Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Bits-Box Chaos Space Marine
Last night I had an urge to work with some green stuff, so I got out my last generic Space Marine and thought of ways I could change him. I don't have a great deal of bits so my options were pretty limited unless I wanted to sculpt a bunch of stuff, which I do not possess the skills to do. I decided to use a right arm and backpack from the Chaos half of the Dark Vengeance box set and set out to make a Chaos Lord.
First I cut and sanded the wings off of the chest piece, leaving the skull in tact, then with GS I added some rope/cables for the cape and some spiked ribbing on the bottom of the chest. Next I cut up the left leg to reposition it so he can be standing on a broken loyalist Space Marine helmet. The leg ended up looking pretty ugly so I added a loin cloth and put a Chaos star where the belt buckle would be. Finally I added a tattered cape, inspired by Spawn.
And here he is with the arms blu-tacked on. The left arm I used a Grey Knight power sword and a chaos star for the pommel. I'll cut and file off the Crux Terminatus on the pauldron and probably GS a few spikes on the trim.
Unfortunately I don't really have a head for him. I was hoping I had a bare head I could use then paint it with some pale, decaying flesh, but I didn't. All I have are generic SM helmets. I thought about sculpting some antlers or horns for a helmet but that didn't turn out well. I may have to hit up some bits dealers on ebay to find something suitable.
As of now I don't know what color scheme I want to paint him, but I do know I want to try some NMM armor à la Glazed Over aka Gareth Nicholas.