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Thunderrchunky
02-06-2014, 20:48
Hello Fellow Gamers,

I am creating a fantasy dark elves army with a painting theme of the University of Texas Longhorns (burnt orange and white). I am including two Kharibdyss, but would like to substitute the models with large units that look like longhorns that are as close to the size of the Kharibdyss as possible. They don't have to be large cows on four legs. Standing with weapons will work, but I am looking for larger menacing figures. The horns are probably the most important part. If they don't have horns like longhorns, then it pretty much defeats the purpose of the theme. Would y'all happen to know of any models that fit this description.

The first suggestion I was given is the Taurus models from the ForgeWorld's Chaos Dwarf Line: http://www.forgeworld.co.uk/Warhammer/CHAOS_DWARFS . Those models look nice, but I am not sure if they will look good without wings, and the horns are pointed forward like a bull which is wrong.

Assistance is greatly appreciated.

Sincerely,

Thunderrchunky

ndphoto
02-06-2014, 20:59
I've had the same dilemma with beasts of nurgle, the gw models are awful so I've been looking for alternatives. There are all sorts of alternative manufacturers such as titan forge (where I'm getting my beasts from). The club I'm part of are happy to allow proxy models.
http://titan-forge.com/fantasy_miniatures_daemonic_kingdom_descendants_of _decay

http://www.mierce-miniatures.com


http://www.avatars-of-war.com/eng/web/

http://www.manticgames.com/mantic-shop/kings-of-war.html

Hope these help

Sent from father nurgles garden

Verm1s
03-06-2014, 01:52
the horns are pointed forward like a bull which is wrong.

I'm several kinds of confused as to what you think longhorns are...

Sphere Wars do a pretty funky werebull (http://www.spherewars.es/en/sphereshop/product/68-werebull/category_pathway-16), though I'm not sure it's quite as big as a kharibdyss. IIRC it's taller than a 28mm human at it's shoulder. The horns also aren't right, but if you're looking for a big mini with horns just like a longhorn, I'd say take a leaf out of your title topic and look for modelling assistance. Rolling new horns out of putty is fairly easy (like rolling out plasticene snakes, but with a bit more care) though it might take a few tries to get just the right proportions and curvature. Do you know anyone who could do it for a favour or a few dollars, or is it something you feel you can try yourself?

Thunderrchunky
03-06-2014, 02:47
Thank you for your responses. I am referring to longhorns that you would find in, say, Texas.

like this guy: http://images.fineartamerica.com/images-medium-large/texas-longhorn-standing-in-bluebonnets-jon-holiday.jpg

I am having trouble finding miniatures that look like this, so my description included what one might find in the beastmen from gamesworkshop.

I would be doing this myself and I'm trying to find something relatively easy to do. Is modelling putty relatively easy to work with? Is it expensive?

3eland
03-06-2014, 03:00
Buy the forgeworld bull, snip horns off, green stuff your own on. Or find the long horns from the cygor kit online and green stuff them onto the bull.