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Still Standing
19-08-2013, 00:04
Previous, dead, thread (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?353634-Still-Standing-s-Heresy-Era-Thousand-Sons)

Towards the beginning of this year I was working on my loyalist Thousand Sons, but it got put on hold in favour of other, more pressing projects. Well now it is time to get this show on the road again as I have a Heresy campaign weekend in a couple of months and I need to get an army built and painted. Over the last few days I've been cleaning and build FW Marines, and we're currently looking something like this.


I have to build another Contemptor and a Storm Eagle. There are a few other bits and pieces I want to pick up, including more Terminators, Heavy Support Marines and a third Contemptor, but that will likely be a while in the future. I've got enough to be contending with already!

Over the next few days I'll be finishing up building models, and then move on to painting. Oh, and for the FW purists, there is a 50% plastic Apothecary in there, and a smattering of plastic shoulder pads.. Sorry.

Anyway, this is what they will look like when painted.


In the first picture you see 20 Tactical Marines, 2x 10 Veteran Tactical Marines, 20 Assault Marines, 10 Tactical Support Marines (Volkite Calivers), 5x Autocannon Marines (need 5 more), a Contemptor, a Rapier with Laser Destroyer (I am working on getting a couple more), a Librarian, 3 Apothecaries, Praetor, 4 random other HQ choices and 5 Terminators (who need arm swaps badly).

More to follow.

19-08-2013, 00:35
Oh goody, he's stunning! It's christmas for awesome new heresy logs this last week or so. :) Very, very much looking forward to this.

19-08-2013, 00:38
Nice paint job. I always imagine 1K Sons as more static and ranged. I'm interested to see what the rest of them look like.

19-08-2013, 23:11
This is definitely going to be cool. Can't wait to see more.

Still Standing
21-08-2013, 17:35
I have built my second Contemptor, and think it's so cool I'm posting unpainted pictures of it to share. Take a look!





He's holding a dead World Eater in his left hand, and a captured World Eater's banner in the other.

What do you guys think? Did the Thousand Sons and World Eaters ever fight? If not I'll have to place my army in the Scouring and have them hiding as a Ultramarine second founding.

21-08-2013, 19:57
Awesome concept, mate. Really, really like it. However, that banner pole is far too thin. Could do with being slightly thicker even if it was a standard marine holding it, but on him it looks rather comical with him daintily holding it in his claw like that. Is it his banner, or the dead world eaters? If it's his banner, it should be a much thicker pole. If it's the world eaters, have his first fully closed and the banner rent and torn with the pole bent and buckled. :)

22-08-2013, 11:38
They really never fought when they were loyalists no as far as I can remember ^^

Tip is removing the eagle and purity seals from the baner. World eaters reallly never liked that stuff because Angron hated it. Add a chain or a skull or something :)

Still Standing
22-08-2013, 12:01
Not all of the Legion were present at Prospero, some were in far flung corners of the galaxy despatching the Emperor's good news to the enemies of Man. By the time this particular Chapter (?) discovered the news of Prospero and returned they were horrified to discover what had become of their Legion and Primarch. These were no traitors. They fled into the far corners of the Galaxy and hid the majority of the Heresy out, only venturing out to perform hit and run attacks on the Traitor Legions. Of course this meant the attrition rate on wargear, manpower and vehicles was dreadful. During the Scouring the Chapter made a comeback, using the chaos caused by the Siege of Terra and the radical overhauls that followed to disguise themselves as a Second Founding Ultramarine Chapter, naming themselves after their Chapter Master, Praetor Edithae, and becoming the Blood Ravens.

I agree with your points about the banner, I just never thought about it until now.

22-08-2013, 12:32
Nice dread. Very inspirational.

EDIT: Why not make a Space Wolves marine & banner instead? More fluffy and always is nice to see the space puppets ravaged :D

Still Standing
22-08-2013, 12:38
See above! Wouldn't be very fluffy...

22-08-2013, 16:39
I love to see the World Eaters dead, so good job :) I also like the concept behind the army, so roll on!

Still Standing
24-08-2013, 19:07
Progress is coming along nicely on the Thousand Sons... I have turned a window into a spray painting bay, which is probably bad for my health. My room now has an overpowering smell of spray paint and turps. Definitely bad for my health...

Still Standing
26-08-2013, 23:59
Did some painting this weekend. Amazing, I know! I got everything undercoated (:rolleyes:), started painting some tactical marines, and basecoated some Apothecaries.


I have 10 painted up to that level. Not much, but it's a start. Here is a list of the colours used, more for my own records than anything else.

Halfords Red Primer - Which believe it or not goes straight over uncleaned FW models, no issues.
Heavy drybrush - GW Blood Red
Wash - GW Agrax Earthshade
Light drybrush - Valleyo Orange Red
Wash - GW Agrax Earthshade

The gold is from the Valleyo Liquid Gold, it's Red Gold, and the silver called Silver from the same range, with a heavy wash of Nuln Oil and Devlan Mud to dull it down. If you've never used Valleyo Liquid Gold paints I cannot recommend them enough. With a single coat you get a solid coat, but it's semi-transparant so you get the shading from the coat beneath. Excellent paints.

