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Okay I don't play Chaos Space Marines, but my friend does, and for his birthday I am getting him an Obliterator. He doesn't like to paint his models and since I play Eldar this drives me insane, so I figured: "Hey why not get him one of the models I know he wants, and paint it for him to boot?".
My question is this: What upgrades should I give the model, and is there anything I should know before I paint a model this complex.
P.S. Be kind to me while I'm in this realm, we Eldar once ruled with impunity. Those new to the galaxy would do well to remember this.
Avery thing on the blister gose on. They don't have upgrades they just have a ton of guns they can use.
Oblits are a no-upgrade unit. Hes got a lascannon, plasma cannon, multimelta, twin linked flamer, twin linked meltagun, twin linked plasma gun, and maybe a heavy bolter, no codex on me. So the blisters gonna come with a whole bunch of gun barrel pieces, they basically just all go on his arms willy-nilly (The fluff is that he's half dude, half demon, half robot, and his arms kinda mutate to whatever weapon he needs).
So you cant really go wrong on building him, but on the subject of painting him, fluff-wise, oblits come from their own "Obliterator Cult", and are attached to whatever unit they are travelling with in exchange for technological secrets. This means that they have their own colour scheme and dont follow that of the rest of your friends army. Check the GW site for how their supposed to look. Of course you could always just screw the fluff and paint him how your friend will like him, up to you .
Just glue/greenstuff/pin everything you can onto the little holes on the fists.
You can even add your own crap on there, I moded one of my obliterator's arms with an extra lascannon I had, with flesh rippling around it.
Yes, I did deep-strike your sister...
Necrons : W-8 D-3 L-7 (Sleeping in their TombFoam, waiting for a new codex)
Chaos Forces (CSM/CD): W-42 D-19 L-28
Apocalypse Games : W-4 D-0 L-1 (4 Titans, Brass Scorp, 3 Baneblades, 2 Bombers, 3 Fighters, and a Partrage in a Pear Tree)
Thanks for the info guys, this is all very helpful.
Those models are a severe pain in the a$$ to assemble - and I like metal models!
Pin everything that's big enough to pin. It's a ton of work, but they will fall apart if you don't.
A bit of greenstuff goes a long way in to helping things stay together.
That said, they do look awesome when complete!!