View Full Version : Emperor's Children - Hellraiser/Cenobyte-Style

12-11-2009, 20:17
I just decided that I am going to do an Emperor's Children army. However, I want to get away a bit from the whole plush, soft porn, boobs everywhere feeling and go more for an S/M inspired look. My main inspirations would be Hellraiser and Lucius (Self scarification, leather masks, body grafts, hooks and chains etc.).

Now I have been wondering if anybody had some suggestions about heads that would fit that concept? Also open for suggestions for other bits. Doesnt have to be GW. So far I have been thinking about using parts of the Daemonettes sprue and some stuff including some heads from the WHFB Flagellants. Anybody has any suggestions? Or maybe a link to a miniatures company that has heads that could fit the bill?

Any help is appreciated.

12-11-2009, 20:30
Hi there.

I play Emperor children too. it's nice to see someone else with simmiliar ideas for the army.

try to look on dark elves from WHFB. maybe not the heads you are looking for but i got few ideas from elve models.

IF you have too much money glue this to your titan

well try to get the sister of battle seraphim model with her arms spread. then use some chain, then glue her to front armour of your tank.

12-11-2009, 20:35
Normal EC heads seem to be rather bondagish already. How about plastic Daemonette and (bare) Dark Elf Corsair heads? They have somewhat of an bondage theme to them, with all the spiky hair bits and such.

12-11-2009, 20:50
Get yourself some sister repentia models to use as generic demons. It would look awesome. The repentia models are some of the best GW has ever produced. It sucks that the unit never gets fielded.

12-11-2009, 20:54
Get yourself some sister repentia models to use as generic demons. It would look awesome. The repentia models are some of the best GW has ever produced. It sucks that the unit never gets fielded.

true, especialy for this army it is a good advice

12-11-2009, 21:02
Awesome Ideas so far!Thanks!
I have also considered using the a modified penitent engine as dreadnought. Exchanging the head of the chick in front with a daemonette's head or so.. What do you think?Would that be feasible and look good?

12-11-2009, 21:11
I know a guy who uses Repentias as zealots. Those eviscerators are as big as chainswords, and look about the same. With an added pistol holster they're ready to wade into the enemy ranks.

well try to get the sister of battle seraphim model with her arms spread. then use some chain, then glue her to front armour of your tank.
Or just use those Penitent engine Sisters. Hell why not use Penitent engines as Dreads? They already have two CCWs and flamers.

Or how about something like these:

12-11-2009, 22:28
Some of the dark eldar bits might be good if ye adept at hacking and willing to sell out on metal models that'll get hacked to bits


13-11-2009, 00:01
the wings off Be'lakor would work dending on your buget.

Dasqueek-Master Assassin
13-11-2009, 00:28
OP, I feel the exact same way.
I am looking into alot of the darker sides of human sexuality for insperation (I swear its just research :p)
Look into extreme body modification, hook hangings, geiger art, and like you already mentioned the Hellraiser series.

I think there are some great models out there for what you want, but the fact of the matter is youre probably going to have to make alot of it yourself.

I agree with the repentias, as well as the fact that the dark elves stuff fits the bill nicely.

IM going to make a prince who is based off of the deciever. He's very androgenous with an almost snake like head. Chains hooked in his back to pull along the slaves he takes...should be interesting

13-11-2009, 01:31
Chaos Marine tank crews with respirators could make good bondage masks. They have straps going over the head and with little modifications to the mouth piece you can get all sorts of things. Maybe put a blade to the end of it, like what Rackham Eclipsantes (http://i.pbase.com/u36/demon_lord/large/24510649.100_0022.jpg) have. That should make them rather bondageish.

Maybe give them some Dark Elf style stuff, like sharp corners in armour, triangle shapes, stuff like that. Something that's doesn't look comfortable. Exposed flesh. Unarmoured arm or two, maybe no armour on the abdomen. Have those spikes come not from the armour, but from their own bodies through the armour. So if you have like an exposed torso, have spiked on the spine of coming out of the shoulders, like they were fuced with the bones themselves. Use spiky bits to give them steel mohawks and horns, like the spikes were attached to their skulls.

Leather, vinyl and latex. And lots of straps. Like... a lot. Like their whole armour was held together by leather straps and buckles. A little like the weird suit (http://api.ning.com/files/t0UCpa02W81IKaGie9FD9gZ4w54LQQHW-cGlXmjLjkI*tlhUKgZJZGByP*qQfDa3W78216Wf4tBvXTlsY6j CJJpGj0a8xyqT/Alucard.jpg) Alucard wears in Hellsing (I guess it has something to do with restricting his powers). Maybe use DA vets and paint their robes really shiny black. If you remove the back of the torso from the legs, you can mount a normal SM torso on there and use the robed legs as a sort of PVC skirt (http://nightshadelondon.com/boutique/images/Gallery/PVC%20Skirt.jpg).

Shoes. They need all sorts of shoes. Platforms, heels, bladed ones, spiked ones... All sorts of.

Different close combat weapons. Swords and axes, with chainblades or not, is old news. Give them all different weapons that look like something you won't want to be attacked with. Spiky whips, thin blades for slashing, wrist blades, chains with blades, pair of bolt pistols with blades, claws, maybe a giant Chaos star that they use to hit people with (it has spikes, doesn't it?), spears... Hell, maybe one or two of those strap-ons used to kill that hooker in Se7en.

What else? Um... Search the internet far and wide (reaper and hasslefree are good places to start) nice models and make statues out of them for your tanks. Maybe even do 3D frescos on the sides. There are nice slave and other chained up models out there, that are sure to make nice illustrations and diorams that you can take to battle. Makes ordinary hood ornaments look miniscule.

13-11-2009, 02:33
It's curious how popular the Emperors Children are, both pre and post Heresy.

I wonder why that is.. but that's a subject for another thread. :D

On topic, I think this has a lot of potential -- I'm glad you're shying away from the base sexual aspect of Slaanesh, it's very overdone.

I hope you intend to do a log with this project!

13-11-2009, 20:01
Well..thanks alot guys for all the ideas! They are really awesome and Ill use most of them.. They are totally awesome!
If I manage to get regular access to a camera I will do a blog about this army.

Btw. Dasqueek I love the description of your demon prince, I hope you can load up pictures when you have dont it.

Dasqueek-Master Assassin
13-11-2009, 21:10
Well thank you very much.
Im currently working on my crons right now, but who knows, I might just do it for fun soon ;)