Cursed In Eternity – Part 4

Since the release of the Chaos Marines back in April I’ve been feeling enthused about painting some more of these murderous power-armoured warriors. However having also set myself the task of painting up the contents of Blackstone Fortress I don’t want to allow myself to become too distracted by other projects just yet. Luckily there is a way to combine the two, by painting the pair of Chaos Marines who serve as henchman to Obsidius Mallex, the terrifying chaos lord who dwells in the heart of the fortress and serves as the games primary bad guy. Thus I’m able to kill two birds with one stone – and they say men can’t multitask!

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Rather than paint the second Blackstone Fortress Marine I decided to add some visual interest and paint one, suitably armed with a bolter of course, that I’d kitbashed based around the new plastic kit. Sooner or later I’ll get around to painting the second Blackstone Fortress chaos marine but for now this guy will do nicely.

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With these two done I’m another step closer to being able to play a game of Blackstone Fortress using only painted models, rather than the shameful display of bare plastic that I inflicted on my (very polite and tolerant) friends last time we played.

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What’s more, when I add them to the two I’ve already painted I have the beginnings of a squad which only needs a champion to be ready for action.

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Hopefully these two will scratch the chaos marine itch for a little while longer, allowing me to focus my attentions on the other inhabitants of the Blackstone fortress. Of course given the lure of Chaos its almost inevitable that, even with numerous mortal servants of the ruinous powers lurking in the fortress, I’ll find myself painting another power armoured giant or two  before long…


18 responses to “Cursed In Eternity – Part 4

  • Thomas

    Lovely! The subtle green hue in places is spot on. Very good.

  • theimperfectmodeller

    Very nice mate and well done on the multi-tasking. I’ve always questioned the ability of women to multi-task when they cannot have sex at the same time as they have a headache! 😉

    • Wudugast

      Hmmm… You may have a point there 😉 Anyway, everyone knows men can multitask really, it’s just an excuse some genius came up with as an excuse to manage his workload. Now so long as we don’t let slip the truth in any kind of public forum we should be fine…

      Anyway, glad you like these angry fellows, there will be plenty more on their way sooner or later 🙂

  • Pete S/ SP

    Lovely work- really inspiring stuff.

    Cheers,

    Pete.

  • Alexis West

    Looking good! The dirty off-white you use for their armour is great.

    • Wudugast

      Cheers! I must admit I really do like the dirty white, although every time I start painting another chaos marine I find myself cursing myself of ten years ago for picking a colour scheme that’s so damn tricky to paint. “Oh, it’ll be unique”, I thought back then, “No one else paints them that way”. Now I know why..! And then I get it finished and I’m proud of them all over again 😀

      • Alexis West

        Funny how that happens sometimes:
        “I’ll do [THING] to make my army stand out! I’ve never seen anyone do that before.”
        Later:
        “Oh. That’s why no one does it.”

  • Alex

    Cracking job mate – that red is lovely against the greeny off-white, looking good!!

    • Wudugast

      Thank you! 😀 Having all those capes and tabards is actually one of the best things about the new chaos marines, it bulks them up and it gives a space to use a spot colour on, in this case the red, which really helps bring them to life in a way that was tricky to achieve with the old models.

  • imperialrebelork

    Nice one mate. The vivid red is a great contrast

  • jimbo

    Hello, I really like the color of the armor on the first marine. Would you mind sharing your technique to get the dirty white/bone color, and green hues?

    • Wudugast

      Thank you! Start with a couple of coats of Ushabti Bone over a black undercoat. It’s well worth taking your time over this stage, whenever I’ve rushed this part I’ve regretted it. Then a wash with Agrax Earthshade (concentrating on the edge of the armour panels and any recesses). Then highlight with Ushabti Bone and a final highlight of Screaming Skull. For the green I just replaced the Agrax Earthshade with Biel-Tan Green. I always find it’s a tricky scheme to get right the first couple of times but if you stick with it you get into the swing of things and it becomes more natural. 🙂

  • jimbo

    Appreciate the quick and detailed response!

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