Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Kairos Fateweaver and a Converted Lord of Change

I'm making a lot of progress on my Daemons for NOVA. At this point I only have 30 Pink Horrors to finish up and 3 more Flamers. I really love the Daemon army because its play style is hyper aggressive and fast, but it's also easy to speed paint and very colorful. I like colorful armies, that's why I dug the Aspect Warrior Eldar army so much and my Space Marines are a Crusade force of bunch of different chapters.

Anyway, I'm a big fan of GW's Fateweaver model. He's a little leaner and weaker looking than the Lord of Change, but he should be. It was a fun model to paint and I'm very happy with how the feathers on his back go from purple to green. The pictures are a little dark, but I hope you get a good idea of what he looks like.

When I got the Reaper Bones Kickstarter I ended up short one model (the Frost Wyrm which I'm going to see if it could work as a Mawloc) but got two Jabberwocks instead. The Jabberwock looks really cool, but it's also the right size and general shape of a Lord of Change. After playing a bunch of games with a Great Unclean One I figured that the Lord of Change would likely be a better fit as the Great Unclean One never dies, but he also never gets anywhere.

After some green stuff for his loin cloth (diaper, more like), brass rode and green stuff'd staff, and some chains for jewelry I think he comes out a really nice looking Lord of Change.

Instead of spending whatever GW charges for a Lord of Change (I don't complain about costs) I got this guy done for not much at all.

There were a few issues with the model. The biggest is that he falls over. The Bones material is soft and has good detail, but for taller figures (or at least for this one) he wants to fall forward. I'm sure the extra bits I put on him didn't help much, but the only thing I could do to remedy it is to sculpt a stone for his front right leg to lean against. Without this he falls forward way too much and takes up the whole length of a large oval base.

The other problem is that some parts of the wings crack. The paint just shows a little bit of cracking and it's a little concerning.

After Dull Cote this guy becomes a little more rigid and is fine. I like the way he came out and I think he looks good. I'm especially happy with how the raised dots on his skin fade from bright red to purple to blue to turquoise to green. I think it looks really good.

Also, I thought I should take some size comparison photos between the two.
I don't have the GW Lord of Change model, but this looks close to how they look together. The Jabberwock is a little bigger, but I think he fits well within a reasonable size of what the Lord of Change should be. I think they work together just fine.

Next week I'll have 20 Flesh Hounds up, and maybe the Pink Horrors. The week after that will be NOVA Open Battle Reports and a review of the event itself.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Daemon Prince for Chaos Daemons, or How Reaper Models Fit In


I'm finishing up my Chaos Daemon Army for the NOVA Open. More so, I've also been painting models that don't fit into what looks to be the list I'm taking to the NOVA Open, which is good as it'll give me some flexibility moving into the future.

While I'm only taking one Daemon Prince in my actual list, I ended up painting three of them. I wanted to see how some Reaper models fit in and I took some pictures to show the paint jobs and the scale as well.

First, the plastic GW Daemon Prince.

I like this kit pretty well. It's a little beefy and not without a ton of personality, although it's plastic and easy to convert, but it's a good kit. I painted it with whites and purples because I associate those colors with lots of things, and I figured they were good enough colors for him to be Nurgle, Slaanesh, or Tzeentch.

Next I got an Eldritch Demon from Reaper (now in Bones and should be ridiculously cheap) to use as a Nurgle Daemon Prince. He's a little small, comparison photos with the plastic Daemon Prince are included as well, but if you were to mount him on some cork or something he'd fit in pretty well.

Last, I got the Reaper Vulture Demon Skalathrix. He's thin and a little short, but again I think he would do well if put on a bigger base. Very Tzeentch-like, too, and a good enough figure (especially for the cost).

Last, I picked up the Rauthuros figure from the Reaper Bones Kickstarter hoping to use him as a Blood Thirster. I think he fits in well, but again is a little shorter than I would like (although he is more than wide enough). For how much he cost ($10 which also got another Khorne looking Demon that would work perfectly as a Daemon Prince, he's almost the perfect size)  he really can't be beat, plus I think he looks good.

Next week I'll have my Fateweaver and converted Lord of Change (from the Reaper Bones Jabberwock figure) to show off.
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