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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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.

JD Brink

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.