Posted by: Turkadactyl | May 4, 2016

Space Marines Carcharodons- Terminator Chaplain WIP

I’ve done well for avoiding finecast and pewter with my Carcharodons force.  The Terminator Librarian is finecast and I am thankful that is the only one.  I have plenty of pewter with my Adepta Sororitas, Grey Knights and Tyranids so I am thankful that the Terminator Chaplain is the only pewter model I will have to deal with.  The pewter made things a little interesting so come on in and find out why.

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Here I have all of the base colours on.  All paints are Citadel- Burnished Gold (old line), Mechanicus Standard Grey, Rakarth Flesh, Scab Red (old line), Bleached Bone (old line) and LeadbelcherThe plastic base is temporary.

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Then things got a wee bit interesting.  The next step was dipping in the varnish.  I am used to dipping the lighter plastic and resin models.  I started to flick the model to get the excess varnish off.  I thought I had a good grip and boy was I wrong.  The model slips out of my grip and lands in the dirt.  I’m not one to swear too much.  I usually reserve donations to the curse jar for special occasions and this was one of them.

I didn’t think I had the luxury of time to research what to do in the event of dropping a model covered in varnish in dirt.  I had a bucket close by so I filled it with water and decided to give the Chaplain a bath in hopes to get the dirt off.  Well, mixing water and varnish was not exactly the smoothest operation.  That being said I was able to get most of the dirt off.  I tried to dry off most of the water and then crossed the fingers that the model wasn’t ruined.  The only thing I could do at this point was wait.  I returned to the Chaplain the next day and the model was salvaged.  There was some dirt stuck in the varnish but I knew I could paint over it.  I dodged a bullet with this one.  I hope to make some Tau suffer with this mistake.

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Next step is applying the decals then the highlights.


Responses

  1. He’s looking brilliant, glad he’s alright after the fall.

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  2. I always love your gold paint. It’s just so brilliant and photogenic.

    And what better model to showcase tons of bling without appearing uncharacteristically gaudy than a Chaplain? This is the best Chaplain sculpt from GW, IMO.

    And I don’t care what Citadel’s chart says. Auric Armour Gold is not equivalent to Burnished Gold. It’s far paler and more yellow. Burnished Gold looks so much richer and vibrant.

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    • I am glad I stocked up on Burnished Gold. I still have a few popts left. The paint starts off watery too so my reserve supply will not be drying out anytime soon. The gold is a great contrast from the black.

      I am looking forward to throwing in Tyberos, the Red Brethren, the Terminator Chaplain and Terminator Librarian into a Caestus Assault Ram.

      How is your Carcharodon army coming along? I’d be more than happy to showcase some more models if you’d like.

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  3. Close call and glad you managed to save it.

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