Thursday, 7 April 2011

Plastic Daemon Prince of Nurgle - Conversion

Before I start this is not the currently available Plastic Daemon Prince (which is a nice bit of kit) but a conversion of an Orge Kingdom Bull with Chaos Spawn bits and milliputty. Why Ogre Bull and Chaos spawn kits... because in those two boxes is enough to make three unique Daemon Prince, still build the two chaos spawn and then some. Also it saves some cash'ola.

You will need the following bits:
  • Ogre Bull Body
  • Ogre Bull iron soles
  • Ogre Bull banner arm
  • Ogre bull left hand sword
  • Chaos Spawn Fly head
  • Chaos Spawn Bone wings
  • Chaos Spawn double tentacle appendage

To build:
  1. Take on ogre bull and attach metal soles.
  2. Green stuff a nice big belly.
  3. Fill down the ogre bull neck bulge flat.
  4. Fill down the fly head neck bulge flat.
  5. Attach fly head to the ogre bull neck.
  6. Cut down tentacle appendage to fit ogre bull right hand and glue on.
  7. Cut ogre sword at cross guard and glue on to  top of banner to make a scythe.
  8. Green stuff the wings on to the back of the ogre bull.
  9. Add some random greenstuff cuts to ogre bull.
   And done...

 Painting them was a bit more complicated then I was planning for this project but I will post how I did this at a later date. Suffice to say that black/brown/green washes did most of the work. All I need to do to finish him is to darken the blood a bit and base it.
Finally a bit of personal experience with this guy on the battlefield.

   The build I run is as follows:
  • Daemonic flight
  • Iron hide
  • Mark of Nurgle
  • Noxious touch
  • Breath of Chaos
  • Daemonic Gaze
It is expenisve but a great elite killer. Able to take high volume of shots before being brought down (T5, 3+/5++ save). Able to shoot both its Breath and Gaze in the same phase due to being a monstrous creature, both go through power armour like butter. In combat, noxious touch means it will be wounding on a 2+. I tend to deepstike this guy away from my main force to draw enemy elites and shooting away from objectives.
   If you ever come across a build like this my advice is to throw cheap units in his path to keep him away from your good stuff if playing objectives, or try and find ways to ignore him/slow him down if playing kill points as there tend to be easier targets to pop.

Any who I am off to finish painting two more daemon princes.

Sunday, 20 March 2011

Plastic Flamers of Tzeentch

Very simple to make, very simple to paint. My plastic Flamer of Tzeentch is basically a warhammer fantasy wood elf dryad.

Plastic Flamer of Tzeentch
Plastic Flamer of Tzeentch

To build follow the instructions in the dryad box. Don't put the back banner branch on. Clip some of the excess leaves off. And done!

To paint. Undercoat black. Dry brush grey (not to heavy) and then dry brush lightly with white. This gives a basic charcoal effect.
   For the burning parts, paint blobs of red in some of the gaps (make sure you get the mouth and eyes). Inside the reds paint orange, inside the orange paint yellow, inside the yellow paint dots of white. Base and done! Important bit with the painting the burning parts is to not to go over the top.

A unit of three plastic Flamers of Tzeentch

Basic Battlefield tips: Buy in threes without the bolt of Tzeentch upgrade. When deepstriking be risky, go for the expensive non-veichle units and breath of chaos the heck out of it. Don't expect the unit to survive till your next turn (thats why I would keep this unit as cheap as possible).

That's it for now.
Thanks Tom B aka Fitzbaron

Ps in the previous blog I did say I would show how to do make plastic plaguebearers well I lied. I am chaos after all hahaha. Up next plastic plaguebearers?

Friday, 4 March 2011

I have a dream.....

I have a dream... and that is to build a full warhammer 40k Chaos daemon army on the cheap and all plastic, with enough units and options to customize my army to face any opponent. If you have stumbled upon this blog then for you over the coming months is (I hope) a selection of articles to help you; be it army building, painting, and/or modeling. All done to a simple level.

And so the intro background bit of all blogs (go ahead and skip this as nothing usefull is here - you will have to wait until the first proper article for that 'PLASTIC PLAGUEBEAERS !!!)

Let's begin as any good tzeentch story teller would, somewhere before the end, in no order, with no road signs of a starting point... I have played my first two games, one of which was against my mortal gaming enemy (best man at my wedding) and writer over at Blood Claw, John. Which means I have built the following:

4 generic plastic heralds
20 plastic pink horrors
15 plastic plague bearers
3 plastic daemon princes

Next up will be some flesh hounds and flamers all made from plastic (and modeling putty)

Before I go one last thing. My name is Tom aka Fitzbaron and I have played Chaos Daemons since the codex came out using my square based fantasy daemon army.