Thursday, January 12, 2012

Chaos Possessed & Ultra Marine Traitors

and now back to our regular programing.....

After the fun I had painting the berzerkers, I decided I had to paint up the box of possessed space marines, I've had sitting on my bench for several years as well. I love the models, however I had a really hard time understanding how the paint them. The fact that the hard sharp armor is melting into daemon form, makes it difficult to paint sections without blending them all together. I decided to use my airbrush and paint them as if they were turning into pure daemons. I tried to add just enough areas of hard edges for contract that the minis would be interesting. I am not sure if they look like they go with the whole army, but the basing does tie them in a little more. All of the daemons I paint are going to be vivid colors, so there is some rational for it.

The next thing any Chaos force needs is a unit of turncoat ultramarine terminators. I painted these out to see if I could reproduce the heavily weathered ultra-marine I painted eons ago. I failed. I have no idea what I did wrong, but the mojo was off, and these guys just turned out alright.

All of this Chaos stuff does not mean that my Necrons are done. I am just taking a break so I can focus on some random colors. This is sort of like a painting interlude!


  1. Looking nice. The mutated parts on the possessed marines might need a little more contrast. The hands and tentacles look a bit flat. I like the idea of "loyal" chaos marines. As always I am impressed by the speed of your painting and the quality.

  2. Great looking army, I think you did a great job blending the the armor and deamon parts, I also had a hard time trying to figure out how to paint the possessed bitz. Your airbrush work looks great.

  3. Beautiful work there Drathmere: I really like the Ultra-traitors. (Given that they're the most common gene-seed for space marines these days, does it follow that most new traitors were descended from Ultramarines? hehehe...)

  4. It appears that you had your Sunday Best on when you published this post. I hope you don't mind me throwing you and your blog a shout out on my weekly themed top-x. Cheers and thanks for not only sharing but for inspiring me.

    PS - Would love to see a tutorial on how you painted those possessed marines.

  5. wow these are fantastic. How did you get the gradient?