Saturday, April 16, 2016

Heresy Era Thousand Sons - You got red on you... (again)

Got everything laid out for batch painting and starting powering through the red steps yesterday evening and this morning - moving right along!

Started off with a Vallejo Dark Flesh basecoat.

After that, the models get a heavy drybrush of Gory Red, focusing on the upper surfaces mostly.

Next is a Blood Red pass concentrating almost exclusively on the upper surfaces.

Lastly the Carroburg Crimson wash step to blend everything together and add a little shading. At this point the wash needs a good hour or more to dry before any further work is done. Next up, a metric buttload of gold trim and filigree later on this afternoon after I get done with the daily chores and whatnot.

The reds took about two and a half hours to do, so far so good - well on target to get 'em done before the end of the month!


  1. Wow, that ammount of batch painting makes me flinch in all the wrong places! Good work matey!

  2. Fast progress! I don't think you'll have an issue getting these ready in time judging by the speed you seem to do everything. Sons are a great legion, probably one of the most characterful, but under represented. If your other projects are anything to go by, these will be great when they are finished.

  3. good stuff! I don't want to tell you how fast that could have gone with what i just discovered using golden hi flow acrylic transparents and my airbrush o_O I'll have a post about it later for sure though ;)

  4. Great work chief. The wash really brought things together. Man I'd love to do a Sons 30K army some day. Great to see how yours is coning together, again ;)

    At least you already have the Land Raiders done.

  5. Flinching at the scale of the painting task, but not in the same places as the Gungrave.

  6. @The GunGrave: Haha!

    @Bronislaw Czevak: Thanks man!

    @Zab: Indeed! I'm trying to find the right time to make the jump to using an airbrush, there's definitely some pros and cons but it may be time to make the plunge!

    @Rory Priest: Thanks very mcuh!

    @Zzzzzz: It's been a fun challenge, and the three various types of models (Terminators/Veterans/Tac Marines) means there's at least a little variation from model to model. Still a bit of a slog though!

    Cheers, everyone!