Title: Herald of Tzeentch conversion ideas
Description: Let's brainstorm to something awesome!
Aéquitas - June 28, 2012 04:28 PM (GMT)
The Herald of Tzeentch is needed so I'm looking for alternative models and original conversions. I'm not really an expert on Tzeentch and how they should look but I noticed that some of the older Tzeentch models for the chaos warriors were actually shown as "faceless" or "cyclops"
Just look at the models for Tzeentch champion with book and tzeentch champion with 2 swords for example.
So this ofcourse got my conversion heart pumping and I found this beauty in the dark eldar section...
Now with some proper wings on its back (any plastic suggestions?), some more demonic arms with a nice looking book and a big staff with icon from the pink horror kit I think this could end up looking very cool.
What are your thoughts?
deathphoenix - June 28, 2012 09:58 PM (GMT)
Good base to start your conversion. I suggest for wings you have a look at the Dark Eldar scourges: Scourges
They have some nice feathered or leather wings. I look forward to seeing your work.
JonathanC - June 28, 2012 11:13 PM (GMT)
Scourges was exactly what I was going to suggest too. Tyranid Gargoyles are another option if you want leathery wings, and there are a lot of different ones available as bitz packs also.
zhambah - June 29, 2012 12:59 PM (GMT)
wow... i want to do that model now as well... but that would be stealing your idea's... i need to think of something similar lol
jerseydevil - June 29, 2012 01:17 PM (GMT)
Cool model to start with. I like the mask on his hip, gives me an idea for my Changeling model. Maybe give him a scroll in his gun hand that drops down to match the flow of the robes. Interested to see how it turns out.
Hulabell - June 29, 2012 06:16 PM (GMT)
I think it could work, more importantly if you have the funds, just try it and see! It already sounds like you have your heart set on it! :D
I have used some of the feathered Scourge wings for my daemons, they are ideal. They have a couple of wires on, but nothing that can't blend in well. I also got mine from the wonderful world of Ebay for cheap. I suggest looking there if that's all you intend on buying! ^^
Aéquitas - June 29, 2012 09:57 PM (GMT)
|QUOTE (zhambah @ Jun 29 2012, 07:59 AM)|
| wow... i want to do that model now as well... but that would be stealing your idea's... i need to think of something similar lol |
Lol I wouldn't mind you stealing my idea. If I wanted it to be unique I wouldn't have posted it so by all means go at it.
I have stolen my share of awesome conversions for my Skavenarmy in the past and supplied a good share of conversion ideas as well.
I haven't bought any models yet because of the incoming nurgle models rumours that have been popping up more and more.
Saintspirit - June 30, 2012 11:08 AM (GMT)
I think the heads of the kroot hounds work pretty good for tzeentch heralds; they are quite small and look pretty much like birds.
Aéquitas - June 30, 2012 11:23 PM (GMT)
K as soon as I get the feathered wings this is a go. Must say for conversions the bits needed for a Daemon Army are hell to get.
Getting the bits for a decent staff is hell as well.
Hulabell - July 1, 2012 01:14 PM (GMT)
I don't know if this helps at all, I don't know whereabouts in the world you are based! :D Dark Eldar Scourge feathered wings
As for the staff, maybe chop up and existing one and use one of the Blasted Standards from the GW site to top it off?
zhambah - July 1, 2012 03:56 PM (GMT)
hulabell, i think i love you, i normally just order parts from horde o bitz but that ebay seller is cheap as chips!
Hulabell - July 1, 2012 05:54 PM (GMT)
Haha! I usually get my stuff from there too, well worth it I say! I've also used Bitzbox
and Bits and Kits
too, both seem ok, when they have stock in that is! :)
Aéquitas - July 1, 2012 06:35 PM (GMT)
I emailed that guy cause he ships only to england and I live in the Netherlands.
I have some more info about my conversion ideas.
Basicly the gun will be replaced with a hand holding a ball of energy or a flaming ball and the other hand will be holding a sword staff or a double bladed staff.
This is the style I'm going for:
Ball of energy will probably end up a greenstuff ball sculpted around these 2 bits:
The smoke not being smoke but being part of the energy that is being created in the wizards hand.
This will probably be my swordstaff or twinblades. A swordstaff can't have a big Icon on it else it becomes unwieldy so I would have to think really hard on what to add to the end. Maybe just a sphere with the eye of Tzeentch in it or something.
Oh btw Hawke is kind of how badass I envision my Heralds to be:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlACgYHtWCI
zhambah - July 2, 2012 10:22 AM (GMT)
the other guy in the trailer looks far more badass than hawke... in my opinion anyway
zhambah - July 2, 2012 10:22 AM (GMT)
but it's a good idea none the less... when i do yet another hotz, i will probably do something like the first guy, he fits more in line with the theme of my army as it stands anyway
Aéquitas - July 21, 2012 03:39 PM (GMT)
Started working on my first Daemon.
My Herald of Tzeentch
Will lose the gun in favour for a globe in his hand (or a flaming skull) and the other arm will the weapon below.