Space Marines Primaris Chaplain – Showcase

Here is my Showcase and retrospective of my experience painting the Space Marines Primaris Chaplain!

Here’s just about everything you’ll need to get this bad boy painted!

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//z-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/onejs?MarketPlace=USThe first thing to note is that using a black matte primer (vs. a gloss, never use a gloss primer!!!) was all the difference! It does almost all of the work in prepping the model and leaves you free to focus on picking out the details in different colors.

I decided to hand paint the parchment script, rather than use the Micron pen that I usually have for such a task. It proved to be a fun challenge, keeping the lines straight, and I would suggest that if you are a newer painter or just not comfortable painting small squiggly lines of script, to use a Micron .005 black pen, it will really save you a lot of time and headache!

As for the rest of the mini, here are the colors I used:

Rakarth Flesh – Bone Mask, Ribcage, Parchment Bits and Robe Lining

Leadbelcher – Bolter Bits, Crozius, Chain, Neck Coils, Belt Buckle, Backpack Vents

Retributor Armor – Spikey Bit around the Crozius, Kneepad Skull, Iron Halo, Chest Logo, Hanging Totems, Shoulder Pad Rims, Skull Shaped Buttons on Robe

Screamer Pink – Crozius Handle

Khorne Red – Pistol Casing, Eye Lenses, Purity Seals, Book Cover

Mournfang Brown – Belt and Pouches

Wash it all with Nuln Oil and re-highlight with base colors.

Highlight the black areas with Eshin Grey, Dawnstone, and Administratum Grey.

One of the easier models to base because of the predominant black areas, so you can really go to town on the highlights and blending.

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Eldar Howling Banshees Showcase

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Let’s wrap up these 12 Ulthwe Howling Banshees!

Beautiful, but inconceivably alien and vicious! Just like my ex! Heyoooh!

These were a blast to paint!

If you remember my Unboxing video, I bemoaned the twelve minis I had to work with because of all the FINECAAAAAST issues I had to work around.

But much like a beat-up, abused and neglected old car, I knew that once I had cleaned up the minis and gotten couple layers of paint on them, they would shine again.

It’s a painful process, but one that will ultimately be so much more rewarding.

For these twelve models, the hardest step after the cleaning and priming was those initial colors. I really had to grit my teeth and power through the basecoats.

At the time I was sure that here would be no way I could cover up all of the miscasts, but here I am now, looking back and just enjoying the finished product.

As a sidebar…

You can paint anything!

That came out of nowhere, but it is such a strong belief of mine, I need to keep repeating it, in the event, dear reader, that you ever feel discouraged and want to just put down the brush.

If I can make these FINECAST Howling Banshees look like they stepped fresh out of a magazine, then you can finish whatever you’re working on.

Don’t give up, y’all!

Stay tuned because I’ll be releasing a written guide to painting up your Howling Banshees just like I did!

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Primaris Chaplain Review

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Here comes the man in black

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Post YouTube video observations:

  • You don’t need to ONLY use the Chaplain section of the transfer sheet for your Chaplain and nothing else. It’s two Ultramarine symbols, a Roman numeral 2, 4, a red skull (which can symbolize a veteran), and two Aquilas. Nothing is exclusively Chaplain-related.
  • His hanging nipple parchments (I don’t know what else to call them) are going to be so much fun to freehand. The artist who did the studio model really seemed to have fun with it, and I can’t wait to do it, myself.
  • I remember the crazius arcanum used to be described as a small rod with an Aquila at the end! This opens up the floodgates to simply convert your own chaplains by taking any long handled hand weapon (say, an axe), chopping off the head and replacing it with a skull bit! Hmmmm…potential future chop shop video?

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Primaris Captain Review

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“Let’s go…THATAWAY!!!”

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This one really isn’t too terrible. The thing you have to consider with these minis is how much will you be using what’s on the figure? Unless you’re going to convert your optimal loadout, you’ll be playing with a Bolter/power sword and an iron halo when you put this guy on the table.

Not really a dealbreaker, just something to think about. Besides, completionists who want to collect all of the Primaris figures don’t really have too much to grumble about, as this guy does look pretty cool.

Captains holding aloft a sword and leading the charge are iconic of the romantic depiction of war in art throughout the centuries. You see this pose in paintings, in movies, on sculptures, and of course, in your Miniatures.

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Primaris Intercessor Veteran Sergeant Review

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Celebrating 30 years of Grimdark!

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I really like this mini.

Was it necessary? No!

Am I glad that it was made? Yes!

What else would you have had them release for the 30th anniversary of Warhammer 40k?

An exclusive Chaos Space Marine? A super kitted out Ork warboss? Maybe a special edition Commissar Cain???

Nope! We’re riding this Primaris train til the wheels fall off, baby!

Seriously, I dig it. The audacity of dropping a special edition figure that looks like every other Primaris figure is just so GW, I can’t be mad at them!

If only it was in Finecast…

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Primaris Veteran Sergeant Review

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Celebrating 30 years of Grimdark!

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I really like this mini.

Was it necessary? No!

Am I glad that it was made? Yes!

What else would you have had them release for the 30th anniversary of Warhammer 40k?

An exclusive Chaos Space Marine? A super kitted out Ork warboss? Maybe a special edition Commissar Cain???

Nope! We’re riding this Primaris train til the wheels fall off, baby!

Seriously, I dig it. The audacity of dropping a special edition figure that looks like every other Primaris figure is just so GW, I can’t be mad at them!

If only it was in Finecast…

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Eldar Banshee Review

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Beautiful, deadly, and one heckuva dancer.

If you are working with Finecast, like myself, don’t worry!

A little cleaning and a couple coats of primer will give you a great bunch of minis to paint up.

Finecast issues aside, let’s talk about the Howling Banshees sculpts.

There are basically three poses that the six Banshees come in:

  • Crane kick and aiming the pistol (like in the picture)
  • Crane kick with pistol up, looking to the left
  • Crane kick with pistol up looking to the right

There’s also the Exarch, but I don’t count her, as she’s basically on one leg, like the others, except she’s jumping off a space marine helmet.

Because the posing is so limited, you really want to keep you lines clean and your colors blended!

The hair is great because it’s so textured. You can drybrush the hair with successively brighter red/orange colors, or you can highlight individual strands by picking each one out with a finely tipped brush.

Either works (I hate dry brushing hair so I’ll always paint each strand, if I can!), and it’s really up to the painter’s preference which technique to use.

I am using the Ulthwe color scheme for this commission, so I actually painted the model black and picked out the armor in Rakarth Flesh, rather than basecoating in bone colors and having to pick out the bodysuit in black.

Again, either way is perfectly fine to begin your Banshees.

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