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John Vaughan
07-04-2008, 02:51
Okay, all you Tzeentch players know that we got the shaft on new models. I personally want a two headed Lord of Change, and 3 Heralds for my army. How on earth can I do that with no new tzeentch models? Here's your chance for ideas!

Additionally, there have been no generic heralds released, nor will they be. Who has cool conversion ideas for any herald of any god?

Oh, and I have a special challenge: The rules for The Plaguefather, and Kairos Fateweaver were released. There are no models for them. How would you propose to build them? I realize that there are others, but these two seem more challenging to me.

Khaeron Baoth
07-04-2008, 07:34
Old 4th. edition Tzeentch disc riders as Tzeentch heralds. There are many disturbing models, like moon faced champion, faceless champion and someone who is half flamer. Little bit greenstuff and they are good heralds.

Greater demons are tougher cookie. Maybe I would make Kairos with parts of Nagash (robes), Lord of Change (current model) and another head from older LOC.

Gazak Blacktoof
07-04-2008, 19:24
Any idea if the LOC comes with two heads? The head that gets pictured currently is a new head and you might get both in the set.

Gaulrach would also be a good stand in for a LOC with two heads. I'm not sure how easily it could be reposed but it might be poissible to give Gaulrach a staff as well. OR juts use Galrauch's heads on a LOC body.

I think that a current flamer body remodelled slightly to take a carrion head with a greenstuff tentacle to hold a staff would make an excellent herald.

Famder
07-04-2008, 20:42
For the Plaguefather get a GUO and place it on a chariot base with a grudge thrower full of nurglings. Then with a little modelling design a lever in its hand. It would also be interesting to position the grudge thrower so that the place for the stone looks like it doubles as a bowl for the Plaguefather.

Lordsaradain
07-04-2008, 20:45
Here's how I'll do my slaanesh herald:
Dryad body, 4 arms(the upgrade for +2A) and Morathi's Head. Some greenstuffwork will naturally be required. The dryad body is to keep the theme of my current daemonetts which are also converted from dryads:
http://img130.imageshack.us/img130/2277/daemonettesside21vn.jpg
http://img382.imageshack.us/img382/1870/daemonettes2qg.jpg
http://img382.imageshack.us/img382/7669/daemonettesside16zl.jpg
http://img471.imageshack.us/img471/5663/daemonettesback3ny.jpg
http://img471.imageshack.us/img471/2549/img01251ge.jpg
http://img471.imageshack.us/img471/1056/img01271jl.jpg
http://img528.imageshack.us/img528/9717/img01289st.jpg
http://img471.imageshack.us/img471/7789/img01291dm.jpg
http://img471.imageshack.us/img471/5043/img01269rg.jpg
http://img471.imageshack.us/img471/9941/img01303nb.jpg
Made from plastic dryads. Se thread here: http://www.druchii.net/viewtopic.php?t=42189

Thinking of a Nurgle herald too, it'll proably just be a big greenstuff blob, with mutant sprue details(head, arms, spikes etc)

Xaskus
07-04-2008, 21:32
For my skulltaker I'm going to convert a wingless Belakor onto a new juggernaut and do a lot of putty work to make the stupid cape. The other two will probly just be old metal bloodletters on new juggernauts converted.

oCoYoRoAoKo
08-04-2008, 08:36
for Tzeentch heralds, just cut the head off a flamer, the legs off a horror, a little blending and voila! your done :D

Cy.

snyggejygge
08-04-2008, 13:34
What Ive thought about using as heralds:

Khorne: 5:th edition Scyla or just use some old Khorne champion, a few of them had Bloodletter heads or Flesh Hound heads.
Slaanesh: Old Dechala model works perfect
Nurgle: Mordheim big guy from Carnival of Chaos
Tzeentch: old discrider from an early edition
Undivided: Probably a converted Mortal Champion, which is converted to look like hes about to become a daemon

The Judge
08-04-2008, 13:38
There isn't an option for Undivided Heralds, AFAIK.

I do like the Mordheim Carnival Strongman as a Nurgle Herald though.

Lupinbell
09-04-2008, 21:58
As I'm really lazy I might just use Beastman or Mortal charecters as my heralds and the 40K Demon Prince as, well a Demon Prince.

The Tzeentch Champoin would work well because of the mutated head.

Ravik
09-04-2008, 23:21
I'm going to be using my Tzeentch Wargors as Heralds for the army, got 3 in production so far and one complete.

http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/9179/warfrontsd2.gif
This image is horribly out od date, but gives you an idea of what they'd be like. I'm also going to be using the old chaos guy in bone armour as the changling.

