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The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2016/12/07 11:49:59


Post by: EmberlordofFire8








Spoiler:
Greetings! I, in my own stupidity, have fallen in love with Ahrimmans new Horus Heresy mini, and, since I love the HH game, I will be building a new Thousand Sons army to follow him around. This was going to be be the Prospero Burns box, but I quickly relized that, since the TS are quite an "ornate" legion, I would have to convert and/or use upgrades on most of the models.
So that's what I'll do.

Here is the army list, just so you can see what my plan is.

HQ

Legion Praetor.....245p

Combi-weapon
Archaeotype Pistol
Master-Crafted Thunder Hammer
Melta Bombs
Iron Halo
Artificer Armour
Jetbike w/ Heavy Bolter

This guy will represent Captain Amon of the 9th Fellowship, query to Magnus the Red
This guy is gonna be fun...

Librarian.....160p

Volkite Charger
Force Stave
Melta Bombs
Refractor Field
Artificer Armour
Mastery Lv. 2

This will be Ahriman until he gets rules.

Librarian.....130p

Volkite Serpentia
Force Stave
Artificer Armour
Mastery Lv. 2

This will represent Tolbek, an adept of the Pyrae who later joined Ahrimans Cabal, left, joined Amon and then was killed by Ahriman.

Elites

Legion Terminator Squad.....227p

Reaper Autocannon
Volkite Charger
2x Power Fist
2x Chainfist


Troops

Legion Tactical Squad.....215p

Additional Chainswords
Vexilla

Sergeant w/
Artificer Armour
Melta Bombs
Power Sword
Combi Weapon

Legion Tactical Squad.....210p

Additional Chainswords
Vexilla

Sergeant w/
Artificer Armour
Melta Bombs
Power Fist
Bolt Pistol

Fast Attack


Legion Seeker Squad

2x Combi-Weapons

Sergeant w/
Power Fist
Artificer Armour
Melta Bombs


Heavy Support

Heavy Support Squad

5x Heavy Bolter

Sergeant w/
Augury Scanner
Artificer Armour



Basically, everything that has Artificer Armour will get a FW TS mkIV Torso and/or head, and I will mik left over MKIV bits form BaC and various bits box finds in with them. The seekers will get the special TS armour, to show they're "special".

So, that's all for now, once I get some test models done I'll post pics.

For the Crimson King!


Ember


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2016/12/07 12:55:17


Post by: evildrcheese


Sounds like an ambitious project. Looking forward to seeing how it develops.

EDC


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/01/05 09:39:49


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


Burning of Prospero has arrived and my first models have been built (these ones are slightly less Sons-y than my future ones, due to them being built completely out of plastic parts).

Scarab Occult:

These guys will be maxed out to a squad of 9, once I get my hands on the new 40k Scarab Occult. The only conversion here are some of the LC (I built them backwards because Tzeentch), but once they're painted they'll seem more Properine (just wait and see).


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Next up is Ahriman, again just a simple conversion (His head has been tilted towards his outstretched hand a bit more).

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And finally, I found a sprue of GK termies in my bits box and decided to chop up some nemesis weapons and attempt to make some Sons weapons:

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Im not sure if I like it, Id prefer using TK stuff but thanks to GW squatting them I can't find any swords on eBay or any of the bits sellers online. I guess I`ll just wait for the next flea market at my FLGS and hope someones selling Tomb Guard for cheap.

Next up are my Heavy Bolter dudes, followed by my Seekers when my FW order arrives.

Stay tuned!

Ember


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/01/05 09:42:51


Post by: Kurnost


Sounds awesome man, interested to see these Seeker squads

I'll check my bitz boxes, I might have some tomb kings stuff spare... It'd probably only be the skeleton swords, is that okay?


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/01/05 09:51:45


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


I have no idea whats up with my computer, thats the only way my images will post.


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Seeing as my Sons are an "evil" army, I thought they needed some terrain to fit the army theme. Normally, Ill just build some altars or buildings and call it a day, but this time I thought my project deserved something better (read: bigger).

So here it is! My first attempt at building a Zone Mortalis board!



With some of my Mor Deythan for comparison:



So far this is all have, with materials for another 6 pieces awaiting their turn. This will give me a 2x4 foot board, and Ill expand to a 4x4 once I get more foam. The walls will be added in soon, Im still not sure what I should use for them (Ill probably end up using plasticard) so suggestions are welcome. When I googled "Custom ZM board" all that came up where either Tyrannin themed ones or 2d ones, so Im doing this without any real resources except the FW ZM images and rules.

The board will represent the ship that my army used during the crusade, and that they've started using after Prospero again. I plan to get some Mechanicum models for the crew and maybe convert some GSC neophytes as lower rank serfs.
Also help with the ships name is appreciated, all I can come up with are things like "Magnus` Rage" and "Fury of Prospero", which don't sound very interesting.

As always C&C is welcome!

Ember


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Aaaaand finished the second one! This day is turning out to be quite productive, wargaming wise.





The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/01/05 15:09:25


Post by: ThisUsernameIsRandom


Like it! Cant wait to see how it turns out!


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Sorry about that, I had to make a random account to test this thread (It wouldn't load on my computer, and I wasn't sure if it was the tread or just my laptop).

I hope I didn't break any rules, and if I did please don't lock my thread!


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/01/05 15:22:46


Post by: brushcommando


Looking good! Can't wait to see some paint on those TS...


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/01/05 18:03:36


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


Ive started on the walls for the Delta Complex (the one with the walls in the corners).



My plan is to add Mechanicum symbols to every other wall panel, and have pipes and wires covering most of the exposed spaces. I might also try and find some Rhino consoles to make some kind of scribe station, or maybe a small altar to Tzeentch. Suggestions are welcome.

And yes, I started today with a sheet of foam board. All of this was done in the last few hours.


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/01/05 20:46:57


Post by: WarbossDakka


Yep, it's shaping up to be great. The wall sections with the cocktail sticks are going to look fantastic when painted.


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/01/05 22:09:19


Post by: lipsdapips


Subbed! Wish there was more thousand sons content about, I love seeing them


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/01/05 22:11:22


Post by: b-tone


Good start with the board!


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/01/06 06:14:22


Post by: evildrcheese


Looks like a promising ZM board.

EDC


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/01/06 10:21:02


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


Since my FW stuff hasn't arrived yet, I can't start work on the Seekers and Tacticals.

So here is my first Support marine. As always I began with the sergeant.



He is armed with a Heavy Bolter and Augury scanner, represented by the Tzeentchian eye he carries around. I like to think that it constantly watches out for enemies, and screams loudly whenever it sees one.
The Hvy Bolter is from BaC, and required a lot of cutting and re-positioning to fit on the MK III arms. Im going to have to do this again, seeing as the BoP box only has 3 Hvy Bolters.

Next up will be the rest of the squad, followed by more ZM tiles. Painting should start in a few weeks, once it gets warm enough to spray undercoat.

Until next time.

Ember



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Sorry about all these posts, Im on vacation so I have plenty of time.


I tried another variant of Power Khopesh, this time using a nemesis falchion base and a WE Ranger weapon.




Im still not sure about it, i like the blade but the hilt seems off. Suggestions on how to make it better are appreciated.


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/01/13 09:44:49


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


Started thinking about what to put in those big open spaces of my ZM board, heres what Ive come up with:


Im not sure about the double pentagram, with the 9 pointed one ( ) over the 6 pointed one, although i do like the placement of the 5 cult symbols and tzeentch symbol (which will most likely be pointing towards the exit.)
Im thinking about having the floor in the middle of the circle be cracked, with strange, otherworldly light shining through and eyes lurking in the depths, but im not sure how much Ahriman will like his underlings messing up his ship.

As always comment and stay tuned for more!

E
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Tzeentch decided I should change the way my name looks.


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/01/13 10:16:41


Post by: Ynneadwraith


Yep this is really cool love the idea for the centre of the Zone Mortalis board. Perfect!

I like the 2nd converted power sword myself. Still fits with it being Imperial in design, but definitely TSons


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/01/13 10:28:30


Post by: evildrcheese


Looking good. Really digging the H Bolted sgt. Cool idea.

EDC


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/01/13 14:22:49


Post by: EmberlordofFire8




Did some more work on the Delta Complex, it now has all its walls and almost all the trim, debris have been added (they'll most likely just get in the way of my minis, but ehh).
The cracks in the floor will either be glowing blue or oozing greenish-black fluid, ill let you guys decide on that. Im also going to paint blood splatters around some of the corners, as if someone took cover there and failed their cover save roll. Im also thinking about painting runes into some of the panels, like on the Burning of Prospero tiles. Next up is the other tile, the one with the Pentagram thing. Stay tuned.

Rebme


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/01/14 09:48:47


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


A question for the followers of Tzeentch (and everyone else who feels like answering)!
As you may know, my goal for this army is to have it be lead by Amon, because I like how his story and Ahriman`s intertwine. I am going to have him on a Jetbike, because why not, but I still haven't decided how to model him. I will defiantly give him a Sons torso, but I can settle on his helmet. Now, I know Ahriman is currently wearing Amon`s armour (in the 41st millennium) and Amons helmet seems very distinct.
My options are:
1: Use a generic Sons helmet form FW and claim Amon got his horned helmet later.
2: Use a AoS Chaos Warriors helmet.
3: GS horns onto a Sons helmet (probably won't come out well...)
4: Buy Ahriman`s new mini and just use the helmet.
5: Buy Ahriman`s old mini and use the helmet.

Im leaning towards 1, but I would love Ahrimans new minis helmet (i dont want to spend 25£ own it though). What do you guys think...


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/01/14 09:54:20


Post by: brushcommando


I would also go with one. If these are pre heresy or during the heresy guys the horned helmet would probably be to chaosy.


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/01/14 11:37:43


Post by: angelofvengeance


Great stuff Emberlord .


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/01/14 13:27:43


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


Finally got the first tile painted (excluding the edges, im not sure what to paint them).




Seems like someone decided to do a little post-Prospero redecorating...






Some esoteric glyphs:


And a less cultured area of the ship:



Next up is the summoning circle room, followed by a few more hallways and the command deck. Hope you guys like it!

Ember


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/01/21 11:58:01


Post by: EmberlordofFire8




The second tiles starts to come together...



Also, completely unrelated , I just found out Leman Russ means "Lover of Russians". Gofigure


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/01/21 12:02:01


Post by: brushcommando


Nice. It's exciting to see this taking shape. You gotta love it when a plan come together!


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/01/21 19:05:45


Post by: WarbossDakka


Just as planned...

How big are you planning on making this?



The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/01/21 22:05:27


Post by: Commander Cain


Welcome to the TSons club Emberlord! If you are looking for easy ways to bling out your force I have discovered a couple of easy hacks that you may want to try out

For khopesh style power swords you can just take any old blade and carve out the inside section leaving only the sharp edge remaining. Just be careful you don't remove your finger in the process...

Spoiler:


For nice bits of egyptian style crests you can't go wrong with picking up the Necron Lychguard. Not only do they come with a nice selection of blades also, but their staffs have anough nice bits on them to decorate several squads of marines if you chop 'em up right. Plus you get some sick robot torsos in the process

https://www.games-workshop.com/en-CA/Necron-Lychguard

Welcome again!


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/01/22 06:37:59


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


Thanks guys! I will defiantly try out the Khopesh conversions, and the 'Crons could be useful as a plan on marketing some Mechanicum crew for my ship (board...whatever).

As for the board, I plan on making a full 4x4 foot board, mostly using FW's tiles as a template but some of the more decorative tiles will be custom, with different wall arangements and such. Stay tuned for more, the second and third tiles are awaiting paint now so...


And the Sons will receive paint next week, Ill be in London for the weekend so I can buy paints for cheap.


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/01/22 07:29:23


Post by: Ashenwyte


Very nice board, and nice TSons. Plasticard and GS are very useful when converting Thousand Sons.


