40K: “Old School” Space Marine Armor Updated!

Marine Armor

Forge World has redone all the “Armor Through The Ages” for Space Marines – come see the new kits!

Get your wallets ready all you Pre-Heresy, Heresy, and Post-Heresy Era fans, Forge World has gone back and updated all the Mk. II through Mk. VI Space Marine Armor to be fully compatible with the new Plastic and Resin Space Marine Armor kits in 40K! Modeling “Old School” Marines has never been easier!

via Forge World

LEGION MKII CRUSADE ARMOUR £ 24

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MkII Armour represented a significant technological step forward compared to the original MkI Thunder Armour, and was supplied by the Mechanicum, who hand-crafted each component to the highest specification. In the 41st Millennium, surviving examples of this pattern are still maintained by some of the oldest Space Marine Chapters and are venerated as sacred relics.

This multi-part resin kit provides enough parts to build five Space Marines in MkII ‘Crusade’ Armour. The kit includes; five pairs of legs; ten shoulder pads; five left arms; five right arms; five torsos; and five helmets. These components are fully compatible with plastic and resin Space Marine armour sets, weapons and upgrade kits.

Five 32mm round bases are also included. Weapons shown in some images sold separately.

 

LEGION MKIII IRON ARMOUR £24

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The MkIII ‘Iron’ Armour is a variant of the previous ‘Crusade’ pattern adapted with additional armour plates to the front, as well as a reinforced helmet faceplate and strengthened vambraces for the savage firefights of fleet-based boarding actions. This extra armour turns an already resilient Marine into an almost unstoppable juggernaut within the cramped confines of a ship.

This multi-part resin kit provides enough parts to build five Space Marines in MkIII ‘Iron’ Armour. The kit includes; five pairs of legs; ten shoulder pads; five left arms; five right arms; five torsos; and five helmets. These components are fully compatible with plastic and resin Space Marine armour sets, weapons and upgrade kits.

Five 32mm round bases are also included. Weapons shown in some images sold separately.

LEGION MKIV MAXIMUS ARMOUR £24

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This pattern of power armour was developed towards the end of the Great Crusade, using advanced technologies recovered by Astartes forces from scattered Forge Worlds across the Imperium. Despite being intended as the pinnacle of power armour technology, and containing many advanced systems, MkIV armour remains a valued rarity among most Chapters.

This multi-part resin kit provides enough parts to build five Space Marines in MkIV ‘Maximus’ Armour. The kit includes; five pairs of legs; ten shoulder pads; five left arms; five right arms; five torsos; and five helmets. These components are fully compatible with plastic and resin Space Marine armour sets, weapons and upgrade kits.

Five 32mm round bases are also included. Weapons shown in some images sold separately.

 

LEGION MKV HERESY ARMOUR £24

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The iconic MkV ‘Heresy’ pattern of Space Marine Power Armour was first created during the dark days of the Great Betrayal. Remarkably durable and easy to produce and maintain, large quantities were supplied to the Space Marine Legions prior to, and during, the Heresy. As the galaxy spanning civil war progressed, new supplies of arms and armour for the Traitor Legions were heavily disrupted, forcing them to scavenge components from their fallen enemies.

This multi-part resin kit provides enough parts to build five Space Marines in MkV ‘Heresy’ Armour. The kit includes; five pairs of legs; ten shoulder pads; five left arms; five right arms; five torsos; and five helmets. These components are fully compatible with plastic and resin Space Marine armour sets, weapons and upgrade kits.

Five 32mm round bases are also included. Weapons shown in some images sold separately.

 

LEGION MKVI CORVUS ARMOUR £24 

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Designed as a successor to the advanced MkIV ‘Maximus’ armour that was derailed by the Horus Heresy, MkVI ‘Corvus’ Armour is distinctive for its’ relatively clean appearance and elongated, conical nose – designed to house additional systems including advanced Autosenses. The studded left shoulder pad, taken from the previous MkV pattern, commemorates the glory of those heroes who stood at the Eternity Gate alongside the Emperor himself.

This multi-part resin kit provides enough parts to build five Space Marines in MkVI ‘Corvus’ Armour. The kit includes; five pairs of legs; ten shoulder pads; five left arms; five right arms; five torsos; and five helmets. These components are fully compatible with plastic and resin Space Marine armour sets, weapons and upgrade kits.

Five 32mm round bases are also included. Weapons shown in some images sold separately.

 

In case you didn’t catch that – none of these Marine Armors come with weapons…So here’s the link you’ll need to quickly pull them up on Forge World’s site:

Space Marine Weapon Sets

 

What’s your take on these new kits? A quick update to the hand for compatibility goes a long way! 

  • Koszka

    Yay! no more skinny jean marines!

  • zeno666

    Awww thats too bad. TwiddlerBeatle says that resin doesn’t give as crisp details as plastic does.
    So I really feel sorry for people having to put up that much money for sub par models.
    And also beeing forced to buy weapons separately.

