Sunday, 30 September 2012

Sons of Horus test models

I've decided to collect the Sons of Horus for my main pre-heresy force, seeing as they're the legion who drew me into 30k in the first place with the original opening trilogy of the HH novels.

With this in mind, I've been trying to find a good colour scheme for them. This a lot harder than it sounds. They're described as having ocean green armour, which is great - when you're imagining it- unfortunately its a very hard colour to translate to a model in a way that looks good

So over the last few weeks I've painted dozens of test models for them, experimenting with different mixes of greys and greens and I've whittled it down to a few of the best. Now I need your opinion: which one (if any) works best? What improvements could be made? Most importantly of all though, do they look like Sons of Horus?

So which is the best?

(I should note that as these are all very different models, in various stages of completion,  pay attention to just the green of their armour, rather than any other factors)

1, Eggadon?..
 2. Ekyzrie and Tarvuss?...
 3. Goldaron? or...
 4. Maladron?

Personally I'm leaning towards number 2 or number 4, but I wanted to see what you guys thought. I've deliberately not included the recipes I used, as I don't want how complicated the scheme is to affect peoples opinions - I don't mind taking the extra time on each model if the end result looks good.

So there you go guys, let me know your thoughts and opinions.


  1. I think 4. In the new white dwarf, theres a very easy way to do the sons of horus with like 3 or 4 colors

  2. Eryx_UK: 3 has been growing on me a lot since I posted it

    lil will: I've seen the WD scheme, a few of these are slight modifications of it, to fit the old paint range (which the majority of my paint collection still is). I'm not 100% sure of it, as the one in WD came out far darker than what I've always imagined them to be

  3. Honestly, it looks more like greenstuff than paint to me.

    I'd say #1 though.