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Pre-Heresy Thousand Sons

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PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2008 11:47 am 
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Hello Tactical Command! New member and recent re-convert to Epic. I've had a bit of a browse around and like this forum already - seems like you are doing a great job keeping the Epic flame burning.

Inspired by the recent increase in high-quality Epic logs springing up on Warseer (I believe many are by members of this forum in fact!) I was inspired to get back into Epic myself. But it is Epic with a twist. I have caught the Pre-Heresy bug in a big way, and Pre-heresy modelling normally takes lots of time and a well stocked bits box - neither of which I have at present. So I had a great idea - Epic Pre-heresy! The marines are small enough so that they can be used as is (pointy helmets? Mk IV rather than Mk VI. Other helmets - Mk II or III rather than Mk VII) and many of the pre-heresy vehicle designs from the artwork are based on old Epic models, such as the Dreadnoughts and Land Raiders (the Epic 40K Land Raider was the inspiration for Forgeworld's pre-heresy version). Plus I had a bunch of old Rhinos and marines kicking around from a previous foray into Epic many years ago. So, a bit of ebaying, a bit of digging around for my old Epic stuff, and the purchase of an Epic Ork Warband box from GW (44 new-style bases for ?12, rather than 16 for ?7 if you buy the bases on their own, with the additional bonus that I get all the ork infantry to make an Epic ork army later) and I was ready to start on a new project.

First off, I did a colour test to see if my planned scheme worked. I painted a couple of dreadnoughts, as I had plenty, and they are a perfect match for the pre-heresy style as seen in Collected Visions.

I was pretty happy with how they came out, so next it was time for my first Tactical detatchment.
Rhinos:

Marines:

And all together:

The bases are still unfinished, and there are one or two spots I need to tidy up when I finish the bases off, but overall I'm pretty happy considering it is my first foray into painting Epic for over 10 years.

So whats next? Well, I have a devastator detatchment in progress at the moment, which will include the dreadnoughts. I also have plans for a converted jetbike detatchment (to add to the pre-heresy feel) as well as a converted terminator detatchment if I can develop my greenstuff skills sufficiently...


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PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2008 11:56 am 
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Cool! Pre-Heresy Thousand Sons were my first Epic army ever too. That must have been almost 15 years ago.


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PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2008 12:11 pm 
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Great job; they make my post-Heresy Loyalist trigger finger itch though!

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PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2008 12:26 pm 
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Welcome to THE Forum.
Very nicely done Marines

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PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2008 12:28 pm 
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Welcome to the forum! Gotta love pre-heresy :)

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PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2008 1:10 pm 
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Good-looking stuff. :)  Preheresy epic, hell yeah! :D

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PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2008 1:14 pm 
Well done!


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PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2008 1:25 pm 
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Mate,

Thats a great looking start for the Thousand Sons. It jogged my memory of a couple of things I saw on Ebay today that would suit your army. So see if you can get your hands on these:

Old Marine Stuff

And more

Hope this helps and that you manage to win them if you choose to have a crack. Cant wait to see what you come up with next, oh and I have a heap of old Mk VI Beakies if you are after some.

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On the edit, I found these guys too:

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PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2008 2:01 pm 
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Thanks for the warm welcome everyone!

Justiniel, rose4100, Otterman, Charad: Cheers!

Warphead: Interesting, any pics? They had a differfent Legion symbol then IIRC, although the colourscheme was the same.

Tas: Don't forget that the 1KSons were forced to the darkside, betrayed by the Emperor and their homeworld ravaged by the barbarian Russ... all for trying to warn the big E about Horus' betrayal! If only he had listened...

CAL001: Thanks for the help. Actually, I'm trying to keep to the Collected Visions look as much as possible, which means those are a bit to retro even for me (and I already have plenty of marines to be getting on with). Basically, the Collected Visions matches the Epic:40K era stuff as regards vehicles. There are a few bits and pieces I'm still trying to get my hands on in fact. A land raider, two whirlwinds and 5 landspeeders to be exact, all E:40K era. Oh, and a couple of Librarians or current Chaos sprue Sorcerers (which have a great 1K Sons look). If anyone (in the UK for preference) has any which they are willing to part with, send me a pm and we'll see what we can work out. I have a bunch of old epic stuff I can part with if people are interested (quite a variety of Squat stuff, some Space Marine-era Chaos, Eldar and Imperial Guard as well) or some old 40K stuff if people prefer. I notice you have a trading forum on the boards, so its probably worth posting there as well...


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PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2008 3:19 pm 
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Welcome to TacComm and welcome back to Epic.  :cool: It's always good to see a player returning to the fold.

Nicely done Marines. I look forward to more pics.

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Welcome and nice painted army you have :)

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PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2008 7:53 pm 
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Welcome to the Crew and nice painting !

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PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2008 8:38 pm 
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Very nice work, The Red Sorceror :cool:  and welcome to the forums! :)


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PostPosted: Sat May 31, 2008 7:44 am 
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Very nice RedS - and welcome :)

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 10:48 am 
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Very nice, makes me want to build a Black Dark Angels army, entirely robed . . .

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