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PH Scarab Occult Terminator by Proiteus PH Scarab Occult Terminator by Proiteus
Due to my slow progress with painting the white robes I decided it was time to consider the alternative, as Iíve mentioned before the only other colour than would suit them was purple similar to the sorcerer on the novelís front cover. So after an evening of painting I ended up with thisÖ

To be honest I didnít expect it could work so well, I think the purple makes him look even more mystic and blends well with the rest of the model. I painted some gold icons round the rim but the dust effect covered most of them up.

Iím still debating trying it with white, however itís hard to imagine the model working with that colour anymore. Anyway Iím anxious to hear feedback regarding the robeís colour so let me know what you think?
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:iconmandomasta:
its....its....so.....small lol
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Proiteus Feb 23, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:? To what are you refering?
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:iconmandomasta:
Um....i don't remember...i thunk i was refering to either the armor compared to the more recent terminator version, or the blade because Farsught from the tau empire has a similar one and its bigger.
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:iconcow11:
I think the purple looks good, and keeps in form with the art work. It looks awesome as always.

I was wondering where you got the bases that you have used for all your thousand sons?

Do you have much else to do, can you upload pictures of the whole collect now of thousand sons :)
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Proiteus Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Dragonforge resin bases; forgotten empire range!
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:iconchaotea:
very good looking. Nicely limited use of gold (trim, highlights, ect) The purple looks good as a softening colour to the red.
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shadowthehedgehog377 Feb 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Nic work! :D
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HeavenhairSixes Feb 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think it looks excellent, it really works well with the rest of the colour scheme. I can't imagine white looking any better and I know I have always had a terrible time painting anything white. Go with this.
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White is tricky to get right, at least for me. One dark splotch and I have to slop on like a billion new layers of white. And let's not get me started on shading white. :P

Purple is a classic colour for Thousand Sons and it does look very nice and as ~GARAWRGA said, making it a lot darker could be even cooler. Also, very dark robes could give a thematic hint of darkness to come.

But what if the robes were green? An "opposite" colour to red.
Would that clash too badly?
Just brainstorming here...
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