The first company of a Space Marine Chapter is referred to as the Veteran Company and is composed of the bravest and most heroic warriors. They are also the most powerful company, being equipped with Terminator armor. These elite soldiers are deployed to the battlefield where the fighting is sure to be intense. Terminators are known to be formidable and can turn the tide of battle in their favor.
Terminator Assault Squad Datasheets
What’s in the Terminator Assault Squad box
- x114 plastic components that make 5 Terminators. You can build a Sergeant with the same weapons as the other Terminators and you got weapon options for each Terminator: a pair of lightning claws or a thunder hammer and storm shield.
- x5 Citadel 40mm Round bases.
How to paint the Terminator Assault Squad Set
- Step 1: Primer Coat
Begin by applying a suitable primer; Chaos Black primer is a good choice for these miniatures. Primer helps the paint adhere and gives a consistent base for your colors.
- Step 2: Base Coat – Armor
Paint the Terminator Assault Squad’s armor with Macragge Blue. Ensure you cover all the armored areas evenly.
- Step 3: Base Coat – Helmets and Heads
For the helmets, paint them with White Scar. If any of the Terminators have exposed heads, paint those with Rakarth Flesh for a natural flesh tone.
- Step 4: Painting Details – Metallic Claws
Paint the details like their claws and any metallic components with Leadbelcher. This will give them a metallic appearance.
- Step 5: Painting Details – Helmet Lenses
For the helmet lenses, use Mephiston Red. Apply it evenly to achieve a consistent red glow effect.
- Step 6: Shading – Adding Realism
Enhance depth and realism by applying the appropriate shade. Use Nuln Oil for the armor and metallic details, Carroburg Crimson for the helmet lenses, and Reikland Fleshshade for the exposed heads.
- Step 7: Layering – Highlighting
Highlight the armor and metallic details with lighter shades. For the blue armor, use Altdorf Guard Blue. For the metallic components, layer with Ironbreaker or Stormhost Silver to create highlights.
- Step 8: Base Details
Consider using texture paints like Astrogranite Debris or Armageddon Dunes to create realistic terrain effects on the bases. Apply the chosen texture paint evenly across the bases.
- Step 9: Varnishing
To protect your beautifully painted Terminator Assault Squad, consider applying a varnish. Stormshield is a good choice for a matte finish that protects without altering the appearance. Ensure the miniatures are entirely dry before varnishing.