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Thousand Sons Tutelary Objectives by Proiteus Thousand Sons Tutelary Objectives by Proiteus
After a week of painting my Tutelary objectives are finally finished, again for those of you who don’t know Tutelaries were ‘friendly daemons’ (of sorts) that the thousand sons employed as familiars.
I tried several techniques but in the end used the white dwarf tutorial for the spirits on the vampire counts’ mortis engine with 2 alterations, I used the new light blue dry brush paint and finished it off with a coat of the new blue glaze. The end results speak for themselves.

So regarding them each individually…
Raptora; He was converted with the idea that the Raptora are probably the most powerful as they are able to create kinetic shields and move items with telekinesis (which I added as a base detail). I actually based his off the spirit from the Soul Calibur V game.

Pavoni; I was going to use a wood elf sorceress but then the plastic dark elf one came out, I decided to give her a ghost/serpent like tail as it seemed suitable to a cult that has healing powers. The hardest part was attaching her to the base, in the end I glued the end of her tail into the base and painted an effect to make it look like she was emerging through the pillar.

Atheneans; I converted a wraith to look like some kind of dark puppet master given that this is a cult of powerful telepaths. I then planned to add some spikes on his back to give him some more detail but I instead gave him some much cooler looking wings.

Pyrae; Converted from a dark eldar mandrake, I decided to have him floating above the base, thou he’s the only one I had doubts about as he seemed a bit dull compared to the others, but then I painted him! Now I’m debating if I should paint the flames yellow or purple?

Corvidae; This one was a no brainer as the raven is the cult’s main symbol.

So tell me; which is your favourite?
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Those are some sneaky immaterial daemons, pretending to be tame and all.
MagnusThePrimarch May 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Ah, you do the Legion proud!
Raptora, mainly for the armored look.
annemarie Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Out of all of the Tutelaries, I'm torn between the Corviade and Atheneans. Your whole gallery of Sons miniatures is remarkable. It's great to see another Thousand Sons fan!
I can't help but wonder if the tutelaries weren't just servants of Tzeentch all along.
jorrus May 1, 2012
Raptora first, with Pavoni being a close second.
Each has a characterful, dynamic pose, so well done in any event!
Remarkable painting technique! I'll have to read that tutorial you refer to: itd look great for StarWarsy holograms.
falloutboy9993 Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Raptora is Boss!
Airesyll Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
These are beautiful. I can't pick a favorite, but it is between the dark elf and the cairn wraith.
Comrade-K-Rad Apr 11, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Very cool, man!
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