Sunday, March 19, 2017

Heresy Era Thousand Sons - Iskandar Khayon, take two!

Quick hit this morning - I was re-listening to Talon of Horus in audiobook form while painting yesterday (pics of that progress shortly!), and thought it would be fun to take a quick break from painting and build a new version of Iskandar Khayon!


Taking a modeling cue from the previous version, I started with the new plastic Ahriman model as a basis, swapped out the staff for Kayon's force axe Saern, and carved out the space for an alternate head and backpack. His daemon-wolf Gyre got a slight size reduction, and this time around I'll be painting her black-furred - I'd missed the reference to her color on the first read-through, doh!

It could be fun to put together a diorama of the Rubric being incanted with Khayon and Ahriman confronting each other, after all I do have an Ahriman and an apparently unhealthy fixation on building sorcerers! Could be also be fun to do a command squad that includes Mekhari and Djedhor, the two Rubricae that accompany Khayon in the book. Djedhor is mentioned as being a standard bearer at one point, and perhaps I can find a reasonable counts-as use for Gyre in there somewhere as well...

9 comments:

Dave Henderson said...

Suddenly feel compelled to purchase a second Ahriman, to use as an Exalted Sorcerer/Praetor.

Frothing Muppet said...

Very nice. Ahriman is a damn good mini. As a base for other sorcerora he's unbeatable.

Zzzzzz said...

Hummm.... Can I convert mine to a rune priest ? He can have Ahirman's head as a base decoration.....

Stephen said...

Looking good

Mordian7th said...

@Dave Henderson: I was quite please with the model, both arms are designed such that it's easy to swap them out, though the head required a little carving to replace!

@Frothing Muppet: Indeed! I love the witchfire coming off his left hand, and the pose is menacing!

@Zzzzzz: I'd bet with a little greenstuffed furs it would make for an excellent basis for a rune priest. Delightful irony using it as such as well! :)

@Stephen: Thanks bud!

I appreciate the kind words, everyone!

NafNaf said...

Really cool kit bash. It is always fun to creat your own visions of characters from the fluff too

DantesPeak said...

He looks awesome, the scale of the wolf is dead on.

Mordian7th said...

@NafNaf: Thanks man! He was a hoot to build!

@DantesPeak: Cheers!

Dai said...

Using a Fenrisian wolf for a 1k sons'pet??? Heresy!

And kind of funny.