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Having put my DH to one side now they they're (almost) finished, i settled on Thousand Sons to do as a new army.

Having wrestled with my first plastic/metal proper hybrid kit, i also settled on the fact that i hate them. with a firey passion. metal and plastic are not the best of friends. but still, i seem to enjoy, or at least get attracted to, challenges.

(oh, and sorry about the photos, i seem to have lost the knack...)

Thus, it begins...

my icon bearer (sans icon).. i was playing about with foundation paints at this time, but im pretty sure im going to use a darker blue. see next model...



chosen marine (chosen marines will have the green hand)



Chosen sergeant, though i need to change his bolter arm to one of the TS ones.



Now for the biggest part of the project thats been completed so far... Havocs. I really don't like the havoc models, the old shoulder config looks really crap, so i picked up some TS spares on mail order and a box of the new Plastic devs... and eventually (and i mean eventually) came up with these dudes...









well, theres one missing there, but you get the point, lots of GS gap filling. backpacks aren't quite finished, but i think they work...

next? Raptors... i might be getting too ambitious. I think ive settled on using IW heads rather than TS ones because the TS ones look a leetle bit silly... might have one done by the weekend...
 

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OOOHH!! This I'm very interested in. I'm due to start the actual conversions of my TSon Rubric Termies soon, and I'll have to make the Helm Crests from scratch. I have all the materials needed, but I'm still undecided on how to make them look. Your WiP log will be a great inspiration if its anything like your others.
 

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ah, now thats very interesting. termies... i think i will wait for the GW chaos plastics and TS them to be honest...

you seen the ones on GW online?

if i were you i'd use the crest from the TS helmets, shouldnt be too hard to take off.
 

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yeah, i'm aware of that. under current rules i'd used them as a marked, but not TS army.

change should be good. going to GW today to work on raptors...
 

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I do like the green hand idea. Very unique and individual.

I love the kneeling leader. You don't see many people using those legs for Chaos. Really looking forward to seeing them painted up.
 

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To be honest, i prefer the power fist leader... but hey-ho.

anyway, today i finished 4 raptors, would have done 5 but left the bitz for the aspiring champion at home. the long and the short of it is that they are fucking awesome. will hopefully have pics up after the weekend...
 

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Well, i've finished my first 5 raptors, and decided that modelling is leading me towards an awesome assault army, so 5 more raptors are on their way, along with some Possessed with Daemonic Flight. This is the first of the possessed, whihc is a shit photo of a good, not great, model. i think the arms need work, positioning and stuff, suggestions on this are most welcome.

one note though, the raptors, who i will post later, are very Rocketeer, very dynamic, i want the possessed to be something more ghostly and slower, more floating than flighing at breakneck speeds. so nothing crazy eh?

oh, and one more thing, he'll be on a wire (going up his bum) so he'll be hovering over the ground by an inch or so.

anyway...


 

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Even for a suit without a body, his bum's gotta not be liking you right now. Cool idea, but won't the wings make the unit difficult to play?
 

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Looks quite good. Nice greenstuffing. Anychance of getting a shot of his back to see the join between the wings and the body.
 

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Cool idea, but won't the wings make the unit difficult to play?
i really dont care about how they play, just about how they look...

Looks quite good
exactly, and not great, which is what's bothering me...

Anychance of getting a shot of his back to see the join between the wings and the body.
its nothing special right now, just smooth greenstuff. i need to work out something on there...
 

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I like him,
Where are the plastic wings from?

IMO the angle you mount him at on his wire could make a fair difference to the overall model you will need to match his head angle to his final position. Have a good few try outs before you settle on it.
 

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the wings are from the bret pegasus knights, and cost £5 a pop! got three sets at the moment, all used on the three models below, and 3 more on their way.

right, onto the models. here is the aspiring champion/sorcerer. I'm really happy with him, just showing him off. once again, sorry about photos. im lazy tonight.




Here is a now final version of yesterdays model. i changed his arms and head position and im now vaguely happy. not totally, but itll do...



And here's the last of the first 3, a model i'm really really proud of...




C&C welcome. tomorrow they might have bases...
 

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I'm soooo interested in these guys. Have you given any thought on color schemes? Will you be sticking with traditional colors?
 

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Traditional colours, not sure about the mutations, i'm thinking purple to white for the wings...
 

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some new daylit pictures of my favourite 2, including their bases.





The white stuff is PVA that has yet to dry.

damn, gotta go, more later.
 

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do not crack! fantasy army! too good to not finish!

that having been said, here are some more photos, and i'm painting them a bit today!








 
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