In most Games Workshop artwork it has been superseded by the MKVII armour with it's rounded shapes and pig-nosed helmet, but love for the MKVI still resides with certain Chapters of the Adeptus Astartes and in the hearts of many Beardys who remember it as the very first Space Marine kit!
The MK VI has three halmarks; the beakie helmet, the long greaves and the studded shoulder pad.
In the years where we saw very little MKVI product, the studded shoulder disappeared almost all together, but in an age where The Horus Heresy is in vogue, everything that is old is new again with studded shoulders turning up on all sorts of Space Marines.
Luckily enough there is no need to stick to the standard kind, because Master Crafted Miniatures have a range of MKVI compatible shoulder to deck your troops out in!
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Rimless Studded Veteran Shoulderpad
Being a fan of the look of the standard MKVI, this update that would be perfect for Sternguard, Marine officers, or even just an alternative to the standard shoulders on any MKVI.
Having a force with these would look amazing!
Damaged Rimless Studded Shoulderpads
I don't generally do battle damage, but I'm thinking a Veteran Assault Squad Sergeant with the one with battle damage from what looks like claws could be very cool!
Master Crafted also make a damage-free version which is a massive improvement on the GW one!
Damaged Rimless Shoulderpads
Traditionally this carried both the Chapter symbol, the Tactical/ Assault/ Devastator designation and sometimes the Company number. A lot to have on one shoulder, but it did look very cool!!
Master Crafted make smooth version of this and a damaged one!
The Damaged Rimless Shoulders have similar damage to the studded ones (above) but more obvious on the smooth surface synonymous with the MKVI giving more options to existing MKVI marines or even sprinkled among your Veterans.
As an aside, the MKVI shoulders look really good on one shoulder of a Space Marine scout...!