Title: Alternative daemon models
Talonz - February 7, 2012 08:23 AM (GMT)
Other forums have a good pinned collection of alternative models found by their members....and im having feverish thoughts on another daemonic army...where are all the alternative daemon models?!***As per kitsune's request, direct all discussion of models posted herein to this thread.***
For a start; check out the Heresy miniatures demons line
, and in particular their blights/plaguebearers
DaemonReign - February 7, 2012 08:47 AM (GMT)
Hey, and they've got this guy now!! *lol*
Heresy has revamped their page too. And added quite a few things I didn't see before.
Those Plaguebearers are nice. I wonder why GW lets them get away with it honestly.. :D
LAV-Kitsune- - February 7, 2012 09:40 AM (GMT)
Post is pinned, as there has indeed been tons of alternative model suggestions on several topics especially by FatherKnowsBest. Lets post all our models on this thread so everyone can easily find alternatives.
When you post, keep it simple. Post picture, manufacturer, possible web site and price. Lets leave comments to some other thread so that this thread will be easy to read =)
Talonz - February 7, 2012 04:18 PM (GMT)
Next, Ultraforge line of greater daemons, which seems to be divided into first run and second run models....not sure if there are size differences or not, as several GDs get duplicated across or within the same run.
example from their demon lords line
and one from their more costly great daemons line
Talonz - February 7, 2012 04:27 PM (GMT)
Of course, you should know this one but if you dont know it yet....you will now!Forgeworlds line of daemons and beasts
, for example their GD of slaanesh;
FatherKnowsBest - February 7, 2012 04:42 PM (GMT)
Best Fiend out there in my opinion. I love using them:
Note: Great miniature, but horribly designed to go together and I highly recommend pinning all appendages well.
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Talonz - February 7, 2012 05:32 PM (GMT)
haha go father go!
Father has posted some examples of one of my favorite line of models, Helldorado. Cipher studios
currently has the NA rights to that french game iirc, and they do a demon specefic range but also check out the other helldorado ranges, the immortals and the lost have some good options. Imo the model images are somewhat deceptive, the models may not be as big as they appear, but are finely detailed.
some of my faves;
le grouillant (wormpile) dp of nurgle?
and vorenus, dp of tzeentch?
I have these 2 models if you have questions about them.
Another one I really liked, la gourmandise, a beast of nurgle/DP perhaps?
Talonz - February 7, 2012 05:45 PM (GMT)
You could also check out ciphers line of anima tactics
models, individual and very characterful models with a slight anima influence.
I am very unsure of scale though, they may be too big to be heralds, but too small to be anything else, I dont know, ive looked at many but havnt invested in one.
example, somewhat hellraiserish;
i wonder if their fire demon would make a good alt flamer?
price varies from 10 to 30$ /model, so size may even vary amongst them, I do not know.
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Talonz - February 7, 2012 05:57 PM (GMT)
Wyrd miniatures Malifaux game
is a wonderful line full of all kinds of wacky stuff!
some of my faves;
Nekima from ther neverborn line, a straight out of the box khorne female dp! (valkia the bloody proxy too)
or the insidious madness, tzeentch herald?
Talonz - February 7, 2012 06:07 PM (GMT)
Now this is a hard line of miniatures to find, the french Rackham company Confronation miniatures. I have a number of their models and love them. They are largely oop so good luck finding them, but Legacy miniatures is rereleasing some of them, which can be found in the CMON store
perhaps the hottest current example is Belial, a monstrously sized keeper of secrets alt model, I have one and love it;
Ive seen dirz tigers used as fleshounds, great models. Impossible to find now though (although as Legacy apparently has the rights to the entire Rackham catalog, there is hope!);
Talonz - February 7, 2012 06:14 PM (GMT)
Female bloodthirster anyone?! (very tempted by this one myself!) about 54mm apparently, so perhaps not full on GD size...a good display base to add height might help;
Nalach, the dark shadow
contact Andrea Miniatures
Talonz - February 7, 2012 06:21 PM (GMT)
Blackball games has a line of crazy stuff, Book of Fragments
example, the muvian priestess;
Talonz - February 7, 2012 06:30 PM (GMT)
the Kingdom Death Wet Nurse
is one example of the disturbing models that company can make....a GUO in a slaanesh themed army perhaps?
oop but may be back at some point (it has once already).
