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Blackstone Fortress: the chaos marines

The chaos space marines are some of the more fearsome foes of Blackstone Fortress. When it came to paint them I knew I wanted them to stand out somehow. I came across this instagram painting guide and decided to give it a go. I’m happy with how they came out

Blackstone Fortress, chaos space marines

The craft store metallic paint actually worked nicely. It was a pleasant surprise to even find it here in Australia, where the same brands aren’t always available. It worked as promised. Often craft store paints lack pigment so they don’t cover miniatures well and tend to streak. This metallic was fine though.

I used regular paints for every other part of the model, and I’ve deliberately left their bases black for now.


10 comments on “Blackstone Fortress: the chaos marines

  1. Azazel
    May 18, 2019

    They look fantastic, Dave – where did you find the paint?

    • davekay
      May 18, 2019

      thanks! It is stocked in Spotlight, of all places.

      • Azazel
        May 18, 2019

        Cool – there’s one not too far from me. Thanks! 🙂

  2. theimperfectmodeller
    May 18, 2019

    Very nicely done Dave

  3. reductivetendency
    May 18, 2019

    Really effective painting, is that a sort of bluey-green metallic?

    • davekay
      May 18, 2019

      Yes it’s called Teal by the maker but it has a good colour for Alpha Legion

  4. Azazel
    June 21, 2019

    Reblogged this on Azazel's Bitz Box..

  5. Thomas
    June 21, 2019

    Excellent work! I missed the post first time around but saw it on Azarel’s.

    I’ve seen people experimenting with Contrast Paint over metal base with great results too.

    • davekay
      June 21, 2019

      Yes I saw some of the contrast work, looks like the Telassar(?) Blue works really well

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