Still Standing
02-09-2013, 18:03
As proof that I'm doing work on these guys, here's another WIP... I have 10 guys at this stage now.


The Black Shield
02-09-2013, 18:08
Nice! So these are the Thousand Sons that arrived at Prospero after the battle was long over and allegedly later spawned the Blood Ravens, yes?

Still Standing
02-09-2013, 18:10
That's them. :)

The Black Shield
02-09-2013, 18:45
I'm surprised you haven't picked picked up some Steam Knight heads from Maximini. They come right out of the Visions of Heresy art book and a number of the helms are featured as Thousand Sons.

Still Standing
02-09-2013, 18:50
I don't like how they look. The Thousand Sons were a regular Legion, they just happened to have a higher number of Sorcerers. They'd be equipped much like all other Legions.

Still Standing
03-09-2013, 23:06
Spent a bit more time working on the Tactical Marines tonight. Not much progress made, but here's a couple of pictures.



Not entirely happy with the scarab on the base. It's Vallejo Prussian Blue, Army Painter Dark Tone, then the old GW 'Ardcoat gloss varnish. Will try and neaten it up another time. Main things for him now is shoulder pad emblems, highlighting, and weathering powders. Then to get his 90 buddies the same!

Still Standing
05-09-2013, 23:07
As a slight break from my Thousand Sons I've decided to build some guys I've had sitting around. Here are the first 5 guys to my 40k Flesh Tearers army.


I plan on having 20-30 Assault Marines made from plastic Death Company, then perhaps Gabriel Seth and a unit of Vanguard in a Stormraven. I wish he had a jump pack so much!

They'll be a very dark red, hopefully looking black from a distance. You'll notice that I have no left shoulder pads... Does anybody know where I can get molded Flesh Tearer pads? Chapter House studios have some, but from the pictures they look kinda crappy...

05-09-2013, 23:52
Games Workshop sells some here: http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/catalog/productDetail.jsp?catId=cat440197a&prodId=prod1710014a. Also love the Thousands Sons.

Still Standing
09-09-2013, 21:47
Been away for the weekend with the misses, so didn't get much done. However I have facilitated more efficient progress in the future by changing my painting area around!


Still Standing
11-10-2013, 22:12
Tomorrow I am not leaving my room (except to shower and eat, possibly to fulfill other biological functions) and I will be painting all day. Not managed that in about 15 years, but I'll give it a go. I have LOTS of painting to do for November. Also, I tallied up my FW marines. Perhaps I should get a life...

20 Tactical Marines w/ Nuncio Vox, Vexilla & w/ Combi Flamer 280
10 Tactical Support Marines w/ 9 Volkite Calivers 220
10 Heavy Support Marines w/ 10 Autocannons 285
20 Assault Marines w/ 4 Power Axes & Vet w/ twin-Lightning Claws 460
10 Veteran Tactical Squad w/ 2 Melta Guns & Vet w/ Power Fist, Combi-Melta 255
10 Veteran Tactical Squad w/ 2 Melta Guns & Vet w/ Power Fist, Combi-Melta 255
20 Breacher Marines w/ 4x Grav-Guns, Nuncio Vox, Vexilla & Vet w/ Combi-Melta & Power Weapon 430
10 Tartarus Terminators w/ Sgt w/ Grenade Harness, Power Fist, Combi-Bolter, 2 x Plasma Blaster, Power Fist, 1 x Power Fist, Combi-Bolter, 2 x Dual Lightning Claws, 2 x Chain Fist, Combi-Bolter, 2 x Thunder Hammer, Combi-Bolter 455
5 Tartarus Terminators w/ Power Axes, Reaper Autocannon 190
3 Apothecaries 135
Contemptor Dread w/ 2x DCCW & 2x Heavy Flamers 195
Contemptor Dread w/ 2x DCCW & 2x Plasma Blasers 215
3x Rapier Laser Destroyer Arrays 165
3x Drop Pods 105
Storm Eagle w/ Multi-Meltas, 2x Twin Lascannons, Armoured Ceramite 285
2x Javelin Land Speeds w/ twin Lascannons, Multi-Melta, 2x Hunter-Seeker Missiles 210
Avenger Strike Fighter w/ Autocannons 180

Praetor w/ Cataphractii armour, Paragon Blade, Digi-Weapons, Volkite Charger 177
Praetor w/ Archeotech Pistol, Paragon Blade, Iron Halo 170
Praetor w/ Jump Pack, Artificer Armour, Boarding Shield, Lightning Claw, Iron Halo 175
Legion Champion w/ Power Sword 100
Master of Signal 85

5027 points

11-10-2013, 22:54
Cool. Except you wont be able to use it all except if it is apocalypse or double org charts ^^

Always nice to have though.

