Finished Techmarine with thunderfire cannon

I finished up my Raven Guard Techmarine with accompanying Thunderfire cannon the other day. I think I've figured out why these guys are so much fun to paint. They remind me of "Rogue Trader" era marines with all the cables and hoses on them. Sure, it's not exactly the same, but it reminds me of that period.
One day, I'm going to build an army like that.

I ended up having to fill in the void spaces in his arm connections with some greenstuff so that they would fit nice and snug on the model. The connections "as is" were loose and would not have held up to any kind of use.

Other than that, the Techmarine himself is fairly straight forward, the body being one piece and you only have to attach his arms and backpack.
The other post on the cannon in particular can be found here.

I think everyone should have a formula for painting red. I know it's a hard color to get right, but it's worth it in the end.

Ron, From the WarpIf you've got any questions about something in this post, shoot me a comment and I'll be glad to answer. Make sure to share your hobby tips and thoughts in the comments below!


  1. I really like the way the base of the cannon came out :)

  2. Looks fantastic as always Ron! Really like the way it turned out (so many small details on it that make it a very interesting model).

    Makes me want one though I'll be holding off until I learn to paint a lot better haha.

  3. The marine in the rogue trader picture you posted. I have that exact one. :)

  4. Thanks guys.
    I think putting the gun on the base does two things for the model overall.

    1. It protects it a bit more
    2. Makes it very imposing looking

  5. I don't think this has been asked before; what sort of metallics do you use when painting?
    I've been looking for a cheap alternative to Citadel, and I've had no luck thus far.

  6. Wesley: Good question, I actually tried something new with this model to get a little more variety and depth to it since there is so much metal to the model (not pewter, but metal areas on the model).

    Let me get something together in a post though, it's far too much to explain in a comment.


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