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For all you Thousand Sons lovers out there:

 

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Probably the best miniature I've seen so far on this site. That metallic blue is sick. You've almost perfectly captured the feeling of 40k. Like it's been lifted straight from a codex image.
 

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I am with FrozenOrb, that metallic blue is very cool! Do you have an entire army done or is it a single model that you did for fun/competition/something else?
 

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So far it is just this one finished and a few more in the works. Eventually, it will be a full army however.
 

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I can tell you right here. For these paintscheme I used 2 different paints from a company called Folk Art and another from DecoArt along with some of the GW ones. I thin all my paints to the consistency of milk as well and all layers are usually done very slightly smaller than the previous one to keep the blending as smooth as possible. In order of layers:


For the Steel Blue

50/50 FolkArt Metallic Sequin Black/DecoArt Metallic Ice Blue
3-4 layers of Metallic Ice Blue mixed with increasing amounts of Mithril Silver

For the Gold

Tin bitz base
50/50 Tin Bitz/Shining Gold
Shining Gold
50/50 Shining Gold/Mithril Silver for the extreme highlights

Cloth

Vermin Brown
3-4 coats of vermin Brown with increasing amounts of Bleached Bone
50/50 Bleached Bone/Skull White
Skull White (extreme highlights only. Will look fine without this step as well)
The design on the tabbard is done in pure Ultramarines blue iirc

Hoses and gun clip/basic metal parts

Boltgun Metal
Black Ink wash (no water added, straight Ink)

Eyes

FolkArt Lime Yellow
50/50 Lime Yellow/Skull White

Gems

Blood Red
Blazing Orange
Skull White (dot)

Barbed Wire

Vermin Brown base
Boltgun Metal heavy drybrush coat. just shy of a wet coat actually

Cement

Black
Codex Grey
Fortress Grey
White

Base

Shadow Grey



Seems like a ton of work but it really isn't as more often than not, you are going to be adding just a bit more of the lighter colour and doing another coat immediately after the first so it goes fairly fast.

Cheers :D
 

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The metal is an unusual take on the Thousand Sons, but I like it. It strikes me as a bit of a nod towards the usual metallic blue color scheme that they use for WH Fantasy armies devoted to the Changer of Ways. It's very impressive, I think.

Personally, I've never cared for yellow on the Thousand Sons. I've always painted all the parts GW shows as yellow in gold. Glad to see that someone is thinking on the same wavelength as me. :lol:

All is dust, brother.
 

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The inspiration for it actually came from the Black Library novel Chaos Child (I think that was the name). The book itself blew chunks but the cover had this AWESOME picture of a Thousand Son on it with a metallic blue and gold trim colour theme. The ghostly skull showing through also impressed the hell out of me. Believe you me when I tell you it took me a long time to come anywhere near to it but this is it for me, bang on in my eyes. And I don't care for the 'official' paint scheme at all either. Too damn cartoony to me.

All is dust brother.
 

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Yeah the book's called Chaos Child, by Ian Watson, Book Three of the Inquisition War Trilogy. And the picture of the Thousand Son is particularly cool.
 

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I listed it in a reply above.
 

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Thats amazing!! Makes my thousand sons look ugly
 

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Makes almost any model look ugly in my opinion at least. The metallics look so much cooler than the more common paints. Cooler and more realistic!
Way-to-go mate!
 

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Heh, the original post is over 2 years old but I am always happy to be complimented :). That model was actually a test piece that eventually turned into a squad of these:

 

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I would just like to draw attention to the comedic title of the post. I thought there was going to be a picture of one of your children.
 
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