40K BREAKING: Plastic Lord of Change!

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GO GO GO – Look what just popped up! Praise Tzeentch.

After 18 months of hints and rumors that a plastic Lord of Change was on the way today is the day!

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You can see the scale of the big bird from the Brimstone Horrors at it’s feet.  GW adds the following details:

  • Sculpted by Mark Harrison.
  • This towering Daemon of Tzeentch stands as tall as a Bloodthirster and sits alongside MagnusNagash and the Imperial Knight as one of the most iconic and imposing centerpiece miniatures in the whole Citadel range.
  • Every inch of this model is dripping in detail: esoteric runes, staring eyes, magical books, arcane scrolls and more besides – it’s a painter’s dream, especially when combined with the myriad colour schemes that Tzeentch’s greatest daemonic champions lend themselves to.
  • The kit can also be used to create Kairos Fateweaver.

 

The kit is coming later in January as part of Age of Sigmar’s Disciples of Tzeentch battletome.

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~What do you think?

 

  • LeroyJenkinss

    Meh. Not that great of a model.

    • 6Cobra

      Why, exactly?

      • Parthis

        Because Internet Cool Kid

        • Hawt Dawg

          Lulz! 🙂

        • ZeeLobby

          LoL. God forbid someone not like something.

          • Parthis

            No liking something is fine. I’m not personally a fan of it. But it _is_ a great model, even if it’s not your personal taste.

            It’s far from “meh”.

          • ZeeLobby

            Eh. I know people who are just not a fan of this over-embellished style at all. I can kind of handle it. But I can understand people who really think meh as well.

        • Private Skittles

          Lololol

        • Median Trace

          I am on the meh train too. I don’t fault people if they like it though. It is better than the current LoC. But I am not sure if they Kairos will be better than the old one….granted that plastic > GW resin.

      • LeroyJenkinss

        He has too much bling and his head is funky looking. I prefer the old metal model.

        • Emperor’s Champion

          I’m not gonna knock it till I’ve seen the kit options but tbh this is a really cool redesign of the LoC, the bird head looks so much better imo

        • ZeeLobby

          Yeah, Agreed on the bling.

        • The_Mighty_Moogar

          If you buy this I’ll trade you my old LoC

          Derpy fat hands and simpsons head included lel

        • Randy Randalman

          The old metal model is TERRIBLE by comparison. The staff design is bland and the detail from top to bottom is rounded and at times incomprehensible. The old head was just a poor man’s Skeksis, where as this looks like a mutable demon bird.

          Oh, and metal is always awful to work with.

          This one is appropriate scale, and most who own even the FW one like this better already. It also comes with tons of extra bits (which we’ll see shortly).

          In all ways, it’s immediately recognizable, of appropriate scale and epic feel, and does proper justice to the Changer of Ways. There is literally no way it could have been better, except perhaps no ripples in the feather tips.

          • euansmith

            “… and most who own even the FW one like this better already.”

            Citation needed.

          • ZeeLobby

            Lol. He used his mind reading abilities.

          • Mira Bella

            Pfff with Randy? Yeah good luck with that! 😀

          • euansmith

            I understand his intel is all good stuff; coming straight from the Tweetlebunker.

          • Ben_S

            What makes you say this is ‘appropriate scale’?

            Personally I hate the way GW is now more interesting in selling things that look like action men figures, rather than miniatures. They even admit that this isn’t really a miniature.

            Bigger is not always better.

          • Emprah

            I pity your wife!

          • Jonnie Mnemonic

            The last one isnt that bad I like it and I like this as well. I am just curious to see Fateweaver because he is supposed to be shriveled and stunted aka smaller

        • BBB

          It’s so dense – every single millimetre has so many things going on!

          • ILikeToColourRed

            the model is over twice the size of the current one, of course theres more detail

          • Karru

            Twice the size, larger details. I’m comparing this one to the current LoC and they look pretty much the same in that regard. Current LoC has the same style, bling bling everywhere, except wings, and slightly crooked neck but shorter.

