Thursday, April 13, 2017

Heresy Era Thousand Sons - Veteran Squads in progress, part two...

Chipping away at the veteran squads, laid in the boltgun metal, the various blues and the first earth-tone base coat for all the bits that will end up being bone and leather. Getting the initial base coat on the bases really helps the models pop!

Trying to keep a little distinction between the blue tones, with the cloaks and stoles being more of a turquoise blue (as a nod to where their color scheme is heading in the near future) while the power cables and weapons being my signature blue. I'm attempting to envision how they'll look with jade scarabs as a secondary spot color, or whether they ought to just be done in the white to match the opposing shoulder. Thoughts?

Interestingly, I think they have a bit more visual interest from the rear at the moment, which suits me okay as that's the side I'll most often be looking at. Hah! Nearing the finish line in any case, hoping to polish them off by the end of the upcoming weekend...


  1. Great work on them, that white really does pop. Jade may be a bit tricky with all the other colors but if they are just a shade away from the robes it might work

  2. Agree - white or off white on the scarab would suit best and produce some symmetry.

    Love the work as always - so much bling on these guys.

  3. Looking great again dude. The blue certainly makes em pop. I think jade would be good, as it won't be too much of a distraction. White might get lost as it could just blend in with the shoulder pads too much

  4. Perhaps jade Scarabs would work better if you repainted the blue cabling on rear, leaving your signature blue on the power swords only? I know, Heresy...

  5. Nice job, these guys are looking great.

  6. Lovely job. Finish the sides of the bases and you're done.

  7. How many paint brushes do you go through in a year? :)

  8. @Joe B: Thanks man! Going to do some small jade gems, just afraid of overdoing it with the full scarab.

    @Frothing Muppet: Cheers bud! Indeed, they are dripping with bling!

    @NafNaf: Thanks! Might do a test shoulder in jade to see how it looks...

    @Siph_Horridus: Thanks for the idea, might give that a shot!

    @Bronislaw Czevak: Thanks very much!

    @Phil CUrran: Hah! Almost - Got another 5-6 colors to go but right on the cusp of completion!

    @Greg Hess: Less than you'd think! I am pretty good about soaping and cleaning my brushes so they last a good long time. Probably do a replacement set once a year, twice on my 00 brushes (the size that I use the most).

    I appreciate all the kind words, everyone!

  9. Jade scarabs, it's in the description of his legionaries i just read in Magnus The Red :)

  10. @Zab: There ya go, gotta go with thr fluff wherever possible. Cheers!

  11. White for the scarabs - the green would be (I think) one spot-colour-too-many.

  12. @Gothmog: Thanks very much, man!

    @Dai: I'm torn - I ended up going jade and it looks okay, but I think the white would work better. Definitely going white scarabs on the assault squads, maybe justify the jade as the Veteran color...

    Cheers, folks!