Thor’s Workbench: Chaos Maulerfiend (PIP #1)

I have owned this model since it came out; it was my first purchase for the new Chaos codex. I use it a ton too so it deserves to get painted finally.

These shots came out pretty crappy but you can see I’m working on the main body at the moment because it’s going to take the longest. The arms and stuff will fly by compared to this. Everything is magnetized, which makes painting so much easier and lets me swap him as a Forgefiend. At this stage the base coating is done and the shading is done on the main body.

From here I need to get the fiery glow going on the stomach and the smoke stack faces. Then on to highlights and final details. I should have this guy knocked out in the next few weeks.

  • Oh man, that’s so crisp and clean.

    • Thor had a nice, gritty style with his orks but if you look at his marine and chaos stuff you’ll find a lot of crisp and clean painting. It’s a great example of how switching armies can help you expand your skill set.

      Anyway – it looks great so far, Thor!

      • Chaos is a great army for gritty but you’re right; I decided to change it up for the sake of doing something different. My Chaos Marines are cleaner looking than my loyalists too. I try and get a gritty vibe though without painting in a gritty style; and thanks.

    • Thanks!

  • JD Brink

    I really like this model and your paint is enhancing it ten-fold! (okay, five-fold; let’s not get carried away…) No really, looking good so far!

    I actually played against two mauler fiends last weekend and they are definitely anti-tank engines. Unfortunately for this one, the tank he blew up housed Feugan and his boys, Phoenix Lord of the Fire Dragons, who then blew HIM up… (Actually the battle report is on my blog now…

    I’d really like to get a couple of these chaos engines though. Not that I need another heavy support unit to make my list building choices harder for me, but they’re just really cool models. Love the plasma cannons with mouths. :)

    • Thanks.

      I really like the daemon-engines and Maulers are my favorite of the batch. It’s hit or miss with them but at 125pts you can’t complain even when it’s a miss.

      My heavy slot is basically reserved for these guys and Oblits ;)

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