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/01/22 12:44:04


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


Next tile is complete!


Pentagram:



Glyphs



This one actually has the story of Prospero written on it.



A quote from Ahriman



And the board so far:


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/01/22 14:12:42


Post by: WarbossDakka


Looks sweet! Probably one of my favourite types of board to play on (even though I've only done it twice ).


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/01/22 14:13:40


Post by: Ashenwyte


Board looks great.


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/01/24 16:38:19


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


[LOCATION: Unknown, Prospero Subsector_ ]
[YEAR: 0005 M.31_ ]

"You have truly gone to far this time, Ahriman!"
The wind's cry, gusting through the canyons, nearly drowned out Amon's shout.
"There is nothing on this damned world, and I can think of no other reason for us to be here!"
The shape before Amon slowly turned, revealing the Sorcerer he was addressing.
"Patience," spoke Ahriman "We will find what we are seeking in due time."
"But the men!" replied Amon "We lost many to those beast on the plains, and since I can neither see nor sense any form of beacon here, we will not be returning to the Planet of the Sorcerers to receive more!"
"Magnus would not give us any more, even if we could return!"
This came from behind Amon, and Ahriman recognized one of the Veterans that had been assigned to guard him by his primarch.
"Magnus has his own worries. It is best we leave him be, until his lamentations have died down."
Ahriman was silent. The Librarians helmet sank slowly, until it touched his breastplate.
"I fear..." he spoke softly, so that Amon could barely hear him "I fear our Primarch will never recover."

As night fell, three days later, Ahriman, ever at the head of the convoy, stopped.
"We have arrived." He said, gesturing towards the valley below. Through the darkness, Amon could see lights shining.
"Its a ship." This came from one of the last remaining Scarab Occult, who was standing behind Amon.
"A Mechanicum ship." Replied Amon.
"But why would one of Mars' explorator ships be here?"
Ahriman stared at Amon coldly before replying.
"This was one of the ships the Dogs attacked without warning, when they entered the Prosperous system. This is what I have been tracking. I am surprised Magnus' own equerry could not sense it. Although you did also fail to sense Russ, if I remember correctly."
Amon took a step towards him. He drew his sword, placing the tip of it at Ahriman's neckpiece
"Careful, Ahriman, that you do not overstep your position. You may lead us, but the men trust me more than you. Best be careful now, lest the other decide on a… wiser leader.” Amon turned, letting his sword drop to his side. “In a few minutes, our most esteemed Pyrae will come running over that rise to tell us…”
“Lord Ahriman!” Tolbek head became visible above the crest of the hill, running with his staff in hand. “The ship’s bays have opened, and things are coming out!”
He slowed, seeing Ahriman and Amon staring at him. After taking a few more strides, he stoped, gazing up at Ahriman.
“What is our course of action.”
“Let them come.” Ahriman turned back to Amon and the clustered Scarab Occult. “We mean them no harm.”
They waited.


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/01/31 11:58:35


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


Sorry about the lack of updates this past weekend, I was in London so I couldn't work on anything. On the upside, i purchased some Rubric Marines there, and Imperial Primer (so i can finally paint! Curse you, snow gods!). I did manage to do some more work today, so here's my next tile (still WIP):







More to come, Ahriman will be up first for painting!


Ember


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Hey guys!

To celebrate 1000+ views, I've decided to let you guys help me with something (Haha! I am most generous ). One of my favourite aspects of building an army are the names, and typically every single one of my marines, allies, commanders and even vehicles has a name. Most times i use random name generators, usually one latin one, a list of names from the modern-day region the legion was recruited from (example: for my Raven Guard i used a Turkmen and Kyrgestani one, as central Asia was where the XIX legion was recruited) to represent the Terran elements of the legion. I also try to think up custom names, basing them around the legions home world.

But this time, I have a slight problem. I not only have an army im working on, but also muh board (if you missed that, get your eyes checked) which represents the ship my army is using. So I am going to need a name for that.

Here is a list of things that need names:

- A Mechanicum ship

- The mistress of astropaths (female)

- The navigator (male or female)

- The Arch Magos / Captain of the ship (male or female)

- A few names for lesser tech priests. (male or female)



Please comment, if we can get 10+ replies I will do something. Im not sure what, but something.


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/02/02 10:50:07


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


I really need your help on this, I'm all out of ideas.


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/02/02 15:02:48


Post by: Ynneadwraith


Hmmm, I usually find names to be a rather tricky part of my fluff-building. I'll give it a go though.

For the Navigator names, I'm a fan of Weirdingway's Navigator Household which uses vaguely Italian/Venetian renaissance names melded with aetheric-sounding vowels.

For the mechanicum ship how about The Glorious Explorator Vessel 'Tempus Gladium', or 'Time's Knife' in bad latin

What're the details on the mechanicus guys? What are their eccentricities and we might be able to come up with something a little more fitting


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/02/02 15:11:59


Post by: Arikaan


i love the draws on the floor


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/02/02 16:00:16


Post by: WarbossDakka


Have to be honest, Mechanicus names are not my strong suit. Can't give them human/SM names just because of how they are. I would have always thought that the ship's name would be dependant on the type of craft it was - you wouldn't give the name "Phalanx" to a small exploration vessel!

So I'll ask this, how big is the ship, and is it one of the flagships?

Great update in other news, can't wait for Arhiman!


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/02/02 18:56:38


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


Some stuff on the ship and crew:


Mechanicum


My plan is to have the ship commanded by a Magos Explorator, who has scoured the galaxy in a quest to find lost Archaeotech. They were assigned to the Thousand Sons legion, and were part of may quests with the Legion. On one of these, the Magi came across shards of ancient human relics, allowing the tech-priests to tap int the Warp and manipulate its currents. Attempts to recreate the technology have been unsuccessful, although this has not stopped their Enginseers from trying. This has made them somewhat untrustworthy in the eyes of other Mechanicum representatives, but also much praise from their Prosperine brothers.


The Ship


The ship is a relatively small Explorator ship, designed to support other, larger Strike Cruisers but also conduct missions on its own. Built during the dawn of the Great Crusade, it had been fitted with Terran technology along with its Martian equipment. It also contained hangers able to transport Stormbirds, and later Thunderhawks, along with enough Boarding Torpedos and Drop Pods to deploy a small strike force of Thousand Sons. Due to its somewhat eccentric masters, certain areas of the ship contained strange arcane machinations, some of which have strange, occult meaning.


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/02/03 06:12:52


Post by: evildrcheese


Nice work on the board so far. It's really coming together.

EDC


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/02/03 15:55:21


Post by: Ynneadwraith


Hmmm, how about 'Eye of the Omnissiah'?

Fits a scouting ship, and it's quite ironic that on the Eye of the Omnissiah there's a load of lost and forgotten (possibly heretical) tech


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/02/03 21:35:04


Post by: WarbossDakka


 Ynneadwraith wrote:
Hmmm, how about 'Eye of the Omnissiah'?

Fits a scouting ship, and it's quite ironic that on the Eye of the Omnissiah there's a load of lost and forgotten (possibly heretical) tech


Damn, beat me to that one. That's a good name there!


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/02/03 23:56:44


Post by: Ynneadwraith


 WarbossDakka wrote:
 Ynneadwraith wrote:
Hmmm, how about 'Eye of the Omnissiah'?

Fits a scouting ship, and it's quite ironic that on the Eye of the Omnissiah there's a load of lost and forgotten (possibly heretical) tech


Damn, beat me to that one. That's a good name there!


Thanks dude! Takes me a while, but sometimes I stumble upon something that's half-decent

@EmberLordofFire8 I forgot to say, I'm liking the fluff story so far interested to see where it goes.


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/02/04 03:18:49


Post by: KillaCam


I've always wanted to do my own zm board. Looking good


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/02/04 09:03:17


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


Eye of the Omnisiah sounds cool, now how about some names for Tech-Priests?

Plus I started painting the Terminators, I am going to my FLGS now to purchase Mephiston Red spray to speed up painting (because 4-5 coats brush painted on is just too time consuming).

Ahriman is also awaiting his first coat of paint, so I'll post pics soon.


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/02/04 11:10:47


Post by: Ynneadwraith


Hmmm, I wonder whether we could go down the route of the excellent 'Taghmata Hvergelmir' plog for names.

To me, that name sounds vaguely dutch. Could we mash together a couple of different dutch names to get something that sounds suitably weird?


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/02/04 12:31:18


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


In between painting I managed to build this guy:




I gave him a bolt pistol from the Vanguard Veterans kit.





He will be leading a 5-man veteran squad to act as Ahriman's bodyguard, with a second squad for Tolbek once I get a mini for him.


And now a question:
Do I need to undercoat a model with chaos black BEFORE I use another spray? Or can I go ahead and spray mephisto red on a grey plastic mini?


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Also this:

Here is a list of things that HAVE names:

- A Mechanicum ship: Eye of the Omnissiah

- The mistress of astropaths (female): Ephrea Sephatea


These still need names:

- The navigator (male or female)

- The Arch Magos / Captain of the ship (male or female)

- A few names for lesser tech priests. (male or female)


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/02/04 15:00:28


Post by: ThisUsernameIsRandom


Test. Please ignore.


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/02/04 15:08:48


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


My first (test) model is done! It turned out better than I thought it would, considering this being my first time painting red. The next ones will be a bit smoother, ill be using Mephistos Red spray and not brush base coating them. Enjoy!






Also finished converting my second veteran sarge/sorcerer







Hope you like them!

Ember


Also it looks like I'm gonna have to find a different character for the Praetor to represent, Amon got his own rules in INFERNO!!!$


I revised my list HERE:
VVVVVVVVVVVVVVV
https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/716551.page#9181217


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/02/05 11:53:15


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


My first vets are done!






Now I just noticed I forgot do add shoulder pads to this one


I think this might be my new favourite mini.




Its snowing now, so I wont be able to undercoat anything for a while now. Sigh...


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/02/06 14:07:36


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


I see my last few posts have been met with little excitement. Sigh...



Another Terminator. I spent a few hours blending his Force Sword, meticulously building up the blue until, finally, I was ready to apply the final shade. Forgot to thin it, and the sword ended up green.


Table-top-perspective shot.


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/02/06 14:32:26


Post by: Ynneadwraith


I wouldn't get disheartened by the lack of comments something I've realised is that if you come out with a bunch of stuff in quick succession as you've done it can feel like you're putting out a lot of work with little attention garnered, when really most people log on every couple of days to check out what's happening

Love the posing on the sorceror dude looks like he's force-pushing someone


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/02/06 14:46:15


Post by: Davor


Lots of nice work there. Great job.


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/02/06 17:03:43


Post by: WarbossDakka


The green sword looks fine IMO. Great colout scheme I might add too!


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/02/06 18:36:16


Post by: gummyofallbears


I actually prefer the green, I think it takes away from the clash of blue and red, and it isn't bright enough to scream 'Christmas!!!'


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/02/08 07:27:04


Post by: Commander Cain


I agree that the green sword looks great on him! I do mine the same way

Are the vets going to be painted in blue and gold or are you sticking to your red scheme for them?


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/02/08 07:31:48


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


Red all the way! Although they will have more gold , like the banding on their arms, and blue is going to be the army spot colour.


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Just in case you guys were wondering: THIS is what the sword should have looked like







Not the best pics, but ehh.


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Plus this:





MOAR STUFFS








The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/02/14 16:58:51


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


Hey guys!

In the spirit of Valentines day, I decided that someone deserves a little more love (I DID forget about him and leave him in a jar of alcohol for a week...).

This is for you, Ahriman!!


The KSons were red
And then they were blue
When you turned them to dust
Magnus got mad at you



Thanks Ahriman. Hope you fix your Rubric...






Also, its finally warm enough to spay paint here so my Vets will hopefully get done this weekend.


