In addition to their imposing appearance, Chaplains possess the ability to inspire their allies with passionate litanies of hatred and faith, serving as a powerful asset to any Adeptus Astartes army. They are responsible for the protection and preservation of their Chapter’s relics, ensuring that their rich history endures for generations to come.
Equipped with a bolt pistol and a sacred crozius arcanum, a Chaplain can lead your armies with unparalleled conviction and zeal. You can choose to build your Chaplain with a grim death mask or a bionically augmented unhelmeted head, further customizing your army’s appearance. Whether you’re a new player or a seasoned veteran, a Chaplain is an essential addition to any Adeptus Astartes Faction, inspiring fear and devotion in equal measure.
Space Marines Chaplain Datasheets
What’s in the Space Marines Chaplain box
- x9 plastic components that can be used to create one Space Marine Chaplain miniature. Choose to build your Chaplain with either a grim death mask or a bionically augmented unhelmeted head, allowing you to add a unique touch to your Adeptus Astartes army.
- x1 Citadel scenic round base to display your finished miniature.
How to paint the Space Marines Chaplain
- Step 1: Primer Coat
Begin by applying a thin, even coat of primer to your Space Marines Chaplain set. Primer helps the paint adhere and provides a consistent base for your colors. Chaos Black is a good option for this miniature.
- Step 2: Base Coat – Armor
With the primer in place, paint the Chaplain’s power armor with a base coat of Abaddon Black, ensuring full coverage.
- Step 3: Shading – Armor Details
Enhance the depth and details of the armor by applying a shade, such as Nuln Oil, to the recesses of the armor, especially around the skulls and parchments.
- Step 4: Layer – Armor
Highlight the black armor by layering it with a slightly lighter black or grey. You can use Eshin Grey for this purpose. Focus on the raised areas for a subtle contrast.
- Step 5: Painting Skull Details
For the skulls on the Chaplain’s armor, use a bone or ivory color like Zandri Dust or Screaming Skull. Be precise when painting these small details to make them stand out.
- Step 6: Painting Gold Details
For the gold details, like the trim and the sacred crozius arcanum, use Retributor Armour as a base coat. Ensure smooth and even coverage.
- Step 7: Shading – Gold Details
Apply a shade appropriate for gold, such as Agrax Earthshade, to enhance the depth of the gold areas.
- Step 8: Layer – Gold Details
Highlight the gold areas with a lighter gold paint like Liberator Gold. Focus on the raised parts for a polished look.
- Step 9: Painting the Crozius Arcanum
Paint the sacred crozius arcanum’s skulls with a bone color as you did for the armor skulls. Keep the staff itself gold to match the theme.
- Step 10: Painting the Bolt Pistol
For the Chaplain’s bolt pistol, use a metallic paint like Leadbelcher for a gunmetal finish.
- Step 11: Painting the Red Eyes
Paint the Chaplain’s eyes with a bright red color like Mephiston Red to make them stand out menacingly.
- Step 12: Painting the Base
Consider using texture paints like Astrogranite Debris or Armageddon Dunes to create a realistic terrain effect on the base. Apply the chosen texture paint evenly across the base.
- Step 13: Protecting Your Masterpiece
To ensure your exquisitely painted Space Marines Chaplain set remains pristine and gains lasting protection, consider applying a coat of Stormshield varnish. Stormshield offers a matte finish that safeguards your work without altering its appearance.