Looking through my bits box I noticed that I had a couple of Forge World Sons of Horus shoulder pads so I decided to paint up a test model using one of the shoulder pads and combining that to paint the exact replica of the image of a Sons of Horus Lieutenant from the Horus Heresy Books to use for inspiration.
Once I had made this decision I ordered Lupercal Green and Sons of Horus Green from Forge World. I also made a greenstuff mold of the Old Captain Sicarius models helmet crest.
I base coated the model black and painted a base layer of Lupercal Green, as this is a paint designed for airbrushing it is nice and thin but your may need two coats to get the coverage you want.
Next was a layer of Sons of Horus Green and here I had to apply two coats to get a nice finish.
Two interesting details I wanted to add to the model was the Cthonian 'mirror coin' tokens the Sons of Horus used to count honour in battles and the skulls which were gilded.
I couldn't find anything suitable to represent the tokens and if you have any ideas please let me know. The skull I used is the one with the bullet hole through the forehead from the terminators sprue (I think)which should be glued onto the base, I threaded some string through the bullet hole and attached it under the holster, perfect.
I just need to finish the details so stay tuned.