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Develain
30-11-2007, 17:20
Hey everybody

I started a tzeentch army lately, and this is my first log I ever made.
this is my first thousand son I painted a couple of days ago, so be nice to me:angel::
http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee211/Develain/thousandson3.jpg

Updates will follow.

- Develain

Great_Destroyer
30-11-2007, 17:25
The paint job is great, the pic quailty is good, but is distored on my screen (to streched out)

Other than that, look forward to seeing more.

floyd pinkerton
30-11-2007, 17:34
very nice, I just got a bunch of 'em myself. I'm using a wild mix of DA parts, 1k sons parts, and Iron warriors/iron hands bionics

Mr Feral
30-11-2007, 17:36
You have a good neat painting technique. I always though Thousand Sons looked good, I'm looking forward to more.

Light of the Emperor
30-11-2007, 17:53
Very nice! What colors did you use for the gold?

Develain
30-11-2007, 19:31
Thx everybody,
@ Light of the emperor: i used vermin brown, then tausept ochre(foundation) followed by a highlight of golden yellow

- Develain

Develain
03-12-2007, 13:26
ok little update:
http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee211/Develain/DSCF0106.jpg
http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee211/Develain/DSCF0105.jpg

- Develain

JonnyX
03-12-2007, 15:39
Nice how did you do the blue? :)

Develain
03-12-2007, 19:53
the blue is regal blue layered with ultramarine blue, followed with a ultramarine blue/ice blue highlight and finished with a ice blue highlight on the highest area's.

- Develain

E-Dog
03-12-2007, 21:19
Nice man, good paint, nice 'n clean keep it up.

Develain
16-12-2007, 18:00
im now working on some possessed marines, tommorrow ill post some pics of them.
-Develain

the1stnerd
16-12-2007, 21:04
Wow! Those look awesome, I'm looking forward to seeing the possesed.

Keep up the good work,

the1stnerd

bluebugs
17-12-2007, 00:02
I love the thousand sons. And these look great. Couldn't do an army of them I fear, way too redundant for me. Anyway, keep up the good work.

Develain
17-12-2007, 14:20
ok here are the first possessed:
http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee211/Develain/DSCF0111.jpg
http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee211/Develain/DSCF0110.jpg
http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee211/Develain/DSCF0109.jpg

- Develain

Fingor
17-12-2007, 15:07
Blue is great, but you should use metallic paints - your nmm is quite poor now

Develain
17-12-2007, 16:07
nah i dont like to use metallic colors, but maybe ill try some on the bolters to see if it looks good, and thx for the tip.

- Develain

cerealkiller195
17-12-2007, 18:57
my only complaint is a fluff one, why would thousand sons have possessed?

Cirrus the Blue
17-12-2007, 19:33
Blue is great, but you should use metallic paints - your nmm is quite poor now

Nothing wrong with using metallics! :D I still use 'em, myself and love them. I go with Tin Bitz as a base, then Brazen, Shining, Burnished, and at the very top a mix of 5 (or 6 - experiment to avoid too much of a jump in shading) parts Burnished to one part Mithril. Yeah, it's a pain in the **** on trim for a whole army of Powerarmor, but it looks tremendous!! Give it a try! :) The Mithril/Burnished mix at the very top makes it look super shiny and polished.

And your army looks tight so far! Looking forward to taking a peek at your characters and sorcerers! ;)

- Cirrus

Develain
18-12-2007, 14:46
i dont know about the metallics, ive seen tons of thousand sons with golden trims, but i just dont like it.

- Develain

Mr Feral
18-12-2007, 16:15
I like your NMM, and it adhere to the classic Thousand Sons colour scheme.

the1stnerd
20-12-2007, 13:19
I too like the NMM and the possesed look great!

Awesome work,

the1stnerd

Develain
20-12-2007, 21:00
thanks for comment. tommorow ill post pics of some more.

- Develain

Velkyn Kyil
21-12-2007, 03:26
Hey, I want to ship in and say that your stuff is sweet! I have a Thousand Sons army too.

TwoByFour
21-12-2007, 07:59
You got some sweet marines there, always did like the Thousand Sons colourscheme. I especially like the blue, the highlights are great. They really make the armour look good. I don't agree with the people who say you should use metallics, the gold looks good in my opinion. It may not be entirely realistic, but I think it complements the blue really well. It might benefit from a further highlight with skull white, but I'm not sure. Maybe that's a way to make you characters stand out, giving them a more highlighted golden on their armour?
In any case, the blending looks good.
The first marine you posted could use a intermediate stage on his loincloth, though, the grey and white looks a bit odd. This might, of course, just be the photo.
I'm looking forward to seeing more of them!

