Something with a slightly different flavour today, a Chaos Space Marine.
I keep trying to get into painting more 28mm figures, but always get a bit despondent with the results. So, since I’m progressing at a reasonable pace with the 6mm, I thought I’d spoil myself and have a go at some big scale units for Kill Team. I quite like the small unit idea since each figure can be a ‘character’ and you can throw together a range of disparate specialists in the same unit, creating an almost ‘Dirty Dozen’ vibe.
To this end I’ve decided to go with Chaos as quite a enjoyable starting point as they are, by default, a bunch of misfits and sociopaths. This also means that I can make a few different Chaos Kill Teams since they’d no doubt be happy to fight each other over pretty much any perceived slight! The new Chaos Space Marines are rather good fun and, since I’ve only painted Chaos forces in 6mm before, would be a very different experience to paint. Initially I’m going to just assemble as per instructions due to there being a fair bit of variety in the set, and they’re quite over the top anyway, and focus on improving my painting technique……. keeping it quite loose and ‘painterly’. Additionally, a mixed grouping of Chaos renegades will give me a chance to paint a variety of different colours to reflect their individualism and whichever chapter or Legion they may have fallen out with.
I’ve gone with the “Scourged” chapter for this chap, the fluff about them only being able to hear the truth instead of lies and being driven mad by it is pretty entertaining.
I experimented a little with the painting on this fellow, using some water soluble oil paints over the acrylic base colours. It turned out to be a really interesting step forward and something that I’ll be working on quite a bit more. When I work out a proper approach I will definitely try and post a tutorial of some sort.
Currently putting together some more members of the team and planning a Thousand sons oriented Legion with a nautical theme!
Thanks for looking.