WIP: Chaos aspiring champion

My local GW store has started a monthly painting competition.  The rules are very simple, it must be a particular single minature.  They have chosen the first months minature and from then on the winner will choose the next months with a maximum budget of £15.  It can be from any range, converted or standard, on any form of base, so it should be interesting.

For the first minature they have chosen the Chaos Space Marine Aspiring Champion. A nod to last months release I assume.  I'm going to throw my hat into the ring, so I have picked the model up and started to have a go at painting it.

I've decided to go for the Crimson Slaughter paint scheme from the Dark Vengeance boxed set.  I'm going to try and include some Dark Angel debris on the base to fit in with the whole DV theme.  The following pictures show my progress so far.  I've done the base red armour, it's mephisto red with drakenhof nightshade to provide the shadows and karak stone as an edge highlight.

I've got some ambitious plans for the base, so we'll have to see how that goes....

The link for the painting comp is here if you are in the area.

Any advice on painting chaos space marines would be greatfully accepted as this is my first one.

PS new stuff for the Astral Knights is on order so hopefully there will be some progress there soon.


  1. Your painting is improving with each brush stroke Rob! As I said before you were very good but you're going from very good to great and onwards with each post. Brilliant stuff. I'm loving the red here, any chance of a 'how to' and colour set? That would be great.

    Interested to see the new Astral Knights stuff

  2. Cheers ieuan, I'm still awed by how quickly you churn stuff out to a high standard! You're necrons are brilliant! I'll see what I can do in the way of a 'how to' for the red.

    There's a large ravenwing box on the way...