SharpSilver
21-12-2007, 23:19
I love the blue effect with the highlighting, and the armour trims are fine, no need for metallics, its perfect as it is:)

Look forward to seeing more.

Kiro
22-12-2007, 08:26
Good stuff! I too am starting a Thousand Sons army, so I'll be keeping an eye on your log for sure. Might steal a couple of ideas too ;)
Any updates soon?

Develain
22-12-2007, 10:32
update time
another possessed:
http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee211/Develain/marine3.jpg
and some more Rubric marines:
http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee211/Develain/marine1.jpg
http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee211/Develain/marine2.jpg

-Develain

cyprus01
24-12-2007, 10:41
just a minuet the thousand sons don't fluff wise have possessed because of the spell ariham cast.But apart from that great paintjob

the1stnerd
24-12-2007, 13:15
Nice work, the only issue I have is that the skin on the last possesed doesn't have enough contrast against the armor.

Other than that awesome work,

the1stnerd

Develain
24-12-2007, 19:32
yea i saw that too when i posted this picture, i still dont know how i want the possessed skin. anyone got good ideas? and why aren't my pictures at full resolution?

-Develain

Velkyn Kyil
24-12-2007, 19:40
Connsidering that they're possessed, their skin can be of any color.. Yellow/gold and blue are already contrasting colors on many levels. Maybe just a final highlight of a lighter purple or pink?

And TS do have possessed. The rubric spell was only cast once, and any recruits after this event, or anyone that missed it, would start to slowly mutate. Or maybe some cult of sorcerers struck a deal with a daemonic entity...

omricon
03-02-2008, 22:04
this is looking good and I like this possesed mini!

sanctusmortis
03-02-2008, 23:06
If a daemon possessed a Rubric marine, he could reassemble himself a body from the dust...

Kiro
08-02-2008, 07:21
Damnit, I forgot I was subscribed to this thread! Would have helped before I started painting my TS! >_<
After looking at your's, my marines seem too dark now :cries:

Cirrus the Blue
08-02-2008, 12:12
Damnit, I forgot I was subscribed to this thread! Would have helped before I started painting my TS! >_<
After looking at your's, my marines seem too dark now :cries:

What's wrong with dark?! It's the 41st Millenium. EVERYTHING'S dark! :D Actually, so long as they're relatively shiny for the armor (Future Floorwax is my favorite, but I happen to like shiny powerarmor when I know some others don't, so meh.. *shrug*), I think the Thousand Sons look freaking sharp if the blue is really deep with shimmering metalic trim and rich bright glowing greens and reds for the gemstones. I'll post a pic of one of mine I did up a while ago soon as I find it and nab the digital...

- Cirrus

tinfoil
08-02-2008, 15:56
Nice work. I really like the extreme highlights. Makes everything look glowy and magical.

Develain
08-02-2008, 16:17
i want to quit this discussion about the possessed for once and for all
there just psykers gone MAD and i use em as possessed.
ill post some new pics tommorow.

-Develain

L192837465
08-02-2008, 17:53
ignore everyone whose saying no to the possessed. they have perfect reason to be in the fluff.

also: your nnms are... good. don't get me wrong. but on the bolter and armour, a bit more blending would do complete wonders. just one more highlight line with a 50-50 mix of the lightest color and darkest on that spot and kind of pull the paint down a little. it'd look damn amazing.

Develain
09-02-2008, 12:10
ok as promised, here are the pics, even though its me birthday:)
some more rubrics, 2 more and the squad is finished:
http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee211/Develain/DSCF0116.jpg
http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee211/Develain/DSCF0115.jpg

and the aspiring sorcerer:
http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee211/Develain/DSCF0114.jpg

i need new batteries for more pics, maybe tonight.

- Develain

Kiro
09-02-2008, 13:37
Actually, so long as they're relatively shiny for the armor (Future Floorwax is my favorite, but I happen to like shiny powerarmor when I know some others don't, so meh.. *shrug*), I think the Thousand Sons look freaking sharp if the blue is really deep with shimmering metalic trim and rich bright glowing greens and reds for the gemstones. I'll post a pic of one of mine I did up a while ago soon as I find it and nab the digital...


Wow, Cirrus, thank you, that's restored my confidence in my Sons' paintjob! :)

Develain, I'm curious: why did you decide on NMM's instead of just plain ol' metallics?

Mr Feral
09-02-2008, 14:04
Happy Birthday!

Your TS are still impressing me, I'm liking the Sorceror's Force Weapon. Nice stuff.

Develain
16-02-2008, 17:26
@ Kiro: its not all NMM, the gold you mean is actually just yellow and not a NMM gold.

- Develain

p.s: 1st squad almost finished.

Develain
22-02-2008, 15:39
so i want to include a defiler in my army, but i dont want to use the normal kit. does anyone have a good idea for a cool tzeentchy defiler?

