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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...



Pyrae Warband

HQ
- Daemon Prince (saw a cool idea involving the island of blood griffon somewhere online...)

Troops
-Thousand Sons + Sorcerer
-Thousand Sons + Sorcerer

Heavy Support
-3x Obliterator/sorcerers
-Predator

Summoned Daemons
-Horrors

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?!?!

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I really like what you've done so far with the the tank and I love the GS work on the Sorcerer. Though I do find that the sword looks a little awkward, I don't know if it's the pose of the size but to me it it just doesn't look right.
Keep up the good work though and I'm lookin forwards to seeing this finished.
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Good work on the repositioned leg. I especially like that you have moulded a joint at the hip.
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Woot another Thousand Sons player

I like the conversion work so far, certainly nothing to complain about. What colours are you thinking of using for the army?

one thing I want is the ability to split my fire everywhere, it makes no sense that a squad of 10 guard or marines or whatever all have to fire at 1 target with everything, is the guy with the lascannon not smart enough to realize maybe he would be better off firing at the massive tank looming overhead instead of the little man no bigger than a squat running at him, or is that far too complex for the 10yr olds?

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I really like the converted robe/cape. It'll definitely give them a bit more of a distinct look on the table.


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Consider these for the obliterators:

http://sciborminiatures.com/en_,shop.php?art=910
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Quick update.

Thanks for the positive comments!

@ The Wraithlord: I am still testing the colour scheme but I have a couple of schemes to choose from. First one i had was a regal blue basecoat, blending up to ice blue, looks pretty nice but takes a very long time for me, time which I don't really have. Other options are either necron abyss or mordian blue with enchanted blue then ice blue highlights (much less time consuming!). Gold for the armour trims of course! Will be posting pictures of the different schemes this week hopefully!

@123:unfortunately the rules for the Armies on Parade competition state that all models have to be citadel miniatures of scratch built. Although I might get some of them anyway for later.
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It looks like your Predator is sealed off from the outside world, is it kinda the same idea with the tanks like the Astartes? Sealed off and only dust within?
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@forkmaster: hadn't actually thought about it like that, but I think that idea works pretty well so I will go along with it!

Right, the other day my island of blood griffon I ordered of ebay arrived. It is basically going to form major parts of my daemon prince. I am using the head, wings and legs from the griffon and the arms, torso and tabard from the plastic daemon prince kit (which I haven't actually bought yet...). I am replacing the pawed feet from the griffon's hind legs with the bird-like claws from the front legs.



Hope this gives you an idea about where this conversion is going!

I have done a wee bit of work deciding about the colour scheme!! This one is just regal blue blended up into ice blue with a pure ice blue highlight.





I tried a second one with mordian blue and ice blue highlights but I don't like it much. I am going to try the necron abyss with enchanted blue highlight and a more extreme ice blue highlight once i have the paints... should be a lot quicker than blending every single model in my army.
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@forkmaster: hadn't actually thought about it like that, but I think that idea works pretty well so I will go along with it!
Youre welcome! Glad I could be of service. ^^
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