Thursday, February 17, 2011

Daemons of Chaos

As you have seen from my other armies, I like duel-purpose armies (Eldar=Dark Eldar, High Elves=Dark Elves), so an army that I could use in Fantasy & 40K was too much for me to resist. I will have all 4 Chaos Gods represented in my army

Bloodthirster of Khorne:

I used my old Balrog conversion to make this. I switched the wings and added a khorne symbol. I then added arms from the new plastic Daemon Prince

Fateweaver (Fantasy only):

Again I used parts from the plastic Daemon Prince, the heads are Dark Elf Cold One heads with greenstuff beaks. The tail is made from a wire covereg in hot glue.

Heralds of Tzeentch on Burning Chariots:

The Herald is a Bloodletter that has been modified. The chariots are just plastic sharks with Daemon bitz on them drawing an upside down flying stand base with fire added to it. They are magnetized for storeage and Fantasy (if the Herard or Chariot dies before the other).

Handmaidens of Khorne (or Bloodletterettes):

These are Daemonettes converted to be used as Bloodletters in 40K. I wanted to use only Daemonettes for my Core/Troops, but Bloodletters are such a better choice in 40K that I had to convert them. This way I can have the models that attracted to play Daemons, but use the stats of the units that will keep me playing. Also note that my icon/musicians are actually Bloodletters to help avoid confusion in-game.

Plaquebearers with BSB Herald on Palanquin(for Fantasy):

Aside from the command models, I wanted to use Plaguemonks as my Plague bearers. These are my only Core units in Fantasy, so I have ALOT of them. The work great as objective grabbers in 40K as well.

Flesh Hounds of Khorne:

These are simply Chaos Warhounds with the left-over Bloodletter horns and Daemonette tails from my other conversions.

Flamers of Tzeentch:

These are made from plastic Bloodletters & greenstuff (mostly hot glue). The flames are hair bitz from various kits.

Fiends of Slaanesh:

I used Tyranid Gaunt bodies with Daemonette Champion claws. I wanted more feminine centaur-like Fiends. The Unholy might Fiend for 40k is made from a Seeker.

Soulgrinders (40k only). For these I wanted to have something from all gods. The red muscles and scales are of Khorne, the green slime and boils are of Nurgle, the purple claws is of Slaanesh, and the blue flaming soul/sprite is of Tzeentch:

These are WOW Murlocs hacked up and glued to Defiler/Soul grinder spare bitz. The flame sprite is a Hero clix. I used Testors plastic cement to make the drool & puss.

Nurgle Prince (40K only):

Again I use the plastic Daemon Prince bitz. The tail is made the same as Fateweavers.

Herald of Khorne with Standard:

I used a Knight of Chaos with a Bloodletter head & hands.

Tzeentch Princes (40K only):

I uses Chaos Spawn bodies and used extra Daemon Prince parts to bulk them up. I particularly like the eyes, which were part of the Spawn bitz, with some greenstuff. Notice the Grey Knight helmets on their base.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Phoenix Corsairs (part 2): Fate of the Aspects

As mentioned in Part 1, Aspect Warriors captured by Dark Eldar are favoured for the Wych arenas & Incubi shrines. Forced to be the prey in their ceremonies & spectacles, Aspect Warriors can no longer take off the War-mask of their psyche. Aspects that survive for long find themselves becoming Dark Eldar. Those that rarely earn enough respect can be bought as mercenaries during real-space raids.

The Phoenix Corsairs deal exclusively with these former Aspects. Buying their services from the Wych cults & Incubi, the Phoenix Corsairs often find ways to enlist the Aspects permanently. Though they can never return to Craftworld life, working as Corsairs seems more preferred to captivity in Commorragh.

Succubus w/ Agoniser:

This is the Lileth model with an Agoniser & Eldar power weapon. The fluff for her is that she was once a Howling Banshee Exarch, but was captured and forced to fight in the Wych arenas. After surviving for so long she earned a bit of prestige among the Wyches. Learning from the Wyches and training in secret, this "Banshee Succubus" rallied the other Aspect captives in a revolt that lead to their freedom as mercenaries for the Saim-Hann Corsairs. She still wears the little remaining pieces of her Banshee armour as a reminder to all fellow fallen Aspects.


Banshees are almost always captured for the Wych Arenas, thus why they now fight like Wyches. These models are converted from old DE Warriors w/ Deamonette heads & Black Ark Corsair weapons. The 2 Hekatrix are made from the new Raider passengers & new Agonisers.

Kabalite Avengers:

Converted from Gaudians w/ Scourge Heads, these are Dire Avengers/Kabalite Warriors.
Bottom Right:Painting in the true Avenger scheme, Avenger Exarch.
Bottom Left: Kabalite Warrior w/ Blaster

Fire Dragon Trueborn:

Made from old Warrior Splinter cannon models and painted as Fire Dragons.

Scorpion Incubi:

I used Kabalite Warriors, old Raider blades, old Warrior plumes & chaos warhound scorpion tails.

The backstory for these guys is that they are former Striking Scorpions that were captured and taken as slaves. Favored by the Incubi, they were used in many Incubi training rituals. Those that survived for long became tainted with bloodlust. On one of the Phoenix Corsairs' trading expeditions into Commorragh, many of the surviving Scorpions were enlisted as mercenaries.

No longer able to return as noble Aspect Warriors, the Scorpions wear Incudi armour adorned with scorpion tails as a symbol of their former lives. Forever part of the Phoenix Corsairs.

Dark Eldar Transports, Raiders & Venoms:

I took my old Raiders, gave them an updated look and added some sails..

Dark Eldar Voidraven:

I had to get the new Razorwing model. I converted it to be a VoidRaven by magetizing some Pulse Lasers as Void Lances.