- Develain

Honorius
22-02-2008, 22:51
Buy 2 and make a Scorpion :p. Well thats what I'm planning to do anyway, just need the second one.

Develain
23-02-2008, 13:28
ok here are the last 2 rubrics of the squad:
http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee211/Develain/DSCF0121.jpg
http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee211/Develain/DSCF0120.jpg

and the whole squad:
http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee211/Develain/DSCF0122.jpg

still have to paint the icons on the shoulder pads, but those will follow later.

- Develain

Develain
28-02-2008, 23:09
ok i made this obliterator, converted it a bit with GS and plasticcard:
http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee211/Develain/DSCF0123.jpg
http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee211/Develain/DSCF0124.jpg

- Develain

dr.oetk3r
28-02-2008, 23:17
So cool!!!^

Mr Feral
29-02-2008, 07:05
Wow! Was the mask GS'ed, because it seems really good. Very nice!

Sureshot05
29-02-2008, 11:39
Possessed could well be sorcerors in the Thousand Sons force. Remember that only those that had weak or negliable psychic ability were turned to dust. The remainder found their power enhanced. A squad of sorcerors who had formed a pact with daemons would not be unfitting at all in a thousand sons force.

And I love that obliterator. I just think the head is infinitely cooler than the original and has tempted me to paint up a squad for my force using similar technique.

And I love your thousand sons squad above. Normally I'm not a fan of the thousand sons colour scheme but this is a rare exception that is absolutely exquistite.

Develain
29-02-2008, 20:51
no, the head is from a fantasy chaos warrior.
im now building a defiler, and got another obliterator ready to be painted

- Develain

Vasteye
01-03-2008, 22:36
I've just got to praise the painting on these guys, it's superb.

Any chance of a tutorial?

Develain
01-03-2008, 23:38
I've just got to praise the painting on these guys, it's superb.

Any chance of a tutorial?

sure. Armor: chaos black basecoat, regal blue, drybrush or layer ultramarine blue, highlighted with a mix of ultramarine blue and ice blue, and a final highlight with ice blu

Trims: tausept ochre foundation paint, highlighted with golden yellow.

Guns: kommando khaki with a bit of chaos black, highlighted with pure kommando khaki

Got all my 9 possessed assambled, building a defiler and a rhino.

- Develain

Develain
07-03-2008, 20:04
W.I.P
some stuff ive been working on:
http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee211/Develain/DSCF0125.jpg
http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee211/Develain/DSCF0126.jpg
and i got this model from someone, i dont have the arms, but i want to make it a Greater daemon:
http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee211/Develain/DSCF0123-1.jpg

more this weekend

-Develain

Meticulous
07-03-2008, 20:54
Dammit, now I want to work on -my- KSons again. These look great so far.

bluebugs
08-03-2008, 01:55
That Ushabiti would make an amazing Greater daemon!

Develain
12-03-2008, 15:25
ok so here is my 2nd Obliterator:
http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee211/Develain/DSCF0145.jpg

More pics will follow

- Dev

Mr Feral
12-03-2008, 16:17
The base doesn't look finished, but other than that *thumbs up*

wolfenstein
12-03-2008, 19:42
very very nice like the extreme highlights...
...wish i could paint like that well done man;)

Develain
13-03-2008, 15:24
ok here is a W.I.P. rhino:
http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee211/Develain/DSCF0148.jpg

-Develain

Develain
24-03-2008, 16:44
well the rhino is almost finished:
http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee211/Develain/DSCF0154.jpg
http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee211/Develain/DSCF0153.jpg

hope to finish it soon.

-Develain

Pekel
24-03-2008, 20:16
Rhino's great - I really like the addition on the top.

Look forward to seeing paint on those Possessed. :)

Thoth62
24-03-2008, 20:37
I'm impressed. I love your choice of colours and the painting is very clean. Some good looking conversions as well.

Consider me subscribed.

brotherAkkyshan
24-03-2008, 21:03
That Rhino looks fantastic, Develain! The colour scheme you're using is really nice too. Your thread caught my eye as I'm just starting on a small heresy era Thousand Sons force (origonal Red power armour, Imperial Army support, etc).

Keep up the good work!

Meticulous
24-03-2008, 21:51
Ooo, that Rhino's nice. I like the patterns in the back depressions.

Develain
24-03-2008, 23:15
thx all. im working on a lot of stuff right now, got another TS squad assembled, and the rest of the possessed marines. im also working on my Ushabti/Greater Daemon. more pics will follow

-Develain

Asi the Red
25-03-2008, 08:26
Wonderful stuff here, consider me subscribed.

E-Dog
26-03-2008, 16:51
Very nice, LOVE the rhino.