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/02/14 17:41:48


Post by: WarbossDakka


He must have one hell of a hangover if he was on it for a week. Poor Ahriman :(


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/02/14 17:58:51


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


Yeah, I bought Ark: Survival Evolved so my painting hasn't been getting much love lately


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/02/19 14:57:00


Post by: CREEEEEEEEED


Congrats on getting to the front page.


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/02/19 15:55:02


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


Some more progress has been made, in the form of trial and error (mostly error) with my new Mephiston Red spray. GW has been contacted, but other than that all I can work out is that the pigment is just to high, causing the paint to look off and crack (after stripping the models I had to rub them with a soft, dry brush while clouds of red dust billowed from the models. Apparently, Ahriman completed his Rubric earlier than I hoped...).

So I painted this to cheer me up:



I was so in to it that it took me only about 3 hours to complete, including the base.

I also painted a dead Space Pupper



Im not sure if I should paint the rest of the base with Agrellan Earth (like the Custodes and my Raven Guard) to show the Sons' Egyptian roots or do some kind of cobblestone for Prospero's streets.

Plus a pic of my workspace. 10 points if you can recognise all the minis there.



More to come, as soon as I figure out my spray.

Ember


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/02/19 16:10:30


Post by: WarbossDakka


He looks pretty good considering it didn't take you that long. Well done!


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/02/21 05:31:44


Post by: Freytag93


Solid work mate. I like the ideas in this thread, especially the ZM board. Keep it up!


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/02/22 04:15:00


Post by: Kurnost


The kitbashed Sons look awesome! Looking forward to seeing them in their red and gold finery


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/02/24 15:29:44


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


Started painting.




The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/02/25 15:07:07


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


The vet has been painted!! He now awaits his base, while the rest what for my FW stuff (that still hasn't arrived )





I decided to go with a mix of desert and urban/ancient base, to reflect what I most like about TSons.



The open areas will be painted with Agrellan earth, like the Custudes.

Ember


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/02/25 17:03:41


Post by: CREEEEEEEEED


Are you sure you don't want to put a little more wash on the backpack? The red looks very flat.


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/02/25 17:08:51


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


Yeah, Im not sure if I want to do it a darker red or not, I don't want them to look to chaotic.


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/02/25 18:42:50


Post by: CREEEEEEEEED


 EmberlordofFire8 wrote:
Yeah, Im not sure if I want to do it a darker red or not, I don't want them to look to chaotic.

True indeed. Maybe you could balance it out with highlights. Do what you believe most fitting.


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/02/25 19:01:45


Post by: WarbossDakka


You could try making his lens pop as well, like a line of light blue through the middle. Well done either way, they're shaping up nicely .


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/02/26 12:49:29


Post by: Ynneadwraith


He's looking great! I must admit you've really hit the nail on the head with the ratio of 'space marine' to 'space egyptian' with this dude

If you are looking for a bit more pop on the backpack, have you thought of a little more gold? Perhaps the little claw things holding the vents in gold to match the gold on the legs?

Not that he doesn't look awesome already


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/02/27 17:23:45


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


I have finally based my first Sons!! The three finished Termies and my vet are done (minus the vexilla, that fell off)


Hope you guys like them!!


Ember


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/02/27 18:53:24


Post by: CREEEEEEEEED


So satisfying to see minis based. No mini is complete without a good base. *quiet purring*


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/02/28 17:11:33


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


I finished my painting comp entry.




more pics here: https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/210/716241.page

Remember to vote for me!


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/02/28 17:18:09


Post by: WarbossDakka


Looks sinister. Awesome work Ember


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/02/28 19:35:50


Post by: Ynneadwraith


Said it in the painting comp but I'll say it here, that Veteran is the perfect balance of 'Space Marine' and 'Space Egyptian'.

I've always thought that Rubrics were a little busy with their ornate head-dresses, but your dude is ornate enough to be distinctly Prosperine, but not over the top


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/03/02 16:43:35


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


Does anyone know where I could get some of these helmets? (without buying more destroyers)



Also Im working on my Seekers, just waiting for their FW helmets (Achean Pattern ones) and ill finish them. So far Ive tested making sniper rifles for them (counts-as boaters with special ammo, but they look like sniper rifles)

Stay tuned!

Ember


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/03/02 16:49:13


Post by: WarbossDakka


They look like the helmets from BaC, so MK4 armour probably.


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/03/02 16:55:58


Post by: CREEEEEEEEED


 WarbossDakka wrote:
They look like the helmets from BaC, so MK4 armour probably.

The MKIV helmets have grills in the mouthpiece, the destroyer helmets have a flat armour piece around the mouth. I searched FW, I don't think you can get destroyer helmets on their own. Call and ask, I've heard they have great customer support.


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/03/02 17:05:20


Post by: WarbossDakka


I noticed they didn't have grills, but it's nothing a little green stuff couldn't sort out.


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/03/03 06:28:37


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


I managed to get this done this morning.




I extended the barrel about half a centimetre, added a support for it and built a scope out of spare plaisticard. Not sure on the scope, but I am flat out of the ones that come in the SM tactical squad and cant find my scout sprues. So that's all Ive got.


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Switched the scope




This guy is defiantly Terran, from before the legion was re-united with magnus, and still hasn't fully embraced the legions new mentality. His custom bolter was most likely built by him, and has been slowly modified over time. He is defiantly going to stand out, the other seekers will have FW helmets and rubric marine bolters. My plan is to have his shoulder pads lack the legion symbol, and only have the XV legion numeral. He will also be covered with kill marks, as will the rest of the squad, but he will defiantly have more.


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/03/04 03:55:48


Post by: Azazelx


If you're in need of scopes and such, Anvil Industry makes some really nice ones.

http://anvilindustry.co.uk/The-Armoury/Ammo


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/03/04 15:38:28


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


My next project (for the next painting comp)




EH SPACE PUPPER!!


I will remember to kill it once its done, promise.


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/03/04 16:46:15


Post by: lord marcus


Very pretty painting sir. Then again I've always been partial to pre heresy tsons


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/03/04 18:53:03


Post by: Ynneadwraith


Neat I've always thought it's a good idea to make up some models for your main army's mortal enemies. Neat way of telling stories and giving your army a bit of a story to it


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/03/04 19:18:32


Post by: evildrcheese


Excellent stuff. I really like the bases with the mix of cobble and cracked earth.

Painting is looking awesome, and I'm loving the extend bolter conversion.

EDC


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/03/05 09:59:49


Post by: CREEEEEEEEED


I'm seriously questioning whether I should keep coming back here. You've betrayed us all with that damn space wolf. Which reminds me, I have to go sell/destroy my unbuilt Stormclaw boxset.


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/03/05 11:59:56


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


Shot of the whole army (so far)




The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/03/05 23:26:38


Post by: Ynneadwraith


Nice!

Is that some Skaven I spy below as well


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/03/06 06:50:21


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


Yep. That's my "competitive army shelf", so below the KSons are my Skaven/Chaos army and my raven Guard.


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/03/11 09:44:08


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


I made a Custodes shield captain for my raven guard, thought Id share it here:







The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/03/11 10:36:11


Post by: Ynneadwraith


Very nice I like the baroque look of the Custodes. How do they compare size-wise with a normal Marine?


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/03/11 12:03:27


Post by: CREEEEEEEEED


How's the wolf boy going?


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/03/11 14:52:36


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


Update on the Space Pupper:



I had to mix my own Dawnstone with abbadon black and ceramics white, so its not perfect, but ehh.


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And the next update:


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/03/12 12:48:40


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


I am almost done with Geigor.



Yes, I am much better at painting grey. Yes, I cant paint red very well. No, I will not change my army to Space Wolves. The KSons are staying.


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Also a comparison pic for Ynneadwraith


Custodes, here with Sergeant Don't-Mess-With-Me.


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Geigor is done! Pics are here:

https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/120/719460.page#9248458

Now back to KSons. I wont be able to paint next weekend (I'm in france) but the weekend after that will hopefully see me finish the ZM board and Support Squad.




The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/03/12 19:16:23


Post by: Ynneadwraith


Thabks dude i was slightly concerned that they might look small compared to my truesxale marines but no worries now

As for painting reds, have you tried a brown wash like Reikland Fleshade? I've found that with a re-highlight of the original colour looks pretty sweet


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/03/12 19:58:20


Post by: WarbossDakka


Geigor looks awesome man. If you could fit the pupil in he'd be perfect!


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/03/18 08:41:18


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


I thought I share my overall progress here:



Geigor, the most recent Marine I've painted, is on the left. On the right is the first marine I built and painted. That was roughly 3 years ago, so Ive made some progress at least


I also change my KSons painting method slightly, I now undercoat with Mephiston Red Spray, THEN glaze with watered-down Mephiston Red, THEN do an all-over Agrax Earthshade wash. After that Evil Sunz Scarlet and Fire Dragon Bright.


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/03/18 22:57:53


Post by: Ynneadwraith


Love 'first vs latest' mini comparisons it's great to look back and see how far you've come.

Saying that, the banner on your first Marine's really not bad


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/03/25 09:32:40


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


My FW stuff finally arrived! (Sons torsos/MK IV heads)

So I decided to build Tolbek!







His right arm, legs and backpack are from BaC, his head is a MK IV KSons one, as is the torso. His left arm and shoulder pads are Rubric Marine ones, and the eye on his backpack is from the Rubric Marine sorcerer staff. I also gave him a book from a GK banner and a knife from the WE glade guard box. Oh, and a Vanguard Vet chainsword.


Next up are the rest of the seekers!

Ember


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Finished up the seekers!


Sergeant with Artificer armour and power fist:



Seeker with Bolter


He has defiantly just spotted something and is figuring out how he will kill it.

Seeker with Combi Melta



And one with Combi Plasma




The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/03/25 15:41:22


Post by: ThisUsernameIsRandom


Test, please ignore!


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/03/25 15:43:12


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


I have started work on the first of the two tac blobs!



Those KSons upgrade bits are addicting, Ive already used 5 heads and 3 torsos in the last few hours.


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/03/26 17:07:49


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


I started painting my support squad:



The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/03/26 18:01:05


Post by: WarbossDakka


Don't you love it when the FW stuff arrives.The red's looking good too!


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/03/28 16:25:34


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


A question for you guys: I kinda want to do another character conversion for my army. Id like to do one of these. Which one of these should I do?

Chaplain: I guess? Doesn't seem too KSons-y to me...
Master of Signals: Good in-game, and Id Kina like to see a psychic MoS
Legion Champion: THIS could be awesome (read: Biomancy!!). Aaaand fluffy.
Viligator: Also kinda fluffy, especially with Amon and the KSons scout-things
Another Librarian: Why not?
Forge Lord: Not TOO fluffy, but ok. Also a potential cheese king (I wrote something about him on the KSons tactics thread)
Siege Breaker: Again, not fluffy.
Primus Medica: Fluffy-ish, plus useful on the battlefield
Moritat: Nerfed to death, but I like them. Also fluffy.
Delegatus: serves no real purpose. No idea why id do him...
Legion Praevian: I don't have any robots (YET!!!! -Ember'sInnerForgeworldLover) so doesn't have any purpose.


Please help guys!


Ember


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/03/28 16:36:26


Post by: WarbossDakka


Psychic MoS sounds pretty awesome. I'd go with that.


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/03/28 22:11:41


Post by: Ynneadwraith


My votes go for the MoS and the Legion Champion specifically the latter (I'm picturing a KSons Emperor's Champion with a massive 2-handed Khopesh).


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/03/29 09:06:03


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


I realized that a ML 1 Champ with a force stave and biomamcy (for Uron Arm) attacks at WS 6, STR 8! That is, I also found these combinations

Potential KSons Cheese Combinations.


Master of Signals.....135p
Mastery lv. 1 (telekinesis)
Artificer armour
Refractor Field
Force Axe
-Raptora

Any power is good.


Legion Champion.....125p
Mastery Lv. 1
Refractor Field
MC Force Stave
Artificer Armour
-Pavonii

IRON ARM!!



