Sunday, August 10, 2014

Red Corsairs - Finished Test Terminator scheme

Recently I finished up the first model of my new 40k project, a Red Corsairs army built upon a foundation of Dark Vengeance minis.  It has been a long time since I have painted anything from GW, and say what you will about their games, prices, and/or corporate policies, but I really enjoyed putting these together and painting them!  Dare I say it, I almost had FUN doing it... and considering the fact that I do not truly like the painting/modeling aspects of the hobby (I just hate unpainted stuff even more so) then it is a bit of a compliment for sure!

In one of my earlier posts, I spoke about my overall idea for my Red Corsairs army.  As a brief refresher, I remember back a few editions ago, when the Corsairs were made up all loyalist-turned-traitor, which retained their original paint schemes but added red X's to the imperial iconography and/or chaos marks.  There was just something about the whole concept that I found interesting, a bit more so than today's red/black scheme.  That said, I felt like I wanted another way of unifying the force, and the idea was born that as gear needed replacing, it would be done so in the current red/black.  Thus, over time, after countless battles, a marine would slowly morph into a full corsair.

Which brings me to this guy!  All in all, I'm pretty happy with how he turned out.  One of the things I have had people comment on is how I do my highlights.  I've never been a big fan of the whole "highlight every edge", instead, I put the model under an overhead light and paint only the "visual hotspots" that I can see, so that the highlights are placed only in their natural areas.  Also, I had to convert something closer to a reaper autocannon as chaos termies do not have access to the default assault cannon that came on him.  From here, I'm moving onto painting the rest of the squad...


  1. Like the scheme and look. The weathering on the cream armor is quite nice. I would like to see some similar wear on the blacks of the autocannon, as it seems very flat by comparison. (might be the photos though).

    1. Good call, I never noticed/thought of it! Yep, I agree, I'll go back in and add a few dings to the gun. =)