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Title: APRIL 2008 - Sons of Horus
Description: Sotirios' take on the Warmaster's finest


ShroudFilm - May 4, 2008 01:04 AM (GMT)
Firstly, big apologies for the delay in posting this... I wrote a big article complete with pics but it seems to have been lost somewhere amidst my endless re-organising. Many thanks to Vredesbyrd who jumped in and penned a replacement!

Secondly, keep those nominations coming people - I'm liking just how much enthusiasm you are all showing for each other's work... :)

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This month's entry for the Display Case comes courtesy of Sotirios and his amazing Sons of Horus. These guys are one of the few collections of Sons of Horus on these boards, and as such are very deserving of their place in the hallowed halls of the Display Case! Ė Vredesbyrd.

A few words from Sotirios himself:

I am really glad that my Sons of Horus will be April's entry. This army started as an idea inspired by the Horus Heresy novels as I really liked Loken and Torgaddon, and the way they were presented in the opening trilogy. In the beginning I was thinking about creating a Luna Wolves force but I finally decided to do a Sons of Horus force for two reasons: firstly to honour the loyalist Sons of Horus, and secondly to have a unique force which would make everyone interested in the 40k saga much more involved in the game.

As it happens Iíve played the game for about seventeen years now (Iím 32) and I really love the way it grew up into something bigger than I ever imagined. In fact this army is my favourite one although I still like my Fallen Angels force and of course my ever reliable Wolves of Fenris (about 10.000 points...) but these Sons of Horus have really captured my heart as I was forced to work for each model with special care to give a pre-Heresy feeling to each of them. A lot of conversion work, a lot of searching in the bitz box and of course careful painting!

For the main colour I used 3:1 Knarloc Green and Codex Grey. I also painted all the insignia and latin numerals as I did not want to use transfers. If I must choose a piece that played the most important role in this force I would choose the Berserker helmet that my Standard Bearer wears, which - with a little bit of extra work - looks fantastic in combination with a pre-Heresy force.

At this moment I donít have much time to work on my boys but in a month or so I hope you will see my pre-Heresy Land Raider and a full Terminator squad... I donít want to rush because painting for me is a trip.

And as the famous Greek poet Kavafis says
"If you ever take a trip down to Ithaka, wish for this trip to be a long one..."

Best regards,
Sotirios



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Standard Bearer Ė Brother Aimnistos.

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Command Squad.

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Sotiriosí personal favourite character Ė Garviel Loken.

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This guy is painted in the black of the First Company under Ezekyle Abaddon.

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GreyWolf - May 4, 2008 04:02 PM (GMT)
Congratulations to you, Sotirios. I've always thought that these Sons of Horus were perfect examples of the XVI Legion. The colour is great, the freehand is precise and very well done, and the conversions are fantastic. Easily one of the best Pre-Heresy armies I've ever seen. I'm really looking forward to seeing those Terminators and the Land Raider.

iseeleadpeople - May 5, 2008 07:02 PM (GMT)
Very very good, very impressed, am looking forward to see the rest of the force

recceboy - May 6, 2008 01:44 AM (GMT)
My hat is off to you,will have to get off mt butt and get mine finished. Great work and good job, well done.

Weiss - May 6, 2008 06:56 AM (GMT)
Very nice Sotirios! Most deserving!

ShroudFilm - May 6, 2008 10:40 AM (GMT)
Loken is my favourite by far. Love the green!

Sotirios - May 7, 2008 11:46 AM (GMT)
A big thanks to all of you for your kind comments! I am really sorry I dont have the time-due to increased demands from my job- to present you more of my work but in a month's time or so I promise you ll get a big update!!!

Best Regards,

Sotiris

Iacton - May 9, 2008 12:12 PM (GMT)
Congratulations Sotirios.

Really glad that we have your work in the "case" now and looking forward to the update. Your attention to detail is great and the whole feeling behind your force is excellent too.

Vredesbyrd - May 9, 2008 08:06 PM (GMT)
Its always nice to see a coherently painted force, and Sotirios you've excelled yourself with these boys. Loken is one of my favourites thanks to that freehand on his cloak, but I love your banner bearer too.

little horus - May 16, 2008 08:46 PM (GMT)
so the sons of hours where green IS THAT RIGHT !!!!

Magos Explorator - May 17, 2008 11:55 AM (GMT)
Yes--the exact shade is open to interpretation, as I think there's only 1 picture (and no 'official' miniatures), but the Index Astartes article and one of the Horus Heresy novels describe it as being a 'metallic sea green'.

The Luna Wolves wore white, and later as the Black Legion they're black. As far as I know the Justaerin wore black during all incarnations.

ShroudFilm - May 19, 2008 10:27 AM (GMT)
Little Horus, I get the impression you've not read any of the novels...? :rolleyes:

Falyaet Morphaeus - May 21, 2008 06:03 PM (GMT)
BRILLIANT paint and conversion job, mate. A full 10/10.

Vredesbyrd - May 25, 2008 05:58 PM (GMT)
Is there any chance of a tutorial at all Sotirios or even something as simple as the ratios and paints you use to paint these guys?

Stormchaser - August 9, 2008 10:37 PM (GMT)
Wow. Awesome stuff dude.

On the second crested marine, where did you get the crest from?

Loken is spot on! :D

Falyaet Morphaeus - September 18, 2008 10:37 PM (GMT)
OHHHHH so THATS where the Black Legion colours came from :lol: !!!

Hey, even a devoted HH fan has his...um...moments of....idiocy?

:D

Sotirios - September 22, 2008 07:08 PM (GMT)
Thanks again for all of your kind comments. The ratio for the green colour is 3 : 1 knarloc green/ codex grey. I hope this helps.

For the Warmaster!!!!

Thousand Son - March 28, 2010 01:37 AM (GMT)
Love the boba fett faces on the helmets. Never seen that before. I take it they are conversions and not standard kit bits? If your own creation - GW should take note. Would be great to have that option on the sprues.

Magos Explorator - March 28, 2010 10:24 AM (GMT)
The helms I think you're referring to are from the Khorne Berzerkers sprues, with the 'ears' trimmed down.

Hero of Istvaan - March 28, 2010 12:40 PM (GMT)
Another Awesome addition to the display case!

Good job Sotirios, very nice indeed! congratulations ;)

ShroudFilm - March 28, 2010 02:49 PM (GMT)
Two years late there, Hero... ;)

Thousand Son - March 28, 2010 02:50 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (Magos Explorator @ Mar 28 2010, 10:24 AM)
The helms I think you're referring to are from the Khorne Berzerkers sprues, with the 'ears' trimmed down.

Thanks. I'll check 'em out.

Hero of Istvaan - March 28, 2010 06:18 PM (GMT)
Oh yeh.....

FAIL!! :unsure:

Feytor - March 28, 2010 07:15 PM (GMT)
Don't be rude <_< .




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