FatherKnowsBest - February 7, 2012 06:51 PM (GMT)
Talonz - February 7, 2012 07:00 PM (GMT)
Of course for true independent miniature making, you should check out Trollforged line of demons
, including these;
3 worm grubs, great beasts of nurgle
But dont miss this link!customizable Demon Lord kit
Talonz - February 7, 2012 07:10 PM (GMT)
Dont forget the old veteran of minis, Reaper miniatures. Use their Figure Finder
to browse directly for demons or whatever you can think of. You will need to check carefully for scale and basing may require some work as some are quite varied in size and may come with presculpted oldschool basing. But pricing is often very good if not unbeatable.
examples I like;
vulture demon (tzeentch dp? herald? dunno...)
darkspawn ice demon (nurgle herald?)
mastema (slaanesh herald?)
Talonz - February 7, 2012 07:23 PM (GMT)
Gamezone Miniatures is a spanish company that is known to cater directly to the WFB audience. Their actual home site is down but their catalog can be found at a german site (among others), and for our purposes an entire range of slaaneshi alternatives
, including my favorite;
adalid, herald of slaanesh? (or khorne in a female themed army...hmmmm I think I need her! :P )
Talonz - February 7, 2012 07:45 PM (GMT)
Trying to replicate a Cthulhu based army?
Try RAFM's line of Call of Cthulhu miniatures
or EM4 minis line of wacky stuff
and if money and tablespace is no option, go all out on one of SOTA toys nightmares line!
unfortunately Cthulhu himself and all of the affordable toy versions are long sold out
...if someone finds the toy version of Dagon...let me know....
Talonz - February 7, 2012 08:03 PM (GMT)
Cavalcade wargames has recently aquired Dragonblood miniatures, which make some fine models. And if you are into tentacles or shellfish creatures or both, you should check out their Dark Mariners
Talonz - February 7, 2012 08:15 PM (GMT)
His feet nearly disapear depending on the angle you look at him, but I kinda like this nurgley herald kind of model;masquerade miniatures Frog Demon
Talonz - February 7, 2012 08:21 PM (GMT)
Avatars of War
is a fine purveyor of wfb specefic character models (and now units too!), and they have put out 2 daemonic heralds so far;
Talonz - February 7, 2012 08:32 PM (GMT)
Dark Age Games
has their own line of wacky stuff....perhaps some;Puds
or splice/species inspired herald?Brood Scion
Talonz - February 7, 2012 08:47 PM (GMT)
Although Ive been trying to keep manufacturers on one page, this really deserves its own post...the Heresy hellhounds
are simply amazing I think, best alt fleshounds out there if you dont like the gw look and arent after anything specefic to fit an army concept;
Sherlock, fit these guys into your Hell army? :unsure: :P
Talonz - February 7, 2012 09:01 PM (GMT)
Speaking of generic otherworldly creatures, I really like these models. If they were plastic and cheaper, id be all over them! As is, 3.75 after currency conversion for a single rank and file trooper is more expensive than GW!Eureka minis Demons
(note both versions shown, they can come armed or unarmed)
Brad - February 7, 2012 09:44 PM (GMT)
I have a Tzeentch DP/LoC alternative, I'm trying to recall the range...
I just found the box. Clan War Elemental Terrors, it was the Air one (the Earth one came in the box as well). I don't think this range is still in production and I can't find a pic of the figs themselves online. I did find the illustration below which was on the box cover.
Talonz - February 7, 2012 11:28 PM (GMT)
Good call! I tend to think of Oni in terms of my old ogre army, so forgot how they could be the basis of a 'japanese' demon army.
Clan War models have been picked up again and their shadowlands line
could fit the bill.
Oni no kamu
and even a comical horror champion perhaps?
certainly some wilder ones exist in the gallery given above!