FW Open Days: Behold Magnus


The Daemon Primarch is at Warhammer World Open Days – Check out the full Glory of Magnus the Red!

Games Workshop brought Magnus to Warhammer World Open Days and the full model does NOT disappoint!

via Garro

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Battle Bunnies also has some more pics of the Primarch:

via Battle Bunnies

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According to Battle Bunnies:

“Tom Winstone was the ‘Eavy metal painter. Took him 300 Hours to paint”

“Tiny Magnus is just for colour testing / mock up.”

300 Hours? I can believe it. Also, tiny Magnus looks pretty cool too! I hope they release a version that size, maybe for the rumored Adeptus Mechanicus Game? I mean, I know the scale is way off but it’s not like Daemon Prince Magnus wasn’t in Epic before:


Just sayin’…

I wonder how they got the miniature from the smaller scale to the larger scale…they probably called in a specialist:



Daemon Primarch Magnus looks AMAZING! Stay tuned for more from Warhammer World Open Days all weekend!

  • Devourer

    Actually I am no fan of the supersize hype and I would prefer the little magnus

    • Djbz

      Especially as he’ll likely be stuck at the typical St6/T6 that most monstrous creatures have.

      • ZeeLobby

        Nah. I bet he’ll be in the 7s or 8s.

        • Djbz

          I’ve thought that for loads of monstrous creatures they’ve released over the years, especially as they keep getting bigger.
          And they still get the measly 6/6
          (Or sometimes worse)

          • ZeeLobby

            Def true. They might have done that purposely to leave this gap to from primalaterto fit in. Primarchs have got to be near the pinnacle.

          • Alpharius

            He seems GMC-level, though.

          • Djbz

            And how strong/tough was the last one of those made?
            (I’ll give you a hint- it was between 5 and 7)

          • Fluffy the destroyer

            it also had a frankly ridiculous number of wounds if i’m correct
            it was also a mechanical gun platform, not a genetically modified demigod, further amplified by the powers of chaos
            i mean T6 is average for a non daemon primarch, there’s no way he’d stay that low

  • Rob

    I cannot take any model with nipple horns seriously.

    • ZeeLobby

      Yeah. I never really got why they designed him with those. If anything I feel like they’d get in the way while fighting.

      • Rob

        Yeah I mean what you going to do, hang your coat off them?

        I know you could probably build the model and replace then with stripper tassels, skulls or massive diamonds, but someone will just go and ask “So you didn’t go with the nipple horns then?” and it’s all just wasted.

        No GW. Just no.

      • Jukka Vuorisalo

        You do know ¨that it´s artistic choice? MAny, or all magnus armored pics have nipplyhorn armor

        • ZeeLobby

          Doesn’t change the fact that it’s silly, or impractical. It’s not even Tzeentchy.

        • Jonathan B.

          Kind of like “Batman and Robin” but more horny.

      • wibbling

        Horus can’t see behind him. He’s wearing a cloak. So is Vulkan, Kurze, Russ. Cloaks, in combat, are silly. Heck, two weapons in combat are nigh impossible to wield.

        We’re talking about a fictional, post physics super human with giant wings who is a daemon prince of a gestalt entity created from the combined wish of all mankind for change yet can’t grow a new eyeball.

        Come on. Suspend belief.

        • Rob

          Suspension of belief is one thing, but it is not acceptance of all things. Stuff still need to look right, and look in place and in keeping with the setting and tone of the setting or genre.

          Cloaks, wielding two weapons, unfeasibly oversized armour, chaos demons, bone spurs and demonic horns I’ll all for. Give me all the skulls and chaos there is. My belief is well and truly suspended when it comes to 40k.

          Nipple horns are not about suspension of belief. They look dumb and stupid as heck and that’s a nope from me. Not a model I’ll be buying any time soon.

          • ZeeLobby

            Exactly! I’ll still end up buying it, but then I’ll have to decide, do I remove them and then have to explain to everyone I show why he doesn’t have nipple horns, or do I keep them and then have everyone I show laugh about his nipple horns. It’s honestly unfair to Magnus more than anyone else. He will forever be known as the Horne’s nippled primarch.

        • ZeeLobby

          Uh. Your comparing neck guards, cloaks and duel-weilding (all seen in armor styles and combat throughout history) to giant nipple horns the size of a forearm. Please tell me you see how ludicrous of a supporting statement that is.

          Just because I suspend some belief doesn’t mean I have to throw all of it out a window. Especially where aesthetics are involved. Personally it would just look like a better model without them, especially with zero justification for them (outside of the original Magnus artwork in HH that started the trend). I’m pretty sure no one mentions his armor as having giant nipple horns in the books either.

          • Darth Bumbles

            Nipple horns the size of HIS forearms, meaing they’re probably Usain Bolt sized nipple horns.

        • Haighus

          Two weapons in combat, or at least both hands on a weapon, is shown in medieval combat manuals to be in every way superior to wielding a single weapon in one hand. This is borne out by the fact that some manuals show a cloak being used in the off-hand, the implication being that even the cloak off your back is more useful than just using a sword in one hand. There are a lot of examples of daggers being wielded in the off-hand alongside a sword, or a second sword. Not to mention a shield, especially small ones like bucklers, are weapons themselves when used correctly. So two weapons in combat was pretty common, although less common than both hands holding the same weapon designed for two-handed use.

