Doom Marines!

Back in January I wrote a post about how I’d gotten the Doom board game and some markers and other Tools of the Trade. This was my foray into the world of miniature painting, errr, markering? I think it is obvious that since this is my first follow up post that I am in no danger of turning into a hobby miniaturist. All pictures should be clickable for bigger pix.

Here are the 4 Space Marines facing off against a slightly obscured (unmarkered) Duke of Hell. The marines are supposed to be Blue, Green, Red and Yellow. The red was a bit darker than I expected and the “yellow” really turned more of a lime green. I suspect the tan of the mini’s themselves played a part in that.

These are the yellow and blue that I just finished yesterday. Unfortunately, my camera phone doesn’t like taking really close pictures. But you can see that I stuck with the “silver” scheme for the weapons, black for boots and hands and then one solid color for the base and body. You will never win any Aesthetic Awards using markers and I’m even worse. Just look at the feet. But all I need is a bit of color to liven up the game. No masterpieces here!

Thankfully, Mrs B’s phone has a “focus” function. You can really see here how the coverage isn’t that great. I’m sure I could go over it again with the ultra-fine marker and try to fill in the gaps, but that is not going to happen. My eyes aren’t good enough to see this unaided, so what do I care?

My next goal is to get a couple of the doom demons markered up. I will say that all the little details on these mini’s makes using markers a very sub-optimal option, IF making them look good is your goal. I think the markers would work much better on broad flat surfaces.

Considering my track record, if I can get in one more “Minis” post before New Years I’ll be doing well ๐Ÿ˜€

27 thoughts on “Doom Marines!

    1. Hahahahaa. I doubt he would appreciate the markers ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€
      Of course, it all depends on what’s important, getting the mini done, or getting it done right ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  1. Looks like a lot of fun to be honest. Have you tried a bit of weathering? Those figures would come up amazingly with a bit of black paint rubbed all over them and rubbed off again. Sorry if I sounded a bit excited then ๐Ÿ˜‚ great work and thank you for sharing.

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    1. No worries Tales, I can tell you are an enthusiast ๐Ÿ˜€
      I am not an enthusiast, hence the markers, hahahaaa.

      Paint is simply not on the menu for me. Too much work for a result that I don’t actually care about. Quick and dirty is my line here.

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    1. No, painting the mini’s isn’t the game, although for some people it probably would be.
      Once I play the tutorial I’ll do a write up but the videos on youtube make it seem like a VERY fun game, if you like that kind of thing.


  2. Using markers to paint figures sounds very novel to me, but also very efficient ๐Ÿ˜‰ Quick and dirty, and you can already play as you can easily tell which marine is yours ๐Ÿ˜€

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