Sunday, December 28, 2014

Heresy Era Thousand Sons - Assault Captain Besenmut build complete!

Before calling it a night yesterday I pulled out Captain Besenmut, added some bits to the victim model to Wolf him up a bit and then took a whack at the greenstuff effects. If I was a smart man, I would have ordered up some armorcast battlefield effects and just used those, but noooooo. Had to do it the hard way!

I'll be the first to admit I'm no expert GS sculptor but I'm reasonably happy with how these turned out. I can't get better unless I practice, after all! Basically just did a GIS for "sculpted muzzle flash" and tried to reproduce the basic look. Added an exit splash through the rear of the jump pack and the gore spurt from the eye socket by using a pair of tweezers to sort of 'pluck' at a little blob of GS until it started looking right, then left it to cure overnight. Now all I need is a day warm enough to primer - not happening any time soon it seems, as it's predicted to be in the single digits for most of the next week!


  1. It looks really good. The muzzle flashes ect really bring the diorama alive. Great job :)

  2. A proper TS has no need of a jump pack ;-)

  3. Well done! My only complaint is that I can't see the TS character very well in these photos, cuz he looks very well decked out in Son inconography.

  4. I think I prefer your effort to the Battlefield Effects premades. This one will look spiffy when painted!

  5. @Nafnaf: Thanks very much!

    @Zzzzzz: Cheers mate, was a harrowing experience!

    @Zab: Thanks bud, can't wait to paint it up!

    @Stephen: Haha! Indeed, the jump pack is just a ruse so the rest of the legions don't notice they're actually just flying. :)

    @J.D. Brink: Aye, it's turning out to be a tough model to photograph, will definitely take a lot more from various angles once I get some paint on 'em.

    @Dai: Thanks very much, man! Itching for a warm day to get them primered - supposed to get down to -12F (-24C) tomorrow so I think it may be a while! :)

    Cheers everyone!

  6. Fantastic work! II Love how you used the same flying pins for the shot effects.