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Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Thousand Sons Khenetai Occult Blade Cabal Unboxing and Build

Today's post is about the Khenetai Occult Blade Cabal upgrade set.  I haven't bought the full sets as I have a load of Marines from Betrayal at Calth (B@C) sets and have marines available to use.


The cover shows the models painted in the superior metallic red scheme most Forgeworld Thousand Sons are painted in.  The parts not included in the set are thoughtfully greyed out.


The contents of the pack, is twenty parts.  Each weapon set is in a unique pose, but is otherwise identical.


The parts laid out.  All are well cast except an air bundle on one sword (?).


A close up of the inside wrist detail (note the air bubble just out of shot)


The Cabal assembles very nicely with super glue.  Here is the finished squad.


This is my favorite pose, he looks suitably pensive.



What do you think of these guys?  How do you think they will perform in games?  Will you be buying some?  Let me know in the comments below.
The long hobby war continues...

Friday, 2 June 2017

Thousand Sons Test Paint Scheme

Today's post is about my latest army.  As soon as I saw Ahriman I knew I wanted a Thousand Sons Army.  This has just been reinforced by Amon, the Sekhmet Terminators, and of course Magnus.  With this in mind I have painted the first Marine.  It is always wise to trial your paint scheme on a model prior to committing to an army.

Here's the pictures:



The painting stages are: 
- Under coat Citadel Chaos Black
- Air brush Vallejo Model Air Gold
- Spray in light coats Tamiya Clear Red, to build the candy apple colour
- Paint the trims GW Retributor Gold
- Paint the white parts GW Celestria Grey
- Paint the metal GW Iron Breaker
- Paint the eyes GW Warpstone Glow
- Apply Transfers now.
- Apply gloss varnish other the transfers to stop the ink in the next step staining them.  
TIP: Always varnish the whole panel, it blends in more on the finished model.
- Wash with a 50:50 mix of Army Painter Strong Tone water based ink and Future Klear
- Paint the white GW Ulthuan Grey
- Paint the center of the eye GW Warpstone Glow

His base was painted using.
- Base coat GW Dryad Bark
- Dry brush GW Gothgor Brown
- Dry brush GW Baneblade Brown
- Dry brush GW Karak Stone

And the model is done. What do you think?

The long hobby war continues...