Magnus the Red Showcase

Here’s Magnus the Red, primarch of the Thousand Sons, in its painted glory. Whether or not he did something wrong, there’s no reason he can’t look this good!

Magnus the Red joins the rest of the Forge World Primarchs in the Horus Heresy range.

Back when I painted Leman Russ, I got a little bit carried away and went truly above and beyond on the painting, which turned out to be an issue for Magnus.

Because they are on a diorama base, Magnus has to be painted to the same over the top standard as Leman Russ, or the whole diorama will look odd.

Talk about first world problems!


You can see that Leman Russ’ base does not match perfectly.  In the end we opted to leave then as is instead of retouching the wolf’s base.

This is really only an issue because they were bought and painted months apart, when they were released.

If you plan on buying the diorama, you should do all the basing together.



This is also our first shots with a brand new light box.   You can read our review of it here.

LimoStudio 16″ x 16″ Table Top Photo Photography Studio Lighting Light Tent Kit in a Box, AGG349

Couple of extra shot of Leman Russ with the awesome light box at work:


Two questions remain:

Do you prefer this model to its oversized daemon version?

Did he actually do something wrong?  I mean, really…

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