            This is Tzeentch beast we are talking here. Would you rather have completely bare ostrich with hands and wings on its back?

            This model is amazing. This is exactly the kind of monstrosity LoC should be. The Forge World one looks like a birdman in a white rope. It’s too bare and from a distance everything just blends together into one blob. The new one has little detail spread all around the model to bring out all the separate parts on it.

          • BBB

            Someone clearly needs to get a better handle on pop culture references.

          • zeno666

            “Less is more” isn’t a thing GW knows about.

          • Muninwing

            except with balance, playtesting, or listening to community feedback…

          • Muninwing

            yeah… it’s almost as if it’s attempting to emulate the concept of esoteric, ceremonial adornment and shifting, flowing energy that Tzteentch stands for!

            how dare they!

      • DeadlyYellow

        Not enough nipple horns.

        • dave long island

          That’s always your complaint!… lol

          • Muninwing

            it’s a valid concern…

        • petrow84

          Erm, you probably worship the wrong Chaos God.

          • DeadlyYellow

            Take a good look at Magnus.

          • Observador

            Tzeetch, beating slaanesh in nipples territory

    • SupPupPup

      wat!?

    • nurglitch

      I thought you liked chicken?

    • Frey Jepson

      In comparison to what?

    • zeno666

      Its just a mess.

  • Kritarion

    >The kit can also be used to create Kairos Fateweaver.

    Cool

    • Emperor’s Champion

      I like this, the pose is really cool anyway just a shame he didn’t get the VIP treatment of his own kit like skarbrand but I’m curious to see what he’ll look like now!

      • Horus84cmd

        you mean the near identical “VIP” Skarbrand kit that is simply the Bloodthirster kit with a different wing sprue?

        • Emperor’s Champion

          No he’s got a completely different pose to the regular bloodthirster, different face, wings, his twin axes.
          Plus he’s not fixed to the base by half an inch of plastic.
          He’s a blood thirster he’s gonna look similar but the two kits are very different.

          • Horus84cmd

            Oh sigh…you do realise that both kits share a sprue that is identical – the body sprue. Half the model is identical! Yes, shock-horror, the alternate wing sprue allows you to make a different looking model but its nothing that special.

            Also note that GW themselves advertise the Skarbrand kit as way to make a very general Bloodthirst and not just Skarbrand – “Bloodthirster fans amongst you will be pleased to hear that this kit is perfect for building a customised Bloodthirster!”

            No doubt this new Lord of Change kit will allow a similar transformation from general Lord of Change to Kairos

          • Emperor’s Champion

            again, skarbrand is in a grounded pose, the regular one is lunging forward held to the base by a small plastic flame, the identical sprue doesn’t matter skarbrand is still a blood thirster he’s gonna have similar features and the end result is a completely distinguishable model.

          • BaronSnakPak

            I literally just built Skarbrand last night, the og Bloodthirster sprue is only used for 3 pieces: the mohawk, a shoulder pad and the tail stub.

            3 pieces. That’s FAR from being half the model.

          • BaronSnakPak
          • Emperor’s Champion

            thank you!

          • DeadlyYellow

            Only three? …. Suddenly tempted to get ahold of one. Got some hive tyrant wings floating around somewhere. Could probably squeeze two models out of a Skarbrand box.

          • BaronSnakPak

            It’s definitely it’s own kit, for a named character, it just happens to use 3 pieces from one of the other bloodthirster sprues. So you would need the other sprue if you wanted to make 2 thirsters.

          • DeadlyYellow

            The differing sprues are just wings and armor decal options. The shared sprue has the bulk of the basic bloodthirster, which aren’t used in favor of the pieces on the Skarbrand sprue. The three common pieces look to be the torso which is easily worked around, which just leaves finding a spare set of wings.

