Sunday, 29 January 2017

Chaos Space Marines: Raptors commission

Although I haven't updated the blog in a while, it's been a manic few weeks of painting and other things. January always seems to be like this for me! Ah well, I'm certainly going to make sure that I updated the various projects I've been working on over the last few weeks. 

One of my clients has commissioned a force of Chaos Space Marines for his existing army. I'm going to be painting 20 Raptors, two Maulerfiends, and a Hellbrute. As I usually do, I started with the infantry...

These guys were painted with a Khorne Red base, shaded with Nuln Oil, highlighted with Evil Sunz Scarlet. The red is nice and deep; overall, the scheme reminds me a lot of the Crimson Slaughter, which is no bad thing.

Metallics were done with Leadbelcher, washed with Nuln Oil and then highlighted with Runefang Steel. The trim is Brass Scorpion, more Nuln Oil and then Runefang. Both recipes give a nice and grubby metallic result.

The eyes don't really come out very well on these images, but they are done with a Teclis Blue base. The eyes are very deep-set and small, unlike say the modern Tactical Marines (which also seem more heavily-proportioned than the Raptors and some of the other Chaos lines).

A shot of the jump packs. I've added very small amounts of chipping to the turbines, which is difficult to see here, but generally adds a bit of interest to the backpacks.

Sunday, 1 January 2017

Happy New Year: time for some Chaos Marauder Horsemen

Happy New Year to all my viewers. Hoping that you're having a good one, and enjoying the break.

Over the festive period, I've been hard at work on some new commission pieces, but these aren't yet ready to post. Alongside those projects, I've also been finishing off a Marauder Horseman.

This is a nice older kit with some retro appeal. The body dimensions of the rider show how far Citadel's sculpting team has come... Just compare him to the newer knight and horsemen kits!

So, it's been a pretty busy painting year for me - what with the Eldar project, the Space Sharks, some Astral Claws and a few smaller commissions as well.

I'll be kicking off the new year with Lugft Huron of the Astral Claws, as well as a Storm Raven transport. Then I'll be moving onto a squad of Space Sharks Centurions in a drop pod, before I commence some Chaos Space Marines for another client. In-between those projects, I'm going to be finishing my Khorne Bloodhound, my Stormcast Eternals and my Genestealer Cult... Some busy times ahead!

Happy New year all!