As the Chaos Space Marine Legionaries from Kill Team: Nachmund will be released separately this week, I thought this would be the perfect occasion to get going with my Alpha Legion Kill Team. Here comes the first test model, a Legionary gunner, armed with a plasma gun, and painted with a metallic green-blue paint scheme inspired by their Heresy era appearance.

Cinematic shot of an Alpha Legion Chaos Space Marine Legionary with plasma gun

The model was mainly painted with The Army Painter’s Warpaints, as I wanted to submit the model to their Chaos-themed Colours of War campaign.

I tried several approaches for the metallic armour, but in the end I settled for Azure Magic from the Coloured Metallics set I reviewed here. I basecoated the whole model with Shining Silver from the Warpaints Air range, then filled in the armour panels with Azure Magic, added an all-over wash of Dark Tone Wash and Blue Tone Wash thinned with Speedpaint Medium, and picked out the edges of the armour with a gently drybrush of Shining Silver.

You can find a tutorial of the complete process over on my Patreon, along with a few other exclusive tutorials, and if there is enough interest, I’ll post the tutorial here on Tale of Painters as well 🙂

The plasma glow was painted as explained in my “reverse” plasma glow tutorial, I just changed the colours from turquoise to orange, starting with white and mixing in more and more Warpaints Lava Orange. Check out the original tutorial here:

With the Chaos Legionary gunner complete, only five more models to go. Here is the rest of the Kill Team:

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Alpha Legion Kill Team assembled

For the models, I used a mix of the Start Collecting Chaos Space Marines I got with the first premium kit of my Warhammer 40.000: Imperium subscription, plus some bitz from the Chaos Chosen and Kill Team upgrade sprue, and I also converted the Chaos Sorcerer into a Balefire Acolyte.

Even though the operatives are all assembled, I might take a break for now, and dedicate myself to some more Heresy goodness, as I just finished painting a Kratos tank for the #WarhammerPaintathon, so stay tuned for that 🙂

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