Progress continued on the 2 Specialist Marines from Part 5, and they were coming along at a decent rate when something occurred to me...
I realized that I was short a single standard Tactical Marine needed in order to make a 10 man unit. I found this basic 2nd edition era multi-part plastic marine that I thought would do the trick just fine. Those of you curious of his exact origin, he is from the Space Marines: Warriors of the Imperium boxed set. As that link will reveal, this specific guy was very nearly converted over to chaos!
I needed him to conform with the others of course so that version of bolter had to go. Also the base had to be upgraded. I do believe that the swap over to a 32mm base simply does wonders for these older models.
It didn't take too long to get him up to the level that the Specialists were at, and now I am working on all three at the same time.
Caught up to the other two.
I have reached the point where I am about to draw on the Chapter Icons. Seems like a good spot to leave this update for now...