Scent of a Gamer

From the computer to the tabletop, this is all about games. Updated each week-end.

Chaos warrior test complete

I have painted the test models for my Slaves to Darkness force. I tried a few different paint schemes, some of which even worked.

Okay let’s look at these a little closer.

These two had a visit from my colour shift metallics. The one on the right didn’t work at all. The one of the left looks nice in his blue and gold. Ultimately I didn’t like the overall effects of a model painted entirely in metallics. Moving on…

This is a bit more like it. The one on the right is painted in a similar scheme to my plague marines. I like it, but ultimately decided I didn’t want to paint two forces in an identical scheme. The one on the left has a paint job inspired by my approach to the Tzaangors in Warhammer Quest, and I used some colour shift blue on his chain armour. That has possibilities.

These two were me seeing what models would look like if I painted them the same as some recent Arcane Ruins terrain pieces. Of the two, I like the one on the left, minus the colour shift metallics on his shoulder armour.

Ultimately I think my choice is between these two. I’m leaning towards the Arcane Ruins-style one on the right, but which one do you like more? Of course, my other option is to pick none of these, and go with a more ‘official’ looking black and gold. That is tempting too!

13 comments on “Chaos warrior test complete

  1. Azazel
    December 6, 2020

    If you’re looking at a Tzeentch-themed force, I’d go with the blue and gold. If more generic, then the other scheme.

    Liked by 1 person

    • davekay
      December 7, 2020

      Of course after finishing these I saw the generic black and gold trim Games Workshop version and got tempted by that too!

      Like

  2. imperialrebelork
    December 6, 2020

    Love those classic chaos warriors

    Liked by 1 person

  3. lordcommandereloth
    December 6, 2020

    I’d be inclined to go for the one on the right looks more “gritty” which I think Chaos should.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. John@justneedsvarnish
    December 6, 2020

    Well, Slaves To Darkness probably means the one on the right is the most apt one, but I really like the blue/gold one – if I didn’t have any other armies in blue/gold I’d go with that! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Kuribo
    December 7, 2020

    I like the colors on the left better of the two pictured above but I agree with Azazel that if you want to have Slaves to Darkness, I would go with the black and gold scheme. The blue would be too Tzeentch-like and might confuse your opponents 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • davekay
      December 7, 2020

      Yes I am starting to lean towards black and gold even though I didn’t test paint that scheme!

      Liked by 1 person

  6. Pete S/ SP
    December 7, 2020

    Tough choice as I like a few of those. The one on the right in the last photos gets my vote from the two of them.

    Cheers,

    Pete.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Dr. The Viking
    December 7, 2020

    Nice! I just painted these up my self. They’ve now gone full circle at my house. In 1998 they were new and awesome, then they were omnipresent, then obsolete and now they’re old gems. 😁

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Pingback: Chaos Lord complete | Scent of a Gamer

Comments are closed.

Information

This entry was posted on December 6, 2020 by in Miniatures, Painting & Modelling, slaves to darkness, Tabletop, The Projects and tagged , , , .
%d bloggers like this: