Burning Chariot: Painting For Tzeentch

I collect and paint all things Chaos, so after recently painting a Skull Cannon Of Khorne  I set about working on a Burning Chariot Of Tzeentch.

This model has a lot of elements to it so I built it in subsections and then painted those separately to make it easier and faster to paint.

The way I broke it down was to glue the giant Flamer daemon to the Disc Of Tzeentch and paint that separately from the waves on the base and the two Screamers. This made it much easier to reach all the areas of the model with paint and facilitated fine detailing.

As you can see from this work in progress photo below, I started with the flames and Screamers Of Tzeentch on the base. I completely finished the flames, Screamers and the base itself before gluing on the disc with its rider.

The finished model is a wild looking thing! The paint scheme for the huge Flamer is the same as for my smaller Flamers Of Tzeentch. Half of those have green fire and half of them have yellow fire, I plan to paint my second Burning Chariot with yellow fire (of Tzeentch). Notice how the body of the large daemon transitions from turquoise to purple as you move down the model.

The Blue Horror crew was also painted separately and then glued to the disc just before the disc was glued to the finished base. I only used two of the three Horrors provided to prevent cluttering the look of the finished model, I wanted the details on the Flamer and Disc Of Tzeentch to be clearly visible.

I painted the Disc purely silver, the neutral tone of it helps show off the vibrant chaotic colors of the models around it without making it visually busier. I was thinking about “Silver Towers Of Tzeentch” as a Warhammer Chaos lore theme as well while painting this. I painted the base to make it appear as if lines of green magical force were cracking through it and upwards to form the magic fire supporting the chariot.

This top view of the model clearly shows the markings on the Screamers. I used similar patterns on my older metal Screamers years ago and they always elicited nice comments so I used the same ideas again on these terrific new plastic models. The horns on the model were painted without using the traditional off-white bone colors, but rather with colors that are a bit more tan or khaki in appearance. I think these look less harsh and “muddy” against the bright blues, purples, yellows and turquoise colors used elsewhere on the model.

This model exemplifies why I still like Games Workshop’s fantasy models more than those of any other manufacturer, it’s just so full of imagination, creativity and weird wonder! Getting started on this model was slow, but as it came together during painting I really grew to love it. It’s fun just to look at, it’s just so different and has so many interesting elements.

I’m going to be at FTW Games during their anniversary celebration on June 28 and 29. If there is anything I’ve featured here on the Spikey Bits blog, in my Dakkadakka Gallery or a few years ago on the BoLS blog that you’d care to see in person leave a request in the comments below or on the Facebook post about this article and I’ll see if I can bring it along with me to show at FTW that weekend.  Thanks.

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