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Rashidi, Pre-Heresy Thousand Sons Boarding Marine by skycat Rashidi, Pre-Heresy Thousand Sons Boarding Marine by skycat
Rashidi, the first of my Pre-Heresy scheme Thousand Sons. The model is the Forgeworld special Boarding Marine, only sold at Games Day Australia 2011.

Had a lot of fun painting this guy. :D First time attempting zenithal lighting, using wet-blending.

Base was made from spare greenstuff and Realistic Water from Secret Weapon Scenics.
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Darkhero64 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Student General Artist
can you link me to where you get your parts?
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skycat Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Student General Artist
Sorry, I don't actually have anywhere special I get my parts from! This particular miniature was a Games Day exclusive model, so as far as I know if you weren't at Games Day you can't get it anywhere else.

However, check out Forgeworld! They've got a ton of stuff you can get to make customised models from. :D 
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Darkhero64 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Student General Artist
Alright then. Now another thing i want to know is If based on the Thunderwarrior figure in the armor through the ages kit is what kind of pieces would you recommend to use for converting a normal marine to a thunder warrior. As far as i know i figured i could possibly use IG helmets. scout heads and arms, chaos backpacks and boots  but i have no idea of which Forge world chest peice would look better, Deathguard MKIII or regular MK III iron armor chest peice
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skycat Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Student General Artist
Hmm, I don't know much about the Thunder Warriors apart from the pic on the Games Workshop site. I don't know if I'd use IG heads/helmets - they might be a little small. Worth a try though! You could also try using the various bare-heads from regular marine kits, and if you're feeling really adventurous, try sculpting helmets on them with greenstuff or something.

I also probably wouldn't use chaos backpacks, at least not without modifying them first - the exhausts tend to be noticeably further out away from the backpacks than what I'm seeing on the Thunder Warrior pic. It's possible to modify chaos backpacks though to put the round exhaust things closer to the backpack itself, it just involves some very careful cutting and sanding and some glue. XD I've done it myself but I don't have any pics yet 'cause I haven't touched my WH40k stuff for like a year. :\ Or you could just use regular marine backpacks. 

As for chestplates, I really don't know. You could try both, perhaps - maybe the Thunder Warriors had a mixture of different armour designs as the Emperor was developing them, who knows. Go with whatever you think looks coolest! 
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Darkhero64 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks For the Advice on the Subject. I think both would be good the way i look at it because from other pictures i just found shows that most thunder warriors wore blank armor just colored to match the legion they were belonging too.
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skycat Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Student General Artist
No worries, always happy to help! :D Good luck with your Thunder Warriors!
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Darkhero64 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks again.
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k-honda Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012
where did you buy the parts, or did you just make them, he looks awsome
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skycat Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks! :D I bought the whole model while I was at Games Day 2011, Australia. He's the exclusive Forgeworld model that you could only get at the various Games Day events last year.
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k-honda Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012
oh rite cool, dam thanks anyway :)
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skycat Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Student General Artist
No worries! :)
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SoylentRobot Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012
this is a really cool model with a lot of character :D
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skycat Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks! :D
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shadowthehedgehog377 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Cool job!! :D
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skycat Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you! :D
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sniperray213 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
the look and detial is outstanding :D
i really like the paint job also :D
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skycat Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Student General Artist
Thanks! :D
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sniperray213 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
ur welcome
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Cykra Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Nothing bad to say from the pics. Looks really good. Would have to see it in person to get the full feel and intricacies of it but other than that it looks awesome.
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skycat Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Student General Artist
Hehe thanks! I like to think it looks even better in person, but I might be a bit biased there. ;)
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Olivier2302 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lovelly.
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skycat Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Student General Artist
Thanks! :D
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Olivier2302 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Np. Anything new to come?
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skycat Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Student General Artist
Eventually! Might be a while though, currently working on customising a squad of chaos terminators, it'll probably be some time before they're done. Got a couple of other projects that might get done before them, too.
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Olivier2302 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Okies.
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GlauG Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011
It was sold a few other places too, I have one (or maybe two) and I've never even been to Oz ;) That aside, I'm really impressed at how good your painting is. X_x
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skycat Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Student General Artist
It was prolly a Games Day in general special then. XD Bah, now I feel kinda cheated, hehe. Ah well, still an awesome model. And thanks! :D Hopefully my current project will turn out as good.
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GlauG Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011
Well, it is the "Forge World Event Model" for 2011. :) It's just that there were 30-odd other events worldwide where you could get one too, I got a friend of mine to snag one for me here in the UK. Personally the shield screams Pre-Heresy Emperors Children to me... What's your current project?
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skycat Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Student General Artist
True, true, hehe. Glad you managed to get one for yourself! :D And yeah, it occurred to me earlier that it looks like MkIII armour, but if it is, then it shouldn't have the aquilla on the breastplate unless it's an Emperor's Children marine. Bleh.

My current project is a handful of Terminator conversions! I'm modifying a box of Chaos Terminators to look more like Pre-Heresy Thousand Sons terminators. These ones will still be blue and gold, but I'm also considering doing a five-man squad of grey knight terminators converted similarly and painting those ones red. Still not sure yet - I'm also considering just doin up the GKs as regular ones and seein' if I can sell 'em. Income would be nice. XD But I'm not gonna decide either way on that 'til I've finished the current Terminators... and the ten Mk4 tactical marines and five Mk5 assault marines I got from Forgeworld...
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GlauG Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011
Looking sharp! I'm not too fond of the squared shoulders, but scratchbuilding round pre-H Terminator shoulders sucks ass so I can see why. It's almost enough to make me want to get back to doing some of my own. :P
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skycat Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Student General Artist
Thanks! :D Hehe, the main reason I'm doin 'em square is 'cause I'm using this pic as reference. Never even considered the difficulty of makin' round shoulderpads. If I were, I'd probably just make 'em entirely of greenstuff.
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GlauG Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011
Haha, oddly enough I think that's just an artistic oversight there on that pic; I've got the "HH: Collected Visions" book and they're always round from the side. But yeah, they're more annoying to make, especially consistently... I never managed to find a decent plastic cylinder as a base. There was a tutorial on Dakkadakka for using Tamiya plastic barrels, but it didn't work so well for me.
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skycat Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Student General Artist
Heh, entirely possible! I've gone through the Collected Visions book as well - some awesome Sons stuff in there, definitely. Though the only other pic of Sons Terminators I can recall atm is this one, which had the curved shoulderpads, yeah. But I prefer the square ones, honestly.

And hey, the different shoulderpads could be for different ranks or cults of Terminators. Who knows. XD

Thinking about it, the way I'd probably make rounded shoulder pads is to find a tube or something that's about the right diameter, then coat it in vaseline or something and flatten out greenstuff or milliput onto it. Cut it into shape either before or after the greenstuff's dry, then slide it off the tube. The general shape might not be highly consistent, depending on your accuracy cutting the overall shape, but at least the curve would be! Heck, if the tube's long enough you could probably do several at once.

Hmm, now I'm half-tempted to try this.
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