Show-case: Lord Finch’s Thousand Sons

For today’s post we are back with Finch and his Thousand Sons. A lot has changed from the last time we looked at his army. With 8th edition he started everything from scratch, no shock with our new model range. So over to him:

Finch:

This month has been pretty manic for me, as in painting these guys became a lot quicker than I expected. Normally I sit and chill-paint for a month and then get somewhere but these guys rocked in after a solid two weeks (with some breaks) of painting, proving that I can work like a machine at times.

Due to this, my Project Thousand Sons should be a bit quicker, as I’m getting into a groove of painting. That and I have a Throne of Skulls (Warhammer Tournament Thing) in September to go to, and the rules are everything must be painted. So let’s do this!

Just whacked out these five in about a month or so (since that’s the way I’m doing it) and am quite happy how it all came out. Since these all started from being a gold spray, I’m really, really happy how it’s all done.

Onto the next project. Something with wings, I think…

So, after I did the Scarab Terminators I stated that I’d do something with wings. I kept this in secret from a lot of people and am now proud to show it off to the world in all it’s burny glory. This is a Heldrake dedicated to my lil’ growing project. Also known as Ahriman’s Burning Parrot.

So, here’s the relic obsessed bird men wizard things, otherwise dubbed as the “MagpiePatrol”.

I really enjoyed painting these as it allowed me to add some much needed fleshtone to my force (which is mostly armour). The fact that they only took me 10 days was also pleasant.

These are the milestone. The finish line. The part where I put down the paintbrush and call it a day. These are the last units that needed to be painted for my army, which is now complete and ready for the tournament I have in nineteen days time.

I’m happy how it’s come. I’m really, really happy how I’ve done. The army itself was intimidating, and the amount of detail on them all was… Well, intimidating as I said before. Though I have done something that I haven’t done in almost a decade.

I’ve fully painted an army.

It’s been one hell of a bumpy road from completion to end. Last December my heart was forged into something that I’ve waited fifteen years for Games Workshop to do, and with the recreation of the Thousand Sons miniature range I set myself a task to get this force built and painted to the best of my ability. It was a task set by many of my friends, who without their guidance and positive feedback I would have failed and ceased to complete this. But now it’s here – all done.

From beginning to end the favourite miniature in this force is Ahriman (he who sits on the front centrepoint). He has been my favourite miniature throughout any and all tabletop wargames; ever since seeing him all those years ago all the way to finishing putting the final pieces of paint on it, he has been a gem to my eyes and will remain so. The most amount of affection I’ve ever put into something that I could never, -never- mess up; and I’m proud of it, just as I’m as proud as the rest of the force.

For gaming purposes this is a fluff-heavy list. Having read all the Thousand Sons novels, including Ahriman’s personal Omnibus Trilogy, I have found myself in a depth of knowledge to which I could use to make this force unique. I believe I’ve done a good job. I can now rest and relax, and prepare myself for the tournaments and gaming nights ahead knowing I’ve done the best I possibly could to an army that I’ve fallen in love with time-and-time again.

Don’t think this will be the last you hear of it, though. More will come.

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  • All around this is a great looking army. The Heldrake idea is very clever, and I may steal the concept at some point. Nice work.

  • Great work, dude! I really like the Phoenix wings on the Heldrake. May have to steal that idea from you. Tho I think I might use the Frostheart wings instead of the Flamespyre ones.

  • The Heldrake is particularly awesome looking. Well done!

  • Hogfoot

    Great stuff, my favourites are the Marines – they look really crisp. Great to see your passion for 40k reignited, having just finished my first 30k army I can’t wait to get some more work done on my 40k Dark Angels!

  • Turkadactyl

    Agree with everyone else. The Helldrake conversion is aces. Magpie patrol, nice name. As a resident of western Canada I am accustomed to this birds annoying screech.

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