          • BaronSnakPak

            If you can come up with a torso, wings, and another base, then do it to it. You just wont be able to make the D-Thirster, and youll probably have to pin him to the base.

          • Daniel Alejandro Uson Atton

            SKARBRAND HATES GOING OUTSIDE…. ALSO HATES GOING INSIDE!

    • Dennis J. Pechavar

      People take a normal one? I’ve never seen that. 😛

  • Beau

    Well I know some people are going to crap on it, but I for one think it looks great and am interested to see how differently it can get painted up. Looking forward to seeing Kairos as well.

    All hail our new Avian overlords!

    • Old zogwort

      The head looks a bit odd but the rest is truly impressive. Love this mini

      • BT

        I would have to assume (yeah, I know…) that the kit has at least two heads to choose from due to Fateweaver. Maybe hope against hope that there is a third head option???

        • Karru

          Well, the Bloodthirster has 3 base and the Skraband kit brings a 4th. It’s very likely that they’ll be having more than 2(3) heads in it, that one and Kairos Heads. Also, doesn’t the LoC still have the Two Heads upgrade?

          • BT

            That I do not know. I do not own the Demon Codex, just the Chaos Space Marine Codex.

    • wibbling

      Some people would complain about winning the lottery. Such people are best ignored.

    • petrow84

      Let them say what they want – I turned my back to Chaos years ago, and after looking upon the model, this is the first time I’m thinking about returning to them.

  • piglette

    Can it be Slaanesh time now?

    • Ross Allan

      That will likely be the end of the next cycle of AoS narrative – along with the arrival of the missing Aelves (speculation, not rumour!)

      • Nathaniel Wright

        Pretty accurate and would make sense

        • Kritarion

          And a lot of “mature” gamers will whine because not enough tiddy.

          • Boondox

            I’m just happy that Slaanesh is still around.

          • Old zogwort

            Na there have been enough titties in that range. We need dongs and lots of it. Nipple dongs ear dongs, dongs everywhere lets make it a phallic lovecraftian nightmare.

          • Hawt Dawg

            I am howling in agreement!

          • Thomas Gardiner

            You both need to get on my level: Boobs with dongs for nipples.

          • Alvin Adorno

            slaenesh should be more tentacle nipple dongs like that old Japanese cartoon legend of the overfiend.

          • nurglitch

            Kingdom Death already has that covered. I want to see the other five circles of Slaanesh’s realm represented.

          • Nathaniel Wright

            Still not as bad as the ones that insist that’s all Slaanesh has going for it.

    • Iconoc1ast

      Yesssss!

    • Mikey_V

      So far I think gw is 2 for 2 on the plastic greater demons. As a slaanesh guy too lol, I am ecstatic to see what a new plastic keeper of secrets will look like!

      • BT

        Yeah, I hope it is a throwback to the first metal sculpt… I really enjoyed the old bull head option! I actually hated the last one they did, I have no idea how that thing can survive transport anywhere without some form of damage control.

        • Mikey_V

          Most of their large models now aren’t made with ease of transport in mind. At least, not without a great pluck foam case. I’d imagine the slaanesh plastic demon will bee mostly in tune with the demonette sculpts, but with the alternate cow head. Similar to how the bloodthirster kit has the bull head option.

        • Knight_of_Infinite_Resignation

          Bubblewrap.

          • BT

            Lots of bubblewrap apparently…

  • Nyyppä

    That neck…other than that it’s nice.

    • Emperor’s Champion

      What’s wrong with the neck?

      • Nyyppä

        It does not look good to me. Too long.

        • Emperor’s Champion
          • Nyyppä

            Roger that. It’s great that you like it. I don’t. Why is this a problem for you?

          • Emperor’s Champion

            it’s not a problem, just saying that the LoC has always followed the image of a vulture and they’ve finally nailed it with this one.
            If you want a pigeon go for it

          • Nyyppä

            Less wavy neck would have been better imo.

