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Pre-Heresy Thosuand Sons Mini Magnus by Proiteus Pre-Heresy Thosuand Sons Mini Magnus by Proiteus
I spent the last 3 days before the tournament painting up little or ‘Mini Magnus’ as he is now called and I was unsure about the model afterwards as something felt off about the model.

I discussed it at the tournament with a few players and 1 hit the nail on the head; the gold! In small amounts it looks good but for due to the 2 washes and dry brushing required to pick out the details it looks very bland, which is bad given he the HQ in an army of colourful and well painted models.
Also Magnus does have red skin he has tanned bronze like skin and getting that the right tone was a nightmare as was the hair.

Overall I’ll feel the model’s a bit of a let down so I’ll be replacing him soon with a Thousand sons captain similar in appearance to pre-heresy Ahriman from the art books to use as my grand master or Librarian, Mini Magnus will then be stored and brought out when I want to field Draigo and a paladin wing.
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jorun1981 Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
I really love the scibor models.
Khantos17 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
You, good sir, are a fantastic painter and I hate you.
yrmddryr Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
beautiful model!
Ikeos12 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012
Dude, this is awesome, reallty really awesome, i think it is a great model for my favorite primarch and the gold isn't overpowering because thats what Magnus looked like, straight and simple. Don't be hard on yourself with this model, if anything you should be proud :)
Proiteus Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yeah I'm proud of the model, the only problem is he's in an army full of marines painted in vivid red, gold and purple. Next to them he looks a little dull which is never good for your HQ choice > [link]

So I've made a replacement for him who be just as colourful as rest of the army in appearance > [link]

As for the Mini Magnus I think I'm going to sell him as I won't have much use for him afterwards.
WordBearer Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
Why not use him as a dread knight?
mandomasta Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
primarch! i love the primarch!!!
Elven-Samurai Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012
Looks great to me! :)
ChileConCarnage Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012
gazzz477 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
do I hear wolves...oh shit
sejason Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012
The golden armour is just right. I mean, at first glance, I thought this wasn't a miniature but a painting, because the colours really flowed into each other.
Regarding faces and hair, I'm very forgiving, because I hate to paint them and can't seem to get them right ... ;)
Diffes Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Too much time bro, too much time you got xD
Soul-Daemon Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
looks great to me, only thing id change is highlight the raised details on the greaves and pauldrons in red like you did on the breastplate
nergling Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
Scibor mini?
Proiteus Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Demon-2088 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
look at him like a live Wariorr if i will se him on the battel fieald i know that i will die...good job
Dinadan-Ermorfea Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice work, although I do agree that skin and hair let it down a bit. Still, it's a lot better than a lot of people can do :)
Necrotarch Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
dont down your self to muchthe model and painting itsellf still is really good, the gold kind of makes me think its a little bit crustet with a thin layer of sand
PyroSikTh Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
A let down?! Are you kidding me?! This is the best model in the whole pre-heresy Thousands Sons army you've been making! He looks absolutely fantastic!
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