Even the Space Marines are not immune to the captivating call of Chaos. Whether originating from the turbulent era of the Horus Heresy or having recently succumbed to treachery, these formidable warriors merge their innate genetic prowess with sinister blessings and wicked sorcery. Through years of relentless conflict, they have been transformed into fearless and superhuman predators.
The Chaos Space Marines serve as the cornerstone of any Chaos army, embodying its essence. Equally adept at decimating foes from afar with precise bolter volleys or engaging in brutal close-quarters combat, these warriors can be customized to fulfill any battlefield role. With the freedom to choose Marks of Chaos, Chaos Icons, and lethal weaponry, they possess unparalleled versatility and can seamlessly integrate into any of your army compositions.
Also available in this box:
What’s in the Chaos Space Marines Troops box
- x144 plastic components that make 10 Chaos Space Marines, with the option to make 2 Aspiring Champions, enabling you to create either a single squad of 10 or two squads of 5.
- The set offers:
- numerous optional extras, allowing you to equip each member of the squad with either close-combat weapons and pistols or ranged wargear.
- Various weapon options are available, such as plasma guns, flamers, meltaguns, heavy bolters, and missile launchers.
- Additional customization options include a Chaos icon, interchangeable components, and optional grenades, ensuring each unit can be unique.
- x10 Citadel 32mm round bases, one for every model
The set is also compatible with Havocs, granting the ability to mix and match heavy weapons, further expanding your choices on the battlefield (basically you can add the weapons from Havocs to these guys and turn them from regular troops into heavy support).
How to paint the Chaos Space Marines Troops set
- Step 1: Prime your models
Apply a thin, even coat of primer to the Chaos Space Marines. Chaos Black is a solid and fast option for this process. Let’s get started painting your miniatures now!
- Step 2: Basecoat the armor
Using a medium-sized brush, apply a solid basecoat of black paint to the armor of the Chaos Space Marines. A suitable paint for the armor of Chaos Space Marines is Abaddon Black. Ensure smooth coverage across the entire area.
- Step 3: Highlight the edges
With a smaller brush, carefully paint the edges of the armor using a lighter color to create highlights. This could be a dark grey or dark metallic shade, such as Mechanicus Standard Grey or Leadbelcher. Focus on the edges that catch the most light, like raised areas or corners.
- Step 4: Add wash for depth
Apply a wash, like Nuln Oil, over the armor. This will settle into the recesses, adding shading and depth to the models. Let the wash dry completely before proceeding.
- Step 5: Paint the trim and details
Using a smaller brush, paint the trim and other details on the armor. Choose a contrasting color, such as a bright metallic shade like Retributor Armor, to add definition and make these elements stand out. Pay attention to intricate details like symbols and embellishments.
- Step 6: Paint the clothing
Using a brush suitable for fine details, paint the cloth areas and other parts of the models, such as weapons and accessories. For the capes, use a bright red, like Mephiston Red, as the basecoat. Apply thin layers to maintain the black armor’s prominence.
- Step 7: Base the models
Finish off by painting the base. You can choose a color that complements the black armor, such as a dark grey or dark brown. Texture paints, like Astrogranite or Armageddon Dust, can be applied for added depth. Feel free to add additional details like grass or rocks to enhance the overall look.
- Step 8: Optional final touches
If you’re feeling adventurous, add some extra details. Use a fine brush to paint individual details like eyes or add weathering effects using dry brushing techniques. This step is entirely optional and depends on your personal preference.
Finally, apply a suitable varnish. This will seal your models and give them a layer of protection against chipping and wear. We recommend Stormshield, a matte varnish, that fits the theme of Chaos Space Marines.
We also left you a video that’s gonna teach you 3 ways you can paint the armor of Chaos models.