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Title: Horus' Own
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ahriman - May 8, 2011 04:19 PM (GMT)
Well I did post the first pics of my force on my Thousand Sons Blog before the site got it's revamp but I suppose I should start it's own dedicated blog in this shiny new section.

The list I'm currently working with is as follows:

6 Tacticals, Transport, Captain, Hunter

6 Tacticals, Transport, Librarian, Hunter

4 Assault Units, Captain

4 Assault Units

4 Assault Units

4 Whirlwinds

4 Terminators, 4 Land Raider, Supreme Commander

2 Warhounds

C&C would be very appreciated for this list as I pretty much just went with what I thought would be cool, I'm trying to fit more things in (namely a dreadnought as I won one in an auction and would like to include it) and my main worry is that there isn't enough anti-air but hopefully the hard hitting elements of the list will make up for it.

I'm also currently trying to work out how to make the warhounds out of plasticard as, and I think everyone will agree, the model GW are selling is ghastly.

Finally here are the pics of my first test unit. They are all pretty much converted with both arm and leg conversions (for the flying ones) which is surprisingly easy at this scale, so I will probably be including a great deal of conversions.

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Hopefully more updates when I get some more troops.

ShroudFilm - May 8, 2011 05:20 PM (GMT)
Aha, someone else going with the penny idea!

How easy have you found it to get the squads based on the coins? I'd be paranoid that they'd snap off at the feet... but it does look much better.

I love the arm and leg changes, very cool. I don't know if I'll dare go that far!

ahriman - May 8, 2011 06:14 PM (GMT)
Their feet are actually on there pretty firmly, I think...the hardest part was trying to cut them off their circle mounting bit without damaging the feet or breaking other limbs.

And yeah, although nice clean cut ranks of troops looks amazing when an army is on display I'm hoping these guys will look pretty good in game, and there is also a lot more room for mini dioramas which I'm planning to include, nothing to extravagant just things like the Assault Marines mid jump and things

Apologist - May 8, 2011 10:38 PM (GMT)
Very glad to see the Sons of Horus getting some attention - they're such a crucial part of the Horus Heresy, and it's lovely to see such great conversion work lavished on them :)

I think the pennies are a bit dinky, though - such great conversion work would benefit from a bit of space. Have you considered tupenny bits?

Looking forward to some painted pics in either case - May I ask what your thoughts are for the colour?

Doghouse - May 9, 2011 01:17 PM (GMT)
Very nice stuff, glad to see someone taking the time to convert the models.

I find that a two pence piece is the idea size for round bases like apologist suggests. I tend to use the coin as a template and cut out a plasticard circle to limit damage to the models in transit as it makes them lighter.

ahriman - May 15, 2011 01:41 AM (GMT)
Done some more work on the Sons of Horus. Tried using a 2 pence piece instead and I have to say, even though I had my doubts, that I am very happy with the results, slightly more room to add any extra details that I want to add to later squads as well as the obvious more room to position them in. Here is the prototype, not painted by me but they guy on ebay I bought them off:

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As you can see in this picture there is much more room:

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And this picture shows two of the marines I converted to being less static:

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I also bought 10 chaos marines so that I could mix them through the squads and have their top knots bring some much needed colour and variation to the models but I was annoyed to discover that the chaos models are far bigger than the space marine ones, so that idea is out the window, lucky I found out before spending too much money on it.

I also converted up a captain for one of my tactical detachments, shown with the original model:

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And finally tested my colour scheme on one of my Rhinos. I took the scheme from DarkLordofDarkness and have to say I think it really works. But that is up to you lovely people:

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C&C as usual people, cheers.

ShroudFilm - May 15, 2011 08:45 PM (GMT)
That captain conversion is great. You are officially as mad as a fish.

Doghouse - May 15, 2011 11:12 PM (GMT)
Very nice stuff! I really like the walking conversions especially.

ahriman - August 31, 2011 09:20 PM (GMT)
As well as painting the TS I've also done a bit on my other Sons today. Only done vehicles so far as I haven't bought any plasticard for their bases.

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Done detail on all of them, such as this guy who has part of the Star of Chaos on his door painted in still drying blood. Wasn't sure this would work but I think its ok ish.

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Anyway, C&C as normal, hopefully I'll be able to get back to the 'crazy' infantry conversions soon enough.

ahriman - September 19, 2012 04:19 PM (GMT)
Well, just over a year of inactivity and the dust is finally blown of off this blog. Perhaps others would like to restart theirs as well, was a shame our grand plans kinda fell apart.

Anyway, now my Iron Warriors are finished to a gaming standard and I finally bought some plasti-card I though I would continue creating my little force of Horus' Own. Plenty of conversions as usual.

First is the second half of the tactical squad I began ages ago, with a converted sergeant:
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Then some hunters to add to their formations:
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And finally a Captain stand to march alongside his men. This includes a converted Captain with powerfist and a banner bearer:
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Hiding at the back is also an apothecary with a headswap (!) and repositioned arms:
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And what I have so far:
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Thanks for looking.

ahriman - September 20, 2012 01:21 PM (GMT)
Only done a model or two more than yesterday, but I'm quite happy with the results so thought I'd post:

Assault Marine:
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And Assault Squad which was on the 1 pence piece moved onto plasticard:
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Fingol23 - October 23, 2012 11:04 PM (GMT)
Just seen this, nice force overall I really like the command stand it would be good to see them painted. I should probably get round to doing something with the small epic force I assembled.

ahriman - October 29, 2012 12:46 AM (GMT)
Cheers dude, just trying to find a grade of sand small enough to look natural then I shall get around to painting them up, not had a chance to shop around yet though.

Pacific - November 20, 2012 11:41 AM (GMT)
Ahriman, are you still making these guys? Apologist has started a kind of 'tale of x gamers' over on the other thread, if you are still game you should make your presence known! :)

Apologist - November 20, 2012 11:59 AM (GMT)
It'd be great to have you on board we're doing 1,000pts at a time, and the goals are (hopefully) close enough to be motivating while long enough not to be dissuading! :)

I love the little bits of terrain you've added to the assault stand, and the conversions are adding a lot of character to the bases. If you're interested in doing more with the dioramas, the rules do note that you need 37 models per base for infantry, so it's a good excuse to have some bashed-up or bunched-up squads, or simply to use up some spares.

In particular, I've found that having three or so marines on a base is great for command stands you can swap them out very easily without using too many of your precious models. :)

Lord_Mortirion - November 20, 2012 03:16 PM (GMT)
LOVE IT!!! every time i come on here i find something amazing, keep up the good work, cant wait to see it come together

ahriman - November 20, 2012 07:08 PM (GMT)
Cheers for the comments guys, means a lot.

And I am indeed still doing them, as much as I can be classed as such having not done anything for a while, but I am still actually looking for a fine sand to use on the bases before I paint them up.

Been looking through the thread Apologist posted too and looks very interesting but I will post my thoughts there.

Cheers again.

Apologist - November 21, 2012 08:39 AM (GMT)
You might like to try 'Very Fine Turf', which is available from most railway modelling shops it's the finest grade commonly available, and works very nicely for 6mm work.

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