Forge Lord.....145p
Mastery Lv. 1
MC Force Axe
Rad grenades
Boarding Shield
-Pavonii

Enfeeble for him, coupled with Rad Grenades.


I was also wondering if anyone wanted to see my Raven Guard army (minus the vindicator and Drop Pods, those are still being painted).


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/03/30 15:23:01


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


I wrote my own Narrative Campaign (inspired by miniwargaming's many campaigns) and thought id share it here!

https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/722035.page#9280987


Check it out! (Please comment on THAT thread, not here)

Ember


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/03/30 15:33:38


Post by: nurgle5


Nice blog, mixing bits from the Thousand Sons kit into the MKIII looks very nice!

 EmberlordofFire8 wrote:
I am almost done with Geigor.



Yes, I am much better at painting grey. Yes, I cant paint red very well. No, I will not change my army to Space Wolves. The KSons are staying.



How'd you do the base on the right there? Looks very cool.


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/03/30 15:38:02


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


I stuck bits of sprue down and then covered the whole thing with PVA. I then dumped it in my Base Box (Mostly sand, plaster chips, small rocks, gravel, dried PVA, sprue clippings, grass tuffs, clump foliage, even a few melts guns and CSM bolters). I then spray painted it Chaos Black and dry brushed over it, followed by Agrelllan Earth in patches and BFTBG/ Nurgles Rot.


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/03/31 15:14:46


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


I have started painting Ahriman (again!!)




The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/03/31 18:05:17


Post by: WarbossDakka


It's been a while now, and I still love that sculpt. It'll be nice to see your take on it.


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/03/31 18:20:04


Post by: Solar_lion


Your Reds are improving.. good show so far!


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/04/02 15:30:48


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


Another WIP Ahriman pic:



Yes, I did spill some Agrax Earthshade


Now, I am also posting this to ask you guys something. What should I do for the next Unofficial Painting Comp? The theme is "Primal", so no KSons, but I have a few other ideas:

1: https://www.games-workshop.com/resources/catalog/product/600x620/99070207002_CairnWraithNEW01.jpg
Dark Mechanicum Tech-priest with this as a base.

2: Some kind of Space Wolf

3: ORKS!


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/04/03 20:54:46


Post by: CREEEEEEEEED


Out of the three, the wolf is the most 'primal' but the Dark Mechanicum tech priest is what I wanna see the most. And I have spilt more pots of paint than I want to think about.


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/04/04 11:49:28


Post by: EmberlordofFire8




More progress has been made.


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/04/04 12:34:37


Post by: Solar_lion


Looking good.. making me want to paint him out of my box set.


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/04/05 10:44:12


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


I decided to use some of y unpainted BaC minis for the tactical squads, so I was left with a few extra MK IIIs. Heres what I did with one:







Easy conversion, his bolt pistol was given an Ork bayonet and I used a bolter magazine to make it look special (Its an Archaeotech pistol, after all). His banner is half a Plague Monk stave with scrolls from the same box, as is the censer (cut off from a plague monk flail).


I also decided to use Ahriman's bas for Tolbek, and build a new one for Ahriman.



More work will be done today, and I'll hopefully purchase my Cairn Wraith (for the Tech Priest) later today or tomorrow.


Ember


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The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/04/06 15:18:46


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


Ohhhhkay. I went and purchased my cairn wraith and have spent the last few hours getting this together:



I swear GW actually has evil spirits haunting these things. I does NOT want to stay on ANY base, and nothing seems to stick to it. Sigh...


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/04/06 15:21:02


Post by: Ynneadwraith


Ooh nice! There's so much potential for grimdark gribblies with the Cairn Wraith. I love the tube coming out of the skull's mouth idea


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/04/06 15:22:29


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


He's a snek. Cant you tell?


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/04/06 16:22:30


Post by: WarbossDakka


Build the end of the Wraith into the base, gives it more support. He might lose a few inches, but that's the least of his concerns!


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/04/06 17:04:39


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


@WarbossDakka thanks! I'll try that!

I finished the building phase! Here he is!

His staff is from the Skaven Plague Monks box, it gives him a more archaic look than a electronic one. The weird GS blob will become some kind of fleshy device, Maybe tenticles?


The "body" is a GK Psicannon jammed up his robe and the flamethrower is Sisters of Silence. Oh, and the chain blade is a chain fist attachment from BoP.


The holes in his robe are great for cables.


And a final pic.


Thats it for now! If anyone has an idea for his name please share, it would help me a lot!

Ember


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/04/07 14:14:13


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


And an update on Ahriman!



The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/04/07 17:16:58


Post by: WarbossDakka


Arhiman is shaping up very well! The blue glow makes the model in my opinion.


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/04/09 15:19:07


Post by: EmberlordofFire8




I decided to paint the Tech Priest pink instead of red, to show he's sort of renegade. I'll be gone for the week, so no more painting until next Thursday. Sorry.


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/04/17 07:13:06


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


[LOCATION: Unknown, Prospero Subsector_ ]
[YEAR: 0005 M.41_ ]

The procession of crimson clad warriors, perhaps 40 in total, reached to top of the cliff. At it head, his helmet mag-locked to his, stood a legionaire with long black hair. Ahriman stepped forward, his veterans and Amon behind him. The bare headed warrior knelt. "Thank the Emperor!" he cried "we are not alone!"
Amon shifted nervously beside Ahriman. He cast a glance at Tolbek, who shook his head slowly.
"Tell me, lord Ahriman" said the kneeling astartes "has prospero been saved?"
Ahriman waited before speaking
"No."
The silence rang out. None of the surrounding Marines dared speak.
Ahriman knelt down and placed a hand on the kneeling Space Marines head.
"Tell me, brother, how did you manage to escape the wolves."
The kneeling space marine stood, followed by Ahriman. He turned to his assembled warriors before speaking.
"I am sergeant Bathos of the XVth legion. I am a son of Magnus the Red and a loyal servant of the Emperor of Mankind."
Tolbek moved beside Ahriman.
"Perhaps his sanity has been somewhat changed" said Tolbek.
"Quiet" replied Ahriman.
Bathos, ignorant to Tolbeks remark, continued:
"I was sent by our Primarch to accompany the Tech-Priests of Zhao-Arkad on their expedition to the Halo stars, to search for Archaotech. I was sent under Magos Explorator Anhortari, captain of the Eye of the Omnissiah. Upon leaving the Prospero system, we were attacked by the VIth legions vanguard. Boarded by the Wolves, we were forced to barricade them in the lower decks and activate our warp drive far from Prospero's Mandeville Point."
He paused for a minute before continuing, his voice barely a whisper.
"We could not close the warp shutters. There are... things there. Unholy things. They spoke to us, and more than one of us spoke to them." He shuddered "And then the Wolves arrived. They had freed thenselves from the hold, and they rushed the bridge while we were still trying to set out destination."
He lifted a hammer from a strap on his back.
"I took this from the dead form of the Wolves leader. But not before they slaughtered half of us. We were forced to exit the Immeterium and land here. Where you found us."
He turned to Ahriman.
"And why are you here?"
Ahriman removed his helmet. He smiled.
"I wish to return our legion to its rightful place beside the Emperor.
We are going to find the Warmaster."


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The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/04/18 13:17:21


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


A small preview. What will my next project be, I wonder?



The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/04/18 14:06:40


Post by: CREEEEEEEEED


Will it be heresy? Will it be fairy space elves? Will it be cheese? Will it be a strong stilton? Will it be nothing, because there is no such thing as fairies?


Yes.


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/04/18 14:10:05


Post by: WarbossDakka


To be fair, that is a very good drawing. Probably the best portrait of a block of cheese I've ever seen!

Really though, as long as I see a finished Arhiman (he was shaping up really well) I'm not bothered where you go with this. Which Craftworld has taken your fancy?


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/04/18 16:15:09


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


Mymeara. But stay tuned, my next fluff installment will *hopefully* explain everything, and I will try my best not to make it a fanfic about Ahriman and some farseer. Actually, that sounds kinda nea- NO!


And the KSons will still be worked on.


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/04/19 11:51:03


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


Aaaand more fluff!
[LOCATION: Unkown, Segmentum ULTIMA_ ]
[YEAR: 0006 M.31_ ]
Ahriman followed Bathos down the narrow corridors of the Eye of the Omnissiah. Three of Ahriman's veterans followed, their footfalls echoing off the walls. They paused before a large blast door and waited, while Bathos punched in a code.
Ahriman glanced at the walls.
"What is that symbol?" He asked.
Bathos turned as the door opened. He gestured towards the blood colored sogil on the walls.
"Whenever the Wolves drew the blood of one of us, it pooled into that shape. No doubt something to do with the warp currents. It doesn't come off."
Ahriman remained silent as they entered the bridge. The few remaining servitors clattered away in their cubicles, each lit by a a single red light. The only other light came from the systems star, just visible in the far distance.
Bathos and Ahriman climbed the steps to the observation deck, where Amon and Tolbek stood. Behind them floated Tech Priest Khardon, the de-facto captain of the Eye of the Omnissiah. Ahriman felt uneasy at the sight of the Magos, the weeks since their arrival having done nothing to quench his feelings.
Amon turned towards theme
"First Captain"
Ahriman nodded in recognition.
"I have received news from our brothers on Soritarius. They wish for us to return."
Ahriman smiled, his bare head inclining slightly.
"No." He replied.
"I will not return. Take your troops, if you wish, and leave. But I shall stay."
Amon stepped forward.
"You have been acting off since Magnus fell, Ahriman. We all feel it, but will you turn your backs on your brothers because of it? Will you go so far?"
Ahriman turned his back to Amon. He sighed.
"Before we left, I created a psychic memory of myself on Soritarius. Return if you wish."
Ahriman continued.
"If you do return, talk to the others about our plan. My reflection will assist you, just as well as the flesh and blood me. Tell them of our cause. And make it happen. Save the legion."
Amon stepped back. He smiled.
"You have not change. I am glad to see that."
He turned as well, and gestured to his veterans.
"Gather in the lower decks, and prepare for our departure."
He turned once more and smiled at Ahriman.
"Good hunting."
"To you as well, Amon." Replied Ahriman. "To you as well."



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Hey guys! Check this out!


https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/723850.page#9314009


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/04/21 16:51:16


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


I've started a small Slaanesh warband for 40k (the link above), but I thought I'd post some progress pics here, as the first character Im building ties into my KSons fluff.







WIP Emperor's Children Marine


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/04/22 08:24:20


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


While on vacation (with no modelling or painting whatsoever ) I managed to find these for my KSons:



Psychneuein skulls!! Or at least how I imagine them...


Ember


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/04/22 12:42:52


Post by: evildrcheese


Nice start on the Slaanesh warband. Great converting and greenstuffing.

EDC


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/04/24 12:52:16


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


Another army shot of the KSons (with a few new additions ).

url=https://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/872864-.html][/url]

There probably wont be any more progress this week, since my hobby room has been converted into a guest room for the week.

Ember


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/04/30 13:05:04


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


Well, I picked up my brush for the first time in three weeks and got to work (I really want to finish my painting comp entry).

The results of the last few hours:

Nearly-complete Magos:



And started my Sisters of Silence! I was originally going to paint them bronze, but then I spotted James Karchs Astral Templars in WD 113, so decided to paint them purple. The armour is 1:1 Khorne Red and Abaddon Black, highlighted with 1:1:1 Khorne Red, Black and White Scar. The robes are Rakarth Flesh, and the gold is the same as my Custodes' details (retributor followed by liberator gold).



Next up are the rest of the KSons vets. I'll be batch painting them, so it won't take too long.


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Finished the priest!

https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/180/722199.page#9335207


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/05/02 10:51:31


Post by: Ynneadwraith


Ooh nice can't wait to see the Magos finished, and purple and gold for the Sisters will look very regal befitting their elite status


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/05/02 13:05:23


Post by: Solar_lion


Purple .. nice !


