Hobby: WIP Chaos Terminator

In a earlier post I mentioned I had finally come up with a paint scheme I was happy with. Here’s the concept:

To re-cap, the warband is called Disciples of Twilight and they’re undivided. The cult troops are painted appropriate for their god and the undivided will use the scheme above.

I started painting a Chaos Terminator just to see what I thought of it. I just realized I reversed the black and blue from the concept above, oh well.

I haven’t gone through and cleaned anything up and this is just one coat of each color just to get a feel for it and I really like it. I wasn’t sure if the half scheme would work out as well as I wanted but I admit I’m happy with how it’s looking so far. The one thing I’m pondering is the loin cloth, what color to go with there. Black would be an easy call but I’d rather do something else. I think a contrasting color would work well there but nothing too stark of a contrast. Thoughts?


I began playing Warhammer 40K in 2006, and have been an avid player and hobbyist since then. I have also been blogging about 40K for almost as long as I've been playing it, having started Creative Twilight in 2009.

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  • Anonymous

    A good start. I wouldn’t worry about the reversed half-scheme on the TDA. Hell, use it. Lots of chapters reverse their colors for veterans. Make all your TDA a reverse of the basic Marines’ scheme, and it’ll look just dandy.

    • Yeah, wasn’t concerned honestly that I reversed it, just happen to notice it. Not a bad idea though on the vets, reversing, hadn’t thought of that. I didn’t want to use the loyalist method for vets and Chaos really doesn’t have one in general, nothing standardized, but that would work for sure.

  • Amberclad87

    Are you going to magnetize the arms or glue them?

    • They are magnetized already. I just have not cleaned the primer off the magnets yet to make it apparent. When don’t I magnetize something? ;)

  • Looking good so far.  I wouldn’t go black on the loincloth, it would blur the contrast between the halves and add little visual interest.  Blue could pose a similar problem.  A worn leather color would add some good contrast without being blingy.  You could also go with a stronger contrast in color (red, purple, green…) but with muted tones to keep the overall composition dark. 

    • The worn leather could work. I had also considered, if I want a stronger contrast, doing white but washing it down in blue to tone it down and blend it in with the rest of the armor more.

  • Dave Garbe

    Definitely looking good.

    • Thank you sir.

  • For subtle, a grey loincloth, or something approximating burlap or flayed flesh would work.  The existing blue/gray on the model is very Space Wolfy to me, so that would give you some idea of what red or yellow accent would do to the model (in my opinion that would be a mistake).

    I think a nice brown as suggested earlier would work nicely.

    • Grey could definitely work too, just mute it down. Guess I’m going to have to experiment.

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