          I agree with the rest of your point though.

        • ReverendTiberiusJackhammer

          Suspension of disbelief is governed by the desirability of whatever disbelief is being suspended for. It’s not just a catch-all “Shut up, you’re not allowed to critique this!”

      • Alpharius

        That’s how he really lost an eye. Tried to do a somersault. Did not go well.

        • ZeeLobby

          LoL. KNEW IT!

        • Jonathan B.

          It’s all fun and games until someone puts an eye out.

    • wibbling

      Magnus has always has the horns on his armour.

      • Rob

        Yeah and I’ve always found it ridiculous. The bigger the model the more ridiculous it become.

        • Randy Randalman

          Well, you aren’t everybody, and you aren’t even with the majority. If his armor hadn’t been that way, “canon” purists would have flipped out much louder than you are right now.

          • ZeeLobby

            Eh. I know a lot of canon purists who still think it’s ridiculous. Sometimes aesthetic changes are made for the greater good. And very few fans are batting an eye at the fact that the thunderhawk looks nothing like how it’s described in the books…

    • Eric Buchanan

      I can’t take models without nipple horns serious. I mean your leaving a perfectly good nipple unhorned.

      • ZeeLobby

        Haha. Tocuhe. Fulcrum better come with a raging codpiece.

        • Eric Buchanan

          I prefered it before the edit. You know “Fulcrum” would have a massive lever. 😉

          Autocomplete plays havoc with 40k nouns.

          • ZeeLobby

            Hahaha, I should have left it. And yeah. It kills me, especially when I have to go back and edit on a mobile device.

      • Rob

        You’re right of course. All nipple should be horned. It’s the only way.

    • Talos2

      Wouldn’t be Magnus without them

    • Zingbaby

      And he has 2 eyes, why is no one talking about his eyes?

      • Haighus

        One of them just looks like an empty eye socket to me, or where an eye should be. Far preferable to having a central eye like a greek cyclops IMO.

        • ZeeLobby

          Eh. I think they could have done a cool cyclops eye.

  • Lord Elpus

    I shall call him “mini me”….

  • ZeeLobby

    Big Magnus is cool. I would definitely paint, but id much prefer the mini-magnus for playing. The scale creep is getting out of hand. Soon we’ll need a 10′ x 10′ floor to play on.

  • Karru

    Got to the 6th picture and all I could think of was “don’t talk to me or my son ever again.” Thank you internet.

  • Byungwook Kim

    It has to be big because it is gargantuan.

  • zeno666

    LoL, that is such a silly looking mini.
    Never saw a close up of his face. Looks like he has a booger distracting him 😛

  • SilentPony

    So what, he’s the size of a Knight?

  • ZeeLobby


    While I don’t love everything about this piece of artwork. I think the horns coming out of his upper chest and directed upward are much much better. I also like the asymmetry here. I think if I got this model I would try to convert them to be more like this (including duplicating the asymmetry). As it is, they do really look like droopy nips.

  • Ruadhan

    I asked about mini-me Magnus.
    He’s 3d printed explicitly so the painter can trial the paint job without potentially screwing up the full size model.
    No chance of it going on sale

    • Geil

      And yet he have the right size for the new epic game…

  • benn grimm

    Would be great (epic) if every 40k model came with a mini me version…

  • PrehistoricUF0

    Even though I don’t play traitor legions, I’ll still be grabbing one of these for conversion to a Tzeentch Greater Demon. It is perfect for it if you change the head and a couple of other things.

    Well done!

  • Ve Ly Pè

    On some fb group someone said, GW actually makes the model first thrice as big.
    That would mean “tiny” Magnus is actually normal-sized Magnus. I think it makes more sense this way, too.

    I mean compared to the Wraithknight below, (best seen in the first picture I guess) he is still pretty big.

    • Coltcabunny

      Since using digital sculpting 3 up versions no longer are used afaik.

  • Branahar

    I prefer the small one as that would fit in my miniature cabinet alot better, the large one will have to live on the Titan Shelf, also the cost of something that big wont be cheep.

  • BurpinforDayz

    Looks about 3 times as big as a wraith knight

  • Laurence J Sinclair

    Not only does he not have a Cyclops-style eye (boo!), he has two eyes, since he has one in the palm of his hand! So much for Cyclopean Magnus. 😛

    • Emperor’s Champion

      tzeentch fancied the change.

  • Derek Lee
  • Fluffy the destroyer

    so…is the one we’re getting big magnus or tiny magnus?

  • MechBattler

    WELP. He’s definitely a gargantuan creature. I’d say roughly Knight sized given Ahriman seems to be about as tall as his knee.

  • Emperor’s Champion

    if people look carefully the scaled up version is probably just shy of archaons size. looks a bit daft to have a daemon prince that huge ttbh

  • Mike Tbone Green

    They really should come out with some 3-up models. i would so buy giant magnus

  • Deez

    His face says, “For ten thousand years, I have been holding in this poop.”