I’ve always been a fan of both Tzeentch and the Thousand Sons, originally through the seduction of Chaos-themed armies in my earlier gaming years, but more recently with the original legion’s reinvention through the Horus Heresy series. I’ve been itching for an excuse to build some pre-Heresy Thousand Sons for a while, so here’s my first venture into the path of the sorceror!
Fortunately the Chaos Space Marine range provides plenty of options to meet these needs.
2 Chaos marine arms, I prefer the gloved variety.
2 ornate shoulder pads. I’m impressed by the nice details on the new Space Wolf shoulder pads – very refreshing compared to normal pads.
A pair of Chaos marine legs – the pair with trim running up the shins is ideal for matching the artwork in Collected Visions.
A Chaos marine chest. I’ve chosen a mark V chest as it has a nice circular space in the center.
A Chaos marine backpack.
Maxmini steam knight heads strike again – they have a helmet that is great for Thousand Sons.
A Tomb Kings khopesh polearm.
A suitable piece of power weapon housing – if you have a spare power weapon to cut up, old power axes are ideal.
How to create a pre-Heresy Thousand Son:
Remove any Chaos emblems and spikes from the gloves. For the chainsword arm, remove all of the sword from the hand.
Remove the blade and marine arm from the power weapon:
Clean up the bolt pistoland drill the barrel.