Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Substitute Pink Horrors



I am slowly putting together a daemon army for 40K, which I fit in around working on my IG, Blood Pact, Ork, Chaos marines, and Vrak armies.

I am of course, as mad as a mad thing.


Anyway, I don't like metal models because of their weight, cost, storage problems, and my superglue allergy and I don't much like the Pink Horror models in particular. One of the other bloggers suggested looking at substitute models, notably Dryads.


So I did.

The Wabbit Daemon likes them as well.

John

PS I have it on reliable authority that they are purple - pink, purple, what's the difference. It all looks the same to me.

13 comments:

  1. Well really depending on how you want to depict demons that are in an ever-constant state of change is really hard to get wrong. I've been playing the forces of Chaos since they first came out. Back then they were lead and looked like some sort of escapee from the movie Troll. Back then they were pink and when killed turned into 2 blue horrors. Now they look more like stand-ins for J.C.'s The Thing. I like what you did with your and they look very nice and demonic and creepy.

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  2. I'm with you on the pink/purple thing.

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  3. They are indeed purple-pink and they look great. Those dryads work perfectly for horrors, well done. Is this a fantasy army or a 40k army? Will we be seeing these beauties materialize in the trenches on Vraks?

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  4. I did the exact same thing! So funny but I made my Dryads into Bloodletters/Deamonettes. Just painted them all nurgle added some green stuff and bam! For my horrors though I bought Vampire Counts ghouls and attached smoke launchers to their backs.

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  5. These really do look great.

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  6. Dear trucker
    Yah, why should daemons all look the same. It makes no sense.

    John

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  7. Dear Anon
    I intend to make ghouls into plaguebearers!
    John

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  8. Dear Rabid

    I mostly play 40k but I put them on square bases so I have the option.

    Oh yes, they will turn up in the trenches - ah ha ha ha haaaaa.....

    John

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  9. I keep coming back to your demon project blog entry. It really catches my eye and inspires me to do a demon project using the same set. Did you "do anything" to them? In other words are they assembled straight out of the box? I'm not a GW Fantasy player so I'm not very familiar with the Dyrads. I'm suddenly having all sorts of evil ideas. As a $35.00 box set it's a good purchase for a new custom project. Thanks for showing off your work!

    PS: OK just looked on the GW site. Just curious what's the critter up in the limbs of one of the Dryads? It kind of looks like a humanoid bat-thing. Hey maybe that's where the Batboy the supermarker tabloids used to talk about feld to!

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  10. Dear Cyborg
    They are pretty much straight out of the box. I shaved off leafy stuff and avoided owls, bats, skeletones etc (as an aside, you get lots of useful extras in the box). I bought a few resin stands and made the rest using Milliput. I painted them with gloss varnish to make them look 'liquid' and also the larva but left the solidified rock matt. I actually have 20 of the things. I have learnt with daemons that you have to mass them for best effects.

    Warhammer Fantasy has lots of useful stuff in plastic.

    John

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  11. Oh yes the generic lesser demons are definitely best when they attack as a huge mob! I find they make great delaying units.

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  12. Can you tell me how you painted them? I am looking for a quick table top standard. So far, I have seen decent results from a simple white primer then applying the new citadel red wash.

    Your colour looks deeper than that though. Any help is great!

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