Minotaurs Space Marines – V Squad

I’ve gone and (finally) completed the last four models for my first squad of Minotaurs Space Marines. Their designation is V squad since I needed a squad number that would fit in their teeny little sculpted tactical marks, and I have almost entirely 40k 2nd Edition decals – at least easily accessible. I plan to have I squad as blinged out, II squad as somewhat less blinged, but still a little bit fancy pants. III wouldn’t fit, and the old-school solution to IV and VI squads seems to be “make your own by combining the V and the I”.

AOBR Tactical Marine, Minotaurs Space Marines

Three more models from Assault on Black Reach (2008), and a Missile Launcher marine from the Second Edition Boxed set (1993).

2e Space Marine Missile Launcher, AOBR Tactical Marine, Minotaurs Space Marines

And yes. I’ve had that guy sitting around in various boxes ever since I bought the starter set right after release back in ’93.

Citadel Space Marine Veteran Captain Flamer Marine Missile Launcher, Rogue Trader 40k2e Oldhammer AOBR Tactical Marine, Minotaurs Space Marines

Looking at this squad, made of 2e and 5e models, it’s amazing how little that the Space Marines have changed since their “update” from the initial run of Rogue Trader “Oldhammer” Beakies to the current form in the early 1990s. A little more bulk, and a little more bling, but very much the same series of models. And I’ve finally got a bunch of these starter models painted! Now working on the next squad, – VI – using some recovered secondhand marines as the base models and some resin pads including a few miscast ones. Sure, FW replaced them, but it would be wasteful to not use them anyway in some form, right?

9 thoughts on “Minotaurs Space Marines – V Squad

  1. Ah the Minotaurs, probably my favourite Loyalist chapter. Like Alex I’d be curious to know how you pulled off the metal effect. Nice work on blending the ’93 models in with the more modern ones as well, like you say they’ve not changed that much but I’d say its still enough that the paintjob would have a significant role in tying them together.

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    • Thanks mate. I’ve always liked them, but they’re actually getting done due to the Greek/Spartan aspects of the chapter, which will be more emphasised in subsequent squads and models. They’ll essentially be Marouda’s army when we eventually get back to playing 40k again. There’ll soon be a lot more divergence in terms of armour styles in this army!

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