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Creating Space Marine Legions: Thousand Sons – part 1 3

Creating Space Marine Legions: Thousand Sons – part 1

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.

Maxmini previews and releases – shoulder pads, bone swords, power hammers 1

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

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

Review : Space Ork bodies from Micro Art Studio 1

Review : Space Ork bodies from Micro Art Studio

Due to some silly accidents recently (even after 20 years of using a craft knife its easy to slip…) my painting and scenery projects have not progressed as quickly as I had hoped, so to break the silence, something completely different.

A good friend of mine collects space orks and was keen to put together some nice looking freebooters/flash gitz for his army.  Thanks to Whitehorn’s list of alternative suppliers, Jim (a member of this very website) was able to source an interesting selection of bits to create his flashy freebooters with.

Painted Mark II Son of Horus 0

Painted Mark II Son of Horus

The model created in the Mark II power armour series and bolter created in this tutorial have have received a brush licking to join the ranks of my Sons of Horus. I’ve changed the arms and stance a little from the model shown in the tutorial. A tutorial for doing the base is also available here.

Creating pre-Heresy marines: Part 5c – Mark II power armour 1

Creating pre-Heresy marines: Part 5c – Mark II power armour

This is the third and final part of the tutorial for creating Mark II power armour. The previous parts can be found at:

Part A
Part B

To complete the armour the shoulder pads need to be converted and some optional tweaks to the armour.

For the shoulder pads, cut off the trim from around the edge. If you used a resin Red Scorpion pad you will discover, as I did, that the inside is hollowed out:

Creating pre-Heresy marines: Part 5b – Mark II power armour 1

Creating pre-Heresy marines: Part 5b – Mark II power armour

This is the second part of the tutorial for creating Mark II power armour. The first part can be found here.

A Mark II helmet is readily available from the Maxmini Steam Knight set, but I feel this could still use a little customisation to fit with the base model I’ve used as a guide.