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?

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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.


Are you going to magnetize the arms or glue them?


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. 

Dave Garbe
Dave Garbe

Definitely looking good.

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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.