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30 April 2013page first published

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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian writes:

I've been slowly collecting and/or painting some opposing forces for Games Workshop's Warhammer 40,000. I previously showed you the Chaos Space Marine Lord. Now, I've finished the first squad of plain old Chaos Space Marines.

Chaos Space Marines

You may recognize some "old time" models in this squad! I didn't want to spend a lot of money on this force, so I collected the models from the back of my closet, plus some bargain basement purchases on eBay.

Chaos Space Marines

Some of the models didn't look quite legal under the current rules, so I trimmed off some cables to make it clear the close-combat weapons weren't powered.

After assembling and cleaning up the models, I primed everything with Army Painter Color Primer Dragon Red. (I didn't even strip the paint off the models that were already painted.) I then gave them the usual red-ink wash and red highlights.

Chaos Space Marines

I should explain that this squad got its painting scheme from the Chaos Space Marine Lord I had previously acquired - so, red armor, blue detail color, gold trim. The painting was not difficult but it was tedious, so I took a few lengthy breaks from the painting process...

Chaos Space Marines

Several of the figures had scars from where something had once been glued to their gauntlets. I added plastic shields from my spares box.

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This squad's emblem is taken from a marking on the Chaos Space Marine Lord, and I roughly drew this on the shoulder pads as if written by the Hand of Chaos.

I used grey talus to cover the bases, and painted the base sides to match the Chaos Space Marine Lord.

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And here you can see the blue-clawed Chaos Space Marine Lord posing with members of the new squad.