Mik has been a Champion of Chaos since the games inception, here he talks about painting his models:
Not wanting to over do it and put myself off further painting I started with just four of my troopers, and spent a Sunday afternoon last weekend bringing them to a standard I was happy with. They might not be “Golden Demon” standard but I don’t intend to enter competitions with them. I chose 3-4 colours (including the basic black) and stick with them, I will probably use more on character models but for rank and file this is enough for me. Traditionally Black Legion have gold trim on their shoulder pads but I have gone for a silver one (my older mini’s used Chainmail, but I’m currently using Leadbelcher). The mini on the far left was one of my previously painted ones I was using for reference.
The sixth model was of the slightly newer version (which I think stand a little taller, though that could just be by the pose) and has more detailing on the shoulder pads in particular.
Sunday afternoon seems to be becoming my painting time, as there really is nothing worth watching on TV, so with brush in hand I got under way.
Although my older “skulltops” had the horn-parts of their helmets painted in red I’m really liking the way Screaming Bell looks on the models so chose to continue using that just as I had last week on the “bullhorns”.
Once again the eye slots are picked out with Mephiston Red before a little tidying up with Abaddon Black.
This brings the total of my painted infantry to thirty-five models, with fifty-four base coated (mainly in black, though twenty are Khorne Berserkers in another colour) and another forty-nine remaining bare. That’s just the ones in my KR case and doesn’t include my terminators, raptors bikers, character models, vehicles etc, so plenty still to do but it will get there eventually.
Next week sees the fifth and final round of our clubs inaugral tournament, and I will be facing the Tau forces of fellow blogger Fenriryan. Since my return to the battlefields of the 41st millenium my dice gods have not been my friend and I’ve failed to win a game yet. Who knows, perhaps once I start fielding more painted forces the fickle powers of Chaos may begin to swing in my favour – either way I still intend to have fun regardless.