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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...

8 comments:

  1. Love them, but I think the indent of the power pack and cables would benefit from being Leadblecher. Love the white accents, really lift the scheme

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    1. Behind the head bit! Sorry, my description was rubbish!

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  2. Sweeeeeeeet. I'm a fan of white rims rather than gold m'self as I think it helps steer clear of the "hey, are those Khorne Berzerkers?" look.

    In any case, the Thousand Sons are the best legion, glad to see you joining the cause! :D

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  3. Did you get the spray can of red or did you airbrush it on?

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  4. @ Siph, doh, how did I miss it!

    @ Mordian, stay tuned for the Sekhmet and Blade Occult for white shoulders.

    @ BigJon, this is airbrushed in very thin coats.

    @ The GunGrave, cheers mate!

    @ Zzzzzzz, cheers mate!

    I'm not happy in hindsight on the silver metals. I'm going to try undercoating these in mechanicus standard grey and re-paint. I think these will be washed in a black ink too.

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