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/05/02 14:59:06


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


Pics of the Magos:

I really like how the rust turned out, considering its just lamian medium with some mournfang brown and fire dragon bright mixed in.


My thoughts on the tentacle things is that the magos expels his guts to take in information, as another sense, and because its gross and I like starfish.






Last pic. His mechanicum symbol has a compass in it (that looks strangely like a chaos star), and his base has green marble flagstones on it, along with something distinctly... xenos. Wonder what it is?


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/05/02 15:23:42


Post by: Ynneadwraith


Sweet I really like the faded look you've got on his cloak too fluff's very nice and creepy too


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/05/02 17:06:50


Post by: WarbossDakka


Looks spooky. I like it!


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/05/05 14:57:19


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


I think my Sons defiantly need at least one of the new releases. What do you guys think?

This:


This?


These?


Or a bunch of these?


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/05/05 15:59:23


Post by: CREEEEEEEEED


Termies and marines I think. Tbh I don't really like the look of the new walkers. That is just personal preference though.


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/05/07 23:02:17


Post by: Kurnost


Go an Osiron


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/05/08 05:30:19


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


Yeah, the Osiron would probably be the most useful, but those Khenetai and termies look super cool.

Unfortunately, yesterday was ma FLGS's flea market, something I had been looking forward to for almost a year now (last time I managed to get six OOP warhawks and a unit of five war dancers for a grand total of 30 CHF, about 20£). I woke up yesterday with a cold, decided to go out in the rain anyways and made the half-hour train trip to the store to find... one of the owners selling a few sylvaneth and some other guy who had a box full of broken 'nids (almost bought those, until I realised there were the parts for three carnifexes and no instruction booklets), some likewise broken Tau and the worst painted dark vengeance box set ever. I nearly bought the syvaneth, until I asked for the price. The owner wanted 30 for ten dryads, which he justified because he had removed the mould lines very carefully AND already undercoated them. Now, that seemed like a deal until I realised I could turn around, take three steps and arrive at the stores AoS section, where a box of 16 dryads costs 34 CHF.

And now I have a worse cold AND no new models


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/05/08 05:49:22


Post by: evildrcheese


A cold and no new models?!

This might be the worst trade deal ever!

(Nice work on the magos btw)

EDC


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/05/08 16:54:17


Post by: Captain Brown


EmberlordofFire8,

The Magos turned out very nice.

As for the new release selection...just pick what you want to paint and you will enjoy that more than any particular gaming advantage.

Cheers,

CB



The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/05/08 17:44:52


Post by: WarbossDakka


You HAVE to get that Dreadnought though. It looks fantastic, probably one of my favourites from the 1kSons range.


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/05/14 06:43:20


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


OK! Im back after facing nurgle (love my papa, even though he is a jealous bugger), and I think they KSons are ready for some more love. Seriously, its been more like "Everything But The Sons of Prospero Go To War" these last few weeks.

What I plan to do today:
Finish my first veteran squad.
Build 5 more ZM tiles.
Base Ahriman.
Make bases for the rest of the army.
Paint the support squad.
Build the rest of tac squad 1.
Strip my old Guardians.
Undercoat Guardians.
Paint Guardians.
Eat lunch.
Eat dinner.
Order my Eldar models
Make a timeline of roman history because why not.

What I have done today.
Finished 1 veteran.
Built 1 tile.

Stay tuned! I'll be updating throughout the day with pics and updates (Updating with updates now, ember? You should have though that through better...-Inner Ember)

Well, wish me luck!


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/05/14 10:20:27


Post by: Ynneadwraith


Only a small amount to do then I make do with maybe a model a week!

Good luck!


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/05/14 11:35:06


Post by: WarbossDakka


Good luck, but that seems like quite an ordeal for 1 day. I think you're up for the challenge though.


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/05/14 11:58:07


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


UPDATE!

What I have done:

Built 2 ZM tiles
Painted 2/4 Vets
Made bases
Ate lunch



What I still need to do:
Paint 2 Veterans
Build 3 ZM tiles
Paint the support squad.
Build the rest of tac squad 1.
Strip my old Guardians.
Undercoat Guardians.
Paint Guardians.
Eat dinner.
Order my Eldar models
Make a timeline of roman history because why not.


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My two theatres of war...


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/05/14 17:25:24


Post by: ThisUsernameIsRandom


test_


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/05/14 17:30:10


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


Ok! My day was slightly less productive than I had hoped, but none the less I did get stuff done!

What I did
Painted 2.9 Veterans
Made bases for Ahriman and the veterans
Built 4 ZM tiles (almost)
Ate lunch
Ate dinner


So not bad!
I did take some pics, but I'll do a full showcase once the vets are all done!

The *nearly* finished vets.


The other 2 vets (they just have their wash and first highlights)


And the ZM tiles (I have no idea what went wrong with my camera)




The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/05/15 09:32:10


Post by: Ynneadwraith


Not bad going! I'm liking how the veterans are shaping up


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/05/18 05:26:35


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


Yeah, my plan with the KSons is to paint the HH-era bolters like the FW ones (white and gold) and paint the rubricae ones black,gold and silver.

Hopefully I'll finish the gold on the two remaining vets, so the OSL on the sergeant and finish the bolters. And if I find my skewers, I'll finish the tiles too.


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/05/20 16:44:02


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


has corrupted this post:

Greetings! I am The Architect of Fate. I want all of you to tell Ember how great my new line of AoS minis are They are awesome and Ember should tot ally buy them instead of those stupid Eldar. Thank You

The Changer of Ways


Ember says:

DO NOT LISTEN TO HIM! THERE WILL BE ELDAR MINIS ARRIVING SOON!


*purging commences*

Ember


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/05/20 19:26:42


Post by: CREEEEEEEEED


Anything is better than Eldar. Stay true to the TSons way, get Tzeench.


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/05/22 15:17:26


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


Here are some KSons:



Here is my GW website cart

x2




The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/05/22 15:22:59


Post by: Ynneadwraith


Schweet! Nothing wrong with multiple projects

What sort of paint scheme are you thinking?


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/05/22 15:46:16


Post by: EmberlordofFire8




Tada!

Mymeara! But with less green. My thoughts are that, over time, they add more and more green to their armour. And since mymeara is so remote, I could have Ahriman and the KSons interact with them without upsetting the timeline.




Yeah! Just like the blue on that base. That can't be a coincidence, can it...


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/05/22 15:51:57


Post by: Ynneadwraith


Nice! I love it when people make armies that interact with each other. Every force should have antagonists


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/05/23 17:00:56


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


Everything looks good so far. How's the timeline of Roman history coming along?

I love the wretched look of that admech model.


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/05/25 11:00:20


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


Im back! (You didn't go anywhere -InnerEmber) I got some more work done on the KSons (the next vet is done, so that means theres one more to go), but don't have any pics. While I waited for my paint to dry, I found an old CSM in the attic and decided to repaint him (well, it).



Its still very WIP, and I went a little overboard with the pink, but after the shade and dry brush are done it should look pretty good.

Stay tuned for Eldar stuff (NOT ON THIS BLOG! -Tzeentch) and KSons stuff. ( ON THIS BLOG! -Tzeentch)



Ember


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/05/25 11:40:09


Post by: Ynneadwraith


Very nice I love discovering old conversions stashed away somewhere. I must admit yours is a little better than most of my older attempts!


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/05/25 13:08:14


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


Finished the marine:


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/05/26 06:12:28


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


And some KSons!



The first half of the first tactical squad. I'm going to finish building the rest as soon as I find more superglue and then I'll get to painting them! They don't have annoying trim, so they'll be done quickly (I hope)


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/05/28 09:06:04


Post by: EmberlordofFire8




I painted this last night.

I will hopefully finish painting my tactical squad today, and build another few tiles. Stay tuned!

Ember


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/05/28 10:33:56


Post by: Ynneadwraith


Ooh nice!

I like the Tac squad too. You've got a knack for metering out the right amount of 'space egyptian' to stop KSons looking silly and OTT


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/05/28 12:35:18


Post by: EmberlordofFire8




I decided to post a group pic on f the already painted models (Ahriman's base is still being worked on). They will soon be deployed somewhere and take part in their first battle (a kill-team style game with custom rules, which seems like the only type of game I can play until 8th drops). I'll be taking Ahriman, the three vets and two of the Terminators, who will be run as sekhmet, and hopefully toss a nice amour of pyromancy (yay!) around before being squashed. Wish me luck!


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/05/28 14:18:05


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


Good luck!


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/05/30 08:25:28


Post by: Ynneadwraith


Good luck dude!

Also, just wanted to say how sweet Ahriman looks something about the balance of the colours with the added tan robes and the bright blue spots really hits the spot for me

Helps that I'm a sucker for reds and tans


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/05/30 12:57:09


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


Well, I did ok. I played three games, the first was against ultrasmurfs, the second one was against Death Guard and finally I faced off against Orks (dunno what they were doing there). The ultrasmurfs player had a dreadnought, and killed one of the termies and a vet with its autocannon, smashed my chainfist dude and finally died to a melta bomb. Unfortunately, his missile terminator and veterans managed to gun down Ahriman and the terminator sergeant, so the first game was a loss.
The second game, against death Guard, basically had me running away from his deathshroud (three of them and a chaplain made up his whole army) and trying to cast inferno again and again (I lost two veterans from perils). Fortunately, the chaplain died to a molten beam and Ahriman chopped off the deathshroud sergeants head, so I won the second match
The ork player brought along a few killa kans, along with several nobs (three, I think) and managed to kill Ahriman with overwatch. Go figure! The game ended, unfortunately for him, after I managed to kill the rest of his nobs and both the kans with molten beams and inferno. So another win for me!

All in all, it was a fun little game, and really the first time I've played my KSons (well, some of them). Im planing on painting the seekers this weekend, and maybe finish the last veteran.

Stay tuned!

Ember


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/05/31 08:50:55


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


Well, it's almost June already! How time flies by (especially when your 2081st birthday is coming up).

On dakka, as most of us know, a new month equals a new painting comp. This time, the theme will allow me to paint more KSons again. Yay!
I thought I'd let you dicide what I should paint. Remember, the theme is "Legendary".
Ember's Models-that-need-painting-and-could-be-legendary-maybe List:

1: Tolbek. His base has been painted, but the mini himself is still grey (three shades of grey, actually). Quite legendary, would be fun to paint.
2: Seeker with sniper rifle.
3: Sergeants


What do you think?


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/05/31 23:32:35


Post by: Commander Cain


My vote is for señor Tolbek! Fancy a race to see who can get a character model finished first?


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/06/01 05:36:33


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


Sure, why not?

Shall we both begin on the 3rd? To celebrate 8th edition?


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/06/01 05:52:36


Post by: evildrcheese


Damn you'very been busy. Lots of nice stuff, really like the Custodian.

EDC


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/06/02 20:59:17


Post by: Commander Cain


 EmberlordofFire8 wrote:
Sure, why not?

Shall we both begin on the 3rd? To celebrate 8th edition?


It's a deal! You may have an 8 hour head start seeing as I work in the morning


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/06/04 15:14:47


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


Ok, I currently have 10+ models on my table being painted, so expect some pics soon. I have tomorrow off (Yay obscure Christian holidays!) so I'll probably get more work done then. Maybe something big...




I really want rhinos for my vets (I typically forget DT, and suffer badly because of it), but don't want to use 40k ones and can't afford FW ones. My plan is to do something like this, but use the GW chimera kit. I'll call it... the Arkhad Pattern Rhino! or something...


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/06/05 10:34:56


Post by: Ynneadwraith


Ooh neat I like that more than the standard Rhino. Looks slightly more archaic, like an early WW1 tank design developed with 40k 'tech'.


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/06/05 11:11:15


Post by: CREEEEEEEEED


So you can't afford the FW ones, but you're willing to buy two £22.50 kits to combine, totalling £8 more than the FW ones.