          • Muninwing

            luckily that’s easy to fix. cutting is always easier than adding.

          • Nyyppä

            Bending that thing will just warp the detail. It will not work.

          • Muninwing

            you could cut most of the neck out (if you wanted), then greenstuff a sort of feather collar for it to fit into…

  • Damon Sherman

    Well i just jizzed my pants.

    • __

      same

    • Frank Krifka

      jizzed, crapped myself, then jizzed again.

      • Knight_of_Infinite_Resignation

        Same but also puked.

        • euansmith

          If only fine art programs on TV had such erudite criticism. 😀

          • Hedwerx

            Sister Wendy Beckett:
            “This particular piece by Titian made me s*&t my habit”

    • Emperor’s Champion

      Same but god dammit that was my last pair of boxers

      • Mira Bella

        Then you should buy more boxers instead of more miniatures! 😀

  • Devourer

    I actually like it! I like it to be that alien and repulsive and the pose looks great! Nice details and very organic surfaces without irritating my eyes… Damn I want to have more time and money to start chaos now 😀

  • Ryan Freivalds

    Neat. Big question is will it get the KDK Bloodthirster treatment with multiple profiles. And if so what new 40K book will GW use to shove it down our throats since Wrath of Magnus was the de facto Tzeentch Daemonkin book.

    • Aezeal

      Did it have all other Tzeentsch daemons in it?

      • Ryan Freivalds

        Fair point.

        • Aezeal

          Thought so.

    • Kaylum Dicks

      Wrath of Magnus was most certainly not the Tzeentch Daemonkin book if there will ever be one. It was exactly what the Title said, a Magnus Book. It paid only lip service to Tzeench by re-adding the splitting ability of the horros and a few minor tricks. I would argue, that the Wrath of Magnus wasn’t even a proper Thousand Sons list.

      • Aezeal

        Now that last line is just ridiculous. It’s got enough 1K units in there.

        • Kaylum Dicks

          I didn’t say anything about units, I’m referring to the ‘feel’ of the army. It’s not a list that really makes 1K Sons a full army. They’re still a gimmick army of psykers. The rules for the 1K sons, didn’t really make the units any better then they were before. Yet the other legions got some nifty USR’s that gave the entire CSM Codex a better vibe.

          Give a 1K Sons list some sort of USR that make all troops versions of Rubrics, bump characters to lvl 1 sorcerers, and bumb rubrics up a bit to make them worth the points. Then you have an army that will represent the 1K Sons properly.

          • Nathaniel Wright

            Like the Sorcerer Lord?

          • Aezeal

            I think you can easily get a lot of rubics and sorcerers which reflects 1K’s pretty well.

          • Ravingbantha

            You can, but that’s not the point. Each other legion got USR’s that effectively made each unit a member of that legion. If you play Death Guard, each model now has rules that make it a Death Guard member, same with World Eaters, Emperor’s Children, and so on.

            Thousand Sons did not get that. There are no Thousand Sons Havocs, or Thousand Sons Chosen, No Thousand Sons Bikers/ weird Disc rider. The Thousand Sons were an infantry heavy army that relied on Robots, Sorcerers, and Troops with little use of vehicles, their rules do not reflect that. While you can play a pure World Eaters army with different units, you can’t do that with Thousand Sons.

          • Muninwing

            to be fair, even in the 3.5 book, you could not have Thousand Sons for every choice… i do not remember if you could field havocs, but you couldn’t use oblits, or raptors, or bikers and still get the rubric marine bonuses.

          • Ravingbantha

            I don’t really care about 3.5, that was a long time ago. I’m looking at the current armies and how they could be fielded. I can understand not having Raptors or maybe bikers, but Havoc Rubrics should be a no Brainer. As for Obliterators, Mutilators, Warp Claws, and Possessed it could go either way, as you could argue that daemons possessed the suits of ex-Rubrics and Scarab Terminators. But the idea that at no time, has a Sorcerer equipped his Rubrics with a few lascannons or Missile launchers, just seems like short-sightedness.

