I recently mentioned that Ref Pitmann’s much neglected Ogres (it’s ok... neither of us have actually finished reading the rules yet, so time is not exactly pressing) were my first ever commission. That’s not entirely true. They are the first commission that I started painting certainly, but before I left for holiday in June I’d been in contact with WH39.9K with regard to his particularly compelling Chaos army.
After the obvious delay of my holiday, and the subsequent delay of his own travels, the first five “test” minis landed on my table last week. Please let me begin by saying, oh my...
I’m a little bit dumbstruck by the prospect of this work, and I’ve barely started. I’m up to the task, mind you –that’s certainly not the issue. Indeed, I can’t wait to tackle these guys properly. But the Chaos gods are fickle. After assembling and basing them, the weather turned prohibitively humid for proper under-coating, and then the rains came. Curses.
Well. For me, it’s already been an absolute pleasure just to look at these figs in the flesh, so to speak, let alone to actually get a chance to paint them. Apparently, the entire army is composed of these OOP Chaos Marines. GLORIOUS!
Simply glorious… I don’t know what else to say. Glory.
These first five are going to be painted individually in what will become the standard color scheme for five separate squads. I promise that you’ll be hearing more about these fellows later in the week as the painting starts in earnest.
These last two are my personal favorites. Check out the buzz-saw tail on the first one, and the "Aliens" inspired features on the second. Just amazing.