Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Heresy Era Thousand Sons - Sekhmet Terminators painted, and Sabre Tank Hunter built

Managed to get a little brush time in over the last couple days and finished up the Sekhmet Terminators for the Thousand Sons. Fairly straightforward update from the last post, I added loincloths to the models that could take them, and finished up the highlighting. I'm going with a bone-white color for the army using a Graveyard Earth > Kommando Khaki > Bleached Bone > White progression which, along with the crimson and gold, I think ties in well with the pseudo-Egyptian theme. Ordinarily I use a Shadow Grey > Fortress Grey > White progression which gives a 'cooler' white, but for these I like the warmer tone building up from an earthtone gives the models.


With another unit painted, I rewarded myself with some build time as well. Yet another tank to accompany the armored complement of the army, this is a Sabre Tank Hunter, armed with a Neutron Pulse Laser. During the Heresy, these tanks were rightly feared by opposing tank commanders, however due to their high technological requirements to maintain, many Sabres were re-armed as the more common Vindicator variant as the Heresy progressed.


The resin add-on bits were procured from a fellow Tempus Fugitive who goes by the name 'Da Vinci', whose work can be seen on several forums besides the TF boards, and he was a true pleasure to work with. I picked up a couple of these Sabre upgrade kits as well as a pair of Olympia Storm Tanks which are currently lurking in a box in the Closet of Doom. I'm really looking forward to building them!

For those of you interested in Heresy-Era gaming, Ulfhedin has been diligently working on a MASSIVE fandex for use during their campaign weekends that runs the gamut from the Great Crusade era all the way through The Scourging. At a whopping 103 pages (and counting) it's a fantastic resource for folks who are more interested in friendly games than hardcore tournament players. The penultimate edition is currently available for download HERE, and the campaign weekend pack that details the specifics of the games they'll be running on October 14th-16th is HERE. The campaign weekend takes place at Maelstrom Games in Mansfield, near Nottingham in England. I'm quite sad not to be able to attend this year (being a damned dirty Yank), but I've been scrimping and saving for a trip across the pond to participate next year!

10 comments:

oink said...

This is made of pure awesome!! That tank looks really mean!

Nice touch with the terminator twin linked bolters... makes for a very fluffy conversion but can easily pass for standard Space Marine storm bolters!

Have you got a master plan that you are working to for the army (did I miss this?)

Mordian7th said...

Thanks! The combi-bolters were pretty simple, just some basic marine bolters sanded smooth on two sides to match them up, then I used the magazine from the storm bolters that I'd removed and they're good to go!

I spent some time last night laying out all the bits and kits I have been collecting for the army, and will be doing an army overview post in the next day or two. Based on the rough build, the whole army is going to top out at about 4000 points, but that's including a few models that I still have to acquire/build like a Falchion (the Heresy-era marine variant of the Shadowsword), and several other tanks and flyers...

Rictus said...

Terminators are looking very nice.

The Sabre takes me back, I remember when it first appeared in WD back in the day...when White Dwarf was a must buy, life was more innocent and every day was sunny...anyway, the conversion kit looks good, keeps with the old look but brings it all up to date well.

Vitor said...

very jealous of your pre heresy thousand sons !!

Mordian7th said...

Thanks folks!

@Rictus - Those were the days! I wanted to utilize the Mk.1 Rhino kit, but it's not super compatible with the Sabre kit. I'll justify it as being the "extra armor" upgrade. :)

#2501 said...

This guy, he has an eBay store maybe? I love those tank bits. I swear, Mordian, you always find the best stuff.

Mordian7th said...

I don't believe he does - I ended up contacting him via PM on the Tempus Fugitives site originally. I have a note out to him to see if he has (or plans to start) an eBay store. I'll drop you a line to let you know what I find out!

...I'm always on the lookout for interesting resin kits, and happy to share the finds where possible!

Mordian7th said...

@#2501 - I chatted with the fellow that makes the kits and he's happy to chat with people interested in his kits. He can be contacted at da_vinci11@hotmail.com - great guy to work with!

Unknown said...

Any chance I can get the info on where to get my hands on some of those sweet shotel's? Can't find any for the life of me and it'd save me failing with green stuff if there's a place to buy them.. thanks.

Mordian7th said...

@Unknown: Those particular pads were from Chapterhouse Studios. Cheers!