          • Muninwing

            why use the tech if they can do the same with magic?

          • Ravingbantha

            With that line of thought, why bother with troops at all? The fact is, not every sorcerer has the damage capacity of a full unit of troops, much less a havoc squad. Secondly, only a fool would fail to use all resources at their disposal.

          • Muninwing

            first, that’s a logical fallacy.

            second, if you have special units, and there’s a sorcerer in each unit of rubrics, then either you have a unit of sorcerers anyway, or you at least have one sorcerer leading them. then you have sorcerers in the other units. plus, i’d say that the sorcerers in this edition are more dangerous than a dude with a heavy bolter.

            third, “all the resources at their disposal” only backs up the sorcery option. why commit one squad to carrying around four heavy weapons when you can diversify

            fourth, you can not care about the old codex, but GW tends to stick to lore and add to or modify it. so you can ignore where it comes from, but that does not make it any more likely to change.

  • SupPupPup

    Well that’s pretty fantastic.

  • SupPupPup

    Its interesting to see a reuse of the use of the Archaon’s Dorgar tzeentchy head sculpt.

    Its good to see they’ve understood the benefits of Cad sculpting.

    • __

      I don’t think it looks anything like Dorghar’s tzeentch head. Have another look at it and you will see the feathers, tongue, eyes, and beak are all pretty different.

      • SupPupPup

        http://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5546e14e75306f43ccd32c00c8347520b11c54e6fb9035be2415efe54fe24bb8.jpg If you compare some of the neck feathers they match up

        Its definitely been re sculpted, but the base is a copy.

        • ZeeLobby

          Yeah, that’s the result of their CAD re-use.

      • Emperor’s Champion

        it’s definitely not the same head but it does follow the design closely. the same way the blood thirster and GUO on Dorgar look slightly similar to the actual kits.

        • amaximus167

          The head on Dorgar is the only one the head options for the Bloodthirster that I like. If/when I get a BT model, I will certainly look for that head online.

  • Aezeal

    Nice… but sad Alarielle not mentioned in the article along with the other big pieces.

  • 6Cobra

    I’m impressed. It’s ugly in all the right ways, and I mean that as a compliment. Less “dying vulture” and more “Jurassic Park” like it can actually tear you apart.

    Can’t WAIT to see what the KoS looks like!

    • amaximus167

      Exactly, it is more chimeric than the old models, some bird, dragon, dino and demon all mixed into one mini.

  • euansmith

    Holy fudge!

    • Dennis J. Pechavar

      Unholy fudge…

      • Peter Utecht

        Warp fudge… (drools)

        • Kritarion

          *drool turns into tendrils because change*

  • Emperor’s Champion

    Finally, now that we’re over the new saint celestine and Cadia stuff let’s focus on what really matter, TZEENTCH!

  • SilentPony

    I don’t dislike it, but its very busy. Its a busy model and I didn’t notice the head for some time. There’s no real focus, no center.

    • Horus84cmd

      I think thats the angle of the picture drawing focus away from the head. My first impression is to like the model, but will wait for the 360 to take full stock.

      • ZeeLobby

        Yeah. I think the head is more elongated then in this pic, another angle will probably make that more obvious.

        • SilentPony

          Its funny, I thought the head was a third arm, topped with a mouth like the old Possessed Marines used to have, and I was looking for like a beak or eyes on the torso.

          • nurglitch

            This usually isn’t normal, but on TZEENTCH IT IS!

      • euansmith

        I’ll wait for the community conversions and paint jobs on Cool Mini Or Not 😉 That and Tommy’s weekly post here on BoLS where I hope he’ll do something totally mental with this kit.

    • Old zogwort

      I would say that its quite clean compared to most tzeentch art.

    • SupPupPup

      I’d say the head is the focus.

