With Kill Team really blowing up, I’m looking at my different armies and building all sorts of warbands. Since Thousand Sons is my primary army for 8th editions, I took a Thousand Sons Kill Team for my first spin. It was a ton of fun. Just as in regular Warhammer 40,000, Thousand Sons picks are very expensive and very elite. To round out my list I use a Tzaangor Twistbray as my Leader Specialist. Ok, maybe not the most obvious choice or the most fluffy one. But it’s a good one.
So to justify my pick of Leader I converted a Twistbray called Voidgazer. He’s the one that gazed into the abyss until the abyss gazed back into him too.
I tried a lot of different techniques painting this model, with Azazel’s Technical August hobby challenge in mind. I did free hand runes and markings on the Chainsword, colour shift with glaze on the feathers but main thing is the arcane dome thing. I wanted it have a glowing feel so I did some object source lightning, not overwhelming but subtle and light. The dome itself has a free hand vertigo swirl. I used different gold and silver colours as base and then I painted layer upon layer of glaze, ‘ardcoat and gemstone to create the effect. I’m rather pleased with it.
I hope you like Voidgazer. Personally I like both the conversion and the paint job. It was a fun challenge and it helped me to push myself out of my comfort zone. Thanks Azazel!
Keep on keeping on!