Wednesday, 18 January 2017

From AlexD - Thousand Sons Space Marines (25 Points)

Hey everyone, back again with some more Thousand Sons to add to my growing roster!

Since my previous submission was heavily kit bashed (thanks for the new term, by the way!) I decided to switch gears this week and paint up a unit of unmodified, out-of-the-box Thousand Sons. For this entry I wanted to focus on keeping my lines nice and sharp, preserving the graphic, cell-shaded look but cleaning up some of the sloppy edges. After my previous submission I came to the sobering realization that miniatures look a lot different in close-up photos than they do on the table. ;)

The only bit of converting I did was on the Aspiring Champion.  His head was taken from a boxed set of Blood Angels Sanguinary Guard.  I thought the expressionless helm had a nice creepy vibe that fit well with my army’s overall aesthetic.  In a way it reminds me a bit of Mordred’s helm from Excalibur.

Anyway, that’s it for this week.  Till next time!

ByronM: Excellent work!  Yes you can really tell the difference from last weeks, these are cleaner and smoother looking.  I think they lost a bit of the cell shading due to it, but kept a fair bit, and you can see you put more effort into these, they look amazing. I like these even more than last weeks entry, this project will turn out a stunning army when all done.  

You are an evil man though, I have always wanted to do a Thousand Sons army, and have always been able to suppress doing it, I may not be able to resist the call of Chaos by the end of your project though. They are really top notch!


  1. Yes, indeed these are very nice!

    Cheers, Ross

  2. Wow - an exotic looking bunch. Great work Alex - and remember the look that counts is how they look on the table :) These will be fabulous!

  3. Great looking chaos marines, lovely work.
    Best Iain

  4. Very nice work Alex - that helm is definitely reminiscent of Mordred's :)

  5. Wow, to be honest I've never been wild about these figures, but your paintjobs are just terrific. Great work, Alex!

  6. Stunning, I really like the pale green accents.

  7. Fantastic! The highlights on their robes really pop. The Champion is just all kinds of awesome. It will be a shame to purge these guys, but the Emperor's will must be done...

  8. Excellent work on these, the blue is divine


  9. That's some good shading work there. Very nicely done

  10. Wow, these are nice. I can see the resemblance to Mordred's helmet, uber-creepy. That was such a good film.
    Apparently in the world of 40K no one feels the need for cammo and concealment, which is good, because it gives us beautiful figures like these.

    1. Very true! I can't imagine that hiding behind a low wall would provide much of a cover bonus. ;)

  11. Not half bad! No, in earnest they're stunning looking figures.

  12. Thousand sons and a reference to Excalibur, shoulda gotten extra points for that!
    I really like these traitor marines, hopefully some more will be inbound soon! ;)