      The long neck helps to separate the head from the business of the body.

      If you were to be looking down from the tabletop, you would see the head (the focus) through the wings in a sort of triangle.

    • Emdee

      That is the power Tzeentch at work……….mwhahaha!

    • ZeeLobby

      I repeat this everytime, but it’s all the bling. The 85 Tzeentch symbols on the wings for example. Just not necessary.

      • SilentPony

        That is a little silly. Like what, is he gonna’ forget which God he serves?
        “Foolish weaklings, bow before the might of…of…hold on one second. Drawing a blank here…C…corn? Or Maze maybe? Or maybe the smelly one? OH! I know! I’ll just check my wings! Yup! There is it! *Ahem* Foolish Weaklings, bow before the might of Squiggly Symbol and Eye!”

      • Those are the bits I’d remove myself if possible. The wings themselves are magnificent enough without something to break the flow.

        • ZeeLobby

          Yeah. Don’t get me wrong. I love the wings. The wavy flourishes at the end are really enough though. No need to go back in and stamp it all over. It’s one of the worst things about the Magnus model as well. It’s like the current policy in the design studio that if there’s any flat surface some CAD object from the bin should be pasted to it.

          • I’m with you there. It has been one of my main complaints about the models in recent history. Archaon still is utterly ugly in my eyes, and his overdesigned nature defines at least AoS for me.

          • ZeeLobby

            Yeah. 40K has avoided it to some degree. Sadly I think all the new primarchs that are coming will be diamond encrusted bling machines, lol.

          • nurglitch

            I like the policy. It means you aren’t going to see inappropriate kit-bashes using generic parts.

          • ZeeLobby

            Yeah. Too bad. I liked conversions. Now with the significant detail and monopose construction they’ll be many less attempts at making something unique. As a painter it’s also way too much clutter to show real clean transitions or freehand. Shame.

          • nurglitch

            Trump-like typing detected.

          • ZeeLobby

            Don’t know what that is supposed to mean. Just relating what I’ve seen and my experience.

          • nurglitch

            It’s your style of posting. I’ve seen it elsewhere, but it just clicked why it looked familiar. Sad. 😉

          • ZeeLobby

            Yeah… OK. So if I don’t like what you like I’m suddenly Trump-like?

          • nurglitch

            Hey, you know what, I give you a lot of grief, but at least you’re familiar with the game. Here, have a laugh, and enjoy the poetry that is Stelek in full, wheezing, sniggering technicolour (and apparently without editing, scripting, or reading the rulebook): http://yesthetruthhurts.com/2017/01/the-mission-tau-hunter-cadre/#comment-157860

          • ZeeLobby

            OK… I think you have me confused with someone else. I don’t even know who Stelek is?

          • nurglitch

            He was an infamous player from 5th edition. Apparently he’s getting back into the game. Apparently he’s rather out of touch with the rules, which makes for hilarity as he attempts to build a Tau Hunter Cadre.

          • ZeeLobby

            Oh, haha. Yeah. Opening the current door must be rough. I lost most interest in the competitive end once I stopped being able to understand what quasi-formation-detachment people were using to insert fractions of four different armies into one.

  • Sam Nolton

    *bows down to the bringer of change immediately*

    • Kazzigum

      I’ve been preaching it.

      • Sam Nolton

        I love the look of it, totally the inspiration I need to start a Tzeentch army.

  • Horus84cmd

    Well that was a unexpected weekend sneak-peek to get. WH-Com are really playing a good game with this kind of things.

    I like the look so far. I don’t know why people are already bemoaning it. Personal preference aside, without a full 360 it is difficult to make a full judgement. Pure jump on the GW-hate wagon I suppose.

  • dave long island

    I’ve seen cooler lookin’ birds in my cat’s s^=%.

    • Old zogwort

      Yup this is not the release to satisfy your love of gore and intestines.

