Experimental Thousand Sons

tson1aI managed to find time to paint today, most of which i spent on this Thousand Son model.  As much as I like the traditional yellow and blue stripes, I decided I wanted to try something different.  I went with a turquoise blue kinda look…  and when I was finished I really liked it.  Now, hours later, looking at the photos and the model, I’m not quite as sure…


It seemed to me the yellow was too bright — I wanted to go for something darker and different.  The turquoise seemed a good choice, and I used it for the eyes and ammo too, representing the same burning magic that fills the empty suit of armor also ignites their Inferno bolt ammunition. Think I need a touch more white for those glowing areas though.


It’s definitely a different dynamic, and it works but does it work as well as the iconic yellow?  Any feedback/opinions welcome!

J. D. Brink

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J. D. Brink is a Naval officer, nurse, writer, and family man who wishes he had more time for hobbying. His dream is to one day spend all his time making up stories and painting miniatures.

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  • Overall I like the color scheme, but I agree that it would be better if the eyes had a little more pop. A small white highlight to give the eyes and shells a bit of sheen would work well, OSL would be even cooler.

    A pale yellow could also work well as a spot color and as a nod to the more traditional color scheme.

  • Thanks, Kamui. I think I might paint up a more traditional looking one and compare to see how i want to proceed with the squad.

  • I like it. You managed to give it your own touch while staying true to the original scheme.

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