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Blood Angels – new models sighted

By Rusty Dice

This image has popped up on various forums, apparently from the March WHite Dwarf, portraying some new Space Marine models are parts for the Blood Angels

Image Copyright 2010 Games Workshop - click to enlarge

The keen eyed will quickly notice just how many new parts are involved here:

  • Modelled wings on shoulder pads - ideal for pre-Heresy Emperor's Children as well as Blood Angels.
  • A new mark III helmet, easily converted to any legion by removing or adapting the tears on the mouth guard.
  • Another mark IV helmet, similar to the Black Templar sprue.
  • Mark V and VIII chest plates - Mk 8 is great for Mk II conversions!
  • High-crested shoulder pad - useful for Custodes or Honor guard kit bashes.

Image Copyright 2010 Games Workshop - click to enlarge


Creating Space Marine Legions: Thousand Sons – part 1

By Rusty Dice

I've always been a fan of both Tzeentch and the Thousand Sons, originally through the seduction of Chaos in my earlier years, but more recently with the original legion. I've been itching for an excuse to build some pre-Heresy Thousand Sons for a while now, so here's my first venture into the path of the sorceror!

The Thousand Sons are one of the most stylized legions, with highly ornate decorations on their armour and unique weaponry. Their concept is undeniably inspired by Egyptian architecture and mythology, adorned with iconography such as scarabs and khepesh-like blades.

Fortunately the Chaos Space Marine range provides plenty of options to meet these needs.


Painting metallic pre-Heresy Thousand Sons


This is my method for painting metallic pre-Heresy Thousand Sons, in seven easy steps. I've been assembling a force for a while and this is a test scheme I tried out; in the end I decided not to go for the metallic look on the force, although there was interest about how the look was achieved and so I created this tutorial.

I spent a while looking for metallic red paints but didn't find anything which worked well for my purposes. If anyone does, though, please let me know! So this is all done with Games Workshop paints (regular, Foundation, and washes).

It is important that you let each layer dry fully before painting the next. This can take a few hours but if you don't wait for them to dry then the paint can pool and mix in funny ways you don't want. Aside from drying time it's very fast, and could be sped up more by batch-painting and/or using an airbrush.


Maxmini previews and releases – shoulder pads, bone swords, power hammers

By Rusty Dice

Some exciting new previews and releases from Maxmini this month.

As always, these items are perfect for 28mm or similar scale models. Those hammers and shoulder pads look particularly useful for space marines!

Maxmini heavy shoulder pads


Creating pre-Heresy marines: Part 6b mark V Power Armour

By Rusty Dice

Continuing and concluding the pre-Herey power armour series, this is the second part of Creating pre-Heresy marines: mark V Power Armour.

You can view the first part of this tutorial here: part 1.

The second part of this tutorial shows how to make power cables for the thigh plates and a quick method of adding studs to the whole model.

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