  • BaronSnakPak

    Well, that settles it, my Khorne army will be getting some Tzeentch allies. Stunning model!

    • euansmith

      But… what about the fluff..?

      • nurglitch

        The fluff has plenty of Khorne/Tzeentch wonder-twins team ups.

        • euansmith

          Oops, yeah. It is Khorne vs Slaanesh and Tzeentch vs Nurgle isn’t it; or wasn’t it, it might have been retconned.

          • nurglitch

            It’s everyone and anything against everyone and anything. It’s…CHAOS!

          • Cristhian Mario Landa Rivera

            Well, Khorne hates Nurgle because he hates everyone, other wise they just get along, like two guys working on the same place for year, eating on the continuous sits on the cafeteria, but barely share a word.

      • BaronSnakPak

        Bill and Ted showed them the power of friendship and rock n roll.

        http://media4.giphy.com/media/l4KhRsScQKgWZzqO4/200_s.gif

  • Defenestratus

    I’m completely gobsmacked by this model. Absolutely glorious and I usually hate Chaos-y stuff.

  • The_Mighty_Moogar

    Such a phenominal sculpt!

    I wonder what kind of role it’s going to play in a tzeentch army. It just seems so gnarly that I would be in tears if it only has 10 wounds and 2 spell casts like the current AoS profile. I’d rather not have him shot to death by a bunch of Kurnoth hunters….

    • Statham

      It’s at least getting a new sheet, apparently, with the new Battletome. Given they’ve talked about it being a model in scale with Nagash, I would expect it to give him some competition in-game.

  • Old zogwort

    Now this is a monster 😀

  • Admiral Raptor

    Looks awesome! 😀 My one complaint is that it doesn’t need the sword. Hopefully we’ll have some different limb choices.

  • Noah Jerge

    Plus it comes with at least one pair of Brimstone Horrors on the base.

  • ZeeLobby

    That’s pretty awesome. Still hate the wing symbols (ugh, bling x 9000), but the rest looks amazing.

    • SupPupPup

      I like to think they are little metal tzeentch fish that swim along his wings as they constantly shift and mutate.

      • ZeeLobby

        I mean I guess. I just think it’s just too much crap. I much preferred the more organic sculpts of old. A loin cloth here, or a staff there, but not so many trinkets glued everywhere.

        • SupPupPup

          Yeah. New style is very much videogamey and cartoonish than realistic.

          I think daemons can get away with it (they are after all meant to be a bit chaotic), but on other models it can be a bit garish.

          • ZeeLobby

            Yeah. There’s just little tact to the design. And it does little to draw the eye towards any specific part. I mean maybe it’s the paint job, but most of the new GW stuff with paint jobs that I like, I like purely because the paint job dulls down all the detail.

          • Nathaniel Wright

            A-as opposed to the old style? The one that looked like Beaky Buzzard from Looney Tunes?

          • ZeeLobby

            This is definitely way better than the old one, at least technically. I still would have preferred the more muted tones of the older models though, without the bedazling.

          • SupPupPup

            As opposed to the forge world offering.

          • ZeeLobby

            Yeah. I mean I understand not just reproducing the FW model, but IMO the FW version looks better.

          • nurglitch

            Except that there’s nothing that’s realistically a daemon, particularly a daemon of Tzeentch.

    • One thing making the model look busy is probably also the paintjob. While it is amazing, all these little feathers having a color gradient makes it look quite noisy. I guess people’s paintjobs will make it look more uniform and less busy.

      • ZeeLobby

        Better paint jobs definitely help. The ones that look the best on these newer models, IMO, tend to wash out the trinkets and bobbles more so than just reducing the gradient. Even with flatter feathers, this thing would still be plastered with gold bits.

  • Aaditya Rangan

    Fantastic!!

  • Iconoc1ast

    Whoa!

    That is pretty cool!

  • Jennifer Burdoo

    Not… a painter’s nightmare? Mine, anyway…

  • georgelabour

    Oh my.

