Since my previous submission was heavily kit bashed (thanks for the new term, by the way!) I decided to switch gears this week and paint up a unit of unmodified, out-of-the-box Thousand Sons. For this entry I wanted to focus on keeping my lines nice and sharp, preserving the graphic, cell-shaded look but cleaning up some of the sloppy edges. After my previous submission I came to the sobering realization that miniatures look a lot different in close-up photos than they do on the table. ;)
The only bit of converting I did was on the Aspiring Champion. His head was taken from a boxed set of Blood Angels Sanguinary Guard. I thought the expressionless helm had a nice creepy vibe that fit well with my army’s overall aesthetic. In a way it reminds me a bit of Mordred’s helm from Excalibur.
Anyway, that’s it for this week. Till next time!
ByronM: Excellent work! Yes you can really tell the difference from last weeks, these are cleaner and smoother looking. I think they lost a bit of the cell shading due to it, but kept a fair bit, and you can see you put more effort into these, they look amazing. I like these even more than last weeks entry, this project will turn out a stunning army when all done.
You are an evil man though, I have always wanted to do a Thousand Sons army, and have always been able to suppress doing it, I may not be able to resist the call of Chaos by the end of your project though. They are really top notch!