Painted Primaris Reivers

Here is the second combat squad of Primaris Reivers for my Adeptus Astartes (Space Marines) army in Warhammer 40,000. I haven’t really been playing much with my Space Marines lately as I’ve used mainly Death Guard with some outing for both Orks and Chaos Knights. The latter two have been shelved again as they’re both pretty much skew lists and therefore not actually as much fun to face. As for the Reivers, I haven’t had any more success finding a use for these ladies on the table so they’re just stuck waiting for me to stop being rubbish at 40K or for an update to the rules to shake things up.

The Reivers are painted the same as the rest of my Space Marines. Getting the white to look even slightly smooth still takes quite a few coats and I find that stage interminable. Then once the white is ready for the magic of Nuln Oil, the painting becomes a joy and I can bash through the rest of the process without delay. These heads are from the first batch I bought from Statuesque minis; when I was assembling the Reivers I felt that they were noticeably too big but now that I’ve become used to it I don’t think it makes much of a difference. I will note that the simple act of using alternative heads on the Space Marines has really made a difference to my motivation to paint them – they just feel like they’re specifically my Space Marines rather than just another army of what I suspect is the single most common miniature range in the hobby.

Next on the painting table: Jean Grey.

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13 thoughts on “Painted Primaris Reivers

  1. Peter Holland

    I love the colour scheme. Reminds me of the Luna Wolves

    • Thanks very much. Am I right remembering that the Lunar Wolves were Horus’s legion before the Heresy? I don’t think that I’d ever been aware of their heraldry before.

  2. A great looking squad. 🙂

  3. Very nice mate, I know what you mean about the motivation to paint them – I find Marines very dull unless I can find a way to inject some character. You’ve certainly achieved that mate! 👍👍

    • Cheers Alex. When I was first planning out this project I was a bit hesitant about the increased cost buying the 3rd party heads but it’s been well worth it for the motivation.

  4. These came out nicely and I’d have to think you have quite a lot of marines painted for this army now. I look forward to Phoenix aka Jean! 🙂

    • Thanks. I actually have just one Space Marine left (for now) until I finish the project. I’m not really sure how I’ll get a photo of them all in one go though.

      • Lots of light (desk lamps help) and plenty of space on a table are the key I find! This is my way of encouraging you to go for it because I want to see the group shot! 🙂

  5. A throwback to he origins of space marines storm troopers on steroids. They look great. 😎

    • Cheers! I originally didn’t have the green trim in this colour scheme but added it as the initial batch of minis looked too much like Star Wars stormtroopers.

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