    • pokemastercube .

      take a look at the charater series or legion specific parts, the detail on those is immence and in some parts far more details then the plastic models have, i have never been disapointed with the detail on the stuff, only reason it doesnt comeout once i paint it is cos i dont do too well with details, but you can see they are there

      • CMAngelos

        Sarcasm lost!

      • euansmith

        zeno668 was being heavily sarcastic; but then Poe’s Law kicks in, so missing the sarcasm is perfectly understandable.

        • pokemastercube .

          it is hard to work out when it just words isnt it

          • Yellow Sigmarine

            Wow! A Pokemon Master! Or are you just a master of poking people?

          • pokemastercube .

            no, i tickle people 😛

          • euansmith

            Um… are you being sarcastic now? Am I?! Aaaaaaaagh! The words! They do nothing!

          • pokemastercube .

            was a fail at a apoligy, the sarcasm was the tickle thing

          • Hedwerx

            This is by far and away the best post I’ve ever read.

    • Marco Svizzero

      the mk1V knee’s alone are a huge example of how much more definition comes out of the resin.

    • Secundum

      Uh…TwiddlerBeatle is a well-known idiot.

    • Agent OfBolas

      yes, resin can get much better detail. Plastic, even those of good quality is not even close to resin.

  • OolonColluphid

    Good thing I waited before buying more Beakies. Now which ones to paint as 40k Raptors or 30K RG.

  • euansmith

    Darn, a missed opportunity to make Marines who are not trying to walk off a boot in the wigs. Legs, it appears, are all bandy, all the the time.

    • Hedwerx

      Power Armour pinches your sacred orbs. Marines squat out of necessity.

  • Yellow Sigmarine

    Favorite marks:
    1) Cycloptic Spring Leg armour
    2) Bumpy Armour
    3) Beakie Armour
    Hope FW does some good looking Thunder Amour at some point, they’ll need to redesign it pretty extensively, I reckon

    • Jeff Daniels

      I think Forge World went on record as saying Thunder Armour (and MKVIII Errant Armour) would never happen.

      On the one hand, Games Workshop also used to say the Horus Heresy would never happen. But on the other hand, there’s only a handful of surviving Thunder Warriors at the time of the Horus Heresy. Unless they publish rules for the Unification Wars, Thunder Armour models will probably never get made.

      • Yellow Sigmarine
        • Jeff Daniels

          Oh, don’t get me wrong. I’d love to see Forge World Thunder Armour too. But I don’t think it’ll ever happen. (Who knows? MKVIII might get made for the Siege of Terra.)

          If you’re determined enough, you can cobble together your own Thunder Armour. Anvil Industry used to make Thunder Warrior style heads, but they’re out of production. They do sell heads for Afterlife with those wrap-around visors, and Mad Robot also sells tank pilot heads that look the same. Either of those, a topknot snipped from somewhere, pauldrons and legs from Kromlech. Some guy on Warseer printed up his own version of the bolt gun. The only problem would be the torso. I don’t know anyone that sells a torso with lightning on it.

          I… I’ve put way too much thought into this.

  • Joshua Boyle

    I’m bummed with the new Mk VI chest design. I liked the old FW one better that more closely resembled the original plastic beakies. The new one matches the current plastic GW design. But I’m probably the only person in the world that cares.

  • Pirate_Prince_Navarion

    So the big news is that they cut off the right hand of each model?

  • Dan Wilson

    Heresy armour is baaaaaack wicked.

    • Hedwerx

      Dalek Marines.

      • nurglitch

        Bumps!

  • deuce1984

    If I we’re to build Luna Wolves (not SoH) which armor would be proper?

    • Distracted Satrap

      Probably MkII. The Luna Wolves focused on rapid, spearhead attacks so I reckon MkIII would be considered a little unwieldy for the rank-and-file marines. By the time MkIV started being distributed, they had been renamed the Sons of Horus.

      Of course you could always have post-Istvaan Luna Wolves who have renounced Horus, and thus would have access to MkIV, V, and VI armour while still retaining the LW heraldry. Really any choice makes sense, it just depends what kind of fluff interests you most!

      • benn grimm

        I’m pretty sure they had mk 4 before they renamed the legion, I seem to remember a reference being made to Loken repainting his mk 4 suit, though that could just be my memory playing tricks on me.

        • nurglitch

          Lots of the newest and fanciest stuff, I’d imagine.

  • Shawn

    This for me is a good thing. Packaging the models in 5man squads makes it more affordable for me. Since, I don’t play 30k, I can get a squad or two as an honor guard for my Iron Hands, or custom make Kardan Stronos. Then maybe a few more as veteran squads.

  • Hedwerx

    One step closer to a MkIV, MkV, MkVI. MkVII/VIII army. Now I just need the money.