Games Workshop kindly sent me the new Primaris Ancient model early and I couldn’t wait to paint it for my Silver Skulls collection. It’s a pretty cool addition to the Primaris range, with two alternate poses, two heads, and two weapon options. Find out more in this showcase post.

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Cinematic shot of a Silver Skulls Primaris Ancient Space Marine

The model comes with an Indomitus crusade banner and a more generic version similar to the original model from Dark Imperium. For my Silver Skulls Primaris Ancient, I chose the latter as I really liked the alternate pose with the two-handed grip of the banner pole. I painted the banner as the chapter banner from the Silver Skulls 3rd Company. The red stripe is based on Codex Astartes insignia.

Silver Skulls Primaris Ancient painted by Stahly

Inspired by Darren Latham’s Silver Skulls Primaris Ancient, I also added a little nod to the Ultramarines, which (allegedly) are the parent chapter of the Silver Skulls. There is also the Indomitus crusade logo. I also tried a textured black velvet effect for the first time. I hope you like it, let me know if you’re interested in a tutorial.

While the model comes packed with options, I switched the right shoulder pad with one from the Sternguard Veterans set. My Intercessors Sergeant has a similar decorative cord, and I really like a spot of purple on my Silver Skulls.

The new Primaris Ancient is currently on preorder and will be out this Saturday, February 5th 2022. I reviewed the model along with the new Captain in Gravis armour in this video post. Make sure to check it out if you haven’t already, as both models have more assembly options you might think (plus you can see me talking with a funny mask on). And if you wonder how I painted my Silver Skulls scheme, check out my free tutorial here:

Again, thanks to Games Workshop for sending this one early. If you like my paint job leave a reaction, and if you’ve got any questions, put them in the comments section below.