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/06/05 11:19:06


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


 CREEEEEEEEED wrote:
So you can't afford the FW ones, but you're willing to buy two £22.50 kits to combine, totalling £8 more than the FW ones.

Haha, yeah. I didn't think about that. Hopefully 'lll be able to find the parts on eBay, but if not, it may be better to go FW.


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/06/05 11:50:32


Post by: Ynneadwraith


Yeah check bits sites too if you don't need a whole second kit...


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/06/05 14:14:54


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


Well, I managed to find a couple Chimearas for 7£ a piece, but the shipping (another 10£) and the customs, that should be 20%, but knowing the swiss authorities and their refusal to believe someone would buy 100+£ of plastic models, thus requiring them to open the package and sift through my stuff, means the customs goes up to 50%. So that could be 20£.

But I don't want to think about that now. Here are some Sons!



Don't worry, those white areas will get a coat of White Scar (the beige is just an undercoat to help with shading) and the gold will end up paler. Next up: Tolbek! I will defeat you, Commander Cain! (It's a friendly painting competition... -InnerEmber).



The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/06/05 19:37:29


Post by: CREEEEEEEEED


Is that a long barrel bolter?


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/06/08 15:06:54


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


Yes it is, it's actually really easy to do. You just carefully cut off the bolsters barrel, remove the remaining pointy bits and attach some sort of plastic tube, like styrene or even wood, if you wanted to.


This is my current task:


I might not be as neat to a finished mini as you, commander Cain, but I have a few hours set aside for this guy now.


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/06/08 16:35:01


Post by: Commander Cain


Ooh he's going to look great once he is all painted up! I expect a diorama with him force choking a space wolf though


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/06/08 16:45:54


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


Will do.


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/06/09 06:05:25


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


Update!


Tolbek now looks like this:


I'll probably finish this afternoon, and start work on the diorama base tomorrow. Stay tuned!

Ember


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/06/10 16:44:51


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


Im nearly done with Tolbek, I just keep realising I've missed gold details here and there. It'll probably be done tonight.


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/06/11 14:37:41


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


Todays progress:



Tolbek's done and awaiting his base, and I managed to get the gold trim done on all the seekers. I'll hopefully finish painting the white bits and move on to the details this evening.


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/06/11 16:55:30


Post by: Commander Cain


Looking good! You need to get yourself a photo area set up though so we can get some good close ups

I just use bits of the prospero board game if you have that (as any self respecting tsons player should )


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/06/12 01:50:50


Post by: Kurnost


Tolbeck is looking good


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/06/12 21:37:37


Post by: Captain Brown


They are coming along EmberlordofFire8.

Cheers,

CB


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/06/21 10:37:25


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


I finished Tolbek!



Well, I actually finished him a week ago, but didn't get around to photographing him until today. So...

Ember


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/06/21 11:12:43


Post by: Ynneadwraith


Ooh nice I like the glowy hand the runes on the chainsword are great too.


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/06/22 09:48:32


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


I got some more work done on the seekers.



Im starting to get my colour scheme settled, the red is really coming out well and the off-white makes the eventually white much stronger.


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/06/22 09:53:13


Post by: CREEEEEEEEED


I love Tolkek (pepe approved), and the seekers are looking good.


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/06/22 10:06:18


Post by: Ynneadwraith


I'm with you on the off-white really compliments the scheme. Glad you're getting into the comfort zone with this scheme too. Feels really nice to be able to confidently crank out work you're happy with

If you fancy taking things a step up at any point then some weathering would look really nice (I've just started doing it myself and it's a little nervy the first time but looks great!).

Just a little (very) drybrush of silver on the sharp edges of the armour where the paint's worn away.

Also, where did you get those heads on the right from? They look really damn cool


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/06/22 10:19:32


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


Yeah, I've been debating weathering them, but I tend to either go crazy, like my Raven Guard, or not do enough. I might try the silver edge techique, though. It sounds interesting.


And those heads are from FW, part of the Thousand Sons MK IV heads set.


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/06/22 16:07:39


Post by: Commander Cain


Looking good! Tolbek turned out really nicely

Re. weathering, I use a small bit of sponge dipped in grey as it keeps the chips inconsistent, plus it's fun!


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/06/23 12:08:07


Post by: Ynneadwraith


Yeah sponge-weathering is neat too

Thanks for the tip on the heads. I'm looking for the right head to do a sort of Slaaneshi noise-marine. There's a really nice piece of artwork that's got almost a howler head that looks so damn cool, but I can't find anything like it in the model range...


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/06/25 09:23:14


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


I'm almost finished with the first 2 seekers:



All they need is a final wash on their ammo pouches, an extra highlight for their eyes and transfers, and then they'll be done!

I also tried two different weathering techniques. Firstly, their weapons have painted-on scratch marks, and I also drybrushed and sponged Sylvaneth Bark (their base's highlight) onto the legs.

After I finish these guys, I'll move on to the first Tac squad, and maybe finish off the last terminator.


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/06/25 09:48:27


Post by: CREEEEEEEEED


Looking good ember.


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/06/25 09:52:01


Post by: Ynneadwraith


Looking great dude those little bits of weathering are excellent. The Sylvaneth Bark makes it look ever so slightly dusty, and the little chips of silver work nicely. Little touches like the dusty legs seem to me to connect the model to its basing just a little, making it seem like he's been trudging through the battlefield, rather than just finished polishing his armour


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/06/25 12:31:34


Post by: EmberlordofFire8




Started the bases (and Ahriman's one, so I can finally call him finished). I just need to wait for them to dry, and then I'll spray them and drybrush them.


Automatically Appended Next Post:
I decided to take a photo of the entire painted army (so far). Unfortunately, the unpainted bases were the same colour as the background, and my photo editing software didn't recognise the difference, so theres a bit of white background around the edges. Sorry.



Ember


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/06/30 20:50:18


Post by: Solar_lion


Very good quality collection so far. Tolbek is fantastic.


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/07/03 08:33:25


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


Hi all.

I was looking over my KSons collection and have noticed my lack of progress. By this thin last year, I had finished my intire RG army minus the tanks and droppods, but I've only got 15 or so Thousand Sons done.

So to motivate myself, I decided to purchase something big as a centerpiece.

My options are quite limited, since I just a spent a ton of money on my Eldar, but I have enough funds to buy myself on 50£ or so mini from FW. So my options are:

-Predator, probably an Executioner.
-Vindicator
-GW land raider.
-Some Rapiers, because (to quote my fav BL novel) there is always need for a track-mounted cannon.


I am also going to try my hand at scratch building some Crassus armoured transports as Counts-as Spartans, and build a few tarantulas ( in thinking of doing a living statue kinda thing). So what do you guys think?


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/07/03 14:37:24


Post by: Commander Cain


I've always been a fan of predators personally so that's probably what I would pick.

That being said a battery of rapiers would be fun. Puppets War sell a few good alternatives if you didn't want to go the FW route. https://puppetswar.eu/category.php?id_category=279

Careful with declaring something a centerpiece model though, I did that with my fellblade, then my Dreamforge knight, then a big flyer and now I have three companies of space marines!

Also the best way to make some good progress is to set deadlines for yourself, nothing too crazy but give yourself a couple of weeks to get a unit done. There are also a few painting challenges running on dakka atm that you could join


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/07/06 05:30:30


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


Ok, summer vacation starts at 12:30 today, and lasts until august (with an unfortunately timed birthday of mine that only means "moar models), so I decided to make a list of all the KSons units I need to finish.

THINGS EMBER NEEDS TO PAINT
5 HB Marines.
2 Terminators
3 Seekers
5 Tac marines
7 Vets
Ahriman's base
3 ZM Tiles

THINGS EMBER NEEDS TO BUILD
15 Tactical marines.
Techmarine
20 thralls (you'll see those later since I don't actually have the models now, a friend is giving them to me )
2 Sentry guns.
9 ZM Tiles

THINGS EMBER NEEDS TO BUY
RHINOS!
PREDATOR!
RAPIER LASER DESTROYERS!
CRASSUS ARMOURED ASSAULT TRANSPORT! (jk)



The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/07/06 11:42:38


Post by: CREEEEEEEEED


You've got your work cut out for you m8, but I'm no better, buying Dark Imperium just before summer begins.


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/07/06 14:37:07


Post by: WarbossDakka


To be fair, that isn't the BIGGEST pile of models that you could have at one time, but it'll need a good bit of resolve to get through. Summer is a long time though, I think you'll be fine


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/07/06 16:49:07


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


Hi everyone!

I kicked off the summer holidays with a quick game of HH kill teams, Raven Guard vs Thousand Sons. I, unfortunately, loaned my Sons to my opponent and brought Raven Guard (more on that later).

Here are the armies (250p)


My Raven Guard force, lead by Chaplain Irrenaeus. Under his command were brothers Demiphio, Arvaan and Caruclio armed with volkites, and brother Galaglion, wearing cataphractii terminator armour and armed with a pair of lightning claws.


The Thousand Sons, lead by Tolbek. They had a pair of terminators, both Raptora cult, one armed with twin claws and one with a chain fist, who was also using the Sanctic discipline. They also had a veteran with Biomancy for good measure.


We played on a 2' by 2' ZM board (mostly unpainted, sigh...) so the game was quite quick, but none the less full of exciting turns where unexpected things happened. Tzeentch definitely had his fingers in this game. The only special rule was one I play with often: at the beginning of each turn, each player rolls a dice and the winner goes first, like AoS.

TURN 1

Raven Guard
I did this:

My entire army moved and then ran. Thats is.

Thousand Sons


The terminator rocking Telekinesis tried to use levitate and get behind my lines. Luckily, due to some quick deny the witch roles (triple sixes), it was prevented. Nothing else happened.

TURN 2

Raven Guard


My marines moved up again, getting within range of the enemy. Demiphio took a few shots at the nearest terminator, but they all bounced off his armour. Irrenaeus then tried his hand at killing something, but his plasma pistol overheated, costing him a wound.

Thousand Sons

Tolbek then powered up and cast Sunburst, but failed again to do anything. The other terminator attempted to cast Hammerhand again, but he was denied.

Turn 3

Raven Guard

More shots were fired at the terminators, but they all failed.

Galaglion then charged the other terminator, chopping him to pieces. I actually wanted to charge the other one before remembering that one had cast hammerhead the turn before, and I didn't want to deal with s6 lightning claws. Unfortunately, I also charged Tolbek with my chaplain, who was then chopped in half by Tolbek's force sword.

Thousand Sons

More failed psychic powers. The remaining terminator charged Galaglion, but failed his wound rolls. Galaglion turned and calmly knocked his opponent aside, before setting his sights on Tolbek.

Turn 4

Thousand Sons

The Sons went firsts this time, and did surprisingly well. Tolbek attempted to cast Sunburst again, this time managing it.

The blast killed everyone but Demiphio and Galaglion, leaving an even number of Sons and Ravens.

Unfortunately, the other Thousand Son managed to roll perils while casting Life Drain, leaving Tolbek alone. Without his allies aid, Tolbek decided to charge Galaglion. His force sword bounced off Galaglion's energy field, and Galaglion retaliated by knocking a wound off Tolbek, who then failed his leadership check and ran off the board, no doubt calling for reinforcements.

The Raven Guard had managed to secure this area of the ship, but the fight would go on. Their Chaplain lay wounded, and they had lost several marines, but it was a victory non the less.

Thanks for reading, the game was a lot of fun to play and writing the batrep was cool to.

Stay tuned!

Ember


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/07/16 15:59:14


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


Hi everyone!

I'm on vacation now, and have plenty of time to paint. I have decided to set a goal for myself every week, in order to keep myself busy, until my birthday.

So what am I going to do this week:

For my Thousand Sons, I decided to paint this tactical squad (and build the other half).

I will paint my farseer and first Squad of Windriders for my Eldar, and do a squad for one of my old armies (BTW, i decided to revive the small armies I have in storage HERE )

Stay tuned!

