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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.

Painting metallic pre-Heresy Thousand Sons 14

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.