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Still Standing
29-09-2012, 01:17
I said for a long time I would not read the new Horus Heresy books by Black Library as I was very saddened with some of the changes. However, I ended up reading A Thousand Sons, and was very inspired! I've still not read any others, but I'm ok with that. So, A Thousand Sons and the various inspirational project logs around here have given me the push I needed to make a go of my very own Thousand Sons army.

Several other logs have gone down the route of using the Grey Knights codex to represent the psycher side of the legion. I am not a fan of this, as Ahriman says "Astartes first", so I will be using either the regular Marine book to represent them.

I made a small purchase earlier from Warhammer World.

20 Tactical Marines (Mk2 and 5, they had no 3 left :()
5 Tartaros pattern Marines
Sevrin Loth, for use either as himself or that Ultramarine bloke.
Relic Contemptor Dread with 2 combat arms and a Cyclone launcher, for use as an Ironclad with 2x missiles.
3x Drop Pods

Not sure the army is going to be any good on the table, but it will look very pretty!

Anyway, here is a picture of the first guy I have assembled.

http://www.coldsteelwarriors.com/40k_images/20120929/thousand_son_1.jpg

Don't worry, his rifle is only dropped in, not glued.

This is the colour scheme I'm aiming for.

http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/mediawiki/images/c/c6/Pre_Heresy_Thousand_Sons_Marine.jpg

In other news, I picked up a brand new camera today. I like a lot!

Eddie Chaos
29-09-2012, 01:52
that's a tricky colour to achieve, you don't want to go too pink but its defiantly lighter than say blood red.

I'm excited to see how this goes

Inquisitor Engel
29-09-2012, 07:16
If you're looking to do LOTS of them, the Army Painter 'Pure Red' spray with a gloss varnish (to finish of course) is almost exactly that colour in my experience.

Still Standing
02-10-2012, 00:43
Well small update.

I managed to put my most expensive miniature to good use. Been after a use for it for a long time now. Here it is.

http://www.coldsteelwarriors.com/40k_images/20121002/sarah_cleaning.jpg

The expensive miniature / other half cleaning my new FW figures. :)

In other news, here is her LEARNING TO PLAY 40k. I think I found a winner here, lol.

http://www.coldsteelwarriors.com/40k_images/20121002/sarah_learning.jpg

More soon!

Still Standing
16-11-2012, 09:19
I am thousands of miles away from most of my 40k stuff for the next 5 months, but I did remember to bring with me these guys, and my paint set. I decided to take a new direction though, and hint at them being the founders of the Blood Ravens. About all I am doing for this is recolouring, but I like how it looks so far.

http://www.coldsteelwarriors.com/40k_images/20121116/group.jpg

http://www.coldsteelwarriors.com/40k_images/20121116/solo.jpg

unwanted
17-11-2012, 22:06
Slightly unsubtle "hint", but they do look very nice.

Still Standing
20-11-2012, 13:37
Last night I bit the bullet and attempted to freehand my first Thousand Sons Legion symbol. Take a look, it's pretty sloppy.

http://www.coldsteelwarriors.com/40k_images/20121120/DSC00398.JPG

http://www.coldsteelwarriors.com/40k_images/20121120/DSC00399.JPG

Still Standing
30-12-2012, 06:45
The other night I was experimenting with my camera, trying to get better pictures of my figures. I am fairly pleased, but I think there is still room for improvement.

http://www.coldsteelwarriors.com/40k_images/20121230/Camera_Experiment.JPG