Ember


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/07/16 21:11:10


Post by: WarbossDakka


All out painting, you should get these done fairly easily. One thing I will recommend is not to do a lot of the same stuff in one week. Make sure you don't find yourself doing infantry for all 3 projects - mix it up a bit. Maybe some Marine infantry, an Eldar vehicle, and a Tau character for example. Good luck!


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/07/19 10:33:44


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


Ok, I dropped one of the tactical marines and this happend:



How?


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/07/19 10:39:48


Post by: Ynneadwraith


Huh...is that a plastic backpack? That is really strange. At least there's a flush fit for you to glue it back on if it's just sheared...


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/07/19 20:33:16


Post by: WarbossDakka


How DID you manage that? That's a really weird split Ember


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/07/19 22:15:17


Post by: Captain Brown


Weakness in that particular piece exposed by the drop (which was likely table height would be my guess). As long as you are using liquid plastic cement repairs should be a breeze.

Cheers,

CB


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/07/20 04:23:48


Post by: Commander Cain


I blame Tzeentch...


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/07/29 15:08:22


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


Hi again,

I haven't finished too much for my Sons recently, but I'm nearly done with the firsts tactical squad and the last seeker (as soon as I find his power fist). I did some experimenting on my bases, trying to incorporate different elements into them.


I applied left over decals to some of the larger pieces of rubble, and added more BFTBG.

I also tried creating glowing psychic energy by painting the base blue, covering it with masking tape and then spraying it black. The tape was peeled off and I then applied Agrellan Earth, Agrax Earthshade and then a dry brush of Skink Blue followed by White Scar.

Stay tuned, the finished tac should be up by monday.

Ember


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/07/29 22:19:46


Post by: Azazelx


Nice work on these guys, they've come up very nicely, as have the bases. You can also try using some white wash followed by Niklah Oxide wash into those gaps for the psychic energy effect.


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/08/12 14:23:32


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


Ok, its been a while since my last update, but I haven't been sitting idle: I have finished painting a tactical squad (pics will be up later, as soon as the bases dry) and built the rest of my BoP box. In other, somewhat unrelated news: its my birthday! So there may be some... resin... models appearing on this blog later. Also, if anyone was wondering, Exploding Kittens is an awesome game.


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/08/13 21:16:02


Post by: Commander Cain


I demand pictures! Loving the bases that you did btw.

Also yeah, Exploding Kittens is a hilarious game


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/08/14 15:51:14


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


Hi everyone.

As promised, here are the pics of my tactical squad (on my last day of vacation)...

The entire squad:


These pics don't do the minis justice. And the scratches look much better on the tabletop.


The sergeant and vexilla bearer, whose pose looks much less squat irl. They both have glowing eyes, to represent them acting psychic powers.


I'm wondering if I want to paint their straps a darker colour. What do you guys think?


The first bunch of battle brothers. The reloading conversion was really simple, I just sliced off the magazine and glued it to the hand, because it looks cool and totally not because I painted the wrong arm pair...


I decided to do more glowing effects on the bases.


The last part of the squad. All the minis have freehand glyphs on them, and I'll add transfers once I figure out the FW ones.


And the rear.

So, I'll probably take a break from painting new stuff after these guys, and focus on finishing up all the half-painted squads. After that, well, you'll see!

Cheers,

Ember


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/08/15 16:33:15


Post by: Captain Brown


EmberlordofFire8,

The Tacticals look nice...not so sure on the glowing effects on the bases, but the colours are solid.

Cheers,

CB


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/08/15 16:41:21


Post by: WarbossDakka


Looking good Ember. I'm interested in what you used for the non glowing bases, paints rubble etc.


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/08/15 17:12:15


Post by: amazingturtles


I like the reloading guy! i think some of the best conversions start out as those kind of not quite mistakes


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/08/16 05:10:28


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


Captain Brown wrote:EmberlordofFire8,

The Tacticals look nice...not so sure on the glowing effects on the bases, but the colours are solid.

Cheers,

CB

Thanks. The glowing effect was actually supposed to be covered by aggrellan earth, but I used the wrong pot of it (I have one that doesn't crack too well) and had to scrape some of it off.

WarbossDakka wrote:Looking good Ember. I'm interested in what you used for the non glowing bases, paints rubble etc.

Aha! I actually have a basing box, which is full of sand, plaster rubble (I filled a can with cling film, then with plaster and finally smashed the whole thing) and dried wood glue. There's also a bunch of foam flock and a few plastic parts, and to make the bases by painting a portion of the base with PVA, then propping it into the box and leaving it there to dry. After that, I spray the whole thing with Chaos Black, pick out a few bits with Leadbelcher (normally the dried wood glue) and some with Gorthor brown. Finally, the large slabs are painted with off-white (can't remember the GW name...) and then it alll gets washed with earth shade and drybrushed with Sylvaneth Bark.

amazingturtles wrote:I like the reloading guy! i think some of the best conversions start out as those kind of not quite mistakes


Thats true, sometimes my best conversions come from me trying to fix stuff.


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/08/16 06:00:59


Post by: evildrcheese


Top work on the Tac Marines. The glowing eyes look great.

EDC


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/08/18 23:01:23


Post by: Commander Cain


Looking good Ember! What wash did you use on the guns? I like the dirty white look it produces. The gold barrels on the guns are a good idea, tempted to steal that idea for a squad of mine down the road

Are you not going to paint the tubing around the legs silver or black? I find it really helps to break up the armour plates, especially on the MKIII suits.


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/08/19 05:40:40


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


evildrcheese wrote:Top work on the Tac Marines. The glowing eyes look great.

EDC


Thanks! I'm really happy with how they turned out too.

Commander Cain wrote:Looking good Ember! What wash did you use on the guns? I like the dirty white look it produces. The gold barrels on the guns are a good idea, tempted to steal that idea for a squad of mine down the road

Are you not going to paint the tubing around the legs silver or black? I find it really helps to break up the armour plates, especially on the MKIII suits.

The guns were done in a variety of ways, with the ones I had already attached to the arms painted with Rakarth Flesh, with a recess shade of Agrax Earthshad and an edge highlight of White Scar. The ones I didn't attach to the arms were sprayed Corax White, got an all-over shade of slightly thinned Agrax Earthshade and the white scar again. The gold is just Retributor Armour and agrax earth shade.
I actually went back ti them and painted their joints and cables black...


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/08/29 06:38:57


Post by: cormadepanda


You need to buy this literally. CRASSUS ARMOURED ASSAULT TRANSPORT.

it is amazing and a CRASSUS ARMOURED ASSAULT TRANSPORT! It can carry many marines because it is a CRASSUS ARMOURED ASSAULT TRANSPORT!

All silliness aside, your Tsons are awesome, and also my favourite chapter of marines.

The eyes, and weapons are supurb. The models also feel grim dark.


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/08/29 15:23:18


Post by: WarbossDakka


Nice work Ember! Thanks for sharing your basing scheme - I'm trying to move away from boring mud and rock colour base you see so I need all the tips I can get!


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/09/10 08:25:05


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


cormadepanda wrote:You need to buy this literally. CRASSUS ARMOURED ASSAULT TRANSPORT.

it is amazing and a CRASSUS ARMOURED ASSAULT TRANSPORT! It can carry many marines because it is a CRASSUS ARMOURED ASSAULT TRANSPORT!

All silliness aside, your Tsons are awesome, and also my favourite chapter of marines.

The eyes, and weapons are supurb. The models also feel grim dark.

Thank you. I'd buy a ton of CRASSUS ARMOURED ASSAULT TRANSPORTS if 30k marines could use CRASSUS ARMOURED ASSAULT TRANSPORTS. Unfortunately, they can't take CRASSUS ARMOURED ASSAULT TRANSPORTS so I'd have to use the CRASSUS ARMOURED ASSAULT TRANSPORT as a land raider or something. Plus, I currently don't have the funds for a CRASSUS ARMOURED ASSAULT TRANSPORT.

WarbossDakka wrote:Nice work Ember! Thanks for sharing your basing scheme - I'm trying to move away from boring mud and rock colour base you see so I need all the tips I can get!


You're welcome! I really enjoy basing, and I've done nearly every style of base imaginable (Ice, Melting snow, jungle, forrest, swamp, warpstone mine, 3 different types of desert bases, urban ruble...) so I'm always glad to share my experiences.


Now, on to the purpose of this post. I want a tank for my army, but I'm not sure what kind. It'll probably end up being a predator, since I don't have the funds for another sicaran (I bought the arcus for my raven guard). So my options are:


This thing. I like it because fire, but it doesn't seem too space egyptian. Whereas This one:

does. The plasma could be painted to match my models' psychic glow, which would be awesome. Unfortunately, this is written on the models page:
This product will take longer than normal to dispatch. We expect to dispatch it within 10 working days of you placing your order.

Which means it'll take more than a month to ship.

Any other ideas?
Ember


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/09/11 12:56:40


Post by: Ynneadwraith


Hmmm, do you have anything else to occupy your time while the tank you want arrives?

Also, I'm always impressed by people who take the time to actually paint their bases. All of mine are little more than a coat of PVA and dunked in sand, then a couple of tufts of static grass added...


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/09/11 16:15:43


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


Well, I'm trying to finish up all my semi-painted squads, and I have the second tactical squad to do. I'm debating whether I or not I want to do them as breacher marines, but I'm not sure where I'd get the shields. FW's boarding assault upgrades would be one option, except the arms are MK VII, not MK III (that sounds really nerdy now I wrote it...). I'm wary of using 3rd party ones, since I want to use these in GW tournaments.
Oh, and there may or may not be a certain clump of resin with legs that'll be arriving soon, but I didn't just say that, did I?

i'm hoping to get the Sons finished by December, along with the Eldar (everyone has been built, so I just need to undercoat everyone and spend a week or so painting everything blue), and then it'll probably be DG for christmas.


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/09/14 17:49:13


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


I played another game last Sunday, 1000 points of Sons vs Raven Guard. I brought tolbek, 3 squads of 5 vets (each squad had 1 heavy bolder) and a rhino that I shamelessly stole from my old SM army. I ended up winning after Tolbek destroyed an entire 10-man veteran squad (with 9 power swords and a raven's talon), a Contemptor and a kitted-out chaplain in close combat, albeit with a little help from one of the vet squads, who stood on a hill and did telekinesis stuff the whole game. Alas, I also had a squad forget how to magic after I rolled perils while trying to cast levitate. They redeemed themselves by killing my opponents CC centurion (he had a 50 points left over, so it had a raven's talon and nothing else). All in all, it was a fun game, and as soon as my FW stuff arrives I'll be able to play a bigger one. Hopefully I can go kill some of my FLGS owner's DG!

Cheers,

Ember


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/09/23 17:32:32


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


Well, this happened:



I decided to gat a copy of First Strike, partly because I wanted to paint some death guard and partly because I wanted to finally get the rules for 8th edition, which I still haven't played.
So here you guys go: the start of the Apostles of Oxidation, my new nurgle war band.

I do have another Sons librarian on my desk that's nearing completion, so pics of that will be up soon for those of you that need to see more thousand sons. In somewhat unrelated news, the primaris half of the First Strike will be painted up as future-KSons, AKA Bloodravens


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/09/27 11:55:27


Post by: Kurnost


The bolters on the tactical squad are superb; white really work for them Also, nice to see an unsullied plague marine in the old Legion colours


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/09/28 06:50:35


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


Kurnost wrote:
The bolters on the tactical squad are superb; white really work for them Also, nice to see an unsullied plague marine in the old Legion colours


Thank you. The bolters were super easy and fun, and they really help to break up all the red. The plague marine was a joy to paint. I tried to make his armour look more worn than disgusting, although I did do some more rust streaks later.


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/09/29 17:33:11


Post by: WarbossDakka


The best Death Guard colour scheme. I like it!


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/10/02 09:08:00


Post by: Ynneadwraith


Sweet! I must admit I'm definitely a fan of the Heresy-era scheme on 40k models


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/10/03 16:26:44


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


WarbossDakka wrote:The best Death Guard colour scheme. I like it!


