in any way other than open warfare.