Thousand Sons - Pyrae Warband - Armies on Parade
This year I am going to enter the "Armies on Parade" competition in the UK. I am going to complete a Thousand Sons army based around the Pyrase cult. Here is what I found about them on Warhammer 40k Wiki:
"Pyrae - The Pyrae were pyrokinetics, meaning that they had developed the ability to both generate and control fire, the power for which was drawn from the Warp. The Pyrae could both generate lethal bursts of fire from their bodies that they could shape into a number of different forms, including projectiles fired from their hands as well as fire shields that could hold back foes and melt away incoming weapons fire. The Pyrae could manipulate existing or standing sources of fire and with their connection to the Warp could lower the temperature of flames striking their own bodies or the bodies of others, effectively making them immune to the effects of fire or great heat. The Pyrae also developed secondary psychic abilities that allowed them to control and manipulate mechanical automata like the robots of the Legio Cybernetica and even the massive Titans of the Collegia Titanica. These secondary abilities were known as technopathy. The Cult badge of the Pyrae was a phoenix wreathed in flames."
So... Guys that can control fire are generaly total badasses. My army is going to be a warband containing members of the Pyrae cult and hence there will be a theme involving flames etc throughout and use of the cult badge, a phoenix wreathed in flames (excellent opportunity to develope my freehand skills).
As the army has to be displayed on a 2ft. x 2ft. board, I am also going to use this as an opportunity to make some kick ass scenery. Here is the picture I uploaded on my other log with a quick idea of what sort of thing I am going for with the board. The egyptian theme will stick but I will definitely be adding some more fire or lava somewhere given the cult idea.
As it is a Thousand Sons army my "obliterators" are going to be some kick ass sorcerer terminators. Here is the picture from my other log. Think the new grey knight halberds might be of some use here! Or maybe even something from the new Tomb Kings...
- Daemon Prince (saw a cool idea involving the island of blood griffon somewhere online...)
-Thousand Sons + Sorcerer
-Thousand Sons + Sorcerer
Might add another tank of some sort if I have the cash or time before the whole project needs to be finished.
So far I have modelled a sorcer to lead one of the units of thousand sons and the predator. The sorcerer has the sword from my (very)old abaddon model and the predator has parts from the OOP chaos predator, all of which had been stripped.
For the sorcerer, i cut the left thigh section out and repositioned it more dramatically with greenstuff. The cloak was made from greenstuff. The rock is just a stone from my garden. Backpack has the vents cut off and replaced with gargoyle type heads from the chaos vehicle accessory sprue. The hands were repositioned and pinned and the sword was drilled and pinned through both of the models hands. Think I need a pommel of some sort for the end of the sword...
The sponsons and turret were mounted on 2mm plasticard. Think I may add some flaming torches or something to the pred.
What you all think?!?!