Friday, October 14, 2016

Must - Paint - 60 Chaos Renegade cultist

A few days ago I got a request from a friend to paint him a bunch of Chaos Cultists to add to his imperial guard army. The original army is just basic old school imperial guard painted in a very cool grey blue paint scheme (not by me).

As it often goes with these things, my friend has sadly turned his back on the Emperor's Grace. A group of vile people, who pose as his friends, gifted him a heretical tome as a birthday present and I'd say he was converted so fast the seeds of heresy must have been in his soul all the time.

Whatever the reasons for this tragedy a great blob of rag tag ruffians is required. The plan is to paint 60 cultists which will most likely all be built from the GW cultist boxes. An alternate plan is to spice the group up with some miniatures from other producers, but we're not sure which these would be just yet.

On wednesday I bought two boxes of cultists and set up to test how they would be done. The paint scheme should be such that it fits the original army so I thought they would have blue grey uniform with various toned down coloured rags on them.

Here're some images of the test scheme and an image of the paints used (for reference to myself :D)

I'm not sure if the level of light contrast is enough in this. I guess it's better to paint a bunch of them and see how they look in the blobby formation. You can always add light to the surfaces,later, but its hard to tone it down once you do it :)


  1. I'm in the same boat as you, only half as many to do for a genestealer cult luckily half the figures are forge world renegades.
    I do sympathize though, these figures are a chore to churn through

    1. Nah I don't think they're so bad. The 5-pack sprue is made so that building them is fast and If I paint the 50 remaining minis in one bunch, it should be quite fast. Also these guys have pretty strong details which makes painting easier still.

  2. Nicely done, he looks terrific!