Thursday, January 8, 2015

Heresy Era Thousand Sons - Assault Captain Besenmut painted

More painting completed, on a model that's proving rather difficult to photograph! Assault Captain Besenmut is a Praetor for my Thousand Sons - the additional attacks and WS will come in handy in melee!


I wanted to try and get a little artsy with the colors - in an attempt to contrast the hot/cold dichotomy of the crimson armor of the Thousand Sons and the grey of the Vlka Fenryka I went with a hot red/orange fire from the bolt pistol round and some warp green fire from the archaeotech pistol to match up with Besenmut's paragon khopesh. (...and I just noticed I neglegted to finish off the jump pack's exhausts. Argh!)


Definitely a fun little centerpiece for the assault squad, though it's going to be hard for him to declare cover in general gameplay. I have a feeling he's going to get shot quite a bit... Hah!


  1. Absolutely gorgeous model, what a superb conversion.

  2. I was wondering how this model would turn out! Awesome job!

    Suggestion (if you want to revisit at some point). Because you have that lovely tile he's laying on, you could do some blood splat from the round going through his head on the back :).

  3. Don't you ever stop?!?!?!

    Well done man. looks awesome!

  4. Pffft! LOS is lame. If you look good dying in front of their guns then you scored a moral victory they can never take from you.
    -Zab AKA The worst table top gamer EVER.

  5. I think I like Zab's style.

    Poor wolf pup with a boiled brain. And face. And the rest of his head. Maybe some steam?

    Great job mate. A fantastic finihsed piece.

  6. ......looks awesome . Great job man :)

  7. Looks fantastic - not normally a fan of the weapon fire effects but they work really well here to hide the supports.

  8. @Andrew: Thanks very much!

    @Greg Hess: I appreciate it! There's a little spatter under his blown-out knee and on the back of the backpack, but it's hard to get a good shot of it.

    @Miniature Tim: Never! Cheers, bud.

    @Zab: Hahah! Style before purpose any day!

    @Dai: Thanks very much!

    @Nafnaf: Thanks man!

    @Sir Tainly: I appreciate it!

    Cheers, everyone!

  9. Fantastic! The green is an amazing contrast.

  10. Dude, looks awesome! Nice and dynamic. Great conversion man

  11. Fab work, but let down by the dodgy II on the right pauldron - perhaps a geometric design such as in the 2nd Ed SW codex would be better?

  12. @EyeOfError: Thanks very much!

    @Stephen: An excellent suggestion, I appreciate the feedback. Cheers!

  13. Nice! I love the special FX! It's something I've always wanted to try but haven't yet had the courage to do. Really inspiring!