Friday, May 2, 2014

Heresy Era Thousand Sons - An unplanned Siege Master

Hello everyone! Another rough couple weeks essentially devoid of hobby output, sad to say. I was able to squeeze in an hour of build time and I set to building what was originally planned to be a Master of Signals model for the Iron Hands. Since that never entirely coalesced, I figured I'd repurpose him for the Thousand Sons!


I found out after adding him to the army list that a Master of Signals isn't actually allowed to have a combi-weapon. However, after flipping through the options I noticed that the Siege Master also carries a nuncio-vox and is allowed to have the modeled combi-plasma. Simple head swap and the addition of a khopesh-shaped power weapon and job done! Had never considered the Siege Master for the Iron Hands as they didn't have a heavy weapon squad, but in the Thousand Sons granting Tank Hunter and Wrecker to the missile launcher team? Oh my yes!

9 comments:

Zab said...

Hmm, I can't recall... Do you even have a missile launcher team to make use of this cool conversion :P

Vitor said...

Nice conversion !!

Colonel Scipio said...

Another belter. I love any conversions where the model isn't in a battle pose. Nice work!

Mordian7th said...

@Zab: Hah! It has been a while - my usual steamroller method of army building has been severely disrupted with all the Real Life(tm) stuff going on. Boo!

@Vitor: Thanks man!

@Colonel Scipio: Cheers! I'm all for dynamism in models, but sometimes a nice calm and contemplative pose is just what's needed!

Aventine said...

Love that source model and love your conversion on it!

Dai said...

He doesnt need to be shooting, he's planning the next step in the siege. Love the mk v armour with the 1k sons head.

Raymond Tan said...

He looks a little skinny for some reason!

The Man In A Hat said...

Loving the conversion. How did you make the base?

Mordian7th said...

@Aventine: Thanks man!

@Dai: Indeed! I dig the contemplative look.

@Raymond Tan: Aye, that's partially due to the angle of the pic, but the elongated helmet and backpack does make him seem tall and spindly.

@The Man In A Hat: Thanks! The bases are made from dental stone and come from ebay seller named eveonlineseller. They're heavier than resin, but seem a little more brittle. Overall I prefer resin, but these are an interesting change!