It’s been a while since I did anything with my followers of Tzeentch but they’ve not been forgotten. Part of the trouble has been my increasing dissatisfaction with the scale of the older space marines which has put me off doing much with chaos in general lately. The Thousand Sons were a great improvement over their predecessors but now look just a little too short in comparison to the Death Guard and Primaris ranges. My ambition is to recreate my old chaos army but with marines of a sensible size instead of the tiny models I found myself tolerating in the past. That won’t happen for a while though, indeed it may prove to be many years in the making. In the meantime though here’s a WIP Thousand Sons sorcerer who can hold his head up in pride next to the bulkiest of the False Emperor’s warriors.
I’m not sure yet whether this chap will be the Machiavellian mastermind behind my Inq28 change cult or the first of a small cabal of sorcerers and a little Thousand Sons force. Watch this space I suppose.
October 10th, 2018 at 5:25 am
Impressive figure, will lbe interested to see what colour scheme you go for when you paint him up.
October 10th, 2018 at 6:52 am
Thank you. It’ll most likely be a combination of my usual Chaos scheme of bone and black, mixed with the traditional Thousand Sons scheme of blue and gold. I’ve got a few pictures for inspiration gathered which will hopefully guide me through, and I’ll use him as a test model for any future Thousand Sons.
October 10th, 2018 at 7:09 am
Nice combination, Sigmarimes open a wole new perspective for Marines conversions, and this one you did very well man!
October 10th, 2018 at 3:42 pm
Thank you! Yes, it’s true, by mixing and matching bits from the marines, primaris and stormcasts you can really make space marines the way I’ve always imagined them (at last!). Glad you like him 🙂
October 10th, 2018 at 7:58 am
Nicely converted mate, and the perfect choice for the base model – suitably statuesque and imposing! Very much looking forward to this developing 🙂
October 10th, 2018 at 3:49 pm
Cheers mate – I wanted him to look physically powerful as well as suitably wizardly. Definitely tempted to make a few more, plus I’m wondering about making a few Space Wolves so they can “discuss” the issue of Prospero again in full… 😉
October 10th, 2018 at 10:46 pm
Oh, yes please mate! I’d love to see your reboot of such classic adversaries!
October 10th, 2018 at 8:10 am
Looks like a Stormcast body? With most of the rest being actual Sorcerer bits? It’s kind of amazing how closely the Stormcast knee pads match the Primaris ones.
October 10th, 2018 at 3:55 pm
That’s right, the body is a Sequitor and the rest is all from the sorcerers, barring the book at the hip (for quick-fire reading!) which I think is from the flagellants. He needed a bit of greenstuff work to fix the lower leg but otherwise those bodies are perfect for truescale marines in robes. Had been thinking about doing some Dark Angels (Fallen of course!) with them as well.
October 10th, 2018 at 4:02 pm
Great conversion, mate! The wizard Stormcast are great sculpts and mixed with the TS bits they look even better.
Not really agreeing with you regarding the size of the TS models though …
October 10th, 2018 at 4:47 pm
Thank you 🙂
Re the size of the Thousand Sons; you’ve done a lot more with them than me (I’ve got 1 at the moment, will get a proper box at some stage) so I’ll bow to your superior knowledge. I found with the one I got that I could increase his height with spacers until he matched up fairly well with the others but he was still a tiny bit too short and looked a bit thin. Kind of want to be convinced otherwise though because Thousand Sons models are just so nice otherwise.
October 11th, 2018 at 5:41 am
I’ll have to line them up side by side to look at them again. The DG are bulkier and TS slimmer but that’s mostly due to DG wearing MkIII armour and being corrupted by Nurgle while TS wear MkIV and Tzeentch likes you when you are clean and crisp.
October 12th, 2018 at 1:54 pm
Aye, true. I need to sit and look at them all together again myself. I think it’ll be interesting to see how things develop once there are World Eaters and Emperor’s Children as well. At the moment it may be that the Son’s look small because they’re being compared with the Death Guard (naturally bulky as you’ve said) and the Primaris which technically should be a bit bigger. So many of us see Primaris as budget truescale marines which isn’t necessarily they’re intended purpose, and as I find myself making Berserkers and Chaos Marines based on Primaris models the whole group gets bigger (except for the Sons themselves). Plus, and I know this comes mostly from my own “head cannon” I always think the Sons should be the biggest physically of the traitor legions because Magnus was the biggest Primarch.
October 10th, 2018 at 9:29 pm
Lovely work. I recognise the Stormcast robed body but I’ll need a more exact description of the parts to make it easier to rip it off properly…
October 10th, 2018 at 10:13 pm
Cheers! Let’s see, the robed body as you’ve said is from the Stormcast Sequitors, pretty much everything else is from the Thousand Son’s sorcerers. The arms are a little short if used as is so I had to extend them, the upper arms are from the Primaris Reaver’s. The book is from the flagellants, and the little sigil of Tzeench is from the old chaos forsaken kit (although I’m sure you could find something different to use for that). Hope that helps 🙂
October 10th, 2018 at 10:45 pm
Thanks for that! Now I just need to actually do it!
October 11th, 2018 at 12:04 am
I’m still mad that they discontinued the Forsaken kit. Shoulda ditched the godawful Finecast Chosen instead and just repacked the Forsaken as Chosen or something.
October 11th, 2018 at 6:39 am
Oh I know. I mean, the Forsaken models always looked pretty awful to me but as a source of bits it was absolute gold-dust.
October 11th, 2018 at 7:30 pm
October 11th, 2018 at 2:48 pm
That’s a good solid conversion mate. All the bits work really well together and I agree with you on the forsaken kit. Such lovely usful parts but what god aweful models. I still have a few bits knocking around, especially the heads 🙂
October 12th, 2018 at 2:06 pm
Cheers, yeah I’m getting rather proud of him (must be all the ego boosting he’s had here!)
Aye, I’ve got loads of odds and ends from the Forsaken kit in the bitsbox too. Would love it if GW or Forgeworld did a few sprues of Chaos heads (not that I don’t have plenty horded away but you can always use more eh?)
October 15th, 2018 at 2:27 pm
I agree. More twisted heads though. Proper chaos weirdness 🙂
October 15th, 2018 at 2:54 pm
Yeah, definitely. Anyone can stick spikes and horns on loyalist heads, we want proper madness!
October 15th, 2018 at 2:58 pm
Mind bending insanity!!!
October 15th, 2018 at 3:00 pm
If I’m not gibbering and carving 8-pointed stars into my own flesh within minutes of opening the box I’m posting it straight back to Nottingham with a sternly worded complaint!
October 15th, 2018 at 3:07 pm
And a curse!!
October 14th, 2018 at 8:31 am
Very nice mate. I looking forward to seeing him in colour
October 14th, 2018 at 10:11 am
Cheers – well I’m feeling quite enthusiastic about him at the moment but as usual I’ve also got various other things on the painting desk, we’ll see how soon I manage to get him turned around but hopefully it won’t be too long 🙂