Looking for an affordable way to add some speedy firepower to your Space Marine army? Look no further than this Space Marine Bike kit! With three multi-part plastic Bikers included, you’ll have plenty of options for customization – equip them with twin-linked bolters and bolt pistol for maximum dakka, or mix and match with other Space Marine kits to create your ideal squad.
This box is the most cost effective way to buy three multi-part plastic Space Marine Bikes. The kit is supplied with three Bikers, which can be equipped with twin-linked bolters and bolt pistol. Also included is an Ultramarines Infantry Transfer Sheet.
These kits are supplied unpainted and require assembly – we recommend using Citadel Plastic Glue and Citadel Paints.
Bike Squad Datasheets
What’s in the Bike Squad box
- x42 plastic components that make 3 Space Marine Bikes.
- x1 Ultramarines Infantry Transfer Sheet for added personalization.
- x3 Citadel 75mm Oval Bases.
How to paint the Bike Squad set
- Step 1: Basecoat the Bikes and Space Marines
To begin, apply a smooth and even basecoat of blue paint to both the bikes and the Space Marines riding them. For this, you can use a color like Kantor Blue, which provides good coverage and vibrant color.
- Step 2: Paint the Wheels with Black
Using a black paint, such as Abaddon Black, carefully and precisely paint the wheels of the bikes to achieve a clean and contrasting look.
- Step 3: Add Grey/Metallic Details
Now, let’s focus on the mechanical details. For engine parts, exhausts, and other metallic elements, use a grey or metallic paint. A great option is Leadbelcher, a Citadel Colour that provides a realistic metallic finish.
- Step 4: Shade the Model
To add depth and dimension to the model, apply a shade. Nuln Oil is a popular choice for this step, as it works effectively to enhance the recessed areas and create shadows.
- Step 5: Layer the Blue Armor
With the shade dry, it’s time to layer the blue armor to give it more depth and richness. For this, use a lighter blue paint like Altdorf Guard Blue. Apply the paint to the raised areas of the bikes and Space Marines to create highlights and contrast.
- Step 6: Paint Eye Lenses
The eye lenses on the Space Marines’ helmets should be striking. Use a bright color like Mephiston Red to paint the lenses, making them stand out on the battlefield.
- Step 7: Fine-Tune and Clean Up
Take a moment to fine-tune your paint job, ensuring all the details are neatly painted. Clean up any areas where the paint may have overlapped or gone outside the lines, using a small brush and a steady hand.
- Step 8: Varnish and Protect
To protect your hard work and keep the paint job intact, apply a layer of varnish over the painted models. Ardcoat is a gloss varnish that provides a durable protective layer.