    And yes that was with the Takei voice.

  • Branahar

    Hoping for different head options as im not sold on that one

  • Golden Yak

    Looks great. I like the longer, more serpentine head/neck. Maybe a little too ‘busy’ with all the little bits of metal. I’d like to see an official 360 image to get all the detail, but so far I think it’s the best Lord of Change model so far.

  • dave long island

    I’m reminded of that Portlandia episode where the couple go around telling everyone to ‘put a bird on it’ because ‘birds make everything pretty’. Then a real bird flies into their store and they’re like: “Ewwww, gross! I’m allergic, I’m allergic!”… lol

  • Horacio Rivas

    Me like 🙂

  • luke snell

    have had no want or need to buy any of the new GW centerpiece models…Until now. totally pleased with this! blows the old sculpt out of the water.

  • Alvin Adorno

    hate that sword on him. they should have given him more of a vulture neck than that.

  • Diagoras

    Architect be praised! It’s… Glorious.

  • durendin

    Possibly one of the best paint jobs I’ve seen!

  • MechBattler

    I want to paint one with all the colors of the rainbow! Iridescent and shiny, like a beetle!
    http://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/87/87/49/8787497040749c3e68f601fa391bce56.jpg

  • Mikey_V

    This model is insane! The quality, the detail. Regardless of whatever sins gw is guilty of, making bad models is almost never one of them. This just affirms that. I’m not a tzeentch guy but I want this.

  • Xodis

    That is amazingly beautiful! Seriously cant wait to grab one of these…or possibly two so I can make Fateweaver as well. Bravo on this one. I enjoyed Skarbrand but this was way better IMO.

    • karloss01

      Unless you want them in different schemes how about magnetising the heads?

      • Graymantle

        Kairos has two heads, so there is likely at least a second chest in there with two necks…

      • Xodis

        Which is what I would normally do, except I’m guessing the connection point will be a little far down the neck and it might have too much weight pushing down on the connection.

  • Frey Jepson

    His feathers look a little ruffled.. Gawk!

  • AX_472

    hopefully there’s an alternate head or thats just a bad angle of it….

  • ieyke

    That is EASILY one of the best plastic models GW has ever made.
    Just…WOW.

    I thought the old Lord Of Change was pretty good, and I don’t even like Chaos.
    But damn. That thing is GREAT.
    Sometimes GW’s character designers are super bad (new Wulfen), and sometimes they put out something huge and magnificent like THIS beastrosity…

  • Agent OfBolas

    Not bad, but I really hate how GW ignores texture on feathers.

    • Ed Butlar

      Yep I lay awake thinking exactly the same thing……..

  • Brian Griffith

    I think it would be interesting to paint up one of these with a more subtle iridescence, like the black feathers of a crow have.

  • Rainthezangoose

    And i cant wait to see the costing being twice the old one and then some.

  • zeno666

    Its very blue.
    And isn’t it odd that the Lord of Change pretty much always look the same? 😛

  • Jared van Kell

    I like the mode as I find the level of detail on it to be quite impressive.

  • Emprah

    I like the detail, but the tongues do look funky. Though it would be an easy enough conversion to fix that, if there are no other head options.

  • Chris Hateley

    Finally! I think this is my new favourite model. My only gripe is that the feather tips on the wings are a little narrow. I’ve always fancied painting a peacock feather pattern on a LoC’s wings as I thought it’d look awesome and be quite fitting what with looking a bit like eyes and all, but on those feathers you’d have to do them so small that they’d just get lost amongst all the bling. Oh well. I’m still over the moon with this.

  • Zack Seiders

    This does mean a plastic great unclean one will either be next or after a keeper of secrets….

  • luke-vdv

    Seems like most people like the new model. I personally don’t like it at all. It’s just too busy for my liking and something about the head is not right. I guess I’m just a fan of simpler designs.

    • zeno666

      Yeah, its a mess.