Ynneadwraith wrote:Sweet! I must admit I'm definitely a fan of the Heresy-era scheme on 40k models


Thanks everyone!
There'll be more KSons soon. I'm going to pick up a large FW order when I next go to London (or the next time someone I know goes...), which will have several things for both my KSons and my Ravens.
I'm in Italy right now, so I can't get any painting done, but I've done some more sketches that I'll hopefully be able to post when the internet here, which is being routed through the US, gets better. Yes, it's dial-up. No, I don't have a time machine.
I'm also thinking about painting some HH Emperor's Children, loyalists of course. What do you guys think?


Automatically Appended Next Post:
Tada! The dial-up internet pulled through!

I'll hopefully finish the sketch tommorow. In planning on adding another gal vorbak and a KSons assault marine charging each other, and maybe a dark apostle and a librarian engaged in a psychic duel...


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/10/10 07:48:23


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


Ok guys!
I took some time to revise my army list, and make it a little more competitive. Well, it still probably won't win any tournaments, but now it stands a chance against typical armies. Ive also bumped it up to 3000 points.

Thousand Sons Army List REVISED EDITION

3000p

HQ

Legion Praetor…..315p

Volkite Charger
Force Stave
Master-Crafted Thunder Hammer
Iron Halo
Artificer Armour
Jump Pack
Arcane Litanies
Mastery Lv. 3
-Pavonii

2+/4+


Ahzek Ahriman…..225
No upgrades.

Librarian.....165p

Volkite Charger
Force Sword
Refractor Field
Artificer Armour
Arcane Litanies
Mastery Lv. 2
-Pyrae

2+/5+

Elites

Legion Terminator Squad.....247p
Reaper Autocannon
Volkite Charger
2x Twin Lightning Claws
2x Chainfist
+Brotherhood of Psykers
-Pavonii

Rapier Weapons Battery.....60p
Quad Launcher

Apothecarion Detachment…..90p
No upgrades

Legion Veteran Tactical Squad…..195p
5x Marines
5x Melta Bombs
Heavy Flamer
Vexilla
Asphyx Shells
Sergeant w/ Artificer armour and power sword.
+Brotherhood of Psykers
+Rhino APC.....50p
Auxiliary drive
Combi Weapon
Dozer Blade



Troops

Legion Veteran Tactical Squad…..195p
5x Marines
5x Melta Bombs
Heavy Flamer
Vexilla
Asphyx Shells
Sergeant w/ Artificer armour and power sword.
+Brotherhood of Psykers
+Rhino APC.....50p
Auxiliary drive
Combi Weapon
Dozer Blade

Legion Assault Squad…..278p
10x Marines
Sergeant w/ Artificer Armour, lightning claw and combat shield
-Raptora

Legion Veteran Tactical Squad…..295p
10x Marines
2x Heavy Bolter
Vexilla
Sergeant w/ Artificer Armour, Power Sword and Plasma Pistol
+Brotherhood of Psykers
-Raptora

Legion Veteran Tactical Squad…..285p
10x Marines
2x Heavy Bolter
Vexilla
Sergeant w/ Artificer Armour and Power Fist
+Brotherhood of Psykers
-Raptora

Legion Veteran Tactical Squad…..175p
5x Marines
Heavy Bolter
Vexilla
Sergeant w/ Artificer Armour and Power Sword
+Brotherhood of Psykers
-Raptora

Legion Tactical Support Squad…..175p
5x Marines
5x Plasma guns
Artificer Armour


Fast Attack

Legion Seeker Squad.....225p

2x Combi-Weapons
Sergeant w/
Power Fist
Artificer Armour
Melta Bomb
Power Fist
-Corvidae



Heavy Support

Castellax-Achea.....150p
Ætherflame Cannon

Predator.....140p
Flamestorm cannon
Twin heavy flamers
Dozer Blade
Machine Spirit


The plan is to have the big Veteran squads (with apothecaries) and the terminators take and hold objectives, while the smaller squad (without a rhino), support squad and seekers go hunt specialist units, like terminators or salamanders pyroclasts. I gave everyone I could a vexilla, to stop my entire army from screaming whenever someone rolls perils. Which will probably happen.
The two vet squads with rhinos get a librarian or an ahriman. The one with big A will probably hang back, while Tolbek's squad goes IC hunting. The Praetor, which has seen a big change (No more jetbike!) will end up in the assault squad, which will go and kill stuff.
The Castellax will go destroy heavy units, and the predator is for big annoying blobs.

Now, you may notice that my list is lacking anti armour. Well, I've got that covered (sort of). Most of the veteran squads will be running Pyromancy, and hopefully be able to get a few Molten Beams off. I also have a plethora of melta bombs.

All in all, its a fun, fluffy list that works with my play style, makes use of the Sons awesome psychic abilities and has a bunch of cool looking units.





Next up on my painting list are the seeker sergeant, the rest of the not-rubricae and the last terminator. Stay tuned!

Ember


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/10/12 12:08:58


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


Did some more work on the Poxwalkers:

These will see use in 30k, as a squad of renegade militia grenadiers for my (tiny) DG army.


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/10/13 09:38:39


Post by: Ynneadwraith


Nice! Are those fantasy poxwalkers of converted? I recognise the chap in the back but he's usually got a gun/axe think rather than a plan axe...


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/10/13 13:02:56


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


Converted from the First Strike set. Those guys are awesome by themselves, but I decided to give them a little extra.


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/10/13 13:15:26


Post by: Ynneadwraith


I thought they looked funky it's been really interesting seeing people inject some variation into the monopose poxwalkers. Great to see what people are coming up with


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/10/14 20:01:30


Post by: WarbossDakka


Yeah, big props Ember for those conversions. They look great!


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/10/20 15:49:25


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


Well guys, I decided to latch out all my 30k infantry. I think it’s almost enough, considering I have 30+ more Dudes to do.

This does not count my vehicle, which I either couldn’t find or are on my painting desk (or in the mail).
I have started working on the second veteran squad (and the last two members of the first...)
Cheers,

Ember


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/10/23 01:42:36


Post by: Cothonian


Was looking over those poxwalkers, coloration on them is excellent. They look like bodies who have been exposed to the elements for a few days (a good thing, in terms of detail work on a zombie-type creature.)


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/10/30 21:28:21


Post by: cormadepanda


love seeing 30k Tsons, hope this thread keeps up.


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/10/31 15:58:44


Post by: Captain Brown


EmberlordofFire8,

The Poxwalkers are coming along nicely.

Cheers,

CB


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/11/03 19:53:16


Post by: john27


3 Things, firstly amazing job, secondly if your looking for a tech acolyte name try jim (check out all guardsman party if you don't get the reference), and lastly, maybe an orision dreadnought with a body guard of his former khenetai occult squad mates......


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/11/18 13:18:33


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


Captain Brown wrote:EmberlordofFire8,

The Poxwalkers are coming along nicely.

Cheers,

CB


Cothonian wrote:Was looking over those poxwalkers, coloration on them is excellent. They look like bodies who have been exposed to the elements for a few days (a good thing, in terms of detail work on a zombie-type creature.)


Thanks guys! I finished painting the Poxwalkers last week, and they were incredibly enjoyable. i would recommend them to anyone who hasn't already painted any.

cormadepanda wrote:love seeing 30k Tsons, hope this thread keeps up.


It will. There have, however, been a few problems preventing me from painting. Firstly, I had exams last week. Secondly, it is now too cold to spray paint and thirdly, I spilled the last of my agrax earthshade and haven't had enough time to go pick up more.

john27 wrote:3 Things, firstly amazing job, secondly if your looking for a tech acolyte name try jim (check out all guardsman party if you don't get the reference), and lastly, maybe an orision dreadnought with a body guard of his former khenetai occult squad mates......


Great idea(s)! I love the Khenetai models, and the orison too. First up, however, I have a few other FW things to paint. Stay tuned!

Also, I am currently painting my second tactical squad, and I decided to model one of them as a member of another legion that had been sent to prospero to train their psychic abilities. Now, the obvious choice would be a White Scar, Blood Angel or Word Bearer, but I could also go with another legion, like the Alpha Legion or even the Sons of Horus. What do you guys think?

Cheers, Ember


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/11/19 15:20:53


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


Rejoice! Grandfather Nurgle has blessed me with another bout of sickness, so I now have a genuine excuse to stay home and paint!

Also, those of you who follow my Eldar blog, would you prefer if I combined it with this one, and changed this one a sort of general painting blog à la Ember?


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/11/20 13:55:12


Post by: Ynneadwraith


Haha I hope Nurgle hasn't shown you too much favour

Not sure on the combined plog front. It does help people find your work easier if you've got the one plog I think, but personally I like splitting out my eldar and human stuff. Not overly sure why to be perfectly honest...


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/11/20 17:07:19


Post by: CREEEEEEEEED


Once i actually start my Void revival (probably in a year or two) I'll give it its own plog but i keep all the GW stuff in one general one, i just don't have enough to justify splitting it up.

Edit : so if you feel you don't do enough eldar to justify separation then merge.


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2017/12/14 07:25:54


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


An update!!



With necromunda coming out, i decided to do some more work on my zone mortals board:



I've also managed to finish two more squads of Thousand Sons (nearly...), so I'll post pics when I get home this evening.



Ember


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2018/01/03 13:01:23


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


Hey everyone!
I'm not dead yet, surprisingly. But I have forgotten to update my blogs over the last few weeks. Since it is now 2018, I decided to do a recap of the last twelve months. All in all, i managed to fully paint:
50models.
Spread over 3 worlds/eras.
The models are part of 8 different armies, and 6 different allegiances. There are more space marines than any other faction, with 26. These are members of 3 different legions.
There are 41 infantry models, 6 characters (including 3 named characters), 1 cavalry model, 1 walker and 1 tank.
The models here are members of 4 different races: humans, skaven, elves and eldar. Humans are the most common, but all of them have been modified in some way. There are space marines, custodes, a tech priest and poxwalkers.
While painting these miniatures, I tested out 9 new paint schemes. That's right: not one of these miniatures is painted like any other one I painted before 2017. That makes this year my most adventurous year ever since I started painting!
Unfortunately, there is also some bad news. At the beginning of 2017, I promised to finish my Thousand Sons army before the end of the year. However, I still have 33 models left to paint. Oh well.




So that's my year in numbers. Next up, I have my favourite minis from this year.

Fifth: My Dark Mechanicum techpriest.



Next, in fourth, my favourite (and only!) space wolf: Geigor.



In third, the guy on the right here (ignore the other one). I'm really proud of the rust effects and the blue tabard.



In second comes this guy, who is one of my seekers. I love everything about him, from the pose, to the paint job to the base.


And, finally, at number one: my version of Tolbek.



Well, that's all from me. 2017 was an amazing year for me, at least hobby wise. I managed to complete most of my goals for the year... well, almost. Which brings me to next year's goals:

IN 2018, EMBER WILL ATTEMPT TO:
-FINISH MY KSONS!
-PAINT A UNIT FROM EVERY CHAOS GOD IN BOTH AoS AND 30K/40K!
-PAINT A KSONS TANK!
-MAKE MY 3' x 3' ZONE MORTALIS TABLE INTO A 4' x 4' ONE!
-BUILD A NECROMUNDA REFINERY THAT'S BETTER THAN CAMKIERHI'S ONE!
-WIN A GAME OF 30K AGAINST MY FLGS OWNER'S DEATH GUARD!



Ember


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2018/01/03 17:35:36


Post by: WarbossDakka


Nice update Ember. If you think about it though, if you go at the same rate as you did last year you should finish your KSons by the same time next year.


The Sons of Prospero Go To War! @ 2018/01/09 16:25:23


Post by: Ynneadwraith


Oh man those nurgly dudes are ace! I'm an absolute sucker for dirty grimy schemes (which also explains why I like the Tech Priest too!)