Monday, December 14, 2009

Chaos Space Marines

I've now finished the other half of my first squad of Chaos Space Marines of my custom chapter, The Crusaders. You can see the first 5 of them here.

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Usually when I finish painting miniatures, I give them a coat of spray gloss varnish to protect them well, then a second coat of matte varnish to get rid of the glossy look. With these guys, I liked how they looked after the gloss varnish, so I left them that way. I still haven't decided yet if I'm going to do the coat of matte varnish, since they're pretty shiny. Let me know what you think.

Also, with these five I painted their horns white. With the previous set, I painted their horns black because I didn't want anything to stand out more than the bone colored trim. But I kind of like how the white horns look. So, which do you think looks better? White horns, or black horns?


  1. Clean work. You've been very careful with the painting and the results are obvious. I sometimes think Chaos Marines should look "damaged" but your models have an air of menace about them despite being "clean."
    What are the models posed on? Is that a GW terrain piece?

  2. Thank you. I made that terrain piece. I have a post about it here

    The Chaos icon is from Games Workshop. The book and throne are from a Warhammer Quest figure. The pillars are from the Warhammer Ancient Ruins terrain kit. I don't remember where I got the girl figure, but it is probably a Reaper miniature. The slab I made out of cardboard.