Karak Norn Clansman
12-10-2013, 21:01
Really nice Thousand Sons!

Still Standing
19-01-2014, 22:50
Work has once again begun on my Thousand Sons. In order to mark my progress, here is a picture of the lot. Gonna try and finish the big Tactical Squad first.


22-01-2014, 14:45
Looking great so far, lovely!

15-02-2014, 19:24
Looks good so far, Keep it up!

Still Standing
15-02-2014, 19:41
Army is going for a bit of a run out at Warhammer World tomorrow in a 25k a side Apoc game. Hopefully I can get some good pictures. :)

15-02-2014, 19:42
Vey lovely work my friend!!! Can't wait to see some stuff painted!!!

Still Standing
19-05-2014, 07:56
Did a bit of painting this weekend. Signed up to a monthly painting pledge, and this is part of month one.


I have also decided that my Marines will throw their weight in with the Warmaster. All the cool allies are on Team Evil, so who am I to turn that down?

19-05-2014, 11:49
Nice job.

Would fit the fluff better if you had thousand sons fighting space wolves.

But good job anyway!

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Still Standing
19-05-2014, 22:52
Sorry for more WIP shots, but here is tonight's efforts on a Librarian. :)



Nice job.

Would fit the fluff better if you had thousand sons fighting space wolves.

But good job anyway!

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It depends on the timeline. If it was after Prospero, but before the Rubric you could fully justify conflict with any Legion. For a long time the majority of the Legion remained Loyal, so would fight against the Warmaster, but as elements fell to Tzeentch they'd begin fighting for the Warmaster.

Cap'n Facebeard
20-05-2014, 03:17
Nice work on the robes. Its nice to see the ordinarily Chaos pieces used on Loyalists.

20-05-2014, 06:30
I LOVE it!!!! Got my 3500 points of Thousand sons for a HH campaign just finished! Thank you for this crazy inspirational tread!

Still Standing
29-05-2014, 23:02
I need a permanent record of my colour scheme. To date I have been guestimating; at some point I will forget, which could end in disaster.
Thousand Sons Legionnaires.
1: Halfords Red Spray Primer.
2: GW Blood Red - Heavy drybrush
3: Army Painter Strong Tone - All over wash
4: GW Blazing Orange - Light drybrush
5: Army Painter Strong Tone - All over wash
6: GW Blazing Orange - Subtle edge highlight
1: Vallejo Liquid Gold Old Gold - Base coat
2: GW Gryphonne Sepia - Specific wash
3: Vellejo Liquid Gold Old Gold - Edge Highlight
1: Vallejo Model Colour White - 3/4 layer base coat
2: GW Gryphonne Sepia - Specific Wash.
3: Using a wet brush draw the wash out of the centre of the pads until white. I guess this might be a form of blending that those real painters do...
1: Vallejo Liquid Gold Silver - Base coat
2: GW Nuln Oil - Specific wash
1: Vallejo Model Colour Dark Prusia Blue - Base coat
2: Vallejo Model Colour Dark Blue - Layer
3: Vallejo Model Colour Deep Sky Blue - Edge highlight
4: Vallejo Model Colour White - Spot highlight
1: Vallejo Model Colour Black - Base coat
2: Vallejo Model Colour Mahogany Brown - Heavy drybrush
3: Vallejo Model Colour English Uniform - Medium drybrush
4: Vallejo Model Colour Buff - Light drybrush
5: GW Agrax Earthshade - All over wash

Still Standing
29-05-2014, 23:03
Thank you for the kind words guys. Plan for this weekend is to 100% complete the 10 Breachers I've been working on. However, for tonight I am making myself some 1-6 objective markers for use with the new mission types. I am sick of using scraps of paper with 1-6 written on them!

31-05-2014, 09:26
Consider your contemptor stolen!! Check on it in a few days, it will be gone! No seriusly great posing with the banner and the heretic. I need to try to make something like that.

How was your storm eagle to assemble?

Everything else looks great. And it just becomes better when its an army of apocalyptic proportions.

Keep up the great work :)

31-05-2014, 15:16
Nice painting area - I wish mine looked as organized as yours! I need some carousels or something for the paint pots, brushes, files, scalpels, and other miscellaneous junk which clutters my working area.

Studio Dave
31-05-2014, 19:09
Looking sweet man, just keep up with it this time ;)

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31-05-2014, 20:22
Really liking the Librarian. I've used similar parts in my post-heresy Sons, so I'm excited to see how the rest of the models shape up :)

Still Standing
01-06-2014, 19:56
Thanks for the kind comments. However, I am closing this log in favour of a combined Heresy log for all my 30k needs. :)

Still's Heresy Log (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?395386-Still-s-Heresy-Log&p=7179727#post7179727) - Thousand Sons, Death Guard, Mechanicum