Gralph!?!
10-04-2008, 00:58
maybe getting extended versions of some of the normal daemons? tzeentch can get flamers and with a little green stuff work and a few bits from a horrer can have a nice looking horrer that is twisting into something nasty. a pretty simple conversion as well. nurgle you have epidermus' model if not that then as stated the big guy from the mordhiem or maybe even using plague bearer with differant colours to the rest as well as a nice fancy base?

SilverWarlock
10-04-2008, 01:53
I need slaaneshi heralds, specifically one that I can count as mounted on a steed of slaanesh (has to be cavalry base though so no boob worm)

my conversion skills are decent, but I don't seem to have a base model.

I also really like rackham models in general .

here is one idea

http://www.rackham-store.com/boutique_us/fiche_produit.cfm?type=773&ref=FRCYCH05&code_lg=lg_us&pag=1&num=38

Sergeant Uriel Ventris
10-04-2008, 01:57
I need slaaneshi heralds, specifically one that I can count as mounted on a steed of slaanesh (has to be cavalry base though so no boob worm)

my conversion skills are decent, but I don't seem to have a base model.

I also really like rackham models in general .

here is one idea

http://www.rackham-store.com/boutique_us/fiche_produit.cfm?type=773&ref=FRCYCH05&code_lg=lg_us&pag=1&num=38

None of your links worked for me, so you might want to check that out. It could just be me, though.

I really like that gor with the flamer body, although I feel like I saw it in an expose about Golden Daemon winners/runner-ups. Still an awesome idea, you guys are almost making me want to go over to the dark side...

Ravik
10-04-2008, 02:07
I really like that gor with the flamer body, although I feel like I saw it in an expose about Golden Daemon winners/runner-ups. Still an awesome idea, you guys are almost making me want to go over to the dark side...

Yeh, that's where I got the idea from. It looked awesome, so I just had to do it.

StarFyre
10-04-2008, 02:09
I'll take a shot at sculpting a Lord of Change for ya with 2 heads....but the cost for a custom sculpt may be quite a bit :P

I want a 2 headed one as well..but i have a feeling that is what hte forgeworld one will look like once it's released.

The plague father .... use the forgeworld great unclean one....i also plan to sculpt one for myself and one to sell (i have the FW one as well..it's cool but have an idea based on one of the Helldorado models that are much cooler IMHO)...

Sanjay

Joewrightgm
10-04-2008, 03:09
One of the staff at my local GW showed me the warmaster range, and some of the greater demon/demon prince models looked just about the right scale to do a herald.

I could be totally wrong; I've actually never seen warmaster minis up close. If anyone could confirm this, that would be good to know.

SilverWarlock
10-04-2008, 04:13
fixed the link in my post

just thought of maybe going with a conversion from the Damien model from inquisitor for a slaaneshi herald ...

the running pose could explain M10

I have that model somewhere, will see if he fits on a cav base (the arco flagellant whips would make great claw supports, so I can GS claws on him and fill in the holes in the body).

Gralph!?!
10-04-2008, 12:08
One of the staff at my local GW showed me the warmaster range, and some of the greater demon/demon prince models looked just about the right scale to do a herald.

I could be totally wrong; I've actually never seen warmaster minis up close. If anyone could confirm this, that would be good to know.


a daemon prince or dragon or other big criter is about the size of a night goblin and about half s thick depending on what it is.


an idea for that is to use the deviever, give it a mmore suitable slaaneshy head and then give it some wings and put some armour on them. it can count as a daemonic herald on steen which is easy to explain how, the aroured wings are tough so he can shield himself with them, he can smack people with them but not as hard as using swords and other stuff he moves fast due to the wings. problem solved on that front. also you can most likely mount it on a 25x50 mm base but it might have balance issues.

Scelerat
10-04-2008, 12:48
I need slaaneshi heralds, specifically one that I can count as mounted on a steed of slaanesh (has to be cavalry base though so no boob worm)

my conversion skills are decent, but I don't seem to have a base model.

I also really like rackham models in general .

here is one idea

http://www.rackham-store.com/boutique_us/fiche_produit.cfm?type=773&ref=FRCYCH05&code_lg=lg_us&pag=1&num=38

If you like Rackham, I think these ones look better for that purpose:
http://www.rackham-store.com/boutique_us/fiche_produit.cfm?type=770&ref=FRDASP02&code_lg=lg_us&pag=1&num=47

Soul of Iron
10-04-2008, 13:25
I have 3 converted Tzeentch heralds that are easy to do and look great. I'll take some picks of them tonight and post them.