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Chaos Terminators – Old & New Paint Schemes

Sloan ‘Underwhelmed’

The two on the left were painted when I was a kid – near enough 17 years ago. Very old-fashioned paint scheme, with bright red and blue. Painting was my escape from teenage trials and tribulations – I used to find it very meditative. The one on the right was painted this week, using my super-quick method:

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It’s always striking how much fashions change over time. For long enough, the penchant was for very bright, vivid colours – but I share the more modern taste for slightly gloomier, more moody compositions now. I wouldn’t normally use blue as the spot colour, but thought it would tie-in with the rest of the models.

Old Stuff….

Daylight ‘Life In A Jar’

These are my old Chaos Space Marine figures – some are current range, but most were ones I bought back in the mid-nineties:

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I’ve had these in storage since I was about 15 or so, when I lost interest in wargames (I’m currently 32). Other than the biker squadron, all of the painted miniatures were finished back when I was a kid.

I was going to sell these on, because it’s such a waste to let them gather dust, when somebody could be making good use of them. So, I got them primed up and cleaned down…and then the bug got me. Some of these are models which are truly antique now, and I’ll probably never get the chance to paint again. So, that’s my current project. A break from the small mordheim-themed army I was working on; which was a break from the Empire Wizards (which was a hiatus from a celestial diorama).